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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Puerto Rico Real Estate by Seth Willis

The region along the Caribbean Sea is not just beautiful, but extremely rich with diverse and lively cultural heritage and lifestyle. These factors are not just endearing but also attractive, tempting many people to invest and/or buy property in these island countries. Puerto Rico is one such country that lies about 1,000 miles southeast of Miami, Florida, US. It shares its western border with Haiti, Dominican Republic, while the eastern border caresses the Virgin Islands, north meets the Atlantic Ocean, and south opens into the Caribbean Sea. Puerto Rico real estate is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations for people who are open to the option of exploring second home market closer home.

It's fairly common to assume that Puerto Rico is a small island in the Indies, but the fact is that this country has a lot to offer. Puerto Rico is divided into many cities and towns and each offers its own special attractions and glimpses. While your day spent at the Aguadilla or the Luis A. Ferre Science Park in Bayamon can be a lot of fun, you can also enjoy a beautifully tranquil time at the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge or the El Yunque at the Rio Grande`. Abundance of wildlife, flora and fauna and exotic marine life further enhance the overall beauty of the island, making Puerto Rico real estate much sought after today! Marvelous architecture greets you in Puerto Rico. Old San Juan, which is the home to the first Spanish settlers, has many an old and heritage buildings and also the monumental fort of El Morro. Spending time in the elegant and rich Ponce, which is another epicenter of history and architecture makes for a refreshing change. Of course, like in most Latin American cultures ebullient Plazas are the traditional meeting places for congregation and just having a relaxing time.

But the most attractive of all Puerto Rico attractions has to be the coastline. All 501 kilometers of it! Magnificent beaches with unending sandy trails make them irresistibly hot, quite literally! You can sun bathe to work up a natural tan or swim in the quiet and friendly waters of Seven Seas, or surf the huge waves at Rincon Bay or enjoy your moments of solitude at Flamenco. Other activities like horse riding, snorkeling, and fishing also make for exciting options. The most popular tourist destinations in this island are San Juan, Ponce, Mayagüez, Bayamón, Fajardo, San Germán Cayey, and Caguas.

Mona and Monito Islands that are located between Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic are considered the Galapagos Islands in the Caribbean. These islands are surrounded by a beautiful coral reed and offshore island habitat. Moreover, the twin island posses one of the most unique and invaluable ecological systems that have immense biological diversity encompassed on such a small land mass. The islands of Mona and Monito have been recognized as a National Reserve and are a critical habit for endangered sea birds, marine turtles, and migratory aquatic mammals. Puerto Rico also boasts of nine lakes, 50 rivers, and uncountable smaller streams.

Puerto Rico real estate presents a truly unique opportunity for the investors. Many real estate agencies are of the opinion that investing in the Puerto Rico's western areas will lead to significant gains in long-term property appreciation. Moreover, short-term gains can be garnered by investing in rental property for vacationers.

From vacation homes and apartments by the oceanfront to inland houses, and luxury villas with sprawling lawns and uninterrupted ocean views, replete with all modern amenities are some of the choices available in the Puerto Rico real estate market. Added to this, the fact that Puerto Rico offers a modern and progressive lifestyle has established the island's reputation as a favorite in the real estate market worldwide.


About the Author
Seth Willis is the webmaster for http://www.planetpads.com and a savvy real estate investor. His focus for Planet Pads is to allow users to showcase their real estate from all over the world .Users can browse properties , rentals , vacation homes and commercial properties from every corner of the globe.

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