Living in Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines:
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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Lapu-Lapu City, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 37 people living in Lapu-Lapu City what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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It’s a little island formerly known as Opon. It is geographically in the province of Cebu. It is now popularly known as the “Historic Resort City”. It has various tourist spots to enjoy. And it has nice beaches as well. It’s quite accessible, for the airport is located here.

Shalom, says: 2020

Lapu-lapu City is known as a historic resort city. Historic because this is where the infamous Magellan who discovered the Philippines was killed on a historical battle. There are also a lot of resorts in this place owing to that there are a lot of beautiful beaches found here.

Our city is the oldest city in the Philippines, it is known as the Queen City of the South. The dialect we used in our city is Cebuano or also known as Bisaya dialect. We have a lot of tourist spots that you will surely enjoy by the time you’ll consider moving here.

Sherlyn, says: 2020

Lapu-Lapu City is a very relaxing place. Beaches are everywhere and living expenses aren’t expensive. The locals are also very warm with different races. Culture are very open to different nationalities. People might consider these attributes of Cebu City because this place is such a wonder to all of us.

Alfred, says: 2020

Our city has countless coves and beaches. It is a diver’s paradise protected by a marine garden. Our city is abundant in mountains, waterfalls, and rainforests. Our city has great food especially balut and other local Filipino food. If you want to try our exotic food better try bakassi also known as salt water eels.

Francheska, says: 2020

This city has many beautiful places to travel and one of the example is temple of Leah. The city also have a beautiful resort and beaches to travel. The people also have a great personality about the tourist and people are so friendly. You are be disappointed in this city.

Kimson, says: 2020

You made the right choice in relocating to our city because this place is one of the biggest source of economy in our province. We have big manufacturing plants owned by multinational companies employing thousands of workers all over the world. In our city you could find high-end hotels and beach resorts. Apart from that the natives of this city are warm and friendly. Hurry! be part of our beautiful place and community.

Marchie, says: 2020

The city that he/she moves in is very safe and the people in it is so hospitable. The city is also clean and there is a lot of nearby hotel, beaches and tourist attraction places. There is also an airport in the Lapu-lapu city which is very accessible.

Lapu-Lapu City is a refined city. It has great people, places and foods. It’s like a place where you could never compare to anywhere in this world. The people are hospitable and in fact many foreigners had said that. The places too are one of a kind; beaches, resorts, and historical scenes are present. it has exotic foods that you can never eat anywhere in this world.

Lapu-Lapu, also known as “Opon”, is known for its famous tourist attractions. Many foreign people chose to stay and settle here because of what the city can offer. It is a highly-urbanized city where you can find hospitals, churches, colleges, leisure parks, and even an international airport. Unfortunately, some locals find Lapu-Lapu horrible due to traffic congestion.

I would highly encourage him/her to my City. It is because Lapu-lapu City is Restoric Hotel City in Visayas. There are a lot of beaches, and hotels were you can find peaceful and mind relaxing. Lapu-lapu’s tourist spots is a great way to bond with family, relatives, friends.

Moving to our city is not a waste of time and effort. Our city has its airport. We have many crystal clear beaches. We also have delicious food such as “lechon” or roasted pig. We are known as the Historic Resort City. Historically, this is the place where Lapu-Lapu (the hero) fought for freedom. people are hospitable, friendly, and accommodating. You will not regret moving to our City.

Jhanmariefer, says: 2020

We are a city that’s resided by beautiful and hospitable people. Coming to our town is an experience that will not ever knock on your doors of regret. Our city adopts every person like a child of its own and it is this place that is going to feed your vision of the word called “home”.

A person who wants to move to our city must poses an open mind and heart. be an adaptable person, knows how to communicate with other and has a good sense of humor. know the limits of each person and decide to continue the talk.

Nichole, says: 2020

If they wish moving in Cebu, it is best advised that they wear light and bright clothing. The weather is mostly hot in here! The temperature goes around 30-40 degrees. Also, they should try the food. A lot of foreigners whenever they go to Cebu, were intrigued by the food but love it! Lechon is perfectly recommended. Yum!

The city is rich when it comes to tourism. We have a lot of beaches and good restaurants in the area. We are also famous for our ancient history when the Spaniards came to conquer our Island. We are proud Filipinos because of our rich heritage. We believe that you will really enjoy moving to our great city.

Lapu-Lapu City has the best tourist destinations. It has many beaches. My City is also called Historic Resort City. There are also many companies you can apply to if you wanna work for a living. You will really enjoy living there. Aside from tourist destinations, people here have big smiles that you could imagine.

Lapu-Lapu City is in the south of the country. It has breathtaking and picturesque views of the mountains and ocean. the people are known for being hospitable and fluent in English. Accommodations for tourists, spacious and are budget friendly. When it comes to food, there are variety of mouthwatering cuisines from different areas of the place.

Hannah, says: 2020

It is a historical city since this is where the infamous Magellan was killed. This city is also a resorts capital in Cebu province. There are so many resorts and beautiful beaches here. many popular events have already been hosted by Lapu lapu city which includes Miss Universe pageant.

A person moving to the city must know how to speak basic greetings of Filipino or Cebuano language. They must know how to ride the public transport because it is very different from other countries. Also, they have to be careful because, sometimes, they will encounter street people. Filipino people are friendly.

Maricar, says: 2020

The city is an island. If one is fond of beaches and seafood, this city is a perfect choice. Second, it is near the only international airport in the province. That means that it’s more convenient going in and out of the country. Third, the cost of living is cheap.

Odawni, says: 2020

The city is bustling with people day and night. One shouldn’t be surprised upon hearing loud music blasted onto speakers in each store they pass by. There had also been a few dangerous incidents that had occurred in the past. Thieves are everywhere and this city is no exception. Although you will be fine as long as you are careful.

If you ever are moving here then here are some things that might help you. You do not need to bring a lot of stuff if you move to my city since there are many malls in the area. You also do not need to worry about the language barrier since most people in my area knows how to speak the global language, which is English. You also do not need to worry about getting lost since the people her are friendly and kind.

In Lapu- Lapu City where I reside, there are a lot of advantages if you want to consider moving in or living here. First advantage is the Oponganons – people in Lapu- Lapu City. They are very friendly and they are obedient to rules. They are also good people so you are safe to stroll around the place without worrying that harm is present. Other advantages are the following: easy access to the airport, it has many beaches where you can swim as much as you can and the environment where you can see a beautiful view of the sky and the city.

Jennebel, says: 2020

I’m residing in a city that has beautiful beaches you can visit and unwind. The place is amazing and it can help you relax and be stress-free. The people also are friendly and cheerful which makes it more a lovely place. The beautiful scenery and people makes the place more exciting and relaxing.

Lapu-Lapu is known for its rich history. The name of the island itself comes from a famous character in the Philippines history as the first ever leader to fend off Spanish colonizers. Despite his origins as Malay, not many people knew about his true nationality. Up to this date, the island is still called Lapu-Lapu and that a special day is reserved to commemorate the fight that happened between the tribe of Lapu-Lapu and the Spanish colonizers lead by Ferdinand Magellan.

Lapu-Lapu City is an island that is part of Cebu. Due to it being an island, the city is famous for its high class resorts and beaches. It also offers fresh seafood and historic shrines. One famous shrine is called the Mactan Shrine where the battle between Lapu-Lapu and Magellan happened. For me, it is a recommended attraction. Also, my city it known to be highly urbanized. I recommend moving here because we, Oponganons, are known to be hospitable and friendly. We also have a known tradition called Bayanihan, where we help someone who is transferring to another area. if you are the type of person who enjoy nature and at the same time an urban area, I highly recommend you to move to my city.

Lapu-Lapu City is the Historic Resort City in the Philippines. Lapu-lapu City is home to a lot of pristine white beaches, premium luxury hotels and resorts, with hospitable host community that will surely make your experience in this city very memorable and fantastic. Tourist destinations, delicious food are also what makes my city worth remembering.

It’s a very good place. The cost of living is not too expensive. There are a lot of tourist spots around the city and all over the province. The locals are hospitable and friendly and are willing to help in times of need. A lot of foreigners moved here.

Kristin, says: 2020

Our city is known for its beautiful and breathtaking tourist spots. The city is acknowledge for promoting tourism in our region. A city where you get to enjoy its delicacies and scenery. We also do promote the city’s history, the name and the story of how the city was named.

It is a historical place which is very known to people. A place where everyone loves to live or visit. Many hotels to stay and resorts prior to all tourists who are on vacation. Oponganon people are very kind and hospitable. Mactan Shrine or Lapu-lapu Shrine is the wonderful place to go.

Princess, says: 2020

Our city, Lapu-lapu is well known for beaches and high-end hotels. The city is a good spot for tourism. I can define the place as a city island. It is not only about beaches and hotels but also you can experience a great hospitality. Though it is a city, one can find peace living here as well.

Florence, says: 2020

My city is one of the most industrialized cities in Cebu. There are various shopping malls people can go to for buying important stuff. The airport is also in this City. it is very convenient for people who love traveling. They do not have to take a long drive to reach the airport.

Isabella, says: 2020

Our city is one of the most sought-after, magnificent, and beautiful places to visit. It is filled with a bunch of mesmerizing views, scenery, landscapes, and bodies of water that will leave you in awe. The people residing here are very welcoming and hospitable which makes it called as the “Queen city of the South”

Lapu-Lapu City is known to be an ‘Island Resort’ in our province which is Cebu. It’s known for that name because the city is surrounded with beautiful beaches and little islands. Many foreigners visit our place to unwind on our famous hotels built near the island’s shores. Other activities they do aside from sun bathing and swimming is island hopping. It’s so fun to be here in Lapu-Lapu City!

Sherrice, says: 2020

Lapu-Lapu City is known for its abundance of beach resorts. It is also where the airport for Metro Cebu City is located. To get to mainland Cebu, there are two bridges which can be utilized. A third bridge is under construction and is expected to improve the traffic situation. Getting to know your way around Lapu-Lapu is not very difficult and the City’s layout is not complicated.

Our city is historical here in the Philippines. There’s a lot of tourist attractions and business opportunities. Beaches here are breathtaking. People are very accommodating. Food are delicious. The weather is a bit hot since we are in a tropical country.

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