*AUTHOR’S NOTE – Many of us Americans did not save enough for retirement. It’s time for a reality check. If we did not save for retirement, it’s time to make a plan. It’s better to start looking for a retirement place that we can afford AND enjoy. The longer we put off finding the right retirement place for us, the more difficult it will be to retire comfortably…soon.
My husband and I will be retiring in a couple of years. We are doing this research in advance for our own benefit. We are unsure if we will be able to afford a quality retirement life here in the U.S. when the right time comes, so we searched overseas.
We were looking for a country where the cost of living is affordable, where the climate is mild (not too hot/not too cold), where living is safe and secure, where people will welcome us, and where there is no language barrier. Many of the best options for enjoying an enormously enriched retirement lifestyle on even a very modest budget can be found overseas, especially in Asia.
Well, what do you know? We’ve found the country that’s exactly just that – with affordable cost of living, a tropical climate, relatively peaceful, American-friendly, and English-speaking people! We have agreed – our choice for our retirement is the Philippines! This little country seemed to be the best place for American retirement!
Knowing that there are other retirees on the same boat as we are, I am sharing this research with you. With the help of a native, I am presenting the Philippines to you, so you can pick your own location. I am sure anywhere we choose, we will enjoy a quality retirement life that we so deserve!
My posts will help you decide exactly where in the Philippines you would like to retire. We have different outlooks in life – some prefer to retire near the beach, some in the farm, some in the city, some couldn’t care less! You can view my posts about the different places in the Philippines, and find an area that you feel has a certain connection to you. Have a tour of the Philippines and visit that place, and find the connection, before you retire there permanently. I hope I can be of help.
BEACHES IN NEGROS ORIENTAL
Antulang Beach is a strip of white pebble beaches between Zamboanguita and Siaton, interesting rock formations on beach, clear waters, underwater scenery ideal for snorkeling.
The beaches of Antulang are white against the beckoning turquoise-blue seas. Few guests have resisted its allure. Take a walk down a winding staircase from your cottage on the cliff and stroll along the shell-cluttered, secluded beach as you welcome the sunrise. And keep an eye on the water, you just might see a jumping sailfish or a glimpse of a resident spinner dolphin!
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Antulang is home to 17 documented dive sites. Manta rays, hawks bill turtles, groupers and a multitude of marine life await the most discriminating diver. Night dives come highly recommended–guests swear it’s like diving in your very own private aquarium! And if snorkeling is more up your alley, Antulang’s shallow corals are home to colorful clown fish, butterfly fish, moray eels and the occasional octopus. See Photo Gallery…
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BEACHES IN APO ISLAND
The Balatong Point is located at Basay, it was also known as “Punta Tambungon”by the locals. In this the biggest shipment of of WWII ammunition for the Negros guerilla movement is said to have been unloaded here, now the favored dive site of many scuba enthusiasts. Only large rocks and corals were used as a landmark for navigating during the early times.
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Fine white-sand beaches flanked by twin rivers that hug the island in Camangyawon, a municipal fish port complex located in the area.
Lag-it Beach is a magnificent seven-kilometer stretch of powder-white sand that disappears in the clear waters at high tide.
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Mina’s Undersea World
200 yards from the beach is Mina’s Undersea World, a veritable marine garden for snorkeling and swimming. In this area there are water tanks with white sea turtles and other marine creatures.
Nagbo-alao Cave and Beach
You can find fine-pebble beach lined with prominent rock formations and coves just off the coastal highway, at the Nagb-alao Cave and Beach, accessible by interesting footpaths.
San Moritz Beach
Swimming and beach-combing area with five cottages for rent at San Moritz Beach. Suitable for flat sand skimboarding.
Talisay Beach Park
Talisay Beach is a popular beach resort operated by the Bacong Municipal Government, with a coconut grove, picnic areas, tree houses. It is the usual take-off point for visits to the Negros Oriental Arts and Heritage (NOAH) stone craft factory, sinamay weaving center and Bacong Church.
Located along Bonbonon Bay, it is a great site for windsurfing, scuba diving and sailing, is Tambobo Beach. There are cottages for rent in this white-pebbled beach, with a restaurant to serve beach enthusiasts. Many foreign nationals have also found that this harbor is an ideal place to park their yachts and sailboats.
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White Sandbar Reef
The White Sandbar Reef is a kilometer-long stretch of powder-white sand in the middle of North Bais Bay. The area is visible only during low tide and is submerged at high tide. Sparkling azure waters ideal for swimming and snorkeling.Cottages are available for daytime and overnight accommodations.
Photo from: godumaguete.com
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