Punta Arenas - Chile

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rotcgrandma :

I am considering a 1-2yr stay in the Punta Arenas area.I am American,retired,compared to other areas of Chile is it more or less costly ,ie:rents,food,entertainment,has any other Americans stayed /lived in So.Chile what were their times like?

nmaria :
"Chile is a wonderful country. Check this website of Americans living abroad, there's a section on Chile. I don't know if there's something specifically for Punta Arenas, but I'm sure you'll find somebody there that knows. Hope this helps.."
yoshita :
"Things in Punta Arenas and Arica are more expensive compared to the rest of the country beacuse they are in the extreme parts. The weather is cold, but not as cold as NYC. If you like nature you will enjoy it. Punta Arenas has a lot of beautiful landscapes. Good luck!!"
Just curious :
"I lived in Chile for two years and it is a wonderful place to live. People are extremely friendly and warm. Now as for living in Punta Arenas, although I do think it is a marvelous place (ambiance speaking) it is more expensive than other areas in Chile due to the distance it has with the rest of the "civilization". I would recommend moving more to the north Coyhaique or even the lake region which is also amazing."
chokito :
"yoshita is right on that punta arenas is more expensive than other areas as its the southernmost city in the country. however, dont expect much difference. i havent noticed any difference at all and im a chilean! costlier or not, this shouldnt be much of a problem for an american as the average per capita income in the us is about seven times that of chile, meaning an average american can afford a better standard of living there than in the us. as for foreigners acceptance, punta arenas is full of them year long --its unbelievable the number of american/european tourists there, so locals have a culture of dealing with them. an interesting feauture is this place is full of croatians, mainly from brac and its surroundingsv --beautiful blondes all over the place! most are second generation croatian. they even celebrate xmas and new years differently."
ivonnemldnd :

residential properties to but in punta arenas,costa rica

MovetoLatinAmerica :
"If you're looking for a real estate tour or real estate in Costa Rica you should work with real estate experts that help people buy and sell real estate n Central America, especially Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua, like. Most importantly, you need to work with someone (and a company) with integrity. Buying real estate in Costa Rica or anywhere in Central America is much different from purchasing or selling in the US. You should also become very familiar with the area you're interested in (by spending many weeks or months there) before purchasing anything. Enjoy and good luck!"
yellowstone :
"I agree, except I don't think anyone should buy property in another country until they have spent some time there. Puntarenas is a Province and extends from North and West of San Jose along the coast all the way to Panama. Where are you talking about?"
Mary Tere :
"As someone already points out, Puntarenas (just one word...Punta Arenas is in Chile, not Costa Rica!) is a coastal province, and although it's a small country the real state options can go from a small house in downton Puntarenas to really luxurious options in places such as Manuel Antonio or Tambor, which are tourist spots... or the more "ecological nature oriented" Montezuma Beach and Mal Pais, or the kind of secluded South Puntarenas' Peninsula de Osa or Drake Bay... Check out for more info... Bottom line, I would recommend you to take a trip down here and check it yourself, specially now that the summer has arrived!"
Poing!!!! :

You are in the city of Punta Arenas,Chile.This city is right across from Antartica.

wizard :
"dont know...have never been there..."


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Date: 2008-02-05 19:20:45

The trip will involve flying to Punta Arenas in southern Chile to connect with a four-and-a-half-hour flight on to Patriot Hills, where accommodation is in double-lined tents and washing facilities comprise a bowl of hot water and a sponge.

Date: 2008-02-05 19:20:45

group steak at punta arenas by SP team before heading to antarctica - Hans Foss (Nor), Adrian Hayes (UK), Devon McDiarmed (Can), & Maxime Chaya (Leb)

Date: 2008-02-05 19:20:45

South Pole Expedition, including Maxime Chaya (Lebanese Mountaineer), groups in Punta Arenas, Chile in preparation for the flight to Antarctica.

Date: 2008-02-05 19:20:45

Es una iniciativa de INACAP Punta Arenas que busca alfabetizar a adultos en extrema pobreza que no han tenido la oportunidad de cursar estudios básicos. El proyecto contempla un completo programa de trabajo para 30 personas, todos pobladores de la única toma existente en la XII Región, la cual lleva por nombre Villa Cruz Roja.

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