I am searching for a nice beach property in Northern Peru; let's say near Máncora; Punta Sal; Zorritos; etc. It's been extremely frustrating - it's very difficult to find realtors who are interested in responding to me (two contacted; no response from neither, except to say "they'll let me know....") and the difficulty of finding listings of available properties, condos, beach houses, projects, etc. Every internet search I do comes up with practically no listings of any merit whatsoever. What's up??
When I do the same type of search in Panama or Ecuador, there are dozens of leads, and tons of projects and realtors. Huge difference in availability and interest. Anybody have any suggestions? My fiancée is Peruvian, and thus she would prefer our vacation/retirement home in Peru, as opposed to Ecuador or Panama.
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This is true. Most properties and even some of the little town are completely made over time by the process here called INVASION......
The property is simply fenced or walled / a sign is posted and then the occupier or squatter applies for a deed by possession.........
Sometimes groups of people do this together and call themselves an " association '
Sometimes these properties are offered for sale but this is where it get totally nuts because there could be a previous owner who legitimately owns it and this results in Endless Disputes...in the courts and is not resolved for years.......
A legal owner could even lose his property......
So,,, no matter what,, you have to be careful with buying any real estate here..........
The System is counterproductive and if you have been here for a while you will observe and worse directly experience the backwards and primitive ways things are done here... no doubt it is sometimes a struggle....
but !... it is a trade off for the good things you find here. For me,, the 'good' far outweighs the bad......
If I would suggest a beachtown here,,,, it would be Huanchaco........
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I have been working with Peru 2 go for airline tickets to Puno. After initially getting back tome with price and schedule changes they have not gotten back to me. Any recomendations on a travel agent? I need to go and come back to Lima on different airlines. Thanks Vaughn
When I have traveled here I have made my own bookings for air and used:
which works like Expedia only this is oriented to Peru.
If you do not have a dni... you can input your Carnet # to get a Resident Traveler price......
I think you will be able to book your tickets within 30 minutes of being on the site..........
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I am an American living on the coast of Peru and looking for some help with my hotel. the construction was completed in 2013 and it has a restaurant on site. What I am looking for is expats that want to work and live in the area. please feel free to contact me and visit the web-site at southpacificper.com or call me.
Can you give me a call at 072-630596?
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On reading your post we are very interested in working with you as we feel we would make a good match to your requirements.
Myself and my son (aged 30+) are in Iquitos at present. We have been in Peru working for the past two and a half months. We are keen to relocate to Peru.We have a broad and diverse skill base. My son does tree care by profession and has both sales and building experience. I have run my own businesses in the US and Ireland. My skills are in all aspects of business.
We are both hard workers, reliable and work well alone or with a team. We are good organisers and are very responsible
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We look forward to hearing from you.
MJ and Ole
Selling five hectares of undeveloped but prime land with easy access along the highway at the edge of Paita. Asking $14 USD for m2. Excellent location for storage yard or factory.
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Hello, happy to have a place to ask this thorny question.
I'm hoping to winter in South (or Central) America this year.
My friend loves the beach so at least there should be access even if we're in a large city . . . and I "need" fairly good internet for my work (I skype quite a bit without video).
Is there a way we could have both? (Or is there another country in the western hemisphere we should consider?)
I'd love to hear your thoughts.:)
here it is / this is it.............
the total answer is Huanchaco, Peru
Beach / you can walk to ........ Pacific / lots of international youth surfing and traveling / lots of Local visitors and residents....
near Trujillo [ 15 minutes ] for malls, stores and whatever you need or want from a city..........
Internet / no prob........ can have installed easily....... good speeds also Cable about a billion channels.
Huanchaco is safe and comfortable and all-around a winner / more good food than you can eat and really you can walk most places but taxis are all over and not expensive at all to get around...........
questions // just ask
just sayin,,,,,,,, I live here /
Au............ can adaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa !
Peru May be For You!
by Dean LaCoursiere
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This Article is well put-together and gives a fairly good overview of some aspects of living in some cities in Peru.
Most certainly, any one really interested in living in Peru has to further explore, in depth, the many issues just touched upon in this article.
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A beautifully written and very informative article.