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How Puerto Rico Became the Cryptocracy’s Palm Beach

When Sam and Jessica Jones sold their Brooklyn Heights brownstone during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, they didn’t bother looking in surrounding New York suburbs. As a real estate developer, Sam felt drawn to Puerto Rico—a hotbed of investor activity, where hedge fund managers, former private equity analysts and crypto billionaires are trading opportunities in a virtual tax-free haven over endless sunshine and 18 holes of golf.

“Why wouldn’t I want to live in great weather year-round, with great tax benefits and get in on the ground floor of investor activity?” he says. They formally moved to Puerto Rico in October, 2020. “It felt like a no-brainer. Fast forward two years and we couldn’t be happier.”

At the crux of Puerto Rico’s “business meets pleasure” M.O. sits Dorado Beach, a luxurious lifestyle community on a premier stretch of unspoiled beach just 18 miles east of San Juan. Once a citrus and coconut plantation owned by the Livingston family, oil heir Laurence Rockefeller bought Dorado in 1955 and built the Dorado Beach Hotel. The property’s longstanding legacy among the glitterati included a who’s who of mid-century personalities, like Joan Crawford, Ava Gardner, Gerald Ford, Dwight Eisenhower, Henry Kissinger, and John F. Kennedy. When the local economy took a turn in the 1980s, Dorado was rebranded as a Hyatt and ultimately closed.

In 2012 Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve revived Dorado. Situated on 1,400 acres of the former Rockefeller estate, the Reserve is a pristine sanctuary designed to give guests an ultra-luxurious experience with oceanfront accommodations featuring private plunge pools, as well as Omakase dinners, one of the largest vintage and wine offerings throughout the Caribbean, water sports with Olympic windsurfers and a mind-blowing five-acre spa.

A view of Dorado Beach, a luxurious lifestyle community just 18 miles east of San Juan.

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Residents of Dorado also have access to the resort’s offerings, where homeowners mingle with guests at the open-air gym, in tennis HIIT classes or by the water park. There’s a communal feel to the whole thing. Think Florida for young, fit, attractive people who spend their days playing beach volleyball, taking meetings by their pools and cruising around on golf carts. It’s of little wonder why the area is seeing a post-Covid boom like never before.

“This market exploded after Covid-19 with a 60 to 65 percent increase in people permanently moving down to Puerto Rico and leaving places like New York, Chicago, L.A., Miami and Dallas,” says Oriana Juvelier, vice president at Sotheby’s International Realty in San Juan. “We’re seeing a lot of clients in the three million-plus range. Specifically the luxury client is looking for summer all year round and wide open spaces. Several areas here saw a huge uptick, but Dorado Beach and Bahia Beach are two of the largest and most beautiful resorts that are drawing a specific lifestyle.

Dorado Beach, seen here, and Bahia Beach are two of the largest resorts driving Puerto Rico’s tourism boom.

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Last year Dorado saw its biggest real estate transaction yet, with a two-acre oceanfront property changing hands for $30 million.

“The growth that’s happened here, in just the last four years, has been staggering,” says Lee Mitner, who moved to Dorado from Los Angeles in 2018. “Not to mention the value of everything going up like crazy. But I guess you have this very finite resource, and more and more people back home are finding out what’s going on down here.”

Outside Dorado, The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort & Residences—the island’s other luxury property set in the El Yunque National Rainforest—is betting big on the boom. This summer it breaks ground on a collection of luxury beachfront condominiums, Ocean Drive Beachfront Residences, Phase II, which are 50 three and four-bedroom residences designed by architectural design firm, SB Architects Miami.

The St. Regis will also offer beachfront single-home residences at Atlantic Drive Estates. This two-story luxury complex features 12,000 square feet homes and bills itself as the most luxurious development in Puerto Rico. Like Dorado, residents at Bahia Beach have access to St. Regis offerings, which include five-star restaurants, two miles of wide open beach, state-of-the-art fitness and tennis facilities and a concierge service.

For the super high net-worth guest, Casa Estancias is a 14,000 square-foot villa built within the first phase of St. Regis Residence offerings, and is available to rent for $30,000 per night.

“In recent years, we’ve seen an increased demand for residences at Bahia Beach,” says Julie Miller, director of sales and marketing at The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort. “Homeowners can also opt into the St. Regis rental program, where the luxury management company offers short term rental options.

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort & Residences is the island’s other luxury property set in the El Yunque National Rainforest.

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According to Juvelier, most locals are optimistic about its new neighbors and the opportunities they bring with them. More development across the island means more jobs, and a new chapter of prosperity for the resilient region.

“The impact is so much greater than you could possibly know,” she says. “In 2008 we were struggling hard. Now, we’re seeing real business opportunities spawn from people moving down here who qualify for tax incentives, but they’re not just hiring nannies and housekeepers. They’re opening law firms and hiring highly educated, multilingual local employees. They’re trying to keep people on the island. What you see is people falling in love with Puerto Rico, growing businesses and helping us benefit.”

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Eldorado — Wikipedia.

Eldorado (Spanish: el dorado — «golden country» [1] ) is a mythical South American country rich in gold and precious stones. In the fruitless search for El Dorado, 16th-century conquistadors (such as Aguirre and Orellana) blazed new trails deep into South America.

Eldorado Golden Raft. Muisca culture

Analogues are known in North America — seven cities of gold and (far north) Saguenay. In a figurative sense, «El Dorado» is a place where you can quickly get rich.

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  • 1 Search History
  • 2 Historical background
  • 3 Cultural influence
    • 3.1 Literature
    • 3.2 Cinematography
    • 3.3 Video games
    • 3.4 Music
  • 4 Comments
  • 5 Notes
  • 6 Literature

Search History5) to Alexander Humboldt (1804).


«Manoa, or Eldorado» on the shores of Lake Parime. Map of Hessel Gerrits (1625)

The first appearance of the legend about this country is associated with the discovery of America. Apparently, the stories of the natives prompted the first travelers to think about it.

The legend of Eldorado was given a great impetus by the news of the Inca treasures brought from Peru in 1533 in complete secrecy to Santo Domingo, where this news caused a real shock; one man in Panama swore that «it was a magical dream.» Historian Oviedo — «that this is not a myth and not a fairy tale.» And since the treasure ship did not stop at any port along the way, except for the most important ones, this contributed to the emergence of numerous rumors about the supposedly huge wealth available in South America. The first of four ships loaded with treasure arrived in Seville at the end of 1533. The royal quinta (fifth) was delivered by Hernando Pizarro himself. After this event, the desire to find treasures became the main desire of newcomers to the New World [*1] .

The Spanish Jesuit historian José de Acosta, in his Natural and Moral History of India, writes that the Spaniards sailed the Amazon several times, intending to discover lands famous for their enormous wealth, especially that land called El Dorado, and Paititi (Spanish el Dorado, y el Paytiti [2] . According to him, these campaigns were made first by the adelantado Juan de Salinas, and then by Captain Pedro de Ursua.

The first expedition in search of Eldorado was undertaken in 1535 by Sebastián de Belalcazar, the last in 1775-1780 by Nicholas Rodriguez. German Philipp von Hutten in 1541-45. wandered in search of a golden city along the coast of Venezuela. The followers of Gonzalo Pizarro and his nephew Orellana were looking for El Dorado between the Amazon and Orinoco rivers, in Guiana, on the shores of Lake Parime [en] . Jimenez de Quesada was even appointed by the king as the «governor of Eldorado», and a certain Spaniard Juan Martinez spread rumors about his seven-month stay in the capital of Eldorado — Manoa, where a certain Moxo reigns, and described in detail the arrangement of the royal palace, the splendor of which surpasses all probability. The ruler of Moxo himself, according to his testimony, every morning is all gilded, and before going to bed he washes off the gilding [3] .

The search for the legendary El Dorado yielded very valuable geographic and ethnographic results, but cost many lives and large material costs. A certain result of the search was summed up by Juan Rodriguez Freile in his book The Discovery and Conquest of New Granada (1638):

And although it is true that the captains who conquered Peru and the governorships of Popayán and Venezuela and this New Kingdom always sought to conquer El Dorado, that its name alone encouraged the Spaniards to conquer it, but they never could find it, although it cost them many lives and great expenses, and they did not even establish the exact place where it would be, despite the fact that the plains were traversed, passing through [the rivers] Orinoco, Darien, the Orellana or Marañon river, and other full-flowing rivers , and although there were large settlements on their banks, no riches were found such as are found in this New Kingdom in its rich [mountain] mines. [That’s] the real reason to call it Eldorado.

Juan Rodriguez Freile.
El Carnero . Discovery and Conquest of the Kingdom of New Granada. [4] .

Historical backgroundEdit

Lake Guatavita

The starting point for the tales of Eldorado could be the custom of the Chibcha Indian tribe, when the leader was smeared with clay and sprinkled with golden sand until he turned into Eldorado, the «golden man» (Spanish El007) Hombre Dorado ), after which he bathed in the lake, leaving precious gifts at its bottom.

As can be seen from the report of the royal officials Juan de San Martin and Antonio de Lebrija, who personally took part in the campaign of Jimenez de Quesada (July 1539), his production in the country of Chibcha was inferior to that of Francisco Pizarro in the country of the Incas:

When the deputy [Jiménez de Quesada] returned to Tunja, the available gold was weighed, and the weighted amounted (both in what was captured in Tunja, and from Sogamoso and other small amounts of gold captured in the region) to a weight of «one hundred and ninety-one one thousand and one hundred and ninety-four pesos of fine gold,» and other, lower-grade gold thirty-seven thousand, two hundred and thirty-eight pesos, and another gold called scrap gold, amounted to eighteen thousand, three hundred and ninety pesos. “One thousand eight hundred and fifteen emerald stones” were captured, among which there are high-quality stones, some large, and others small, and diverse.

Juan de San Martin and Antonio de Lebrija. Report on the Conquest of the New Kingdom of Granada (July 1539) [5] .

From this report it follows that the local rulers, who resisted, hid most and the best part of the treasure from the Spaniards. Rumors of golden gifts went far beyond the borders of the Muisca, reaching the limits of the Central Andes, the lands of the Incas, where it was heard by the people of Sebastian de Belalcazar, whom they encouraged to move north into the lands of South Colombia. Expeditions of Gonzalo Ximénez de Quesada discovered the legendary Lake Guatavita in the lands of the Chibcha Muisca [6] is the real prototype of the mythical Eldorado. Cieza de Leon was the first to propose draining the lake in order to extract treasure from it. Having rationally assessed the situation, in his work « War in Salinas » he writes the following:

There is a great lake in this province of Bogota, and if Your Majesty were to order it to be drained, you would extract there a large amount of gold and emeralds, which in ancient times were thrown there by the Indians.

Cieza de Leon, Pedro. Chronicle of Peru. Part Four. War in Salinas [7] .

Cultural influenceEdit

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LiteratureEdit

  • In Voltaire’s philosophical story Candide, or Optimism, the protagonist describes his adventures in El Dorado, as well as the customs of this country (from the end of chapters 17 to 19) [8] .
  • In Edgar Allan Poe’s poem «Eldorado», a wandering knight plotted to find Eldorado [9] .
  • «On the Crimson Path to Eldorado», a 1965 story by Eduard Kondratov tells of Francisco de Orellana’s campaign across the South American continent.
  • David Lin Golmon’s book The Legend talks about what lurks in the bowels of Eldorado.

CinematographyEdit

  • Werner Herzog’s film «Aguirre, the Wrath of God» tells about the expedition of the conquistador Lope de Aguirre.
  • Full-length cartoon «Road to Eldorado» (2000).
  • Film «The Lost City of Z» (2016).
  • In Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the end of the movie takes place in Eldorado.

Video gamesEdit

  • In the 2007 action-adventure Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, El Dorado is the subject of a search for the main characters.
  • In the 2010 turn-based strategy game Sid Meier’s Civilization V, El Dorado is one of the «Wonders of Nature».
  • The 2013 real-time strategy game Age of Empires II: The Forgotten features a campaign dedicated to finding El Dorado.

MusicEdit

  • In 1974 the group ELO released the album Eldorado.
  • In 2005, the Italian artist Dave Rodgers released the song Eldorado from the album Super Eurobeat Vol. 162.
  • In 2010, British metal band Iron Maiden released The Final Frontier, an album featuring the song El Dorado.
  • In 2017 Colombian singer Shakira released the album El Dorado.
  • In 2015, the famous Korean group EXO released their 2nd album with the song El Dorado.
  • In 2015, the Russian rock band Puppet Theater released the song «On the Road to Eldorado».
  1. ↑ So, in 1534, the future chronicler Cieza de Leon, traveling with his merchant father, saw in Seville how the treasures from the ransom of Atahualpa were being unloaded, which, apparently, was the reason to leave for South America.
  1. ↑ Dictionary of foreign words. — M .: «Russian language», 1989. — 624 p. ISBN 5-200-00408-8
  2. José de Acosta. Historia natural and moral de las Indias. (unspecified) (unavailable link) . www.kuprienko.info. Retrieved December 6, 2009. Archived January 7, 2009. ]
  3. ↑ 5. THE ARRIVAL OF EUROPEANS IN THE GUYANA REGION
  4. Juan Rodriguez Freyle. El carnero. (unspecified) (unavailable link) . Biblioteca Ayacucho. — No. 66. Retrieved 6 December 2009. Archived May 2, 2008.
  5. Juan de San Martin and Antonio de Lebrija. Report on the conquest of the New Kingdom of Granada and the founding of the city of Bogota (July 1539). (undefined) . www.kuprienko.info (A. Skromnitsky) (April 4, 2010). Retrieved November 17, 2012. Archived December 5, 2012.
  6. Miguel Palacio. Golden Lake. (unspecified) (unavailable link) . Results (September 19, 2005). — No. 38 (484). Retrieved: December 5, 2009. Archived October 15, 2014.
  7. ↑ Cieza de Leon P. Guerras del Peru, v.1. Guerra de las Salinas. Madrid, 1877. Cap.32, p.405
  8. ↑ Voltaire. Candide, or optimism
  9. ↑ By Edgar Allan. El Dorado
  • Eldorado // Encyclopedic Dictionary of Brockhaus and Efron: in 86 volumes (82 volumes and 4 additional). — St. Petersburg. , 1890-1907.
  • In search of El Dorado. — M.: Terra, 1997. — 168 p.: ill. — Series «Encyclopedia of the disappeared civilizations».
  • Dickie Thomas, Man John, Vincek Henry. Kings of El Dorado / Trans. from English. A. Birger. — M.: TOM, 2004. — 176 p. — Series «Treasures of the World».
  • Jacek Palkiewicz, Andrzej Kaplanek. In search of the golden El Dorado. — M .: LLC «AST», 2006. — 448 p. — National Geographic series.
  • Ramsay Raymond. Discoveries that never happened / Per. from English. A. I. Ulitskaya. — M.: Progress, 1977. — 206 p.
  • Sozina S. A. Eldorado is on the horizon! From the history of the discovery and conquest of Colombia. — M .: Thought, 1972. — 200 p.

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