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Happy New year!! My husband and I have followed your blogs and timeline on your move to Puerto Rico. We will also be making the move this summer with my three children. We have a home in Aguadilla and our target move date is June 2013. I am looking to network and make some new friends around our new home. I am interested in any tips or suggestions you can give us for starting a new life in PR. I look foward to hearing from you! Who knows, maybe our paths will cross one day =) Cheers to a new adventure in 2013. M
Jan. 1, 2013 by Marissa, Houston, Texas

A. How exciting Marissa! Our move date is October 2013, so we will be in the same boat soon. We would love to network with you and your family and be sure to stay tuned to this blog for tips and suggestions as they come up!


Hello! My name is Rebecca and my family and I live in Grand Junction. My husband works in Greeley so we have decided to re-locate. I came across your sight in trying to learn about Greeley! I have lived here for 27 years so naturally I am slightly terrified! Lol..we are moving into the Mountain Vista subdivision in West Greeley. I haven't seen it yet, but the pictures look beautiful! I see you buy properties? This is our 4th, we will be renting out all our others here. My daughter is 3, I don't know if you have children. But I am needing insight to great preschools, ob-gyn, ballet, swimming, drs., physical or any idea on where to look? We also like exploring, I see Estes Park is very close!! Any advice will be greatly appreciated!! Thank you! Rebecca
Oct. 28, 2012

Hi Rebecca,

Thanks for stopping by the blog! Living somewhere for a long time definitely makes it harder to leave, both Cassie and I have lived in (or around) the Greeley area for ~30 years! We're pretty well used to our lives here. When we move we will be in similar shoes.

The Mountain Vista subdivision is a nice area. We had some friends that had bought/sold a house there a few years ago. It is on the very west side of town and there are new things being bulit out there all the time. They just built a new King Soopers grocery store and shopping area not too far away and also a new new funplex that has indoor swimming and lots of different classes for just about anything from yoga and salsa dancing to
volleyball and weight lifting. There are walkiing trails, ball parks, golf courses, parks and schools scattered about. The Farr library is near the fun plex and they get a lot of new materials all the time including movies (DVD and Blu-Ray). The libaries here are awesome and we utilize them often.

We don't have kids yet but Greeley is a fairly large city and we have a variety of pre-schools and doctors to choose from. I am sure you won't have a problem. In fact we have a large Hospital called the North Colorado Medical Center as well as a variety of supporting clinics. It is a fairly large hub for medical professionals. In fact we have hosted med students who come thru for their rotations.

Exploring is easy here too. The foothills are only about 15 minutes away and there are a ton of trails all over the front range. Fort Collins is fun and close and as you mentioned Estes park is close enough for easy day trips. It takes only about an hour to drive to Estes. We are also farily close to Denver if you're into watching professional sports or want to see a big name concert or some of the larger atractions. It's all very close by and easily accessable. It is one of the reasons we haven't ever left, Greely has everything a person needs and close access to everything else without the hassle of living day to day in a big city.

For our properties we are planning on having a management company take care of them while we are out of town. It has made it really nice to not worry about them. We had managed them ourselves for quite a while and we were used to keeping an eye on things. Having someone take care of that has freed up a lot of our time and concerns.

I am sure you'll like being in Greeley. It is big enough to not have the strangeness of a small town, but it's not big enough to feel like a rushed large city either. We recently went to Palisade and Grand Junction this summer and had a lot of fun.


Hello- I came across your blog while looking for places to live in Rincon...and I love it! I wanted to reach out and see if you had any advise/leads on finding a place to rent in Rincon(long term rental)? I am moving from Los Angeles to Rincon at the beginning of Oct and would appreciate any knowledge you have on making this move. Thank you so much for your time. :)Nicole
Jul. 2, 2012 by Nicole, CA

Hi Nicole! Congratulations on your move to Rincon! Soon we will be neighbors :-) As for the rental market in Rincon, there are a few sources that you can check out including, Craigslist, all the real estate companies like Island West Properties, JM properties, etc. because they usually have a rental section as well. If you find a property management company that lists vacation rentals they usually also have longer term rentals as well. Also, El Coqui of Rincon, is the monthly magazine/newsletter that lists all sorts of services and products including rentals. Another new source of listings is Rincon is truly a village where everyone knows everyone and most things happen via word of mouth. I would recommend you find some place for a month or so at first and then when you are there, ask around at the bars, at restaurants, coffee shops etc. That is the way most people find what they are looking for. Hope this helps and hope to hear from you soon! Let us know how it goes!


Hello. Thank you for the great site! I'm curious as to how difficult it would be to find IT work in Rincon? It appears I'm in the same industry as Britton and wonder how he secured work. Any insights would be greatly appreciated. Cheers! -Dylan
Mar. 9, 2013 by Dylan

There is not much industry in Rincon to find a corporate style job. However, Aguadilla and Mayaguez are both much larger cities with bigger employment opportunities. Most will require you to be bilingual (Spanish/English). I would recommend that if you want to do IT work in Rincon, you find a work-remote job. As for Britton, this (work remote) is what he will do if his company will allow it. If not we will both be moving without traditional jobs.


Hey guys, This is not so much a question but more of a thank you. My family and I are moving to Aguadilla, P.R. from Texas where we have lived our whole life and your blogs have helped us in so many ways(mostly with all the links to others that have already made the move). I'll be moving in a couple of weeks by myself to get the house in order and the family will follow soon after. We hope your move goes well.
Mar. 4, 2013 by Jorge, Texas

Thanks Jorge! Good luck on your move. Glad to help. Keep us posted on how things are going.


Hi Guys, We've been enjoying reading your blogs as we are also thinking about moving to Rincon, PR. So many questions. Why did you choose Rincon? We love the Sunsets! Buy or build? How difficult would it be to build there? Where do we start? Would we have to be there full-time to supervise the build? What are taxes there? Property, income, sales tax? How did you come upon buying your place? What was that experience like? So many things to contemplate. Let's stay in touch...we may be neighbors someday!
Sep. 13, 2012

Hi Mark & Vickie, thanks for stopping by our blog! We'll do our best to answer your questions.

Why did you choose Rincon?
It is a good transition for people from the mainland U.S. because it offers more of the comforts that we are used to. We traveled all of Puerto Rico -and nearly bought properties in Lares and Isabela- but found that we were always drawn back to Rincon for the amenities. We are going to be moving 3,000 miles, we didn't want to come up 50 miles short of our dream. We had always thought it was out of our price range, but we managed to find a place that met all our requirements.

Buy or build? How difficult would it be to build there?
That depends on a lot of things. You can build there and our friend Rosa has done just that. She frequents the blog and might chime in on her experience. She wasn't there full time for the build, but she did know the builder personally which might have made a big difference. Building can be done, but a remodel from what we've heard is much easier. We have a place that as water and electric and two structures that we plan on fixing up. We are open to building more from scratch so I suppose you could say we are doing both (building new & remodeling).

What are taxes there?
Property tax is virtually nothing and that's the only experience we've had with taxes so far except the newly instituted sales tax. From what I understand there are no federal income tax, but there are local taxes on income.

How did you come upon buying your place? What was that experience like?

It was a pretty long journey that spans a few years. We actually signed contracts on two other properties before getting the place we ended up with. We initially found a really good deal on a place with 25 acres up in Lares. The title on that one however wasn't ever put in the registry so we ended up waiting a good year before getting our deposit back. We weren't sure how much longer it was going to take plus we found ourselves always driving to Rincon when we stayed there. It was very remote which made it cool, but also very isolated. We aren't ready to be hermits yet :)

The second place was in Isabela which was much closer to Rincon. We signed a contract on that place too. While I was there looking at this particular property in Isabela, Cassie had me also look at some others that were outside of our price range in Rincon, just to look. When I returned we signed a contract on the place in Isabela, but one of the realitors that showed me around in Rincon called and told us to "just put in an offer" on what is now our place in Rincon. We put in a very low offer and while they didn't take that, they countered with a price we couldn't refuse. We lost our earnest money on the place in Isabela, but we were ok with that because the price on the place in Rincon was so reduced.

The experience was fun and exciting and looking back it is easy to connect the dots and see how we ended up with the place we have. We wanted acres of walkable/farmable land so we'd have an opportunity to stretch our imaginations when we arrive. I also wanted a concrete structure and this property has both wood and concrete. Again, both! Why choose? As you will get to know about us we arent about 'ether or' we are about 'both' or leaving our options open.

Here are some links that cover more in depth some of the above:
Our place:

Our Place In Rincon
Buying the property:
Buying The Property


Hi, my boyfriend and I would like to buy in Rincon PR. We love it there!!! Can you recommend a "good" realtor? How did you go about finding a place? How difficult was it (process)? Excited, Debbie
Apr. 25, 2013 by Debbie, New Hampshire 03064
Hi Debbie!
Congratulations on your prospects! Real estate agents don't work the same way as they do in the states. In Puerto Rico there is no MLS and so each agent only wants to show you the properties that they have listed. Some will show you others if you pay them an additional amount, but for the most part, searching for properties in Puerto Rico is much more on the buyers than the agents. There are a few good real estate businesses in Rincon like Island West, J+M Realty and others. I recommend you check each of them out.

Overall, if you want to begin your search, check all the websites (like, point2homes, and PR Craigslist, etc). Then, call each of the listing agents to set up a time to see the properties that you liked that are listed at that agency. Or there might be some for sale by owner as well in which case you will have to talk directly with the owner. That was the case for us when we nearly bought a property in Lares

Our process was to see A LOT of properties in western PR and make offers on a number of them before we finally found our place in Rincon. It was fairly difficult for us because we had a lot of things we were looking for that weren't always that easy to find in one package (low price, a few acres, near the beach). We found what we were looking for even though it will need a tremendous amount of work before it will feel like "home" to us. I have written a little about the similarities and differences in buying in the US mainland and in PR Here

Hope this helps and let us know how it goes! We look forward to seeing you around Rincon in the future!

I was just in Rincon, Puerto Rico for the first time and I loved it there. I have always had a dream to open my own bar/restaurant- in the future- somewhere on a tropical island. As I drove around the town scoping out the place and getting a feel for it, I noticed there were many homes and business for sale in the area. Do you happen to know why so many people are leaving the area? Is there high crime rate in this area?
Nov. 19, 2012 by maribel, nj

Hi Maribel,
That would be so cool if you opened a bar/restaurant in Puerto Rico! I don't think there is a particular reason that there are so many homes and businesses for sale. What we have found is that people will try and sell their stuff for way more than it is worth in the hopes of finding gold. Most people in Puerto Rico own their properties outright and so it doesn't really matter to them how long they wait or even if they sell it at all. So they ask far more than they should and there is a glut of overpriced properties on the market. As far as we know, nothing has really changed about Rincon. It is still the same sleepy little tropical corner we've known and loved. Crime rates are much higer in the San Juan area.


I was wondering, since you seem to love the island of PR.. Where should my husband and I visit while we vacation in PR? I heard of some cools spots… like the lake that lights up…but I just dont know where to start and finish? Any recc. of places you FELL iin love with or have learned about that only a native islander would know of?
Oct. 28, 2012 by Melissa

We have been there numerous times for numerous lengths of time and depending on how long you'll be there will make a difference in what you have time to see/do. I would say that if you're flying into San Juan, visit 'Old San Juan'. That is where the old forts are, the Bacardi factory and various resturants, bars and clubs. Most people who visit Puerto Rico have seen this area as it is where most of the cruise ships stop. You can keep busy for a good day or two.

The rest of the island is pretty varied and is worth seeing. We always jump in a rental car and drive ourselves around staying at small hotels/guesthouses along the way. It makes for a fun adventure. There are tourist maps available at most of the hotels that have places to stay and things to see, I'd recommend picking one up and visiting some of the main tourist areas. There is a cool mountain retreat / resort place called Casa Grande just outside of Utuado that we stayed at ( From there we were able to visit the Camuy caves, the Aricebo Observatory, Lago Dos Bocas as Casa Grande is a good mid way across the island and makes a good "base" to start your day from.. We would do day trips then go back to Casa Grande at night.

Rincon is a tourist destination as well and that is where you will find some of the best beaches that PR has to offer. There are resturants and great places to stay. It is a surf mecca. Neither of us surf yet and we both enjoyed Rincon on our vacations and is why we eventually ended up buying a place there. Internet is available at most stops and there are coffee shops and bakerys along the 413. If you can eat breakfast at the english rose, definately do. It has a good reputation and does get fairly busy. Show up early.

There are a few bays that light up (bioluminescent bays). We haven't actually visited one yet. When we were there, it was a full moon which apparently makes the effect not as outstanding so we decided not to go. We should have done it anyway in hindsight. That was in La Parguera. There are also bays in Fajardo and Vieques. This is still something we want to do and people have gone say its wonderful.

On the south side there is the city of Ponce and on the eastern side of the island there is El Yunque National Forest which is awesomely green and there are a few guesthouses/hotels to stay at along the way. We have mostly visited the West side, but when we made a full trip around the island on a 2 week vaction we tried to do it all. We did pretty good except the bio bay!


i will like to know how much is the water heater and where i order one
Dec. 26, 2012 by zoraida

I think you are referring to the electric shower head water heater. We were able to find them at hardware stores in Puerto Rico. Specifically at Home Depot or the Do it Best in Rincon. They cost about $50.

Here is our write up about them:

Dur-o-Matic Shower Heater


Recently went to Rincon Puerto Rico and was fell in love with the place. I explored and drove around to try to get a feel for the area. While I was driving around I noticed many homes and business for sale. Do you happen to know why so many are trying to leave the area? Is there high crime rate in this area of Puerto Rico?
Nov. 19, 2012 by Maribel, new jersey

Hi Maribel,
I would not know for sure, but it seems that everyone has their stuff for sale (for for outrageous prices). In the states, when people list something for sale they are serious about selling it within 1-6 months. In PR we have seen the same houses and businesses for sale for years and years and years. They overprice them in the hopes of finding someone who doesn't know what the "real" market is there (AKA a sucker). I guess this happens everywhere like the phrase says "everything is for sale at the right price" but in PR it's just more obvious.

This even happened with the property we bought. It was listed for over 10 years for $200k more than what we actually bought it for. When they became serious about selling, it sold (to us).

This is not a high crime rate area in Puerto Rico compared to other areas and I don't even think many are trying to leave the area, but rather just sell their assets and do something else or live in a different house in the same area.


We just got back from PR bought a home right outside Rincon. So unsure just where to begin, Realtor was not much help. I had question about shipping things to PR some say taxes to ship things is very hight. Have you had any experience with that? and how long does it take, we live in west Texas. Is there any web sit gives any information on the steps we should take?
Mar. 9, 2013 by Brenda, TX/PR

Hi Brenda!
Congratulations on your new home! How exciting! For most things that you are going to ship, you can just ship them via the USPS or another service. I have heard some people just send it to "General Shipment" to the post office with their name on it and they go and pick it up directly from the post office. It takes about as long as shipping anything since PR is part of the USPS. Shipping in general is pretty expensive and that is why we are not taking very much.

If you are planning on taking a lot of furniture, you might consider container shipping which is less per pound to ship, but then you will have to deal with import tax and same situation with shipping a car. We have researched shipping a car and it is at least $1000 no matter what the car type and will be much more expensive the newer/pricier the car itself is. I have heard horror stories about delays and mix-ups in the shipments, but I have also heard it went very smoothly. I will look into other web sites with this sort of information and post it here on LifeTransPlanet. Thanks for stopping by.


You guys look happy, good for you, I too am thinking of moving from New jersey to PR in the summer; however, I hear the crime (mainly murder rate) is through the roof. How's your experience with that?
Feb. 28, 2013 by Mike T, NJ

Hi Mike,
In our experience, we have not seen very much crime at all in Rincon and the west coast. That is not to say that it doesn't happen, but in our experience, it hasn't. When we were in San Juan, it was a different story and it looked like there were active drug deals and prostitution going on right on the streets. We are not "big city" types however so that may just be a common thing in cities that are larger than a million people in a condensed area (like NYC?). I have never (thankfully!) seen a murder in my life anywhere and that is the same for PR. Have you visited PR yet? A lot of time the news over-exaggerates situations in order to sensationalize things. We love it there. It is beautiful, warm and the people overall have been friendly to us and I have always felt safe walking around 99% of the island.


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  1. allison

    I have a Tom, about 9 months old, who has recently started displaying aggressive behavior towards me – I think it is mating behavior, because he coos at me and follows me in this enclosure as I walk around. I definitely believe he has imprinted on me, not as a parent, but as a mate. FYI – He is our only turkey, but he is in an enclosure with a Bantam Belgian D’Uccle hen, who I brought home with him. They are buddies, and he shows no signs of trying to mate with her. Have you ever had Toms be aggressive toward you in this way, and what can I do about it? When I enter the enclosure, he tries to bite and wing slap me. If I reach out to pet him, he will drop to the ground and settle down. Any thoughts?

  2. Victoria

    Hi! We are considering moving to PR. Our girls are 10 and 11. I’m looking at private schools, but I have internet schooled them before. I don’t want to be in San Juan. I was wondering what internet access is like in the Rincon area. Do you know of any home schooling families in your area? One of my concerns is the girls finding friends.

    1. Cassie

      Hi Victoria,
      Internet is fine here. Probably more reliable than most other utilities (more than water and electricity)! I do know a few people who homeschool or do other alternative schooling. In the Rincón area there are a lot of people who think differently and you will find a large cohort of homeschooling parents here. I know parents who enrolled their kids in private schooling also and also public schools too! Lots of options.

      1. Cassie

        Hi Cecile!
        Here are some posts that show the beach and private house where she married. The property is Casa Hines (now Casa Jeanette) and the beach is called Almendros Beach.

        Our band played at a private event:

        We went to an art show there:

        We attended the Rincón Film Fest:

        And each Christmas we have had a pig roast on the same beach:

    1. Andrea

      I was wondering the same thing as I am planning on starting my own blog to make some side money. Marjorie sent me the link to your site and I told her I would contact you. (Though I don’t see a private way to contact you) She wasn’t sure you were monetizing your site at all.

  3. Jen

    Hi guys! Love your blog. it’s so informative! Just read your last post, speaking of this secret thai place….do you know if anything new will open where ode to the elephants use to be? My BF & I lovedddd that restaurant & was so sad when they left :(

  4. Norma

    Hi, I was wondering if you could help me with why Puertoricans call “grecas”. I know it is a type or earring but do not know their description. Hope you can help!

  5. Carl

    I want to come visit Rincon for the first time. I have never been there, but have friends who have been there and love it. For some reasonlately I have been a little obsessed with thinking I might want to move there. I have a ticket voucher to fly into San Juan when I decide to book the flight. I may not be able to rent a car to get to Rincon and I hear the public transportation is unreliable to get there. What do you think about the idea of trying to hitch a ride from San Juan to Rincon? I have seen there is a train to a suburb west of San Juan that may be a good place to try to hitch from….?

  6. Brian Gregor

    My wife and I live in Grand Junction and are thinking of moving (retiring) to Puerto Rico. First off, let me say that we enjoyed your blog. It helped a lot. I do have some questions for you however, since you are fellow Coloradans. We keep hearing that you can live in PR for 10 years on $200,000 with no income coming in. Does this sound correct? My wife and I are only in our 50′s so this would be the case as far as not having an income and just living on our savings for awhile. We will be paying cash for a home so we won’t have to worry about that. We are looking in the Rincon area. Our biggest concern is the cost of groceries. We hear it is expensive there. We plan on growing most of our veggies and fruits which it sounds, per your blog, that you do as well. What, if you don’t mind me asking, do you pay in groceries a month? Any advise, help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

    Brian Gregor

    1. Cassie

      Hi Brian!
      Great question. $200,000 for 10 years would be appx $20,000/year which is definitely doable. We live on about $10-15 k/year and with virtually no housing costs. The largest expense for us is food for sure. Some people we know get the food stamp assistance and you would probably be eligible because you would be living at such a low income level. We don’t do that, though it sometimes sounds tempting! haha We are not super careful shoppers money-wise anymore because if there is something good or unusual at the store we buy it! Being on an island you get tired of eating the same things all the time. Anyhow, we probably spend a good $500 of our $1000-1200/month budget on food and drink.

      Here’s an older post about the cost of living in PR. Hope it helps:

      1. Brian Gregor

        wow…thank you so much for getting back to me so quickly. That helps a bunch! We are excited to arrive in Oct. Maybe we can buy you guys a drink or two. Take care


  7. Brian Gregor

    Hey Cassie,

    My Wife Lorie and I are booked to arrive Aug 28th thru Sept 7th in Rincon. Would you guys be able to meet up for maybe dinner and drinks so that we can pick your brain about living there? We sure could use your help and…. we would buy! Hope we can meet. Take care.


    1. b daigle

      Hey guys wold love to help and meet yall. We are currently living in Rincon and could provide a lot of insight if would like. My number is 3372759284. I f I don”t answer just leave me a message and we’ll get back to yall. If anything enjoy your time here.

  8. joe schneider

    mailed check to crim for 2 year payment. check never cashed. live in ny and have apt in san juan. heard from local residents living p.r. is that crim is a mess. their checks were never received also. your office should get it together. .hire more office workers.

  9. pink

    My family and I will be moving from the states to P.R.this December. We have a house in the Cieba area
    I have an income of about 3,000 a month, do you know of any private school or medical ins. that is affordable.

  10. b daigle

    Ok, here goes. Me and my girlfriend retired last year (we are in our early 40′s) and have been here on the island now for over a year now. We absoutly love it. My grandmother is from here, so Ive been coming here since the early 70′s. We had a condo in Isla Verda, then moved to Aguada, Table rock and now presently in Rincon. Now we have an oppertunity to move to Culebra. House all set up and almost right on the beach. Never been there. And looking for commentes from people who have been there, or live there. Past experiences etc.. We love doing nothing and would to keep it that way. She is still getting acustomed to “island time”. But it is just the two of of plus two dogs. We have a house that is set uo in moneco by the airport and are curious if it is similar to Rincon etc., and other parts of the island. She’s nervous but ready and willing t go,. I snorkel a lot and we have a sailboat as well. We love fast food, big macks lol, and local food. Are the people over there as welcoming as they are here in Puerto Rico? I’ve read that they are mre “family orientated” but is that towards locals etc.. Within a month we plan on picking up and heading that way. We also plan on making a couple of trips to kinda scout the area view our new area. But we are courious as to how life really is over there. I love to drink beer and meet new people, adventure new and exiciting tings, helping peple out etc.. She loves to be “lazy” and mohitios plus cooking, lol. Our lives have been simple and easy going. Any input positive plus negative are welcome. Hoping to get a few replies withing the month. Relax and grab a cold one and tell us your stories. Until then Thanks to all who replie

  11. rick sallinger

    Hi..i am a reporter in Denver. We are doing a story about
    hurricane and would like to get in touch with possible. Have
    been talking with Cassie’s mom.

    rick sallinger
    can face time/skype

  12. Evelyn

    Hello- I recently stumbled across your blog while browsing multiple sites for properties around the west coast area of PR…. and absolutely love it!!!

    We are a couple from Vermont that after visiting PR back in April of this year, absolutely fell in love with the island. We are considering retiring and moving to PR and were scheduled to return on 9/20/17 but needed to postpone our trip due to Maria. We are coming back to PR first week of January 2018 and would love to connect with you while exploring the west coast of the island. Thank you and looking forward to hearing from you.
    Evelyn and Sudhir

  13. Kevin

    Hello there. I just came across your website as my family and I are planning a trip to Rincon in February. We have a 5 year old and are concerned as we hear the beaches on the west are eroded and there is no beach left. Are the beaches on the north sandy, and if so are they really rough? Our little boy can swim, but not in very rough waters. (we are considering renting Coco Palm, as it looked really nice in your blog entry). Thanks for any help!

    1. Gatica

      Hi Kevin, I’m currently in PR vacationing at my home in Arecibo which is on the north side. The ocean tends to be a bit rough on this side but there are many cool beaches that have large pools of calm waters, (“poza’s/pozo’s”) perfect for a five year old. Try Playa Sardinera in Hatillo or Pozo Teodoro in Isabela. There are also lots of spots along the 681. To look at this coast you wouldn’t think so but if you have an adventurous spirt you’ll find them. Actually if you’re traveling along the 681 in Islote, towards San Juan, directly across from the Christopher Columbus statue there is another one of these “poza’s”. Trust me, you can’t go wrong with any of these beaches. Have fun, I know I am!

  14. Laurie

    Hello Cassie & Britton,
    I’ve followed your blog for a couple of years and greatly appreciate the information you provide. We visited the San Juan area of Puerto Rico when we extended a cruise out of San Juan a couple years ago. My husband Mike and I are planning a 2 week visit to Puerto Rico this summer to explore the South and West areas of the island to figure out where to consider buying a home. We don’t want to be directly on the beach, but prefer an ocean view acreage. We’ve used Craig’s List and Point to Homes to search for properties; however until we visit the above-mentioned areas, we don’t know where to even consider buying a property. What areas would you suggest? We’d sure like to meet up with you guys while there, as we have so many questions. Please let me know your thoughts on getting together while we’re there. :)
    Thanks and have a great day!

  15. Ashley Brewer

    Hello Cassie and Britton!

    My name is Ashley, I am 24 years young and I am from Loveland Colorado. I have lived here my whole life, never have lived anywhere else. It has always been a dream of mine to live somewhere tropical and warmer. When I came across your blog I was even more inspired. I visited Puerto Rico back in 2015 with my family, we stayed in Ceiba and explored San Juan, Culebra Island and a few more places on the east side of Puerto Rico. I absolutely loved it there and have been itching to go back. I never had the chance to see Rincon or any areas on the northwestern part of the island. I have been doing a little research and I am thinking I would love to move to Rincon or around the area for about half the year (maybe longer). I am an engineer for my families business and luckily I can do my job from a computer anywhere in the world as long as I have internet! I was so happy to come across this blog, especially seeing that you are from Greeley Colorado I felt like I could really relate to you all! I want to explore Puerto Rico and new people and cultures. I was looking for some advise on a few things. I would be bringing my dog with me and probably renting a place. I want to eventually buy a home there but thought I would rent and get a feel for the area before I looked into doing that. I had a few questions for you and any advice or recommendations is greatly appreciated!

    I will be bringing my dog Tillie with me, are there many dog friendly places in the area that I can take her to?

    Do you have any advise on where to look at places to rent? I would really love to find a place with an ocean view I am willing to pay around $1200 a month, but I didn’t know if that was even possible for that amount of money. If you have a contact for someone I can talk to about places to rent I would appreciate that also!

    I have no idea where I am actually going to end up there but reading about Rincon sounds like I would love it, but if you have any other suggestions on areas that would be worth looking into I would love to hear your recommendations!

    I want to meet people while I am there and am a little nervous since I will be by myself and am a little shy haha. Do you recommend any places/activities where I can meet others? I would love to learn new hobbies there and have thought about volunteering my spare time in doing something in the community. Im very active and would like to remain that way when moving there.

    I have to have Wifi for my job and hear about the frequent loss of power there? Is this something that is extremely frequent or something I should be worried about? I dont mind if it goes out occasionally just want to make sure my job will not be affected to much!

    I am going to be making a trip down there probably in early June, just to explore the area and see places to live. Your blog has been very helpful and inspiring, I am excited to make this dream a reality!


    Ashley Brewer


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