Are you looking for the next land of opportunity? Does talk of massive government debt, bankruptcies, foreclosures and unemployment have you singing the blues? Escapeartist is about to provide you with an insider tip to the next ‘in’ location. We are talking about a location where all the smart money is moving to, a country vast with resources, a beautiful culture and probably the most attractive women on planet earth. (It’s true) –
Names like Sam Zell (Billionaire) and Carlos Slim (Billionaire) and many others are investing in Colombia right now. Why are they investing? Why are tourism rates in Colombia skyrocketing? Why is the Colombian stock market returning double digit returns? Why is Colombia leading the Latin American rim in attracting foreign direct investment?
Escapeartist has the insider scoop on Colombia and we are going global with it! – We were on the front lines of Costa Rica, Belize, Dominican Republic, Argentina and NOW Colombia!
Escapeartist has partnered with Investment Group Colombia to provide our readers with authoritative articles that are written by Escapeartist readers who actually live the Colombia Escapeartist Dream right now. Escapeartist over the next few months will be providing special coverage of Colombia and we will be getting the truth from the ‘frontline’ early adopters, the market mavens, pioneers of the international Colombia lifestyle!
Our intention is to create a tsunami of awareness for Colombia over the next year and you are getting the very first newsletter that we have published on Colombia – Nothing like being at the right place at the right time… right before 15 million people learn about this beautiful country – Colombia is Passion!
Please enjoy the first of three Special Edition Colombia Ezine – This month we covered Bogota, in March we will cover Medellin and in April we will feature the romantic ciudad of Cartagena.
Now, go on and get your insider tip and learn more about Realizing the quality of life that Colombia offers
Imagine waking everyday to fresh air, clear sunny, skies, and 70 to 80 degree temperatures…365 days per year!
Add to that, being surrounded by landscapes of varying shades of emerald, lime, jade, and chartreuse greenery and crystal clear, cool, cascading waterfalls, fed by warm tropical rains that fall mostly in the dead of night… and hearing the wonderful and unique songs and calls of colorful exotic birds and animals. And imagine too, feasting on an almost endless variety of fresh exotic fruit or juice for breakfast–lulo, mango, papaya, maracuya, tomate de arbol, mora, nispero, melon, pitaya, curuba, guayaba, zapote, sandia, granadilla, tamarillo, baby banana, cherimoya, et al… and sipping truly fresh-from-the-local-mountains coffee.
These are all things you can commonly experience living in the beautiful land of Colombia.
Or, if you prefer, you may choose to wake each morning high aloft a multi-story apartment or condo building overlooking endless miles of sandy beaches, with crashing waves and expansive vistas of the Atlantic Caribbean Seas… temperatures here, a bit warmer, but moderated by almost constant off-shore breezes… fresh seafood and fish for lunch… maybe snorkeling or scuba diving a pristine coral reef in the afternoon… enjoying fine dining and learning salsa dancing in the evening.
The fact of the matter is that with a country as geographically and culturally diverse as Colombia, your life-style choice becomes your first major decision when moving here! As the Ministry of Tourism slogan states (and we at Investment Group Colombia concur!),
“Your only fear in coming here is that you might not want to leave!”
Often referred to as the land of eternal spring, Colombia is blessed by its location as the northern entry point to the South American continent, bordered by both the Pacific and Atlantic Caribbean oceans, as well as Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador. With the majority of this beautiful land lying just north of the equator, Colombia is also blessed with mostly moderate temperate climates.
But truth be known, one can choose the micro-climate that best suits their comfort level simply by choosing a higher or lower elevation. As the starting point of the three Andean ranges and as the home of the pristine and isolated Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the tallest coastal range in the world, elevations in Colombia range from sea-level to over 17,000 feet. Colombia’s Capital, Bogota, at 8,612 feet, ranks as the third-highest capital city in the world, and as such, enjoys much cooler temperatures, typically ranging from the low 40’s to the upper 60’s. With a bit of research and careful selection, one can select a “personalized” micro-climate where temperatures average between 30 and 60 on up to other locales that average between the 70’s and 90’s. Humidity is also highly variable, depending on locale.
Geographically considered to be one of the most beautiful countries in the world, Colombia also has all of the many other amenities of life that one might consider important when making a move. Whether your choice of life-styles is that of a thriving, up-scale metropolis, swanky hip-hop beach scene, a peaceful rural coffee farm (or “finca” as farms are referred to here), or a completely out-and-out eco-jungle hide-away, Colombia has something to offer you, fulfilling your needs and desires in ways you may have never thought possible, and probably more economically than what you would expect. But choosing a new place–a new country–to live in involves much, much more than simply finding a place that appeals to your senses.
In fact, finding a new place to live necessitates finding a place that appeals more to ones sensibilities. If you do not want to suffer major disappointments or setbacks, it is absolutely essential that you perform your due diligence, taking the time and doing the research necessary to assure that your choice of country and local is a sensible choice.
Like the story of the Pig arguing with the chicken as to which of them is more important in providing a good breakfast, it was the chicken’s ascertation that she was more important by way of her ability to provide fresh eggs every morning. But in hasty response, the pig stammered that he was certainly more important, as his contribution required TOTAL commitment! …total commitment without first carefully considering the consequences is not necessarily a good thing!
Sound judgment and choice must be based on knowledge and foresight.
It is to that end that we at Investment Group Colombia (IGC) commit ourselves and our resources to providing you, our clients and friends, with the latest and most pertinent information and news related to Colombia. In the next several issues, IGC will be presenting you with the detailed specifics on individual subjects that should be addressed in any expatriate move. As with our investment articles, we will present the on-the-ground, in-country specifics for Colombia. Whether you remain solely as an investor, or you decide to become a full or part-time resident in this incredible country, you will be at ease knowing that you have been provided the tools and knowledge with which to make a sound, informed choice.
Subjects that will be covered in future articles include:
Entry Requirements– Passports and the various types of Visas and residency permits.
Importation– Bringing in personal effects, possessions, and pets.
Cost of living– What does it take to survive, to thrive, and to prosper?
Real Estate– Renting versus Buying; required documentation, the legalities of purchasing and ownership.
Employment versus Business Ownership- Beyond the obvious advantages and disadvantages of each.
Banking– What is required to open an account, transferring money in and out of the country.
Taxes– Personal and business income tax regulations and practices.
Healthcare– Social security, public, and private healthcare; requirements, costs and quality.
Transportation– Public, private, automobile and motorcycle ownership and drivers licenses.
Communications– Cellular phone carriers, landlines, internet connectivity, television, receiving and sending mail.
Governmental, Civic, and Social Causes– Involvement and support.
Relaxation and Leisure– Entertainment, theatre, and sports.
Each of these topics, individually, will focus on Colombia; each constituting one more step in the decision making process. Upon completion of this series it is our hope at Investment Group Colombia that you will be better equipped physically, mentally, and emotionally to make possibly one of the more important decisions in your life. Colombia is a land of wonderful and expanding opportunity. Colombia is a land that some of us are already blessed to be in. It is our sincere desire at IGC to share first-hand our passion–the passion that IS Colombia–with you, our loyal clients and friends.
When one considers all of the extraordinary opportunities and incentives offered by the Colombian government, along with the benefits of geographical location, climate, and cultural richness, it is clear to see that Colombia truly is an outstanding opportunity that the serious investor should not let slip by. Investment Group Colombia confidently encourages you–our client, friend, and investor–to give immediate consideration to investing in Colombia.
If you would like more information about the exciting and rewarding opportunities of visiting, living, or investing in Colombia, please request our Investors Guide to Colombia by CLICKING HERE.