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Move to Puerto Rico, the Island of Enchantment

The Heartbeat of the Caribbean!

An American Tropical Paradise

03 Nov, 2021


Are you ready for a change of scenery where you can enjoy beautiful beaches, lush green landscapes, year-round short-sleeve weather, a welcoming business climate, and island living at its best?  How does residing in a tropical paradise without having to leave the U.S. or learn another language sound to you?

If all this sounds appealing, and the prospect of living and working in a warm, scenic place where you won’t have to shovel snow or scrape ice off your car’s windshield excites you, then you need to give Puerto Rico some serious thought.


A Caribbean Island With United States Citizens

Located near the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (which translates to “Rich Port”) has both Spanish and English as its official languages. Aptly nicknamed the Island of Enchantment, this U.S. territory is home to 3.2 million people and an economy driven primarily by manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and electronics, along with tourism and hospitality.

The climate is tropical and the temperatures are comfortably warm throughout the year, averaging in the 80s for highs and 70s for lows, including in January. Rich in scenic beauty and biodiversity, Puerto Rico offers much to explore and enjoy.

There are many reasons people from the mainland U.S. are choosing to make Puerto Rico their home base for work, play, and even raising a family. We cover several of them below.


Access To Beaches All Year Long

With over 270 miles of coastline and about 300 beaches to visit, Puerto Rico is a dream come true for sunbathers and beach lovers. You can enjoy ocean sunsets and sunrises on stretches of palm-lined, white-sand beaches. The water, which varies in color from turquoise to deep blue, is the ideal temperature for swimming, snorkeling, or simply wading in, ranging between 75 and 85 degrees.


Abundance Of Nature To Relax In

In addition to having gorgeous beaches, Puerto Rico is graced with other natural wonders, creating the perfect setting to relax in whether you’re working or enjoying leisure time. The island has mountains, rivers, caves, lakes, waterfalls, cliffs, bays, canyons, forests, coral reefs, bioluminescent waters, and more that make it a jewel to explore. Whether you live in the capital, San Juan, or in any of the other communities, you’ll be surrounded by inspiring scenery.


Island Living With Outdoor Recreation

As an islander, you’ll have no shortage of recreational opportunities available to you. If you long to spend more time outdoors, one of the many things you’ll appreciate about living in Puerto Rico is how easy it is to be active outside. These are just some of the many activities available:

  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Dancing
  • Kayaking
  • Exploring
  • Surfing
  • Horseback riding
  • Spelunking
  • ATV touring
  • Ziplining
  • Strolling city streets
  • Touring historic places
  • Beachcombing
  • And more


Rich Culture And History

Puerto Rico’s history goes way back. Some of the oldest buildings still standing in the U.S. are found here. The San Juan National Historic Site has structures dating back to the 1500s. Of the approximately fifteen lighthouses found on the island, eleven remain active. Over the years several different cultures have called Puerto Rico home, creating a unique fusion of customs, music, traditions, food, and island identity.

Locals, newcomers, and visitors alike can take part in a wide range of festivals and celebrations throughout the year. Music and dancing are plentiful wherever you go, whether you’re dancing in the streets or attending a concert at one of the state-of-the-art facilities. Living here will give you the chance to try delectable dishes, celebrate new traditions, visit a wide range of museums, and celebrate life in a uniquely Puerto Rican way.


Freedom Of Movement

One of the great things about living in this U.S. territory is the freedom to move back and forth between the island and the fifty U.S. states. While Puerto Rico is not a state, its people have been United States citizens since 1917. If you’re an American citizen living anywhere in the contiguous U.S. or Hawaii or Alaska, you can go to Puerto Rico without having to mess with passports. What’s more, if you move to Puerto Rico, you won’t have to give up your U.S. citizenship. Remember, Puerto Ricans are Americans.


Great For Business

If you are a business owner, entrepreneur, freelancer, digital nomad, or other working professional, you may want to seriously consider relocating to Puerto Rico. Not only will you be living in an American tropical island with all the perks that come with island living, you’ll also be paying less in taxes. Puerto Rico offers tax incentives, but whether or not you qualify for these, you may still enjoy no federal income taxes on capital gains as well as other benefits for an overall reduced tax burden.


Family Matters

Both family and community are valued in the Island of Enchantment. If you’re currently living in a community where you’re isolated from neighbors and your family is so busy with work, school, and extracurriculars that you hardly spend any quality time together, your situation will likely improve if you choose to relocate to Puerto Rico.

Even if you don’t have kids yet you’ll enjoy the sense of community you’ll feel on the island. In Puerto Rico, great importance is placed on family culture, and you’ll find close ties between immediate family members, extended family, friends, and even business associates. Community in this unique island culture is all about mutual respect and taking care of each other.


Want To Learn More?

Living in Puerto Rico can be a viable option for you wherever you may currently reside within the United States. If you’re thinking about relocating and you dream of spending your days in a tropical island paradise, that dream is not as far-fetched as you may think. If you’re an American, moving to Puerto Rico is, in many ways, as simple as moving a couple of states over. Of course, there are logistical considerations to think about and, with Puerto Rico being a U.S. territory and not a state, some laws and regulations to learn. Escaping to the Caribbean life, however, is much easier than you might realize, especially since you don’t have to deal with work permits, visas, or immigration hassles. Living here brings you the best of a living abroad experience while maintaining your American ties. Contact us if you’d like to learn more about how you can make this happen.

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