Brazil’s coast-line is for sale and Argentina, still reeling from the economic collapse, also has land deals. Westerners with cash to spare are heading out there to buy land. Better in our hands than some faceless multinational.
Prices vary, but can be as little as $25 per acre. Life is cheap wherever you are outside the big cities in South America, and you can grow food and live self-sufficiently. The climate is mostly temperate in Argentina but gets cold and arid as you go up in the Andes. The coastal plains are fertile and it isn’t difficult to find a piece of land with a stream or on the coast. In Brazil avoid the Nordeste, the dry north-eastern region.
Argentine-land.com Land for sale in Argentina
Viviun International Property Listings
land and property for sale in brazil (in Portuguese)
land and property for sale in Argentina (in Spanish)
EscapeArtist.com international real estate, has good information on buying and living in these countries.
Brazzil Online magazine about Brazil (in English)
if you’re thinking about buying a disused mine or quarry: Brazil department of Mines and Energy (in Portuguese)