We bought a house there this year and love it but we have been visiting the area for a few years. 😀
Don’t live there full time as yet but will do in a few years.
If you need advice regarding local lawyers, banks, notary, estate agents etc just send me a pm.
I think renting is a good idea for you to get a good feel for the area, if you don’t like it you can look elsewhere. Transfer taxes and fees are a killer when you buy so DYOR.