Brexit hasn’t put British expats off emigrating and many are still dreaming of their own place in the sun. Where are this year’s best destinations?
The experts at Property Guides analysed destinations based on important elements such as the cost of living.
The team also looked at the capacity for remote working and the work/life balance and healthcare.
One of the best destinations for 2022 is the Nicoya Peninsula in the beautiful country of Costa Rica.
Chris Nye, senior editor at Property Guides, said: “Improve your chances of living to see 100 with a move to Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, one of the world’s ‘Blue Zones’ where residents are proven to live longer.
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“It’s all down to a winning combination of healthy diet, active lifestyle, community ties and sunshine, apparently.
“The Nicoya Peninsula offers a tropical climate within an incredible ecosystem rich in beaches, jungles and wildlife. Retirees and workers alike have been welcomed with visas and tax perks.”
Another stunning spot for British expats looking for a place in the sun was the island of Malta.
Chris said: “No wonder The Queen and Prince Philip enjoyed an idyllic start to their married life here,and the country has always welcomed the Brits.
“With English as one of its official languages, a nationwide 5G network and an affordable Nomad Residency Permit, the country is set up for new arrivals that want to hit the ground running.”
The popular island was recently named the best retirement island in the world for British expats.
Portugal has been attracting a lot of expat attention recently and the Property Guides team picked out two exciting spots.
Chris said: “Aljezur is a charming town with cobbled streets, whitewashed building and historical sites.
“It offers some of the best surfing beaches in Portugal, plus excellent hiking,biking and bird watching.
“It’s also one of the few Algarve areas where you can still get a golden visa and Faro airport is just 1.5 hours away.”
He added: “With soaring costs in Lisbon, many are moving to its more bohemian cousin just three hours north.
“Portugal’s second-largest city, Porto is home to a large expat community and has one of the country’s three international airports.
“So it’s both easy to make new friends and encourage your old ones to visit. Porto is a safe, walkable city, with a vibrant gastronomic and nightlife scene and a number of beaches within its city limits.
“It is dripping in history, but supremely liveable today too, with excellent healthcare.”
British expats have always loved Spain and Chris recommended Valencia for those looking to move in 2022.
He said: “Valencia offers a charming blend of Medieval and post-modern architecture, excellent bike routes, fantastic healthcare and clean beaches.”
Top destinations for 2022 (Property Guides)