29 October 2009

Punta Cana - a perfect choice

Punta Cana is one of the most popular cities in the Dominican Republic. Located in the Caribbean, the city can be reached by plane from Miami or through boat from Puerto Rico. Punta Cana is located in the eastern portion of the country which makes it relatively far from the capital but still highly accessible.
The main attraction of Punta Cana is the beach. With more than 100 kilometers of white sand shores, it's almost impossible to visit every area in Punta Cana. There is also slow but steady improvement in Punta Cana to cater to the increasing interest in the area.
Because of the size of Punta Cana, purchasing a property with a shore is relatively easy. Although tourists have to expect to spend in an ocean front property, the investment value is very high. Many tourists who purchase a private resort in Punta Cana were able to develop their place into a world-class property. Best of all, foreigners are allowed to purchase a property in the Dominican Republic with full ownership rights. The process is also a lot easier because a verbal agreement between the owner and would-be buyer can immediately start the transaction.
But just like many property transactions, it's highly recommended to have a lawyer that will oversee the transaction. This is a lot easier for many foreigners since they have direct involvement in the transaction when purchasing properties in Punta Cana. The slow development of the area assures a smart investment for property buyers in the Dominican Republic.

22 October 2009

Enjoying a Piece of Property in Negril

Ask anyone who has been to Negril, Jamaica and they will tell you countless stories about the luscious beach that stretches for miles. Negril is one of the few Jamaican towns that did not experience too much commercialization. Most of the businesses are local but the experience is still world class.

The number one attraction in Negril is its beach. To be exact, Negril boasts a seven-mile long white sand beach. The water is very clear and will entice you to dip for a long swim at any time of the day. If you're there as a tourist, you'll be surprised how close you are to the water. Many hotels are not just at the beach front but practically in the shore. When you get out of your hotel at the front, your feet might touch the water immediately. It's an exhilarating experience that can only be found in Negril.

Aside from enjoying the waters, tourists can also enjoy the beach which links to other destinations in Negril. Truly authentic Jamaican restaurants as well as gift shops at the end of the beach cannot be missed.

With that said, a property in Negril is undoubtedly a very good investment. While there are limited vacancies in the beach front, there are other areas near the shore that you can consider. The tricky part of the purchasing a property in Negril is actually the broker. Be sure to work with a reputable firm in order to purchase your desired property in order to avoid any legal problems.

15 October 2009

Çıralı: A Beautiful Turkish Secret

Çıralı is a small and beautiful Turkish village. Located in the southwest area of the country, the village boasts of glorious surroundings incorporated in a traditional setting. The village is no more than an hour drive from Antalaya - a city also known for its remarkable setting to the sea.
Aside from the natural beauty of Çıralı, the village is also close to two well known settings of Greek mythology. Chimaera and Olympos are very close to the village. The ruins in Olympos will provide more than a basic education on Greek Mythology to visitors. The gas vents in Chimaera will also give visitors the idea why the name of the beast was attributed to this place.
The beauty of the village and its proximity to interesting places are all within the backdrop of 3.5 kilometers of beach. The beach is secluded which means privacy can always be found in this area. Hotel chains are non-existent as most of the accommodations are family owned hotels. You own a property here not just because of the beach, but because of the privacy, as well as access to great places in the country.
Purchasing a property in Turkey and specifically Çıralı, is relatively easy for visitors. Foreigners just have to make sure that the properties they are trying to purchase are within the zone allowed by the government. You can freely use the property for personal use or see it as an investment as this small village in Turkey provides a unique blend of tradition, culture and natural beauty.