Head off the beaten path for a holiday property

Head off the beaten path for a holiday property

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Unusual and rural locations that could be a home away from home, without the pressure of daily life

If you’re looking to invest in a holiday property and are finding some of the standard destinations a little out of your reach, it might be worth looking further afield to achieve your dream. It’s worth stopping to think about what you’re investing in the property for. If it’s an investment that you intend to let out for much of the year to other holiday makers, popular tourist destinations are more likely to deliver a return. If you’re looking for a place to retreat from the world, and perhaps one day retire, then you might want to look beyond the obvious choices. There are many emerging destinations which, whilst growing in popularity with tourists if you do have one eye on an investment, also provide a chance to get away from it all and provide you with a true haven.

Vietnam - Head off the beaten path

Experience the wealth of culture in Vietnam’s cities

Vietnam has long been part of the well-worn trails of backpackers and for good reason. The South has tropical weather and is warm all year round. If you prefer a bit more variety in your seasons, the North is the place to go, you might even experience snow in the winter months. The cities Ho Chi Minh City in the South and Hanoi in the North are popular places for expats; there’s a low cost of living, wonderful inexpensive cuisine and plenty to see. If you prefer the quieter life, rural locations may pose some travel challenges if you’re not used to the area but Danang, a smaller city, is becoming popular for combining some of the benefits of the city at a slower pace.

Tropical Costa Rica is a great place to relax and unwind

Costa Rica continues to grow in popularity. Not only is it a surfer’s paradise, this region of rainforest in Central America boasts some incredible sights and wildlife. If the tropical setting isn’t enough to lure you, it’s worth noting that foreigners have the same rights when purchasing land in Costa Rica as locals do. You would need a local partner if you were considering a beachfront concession property because special rules apply. However, if you’re looking to find a retreat rather than build an empire, this is a great place to unwind and enjoy the best of what nature has to offer.

Get in touch with nature in Romania

You don’t have to travel as far as Central America if you enjoy nature, however. The Danube Delta in Romania plays host to 1,200 species of plants, over 320 types of bird and 45 varieties of freshwater fish. A holiday home alongside Europe’s second longest river has much to recommend it as a place to relax and unwind. If you get tired out trying to spot all the available wildlife, it’s also worth noting that the average meal in a mid-range restaurant costs less than £10pp so you can afford to treat yourself while you’re away.

Work with specialists to secure your retreat

Wherever you decide to invest, from unusual locations to homes in popular tourist locations such as France, Spain or Portugal, it’s worth engaging with specialists in overseas property and finding local support. It can also be valuable to engage with a foreign exchange specialist early in the purchase process to help with paying the administration and enable deposits to be paid as required. A specialist will have a range of products and the better they know you, the more they can tailor their services to meet your needs. That way, you can get back to focusing on the best place for your dream holiday home.

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