WHY ANDORRA?



Set deep in the picturesque Pyrenees Mountains bordering Spain and France whose reputation as a winter sports paradise offers some of the best skiing in Europe, Andorra is a country like no other.  Andorra is only a few hours away from some of Europe's most beautiful beaches and vibrant cities. With an average of more than 300 days of sunshine per year, the lowest crime rates in Europe, together with the highest life expectancy of any country in the world – Andorra is sure to find a sunny place in your heart. Combine all of this with its status as a fiscal paradise offering the best of private banking and investment services, no personal income tax, plus the added benefit of duty free prices on all consumer goods and you will discover why Andorra is indeed Europe's best kept secret.

 

Andorra is located on the border of Spain and France, approximately 2 hours by car to major cities such as Barcelona and Toulouse or the stunning beaches and resorts of the Costa Brava and the Costa Dorado. Southern France and the Cote d'Azur are also easily accessible. Andorra is serviced by 5 international airports including Barcelona, Toulouse, Reus, and Girona, all of which have regular shuttle services to the Principality. While it is a small country of approximately 75,000 inhabitants, its outstanding tourist and accommodation facilities are well equipped to deal with more than ten million tourists, mainly from Britain, France and Spain, who visit every year. With a strong economy and financial sector, world class schools, sports and leisure facilities, some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in Europe, and one of the highest standards of living in the world, Andorra has somehow managed to escape the turbulence of the outside world.

 

While much of Europe shudders from the collapse of worldwide property prices, Andorra's property market continues to experience annual growth, and this forecast is set to continue. While other tax havens have become increasingly regulated, less private and more complicated to access, Andorra has come to be known as Europe's most tax friendly country eclipsing Monaco, the Channel Islands, and Lichtenstein with its Swiss-style secrecy and secure private banking facilities. Without the over inflated costs of living of other tax havens, Andorra’s recipe for success is easily understood. The straightforward nature of residency applications, the first class private banking system, and the strength of the property market make Andorra an ideal choice for investors or those looking to permanently set up , or for a winter ski escape or summer getaway amongst some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in Europe.