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Old 09-18-2007, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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I heard so many good things about Margarita Island, but I have never been there. Is it a safe place? How much is a longterm furnished apartment rental in a good area? What should I know about the island, the country, the people, before moving there? Any advice is greatly appreciated...
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Old 09-19-2007, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I don't think Margarita Island really knows what it is. I can tell you it's changing and evolving. It's an interesting and unusual place. Full of ambiguity.

Technically, it's part of Venezuela but they hold themselves politically apart from the issues that polarize Venezuela. They say they are a duty free zone. There's a nice airport but pretty much the only place you can go direct is Caracas. They do have some direct charter flights. Lots from Canada in the winter. They are starting to have a medical tourism trade. Mostly plastic surgery, and quite a few of the patients are American or Canadian. No hurricanes, too far south. Gas is cheap there. Lots of properties for sale and it takes a long time to sell. Don't buy unless you are sure! There is some kind of limiting system on the number of cars allowed on the island and I'm not quite sure how it works. Utilities are sometimes hard to get and it can take a long time. Rents all depend on how you want to live. If you want to live like an American, it's not cheap. If you want to live like a native, it's not expensive. There are some property and rental sites on the web. There is a cooler/wetter/windier side of the island while the other side is quite a bit warmer. Read and understand their visa requirements. They do have a special class visa for people who want to retire there. Medical is good and health insurance is cheap by our standards. It's an interesting place.
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Old 09-28-2008, 06:25 PM
 
Location: ga
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Talking margarita is very beautiful

[quote=Amazing;1525922]I heard so many good things about Margarita Island, but I have never been there. Is it a safe place? How much is a longterm furnished apartment rental in a good area? What should I know about the island, the country, the people, before moving there? Any advice is greatly appreciated...[/quote ........... If you need to know any thing from margarita let me know IM from their it is a beautiful place you most have mucho dinero to live their
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Old 09-28-2008, 06:30 PM
 
Location: ga
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margarita it is very beautiful and expensive , is cheaper than u.s.a im from venezuela I know that the real state will not charge me and arm or a leg but for others that are from u.s.a or other country they will pay and arm and a leg it is a beautiful place , cheaper for me but expensive to others that are not from venezuela margarita is a place to be in, relax ,having fun
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Old 01-01-2009, 03:44 PM
 
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I heard so many good things about Margarita Island, but I have never been there. Is it a safe place? How much is a longterm furnished apartment rental in a good area? What should I know about the island, the country, the people, before moving there? Any advice is greatly appreciated...
I feel safer here then I did in Tampa Florida. How long term of a rental are you looking for and what rates a good area to you? The best advise I could give you is to come and rent for a few months and see if it is for you. I know of a beach front 1000 square foot 2/2 condo that rents with a 2007 Nissan for less then $2000.00 a month complete.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:16 AM
 
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I heard so many good things about Margarita Island, but I have never been there. Is it a safe place? How much is a longterm furnished apartment rental in a good area? What should I know about the island, the country, the people, before moving there? Any advice is greatly appreciated...
Sounds like a wonder place. I have never been so the only advice I can offer is don't go a lone
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:18 AM
 
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Um, you do know there are a few islands in the region that aren't ruled by Hugo Chavez, right?
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:54 AM
 
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Don't know about Margareti Island, even the most desolate 3rd world country has it's untouchable and safe expat areas it seems. But - I predict Venezuala is a country about to explode with political strife and economic problems with the economic situation of dropping oil prices.

That and Chavez's habit of nationalizing (i.e. - stealing) private property makes Venezuala risky.
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Old 06-01-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: margarita island, venezuela
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the US just nationalized more then chavez ever could and just while bush was in office, Nobodies private property is going anywhere here. its a much better investment then the US. Not the mainland but margarita.
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