20 January 2010

Property close to the beaches of Palawan

Palawan is an island province located in the western end of the Philippines. It's an increasingly popular tourist destination because of the improved access of notable tourist destination. The province's main land is also separated to the major islands of the country which makes it very distinct.

The main reason why tourists visit this part of the country is the beaches. The country has more than 7,000 islands and more than 1,700 of those islands are found in Palawan. Complementing the beaches in Palawan are untouched forests and even zoos dedicated to reptiles (Crocodile Farm). Saying that there are a lot of things to do in Palawan is almost an understatement. Scuba diving in an open sea, visiting underground rivers, fishing and trekking to nearby falls are only some of the activities that can be enjoyed by tourists. Some of the most popular resorts are El Nido, Dos Palmas and Club Paradise.

The only challenge for Palawan is on transportation. The well known resorts are located in an island so they provide transportation to the visitors. Some even require small planes just to reach these places. As already indicated, transportation is improving so other places are a lot more accessible.
Investments in various parts of Palawan are also improving. Foreigners are not allowed full ownership of property in Palawan but they can be a partner and have less than 50% ownership with a local. With this arrangement, tourists can find a local businessman also interested in Palawan so that a property could be purchased and become a long term investment.