Living in San Pablo City, Philippines:
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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit San Pablo City, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 24 people living in San Pablo 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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Our city is known for the City of Seven Lakes. The most popular one is the Sampaloc Lake which is located in the heart of the city and just behind the City Capital Building. We are also located between the province of Quezon and Batangas. That’s why we have many travelers or visitors passing by.

Sophia, says: 2020

The City of San Pablo lies in the southern portion of Laguna province. This city is otherwise known as the “City of Seven Lakes” because it has seven lakes: Sampalok, Palakpakin, Yambo, Bunot, Pandin, Muhikap, and Calibato. By land area, it is the largest in the province of Laguna. We have a good and big market. We also have a beautiful church and park.

Gwynnie, says: 2020

Our city is the City of Seven Lakes, it is surrounded by seven beautiful lakes which is our top attraction in this city. This city also has kind hearted and generous people. People who travel here are welcomed with open arms. If you decide to move here you will not regret it. It has less pollution since this is the province and families tend to vacation here often.

Christine, says: 2020

San Pablo City is widely known for ts good neighborhood and the festive tourism the city can offer. Aside from having a competitive local government in which you can count on, our city annually holds the Coconut Festival in honor of St. Paul the First Hermit and the prosperous coconut industry and products in San Pablo City.

San Pablo City, not just being one of the highly economically developed cities in Laguna, also has great destinations such as multiple lakes famously known as “The Seven Wonders”. This city offers absolute comfort by providing residents’ essential needs in terms of the availability of health facilities, food chains, and malls. San Pablo provides variety of modern things without forgetting to promote the Filipino culture.

Robelyn, says: 2020

San Pablo City is the City of Seven Lakes. It is a small and quiet city where you can live simply. People are helpful and courteous. Business is bustling and growing. There are also several tourist spots that one can visit. It is also well known for several coconut products that are uniquely from San Pablo.

Shariza, says: 2020

San Pablo City is the “City of Seven Lakes” as it houses these seven fresh water bodies namely Sampaloc, Bunot, Yambo, Pandin, Mohicap, Kalibata and Palakpakin. These lakes are known for scenic views and surrounded with lush foliage. These are perfect getaways for nature lovers and for meditation and soul searching. The city is a perfect place with welcoming people. It is also well known for annual Coco Festival celebrated from first to second week of January.

Cherelyn, says: 2020

Alaminos is one of the municipalities in Laguna. Near our area is San Pablo City where it takes only one jeepney ride away, approximately 20 minutes, to get there. You will know that you are in San Pablo when you see its main landmark, SM mall San Pablo.

Dominic, says: 2020

San Pablo City is a famous city which belongs to the province of Laguna. It is rich in agriculture albeit being an urbanized city. It is home of the iconic seven lakes, namely: Sampaloc, Palakpakin, Bunot, Pandin, Yambo, Muhikap, and Calibato. The people of San Pablo are known to be hospitable, lively, generous and hardworking.

Genevieve, says: 2020

The first thing someone should know about our city is that it provides numerous options because of its location. Accessibility will not be a problem for them because it is surrounded by nearby towns just minutes of travel away. May it be for schools, hospitals, malls, they have numerous choices to opt for, both within and outside the city.

Another factor which can be considered quite popular about the city is its tourist spots. It is known for having seven lakes, all of which are properly taken care of.

The negative side, however, that know, is that crimes often take place. Though the crime rate is fairly low compared to others and the crimes committed are not grave, they should still take this into consideration especially if they are moving in a secluded part of the town.

One of the many wonders that San Pablo City offers is the seven captivating lakes scattered all over the city. The most accessible to the public, the Sampaloc Lake is found in the city proper where in the early mornings are filled with cyclists and runners. At such times, it is highly possible to run into a friend and even if one does not, the friendly aura that the people and the place has allows one to feel comfortable. The natural tendency of the people to smile and nod at strangers gives the homey feeling one needs in a new hometown.

If your moving to our city you have probably had a good choice because we have so many good places in our city like the most popular seven lakes. If you want to have a fresh air and bonding to your friends you can have a visit there.

Ayessa, says: 2020

In San Pablo City, you can find the seven lakes which are the city’s main tourist attraction. Our city is just a few hours from Manila which is the capital of the Philippines. San Pablo City is also known for some delicacies such as Buko pie and Ube Halaya.

Marian, says: 2020

San Pablo City is a place dotted with rich natural resources, cultural heritage, fun festivities, historical landmarks, and delicious cuisine. An encounter with these amazing natural wonders will surely entice visitors to keep coming back.

Princess, says: 2020

San Pablo City is unique and renowned for its beautiful seven lakes. People are curious how far these water forms are. There are also underlying myths that arouse curiosity and add mystery to these interconnected tourist spots. Walking by foot is possible and can be quite fun to try when visiting these lakes.

We have the nicest people. You can expect clean roads. If you want to go on a picnic with family, we have seven lakes here you can visit. Every the second week of January, expect a festival that will result in the closing off roads. You’ll enjoy it here.

Charlyn, says: 2020

The person who wanted to move to our city needs to know this is a tourist spot. A lot of people come to the city to see the famous seven lakes. The city also celebrates the coconut festival every January. he/she needs to be aware of traffic.

Lucelle, says: 2020

Our city has many tourist spots and different food specialties that everyone loves. One of the many tourist spots is the famous seven lakes in our city which is visited by many people from different cities or even provinces just to see the beauty of it. Also, our city has preserved the culture from the Spaniards decades ago. Our city is very rich in culture, that’s why you have to our city to see and experience it all.

If you’re moving to San Pablo City, know that this is a nice play. We have the best Buko Pie in the country. San Pableños, which is what we call ourselves here, are very polite and friendly. You’ll enjoy living here. Once you’re here, moving to other places will not a choice for you.

He must know our famous seven beautiful lakes. Our night market that has so many people talking, laughing, eating and having a good time to each other. He also, must know our busy streets, that full of vendors. If he would go here I think that he will enjoy surely.

Almera, says: 2020

San Pablo City is called the City of Seven Lakes. We are also known as the City of coconuts because all of the countless coconut trees in here. The people are always accommodating and nice. Very low crime rates have been recorded in this City for the past several years and I can safely say that this is a very good city to have and grow a family.

Michelle, says: 2020

San Pablo City is quite a dangerous place in terms of alarming rates of criminal activity. I have heard that it is one of the most infamous spots for hiring hitmen and mercenaries, of which is less prevalent in the public eye.

Djamela, says: 2020

If somebody moves in our city they would enjoy the cozy nature vibe. Our city lies in the middle of several mountains and has seven lakes. There is also a wide variety of sumptuous meals. Most meals served are from the main produce of the city. We also have festivals, carnivals and kind people you can celebrate each day with.

Edward, says: 2020

Our City is dubbed as the “city of seven lakes”. We have lakes where tourist visit to experience nature trips. Biking, hiking, picnicking, swimming, and eating while riding bamboo raft, these are only few of the things people can enjoy during the lake tours. We are proud to be able to provide exhilarating experience to people visiting our place. We are also well known for the coconut products.

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