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Mil gracias to Punta Lugano

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Mil gracias to Punta Lugano

I want to thank you for the great advice that you gave me as we were planning our trip to Punta. It was so helpful and we loved this magnificent place. We have traveled to many coastal and beach areas in the world but none have been planned as well as this region. As we chatted with people they kept stressing that there are controls on building. Nice to see.

We took our car and explored the area extensively given the time we had. We crossed on the "barge" and drove to the National Park which is an incredibly uninhabited area. Amazing parcels on that road to the park that are for sale - actually most of the land on that road was for sale.

We are most interested in coming back next year and traveling to other parts of Uruguay. As a matter of fact we are even considering buying property there....who knows - always dream big.

Punta we are grateful for all of your wonderful help. Mil gracias.

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1. Re: Mil gracias to Punta Lugano

You are certainly welcome. For what it's worth (one person's opinion, and all that), I don't think you could go wrong buying a nice piece of property in Uruguay. 60 years ago you would have had to cross on a "barge" to get from Punta del Este to La Barra, where there's now that cute "curvy" bridge. 60 years from now there'll be a four-lane bridge where that "barge" you used is now. Come enjoy it while it's still more or less pristine.

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2. Re: Mil gracias to Punta Lugano

You are reading our minds about 60 years from now. Is there somewhere that I can research information on purchasing property in Uruguay? Can you purchase if you are a US citizen? What are the guidelines, etc. Thanks so much - Trip Advisor is lucky to have you on board.

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There are no restrictions on property ownership. The process is very much like the US, except that -- as in Argentina -- you have to bring the full purchase price, in cash (US Dollars), to the closing. No checks, not even bank checks. (We wired themoney to the bank where the closing was going to take place, and a bank employee brought the cash into the closing room neatly stacked up. Some purchases of some apartments and lots are seller-financed. Two places to start researching are www.uruguayliving.com and www.puntaonline.com.

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