Hi, hope this post doesn't turn out to be too long but would really appreciate any help from locals on this one!
We're a young Irish family who are hoping to spend most of 2009 in Argentina. I'll be on maternity leave - baby will be almost 3 months old when we arrive and we have a three year old son - and my husband is taking leave from work. Our rough plan is to spend the summer at the coast - roughly from end of Feb to mid May - and then winter in Mendoza - from May til November. We plan to live off my maternity pay and also the balance left over after renting out our house here and paying the mortgage. (We would prefer not to dip into savings but will if need be.)
Anyway, question: would Carilo be a realistic place to spend the summer for us - or would it just be too expensive? And because it's peak season would a landlord bother doing a 'deal' for us on accommodation - or will it be so busy that they won't have to?
We spent a week in a hotel in Pinamar last February and liked it very much - but is Carilo even more upmarket and therefore unaffordable?
And at the other end of the year, will Mendoza also be too expensive because of the skiing season??
All assistance on this gratefully received,