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Apartment rental in Manizales

Hi all, 
I am a retiree from Scotland who is looking for an apartment to rent in Manizales, probably around one to one and a half million pesos per month.  Of all the parts of the world I have spent time in, Latin America and Colombia in particular has an attraction for me.  I have no experience of renting outside of the UK.
Thanks,
Charlie

Hi Charlie,

Welcome to the forum.

I suggest that you advertise your search in the Properties for rent in Colombia by posting a free ad. You will surely get some offers.

All the best,
Bhavna

Thanks Bhavna, I shall do that.

Hi Charlie! What kind property are you looking for?

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Hello Charlie,
I am a retiree from the U.S. and have now lived in Manizales for about two years. I own an apartment in a barrio of Manizales, called La Francia. I bought it about it a year ago and have done extensive renovations. One hell of an experience being a women on my own and speaking no Spanish.

I will be honest with you, without having a Cedula, a Colombian ID, you could have a hard time renting an apartment. I ran into the same issue, when I first arrived in 2015. I needed to rent an AirBnB property, which is much more expensive than renting if you have a Cedula. A lot of the rental properties are managed by Real Estate companies, and due to the new insurance requirements, a Cedula is required.

The area in which you choose to live, depends on your lifestyle, and what type of access you what to transportation.

Manizales is a lovely place to live, and the people are amazingly helpful. Even to people, like myself, who don't speak much Spanish. I wish you the best in your new adventure.

You BEST value is going to be Cinchina, in between Manizales and Pereira.  And you can stay at our foundation temporarily while you find an apartment. Half the cost of living in either city and one third of hte cost of living in Medellin.  Minga House Foundation

dmillonig :

. I bought it about it a year ago and have done extensive renovations. One hell of an experience being a women on my own and speaking no Spanish.
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You are really brave! Deal with constructors here in Colombia is a hell even for locals.

Regards,

Karen

Thank you all for your feedback, much appreciated.   I have a Colombian cedula and my Spanish is intermediate and slowly improving.  However, after spending some time in Manizales, I have to confess that I am looking a little farther afield in those cities which are generally warmer and enjoy more sun, e.g. Pereira.  Most of the time I was in Manizales, the sky was completely clouded over and the weather surprisingly cold.  Possibly I was unlucky but I have not experienced such weather elsewhere in the eje cafetero.  Thanks again to all.

charlie1745 :

Most of the time I was in Manizales, the sky was completely clouded over and the weather surprisingly cold.  Possibly I was unlucky but I have not experienced such weather elsewhere in the eje cafetero.

Manizales at 7,000 feet elevation is a couple thousand feet above the other large cities in the zone.  That means cool/cold temperatures, especially on overcast days.

All of Eje Cafetero (literally, coffee axis) gets plentiful rain during many weeks and months.  The rain is needed for growth of the world-famous coffee crop.

Manizales is also infamously hilly.  The whole combination of altitude, rain and hilliness makes Manizales a questionable choice for many Expats .. especially in comparison with the mild weather and comparatively less hilly Armenia, Quindío, not so far away.  Quindío, of course, gets a goodly share of rain as well.

cccmedia

Try Armenia or Salento.. Beautiful cities, warm weather, warm people.

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