San Vicente has more than 165,000 hectares with landscapes that include rice fields, waterfalls, and unique coastlines with rich marine life, mangroves, mountains and forests. The carrying capacity of this one beach, (the longest in the Philippines at 14km long) is over 350.000 people.
San Vicente has the aim to become the main driver of tourism in Palawan and the municipality has created a masterplan which illustrates their plans. More information about San Vicente masterplan can be found here.
San Vicente International Airport is set to open in 2017 giving this region a launching pad to become the luxury hot spot for this part of South-East Asia.
Most importantly this is one of the best and most beautiful areas of Palawan set half way from the capital Puerto Princesa and one of world best known resorts in El-Nido.
San Vicente has been designated as the number one development zone in Palawan and as such the major property developers of the Philippines names Ayala, Century Properties, Megaworld and others have bought land with a view to developing major projects that will certainly put San Vicente on the map.
San Vicente has more than 165,000 hectares with landscapes that include rice fields, waterfalls, and unique coastlines with rich marine life, mangroves, mountains and forests.
There are two approaches in tourism planning and development. The first is “build and they will come,” such that investments like roads, an airport and seaport, water, drainage and sewerage system, and power facilities are implemented early on as catalysts for development.
The second option is to have a wait-and-see attitude with the “build as they come” approach. The leaders of the Municipal Government of San Vicente, Department of Tourism and the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) chose the first option.
In creating the Integrated Tourism Master Plan, stakeholders such as residents, farmers and fishermen, investors, developers, local and national government, were consulted. Studies were done to determine vulnerabilities to climate change and reduce potential risks in environmental stability. A multi-disciplinary team that included specialists in environmental planning, architecture, design, engineering, socioeconomics, institutional management, marketing and finance. The masterplan is based on both conservative and aggressive visitor and population projections until 2044, even if the published national projections for visitor arrivals are only until 2016.
The carrying capacity of this one beach, (the longest in the Philippines at 14km long) is over 350.000 people.
Whether you want to build a resort or just buy land for land banking it’s pretty clear that San Vicente along with El-Nido is probably the best two locations for property development and investment.