Have been learning lately that this is a beautiful part of the world and would like to investigate purchasing a villa there to spend the winter months of Chicago. Is there a large North American population on the Island and if so what part of the Island do they generally populate? Does the American dollar go far there? What about real estate prices? Can I purchase much of a house for say $250k that would be in a gated community and near the beach etc.? Do people rent out there homes when they are not there do you know?/ Really appreciate any help that any of you can give. Thanks.