Puerto Rico has become the most desirable destination for tourists and investors alike, and was recently voted the #1 Caribbean Island of 2014 by Business Insider. It has a great geographic location, only 2 hours and 40 minutes from New York by plane, amazing beaches and a plethora of opportunities for people willing to settle, either to enjoy the Island’s pleasantries or to do some business and take advantage of amazing tax benefits.
The Bahamas, St Barts, St Martin and Curacao also made the best Caribbean Island list’s top five, while Grenada, Turks and Caicos, Dominica, Guadeloupe and Haiti filled the last five slots.
The island of Enchantment has many hidden treasures, like Old San Juan, the Spanish colonial district of San Juan, the rainforest parks and Cuebra’s Flamenco Beach, one of the best beaches in the world, according to TripAdvisor.
Think about Puerto Rico’s accessibility. Given its position as a U.S. territory, it’s easily reachable from any major airport in the States, making it really close and easy to get by for most Americans. There is no need for a Passport or lengthy customs lines for those traveling from the U.S. Also, hotel costs are around $168 for an average room, a really accessible cost for a Caribbean island. If you want to look at prices, check pages like Expedia.com, Booking.com, and Trivago.com.
Puerto Rico is an island with a great number of attractions, ranging from forests, caves like Rio Camuy Cave Park, and beaches like Flamenco Beach, parks and cultural programs like theaters, cinemas and old colonial castles and fortifications like El Morro fort. Puerto Rico has world-class shopping malls, nightlife, shopping venues and indoor activities that are also great choices.
Don’t forget the beaches! beaches are one of the island’s main attractions. Puerto Rico’s paradise-like beaches are an amazing place to have fun, do some exercise or even just chill while having a drink. Also, according to Business Insider, Puerto Rico’s beaches are ones of the least populated beaches in the world. It’s not uncommon to have one completely to yourself.
And for those who are willing to invest, Puerto Rico is an amazing place to start a business. Considering the Island’s big tax breaks, Americans are increasingly moving to Puerto Rico to save money on taxes. New incentives are drawing investors and entrepreneurs to find new pastures to start business ventures and stimulate Puerto Rico’s stagnant economy.
Puerto Rico is one of the pearls of the Caribbean, and government incentives are making it easier to start whatever venture you may have in mind. Schedule your next visit soon to enjoy the top rated island in the Caribbean and see for yourself all of the amenities this island has to offer.