45 episodes

Viva Tropical is a lifestyle 20 years in the making. It all started on a surf trip to Costa Rica in the mid 90's, where your host Josh Linnes fell in love with the tropical region. Since then he founded several companies including www. vivatropical.com, created real estate projects in Costa Rica and Panama, eventually buying his own island in Panama with his business partner Park Wilson.

As comfortable in a dug out canoe as as a yacht, his adventures take him and his business partner into uncharted regions.

Josh is a proponent of living simply while focusing on getting the most out of life. His love of exploring and experiencing everything the diverse region has to offer is obvious.

On its surface the show is about the Latin Tropics, but the hosts multitude of interests take the show much deeper. From strange local myths and unique plants, to how to retire to the region. From offshore investment strategy to how to build a sailboat.

You are welcome to enjoy an eclectic mix of interviews, how to's, local hacks, investment strategy, surfing stories, environmental coverage, off-grid information, coffee talk, and much more.

Having a radio show is an excuse for Josh to draw in interesting people that hopefully teach listeners something new.

Get to know a region better while discovering about all types of different subjects designed to help you break free and thrive.

Viva Tropical Josh Linnes

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Viva Tropical is a lifestyle 20 years in the making. It all started on a surf trip to Costa Rica in the mid 90's, where your host Josh Linnes fell in love with the tropical region. Since then he founded several companies including www. vivatropical.com, created real estate projects in Costa Rica and Panama, eventually buying his own island in Panama with his business partner Park Wilson.

As comfortable in a dug out canoe as as a yacht, his adventures take him and his business partner into uncharted regions.

Josh is a proponent of living simply while focusing on getting the most out of life. His love of exploring and experiencing everything the diverse region has to offer is obvious.

On its surface the show is about the Latin Tropics, but the hosts multitude of interests take the show much deeper. From strange local myths and unique plants, to how to retire to the region. From offshore investment strategy to how to build a sailboat.

You are welcome to enjoy an eclectic mix of interviews, how to's, local hacks, investment strategy, surfing stories, environmental coverage, off-grid information, coffee talk, and much more.

Having a radio show is an excuse for Josh to draw in interesting people that hopefully teach listeners something new.

Get to know a region better while discovering about all types of different subjects designed to help you break free and thrive.

    Is Colombia the Next Great Opportunity Or a Risk to Your Life?

    Is Colombia the Next Great Opportunity Or a Risk to Your Life?

    Colombia has achieved peace and is increasingly regarded as a good place to consider for living and investing.

    With such a tumultuous history the question is, is this a good idea?

    We speak to Park Wilson co-founder of Viva Tropical about his recent trip to Colombia where he traveled a month with his family.

    When he left Panama his current home to visit Colombia, he was seriously considering moving there and now that he is back you can listen to what he thought and if he will indeed leave Panama for Colombia.

    Park also discusses investment opportunities, his favorite spots, and the big question on most people's minds, is it safe?

    Josh and Park also compare and contrast Colombia to other countries in the Latin Tropics.

    Tune in and listen now

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Buy Tropical Real Estate with Your 401k or IRA, Here is how.

    Buy Tropical Real Estate with Your 401k or IRA, Here is how.

    Did you know you can use your 401k or IRA to invest in Tropical Real Estate?
    Well, you can and not only that you can invest in several other assets classes besides real estate too.
    This means you can get your money outside the volatile world of the stock market and make investments on your own terms.
    You can even get your money outside the U.S. to take advantage of emerging markets and increased control and privacy over your hard earned money.
    You will be able to find new opportunities and get in early before it is too late and big money rushes in to mess up the market.
    On this episode we speak to Ross Powell, who spent 30 years in the banking industry only to find out the system was rigged against the little guy.
    Ross decided to start his own company that helps people gain control of their retirement finances and invest in things that make sense.
    His company shows people how use their 401k to invest tropical real estate, gold, farming, and pretty much any other hard asset.

    • 51 min
    Costa Rica Real Estate Report, Stats, Top Towns, and Opinions

    Costa Rica Real Estate Report, Stats, Top Towns, and Opinions

    With the release of the Costa Rica Real Estate Report, Park and Josh decided that this wealth of data and analysis needed a podcast episode all its own.

    Tune in to hear them discuss how they created the information, how you use it, and how it relates to buying property.


    What we cover:

        •    Top most expensive beach towns.
        •    Top three most expensive mountain areas (here where the cheapest beachfront is located based on total price).
        •    Plus many more ideas that you will be able to use to get great deals or understand the market.

    Enjoy the Show.

    • 54 min
    Nicaragua Scouting Trip, Listen to What We Found in Chinandega.

    Nicaragua Scouting Trip, Listen to What We Found in Chinandega.

    Josh just returned from a Nicaragua trip and he breaks down the investment and living potential for the northwest corner of the beautiful country. The area is called Chinandega and has mostly flown under the radar as a place to live for expats.

    Josh discusses the area attractions, prices, building and why he loves it.

    There is also an interview with Jannene Harker a New Zealander with the first planned development of the area. She discusses how she settled into the area and why she decided to create her own project.

    Find out why this area is sure to boom and why you should consider it before it's too late and gets expensive. 

    Tune in now.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ecuador Real Estate Investment and Living From Loja

    Ecuador Real Estate Investment and Living From Loja

    Ecuador is one of the most popular up and coming retirement and investment locations. The problem is that is difficult to find good and accurate information. In this episode we try to fix that by speaking to Jesse Thomas who is an investor, expat and all around great source of information. From his home in Loja, Ecuador they discuss many different angles on why Ecuador is great fit for many.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Go Inside the Scouting Mission. We look for a 100 acre property in Costa Rica and invite you come along

    Go Inside the Scouting Mission. We look for a 100 acre property in Costa Rica and invite you come along

    Park and Josh look for a large tract of land for their next project. After combing through hundreds of options and locations they have narrowed it down the Southern Zone of Costa Rica or Nosara, Costa Rica. Join them as they discuss the pros and cons of each site while walking around on the property. Listen in as they discuss the process of deciding what direction to take or not take on a particular property. The initial stage of deciding what property is the best for them is only the beginning, the next steps of figuring out a plan and how it will work is where the rubber meets road in this special episode from the road.

    • 50 min

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