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Things To Do in Calabar, Cross River

11 local experts

Is Calabar boring? Is it fun? How do people relax in their free time? From playing and watching live sports to listening to live music to volunteering, here's what 11 local experts had to say about things to do in Calabar, Cross River.

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Visitors or those moving to the Calabar municipality, Nigeria should note that it’s a tourist destination for visitors, and a good place to live in. Though the security situation, especially in the southern part, is becoming worse by the day and one should be careful and be aware of happenings in the environment. Cost of living in Calabar is moderate and relatively fair as compared to other big cities in Nigeria.

Sunday, says: 2023

Calabar is a serene and beautiful city. A perfect home away from home. It’s green and lush yet very clean and neat environs are a tourists delight. Food, security and basic amenities are readily available. The climate is favourable and accommodating. The people are warm and receptive. Religion is open and free for all types.

Chiderah, says: 2020

Calabar is the capital of Cross River State. It is a historic city in Southern Nigeria and is widely known as the first capital of Nigeria. The Efiks and the Quas are the dominant ethnic groups in city. Calabar is also known for having many tourists attractions such as the Marina Resort and Tinapa Resort.

Oluwatobi, says: 2020

Calabar is a tourism destination. It is in the south-south geo-political zone in the country Nigeria. It is blessed with an untapped rainforest with several game reserves, which include the famous Cross River Drill Monkey. It is home to Tinapa Free Trade Zone which is the largest Free Trade Zone in West Africa.

Festus, says: 2020

My city is a fairly peaceful city and the people enjoy the fun dimension of life such as carnivals and parties. They are Efik by tribe and and are assumed to be lazy with regards to hard-work and economic activities. Unlike their Ibo brothers in the eastern part of Nigeria who are more industrious.

Calabar is a beautiful city in the south-south region of Nigeria. The inhabitants are very generous and enthusiastic. Moreso, there are tourist sites that will blow the minds of new residents. Calabar use to be one of the cleanest cities in the country, a reputation that has sadly fallen down the slope.

Fortunatus, says: 2020

Calabar is a very quiet city although it is slowly expanding. The environment is cool and it rains a lot during the rainy season. The prices of goods and services are slightly on the high side including accommodation. Calabar is a city which has many tourist attraction which means you will have many places to visit and you will also meet many new people. If you are looking for a city with little traffic and serene environment Calabar is a place.

Calabar is a city in Nigeria. It is notable for its ambience, tranquility and cleanliness, which is reflected in its slogan, ‘The paradise city’. Calabar is most notable as the tourist destination of the country. There are various tourist attractions such as the Obudu cattle ranch, Tinapa Resort, Mary Slessor’s park and a lot more.

Calabar is in Cross River state Nigeria. Its is also called “Nations paradise” because it is one of the biggest and most beautiful tourist states in the country. with wildlife, culture and the has best delicacies. The city is so beautiful and warm with great waterfalls.

Iteoluwakisi, says: 2020

Calabar was the first capital of Nigeria. And it is the centre of attraction to tourists in Africa due to the role it played in during the colonial era. And it is one of the most beautiful cities in Nigeria. Calabar is a city everyone should visit.

The city is a nice city. The people are warm and receptive. It is home to one of the top Federal Schools in Nigeria. The City’s population is made up mainly of students. It is really easy for someone to transport themselves through the City. It is a pretty quiet City with simple activities. The city is equipped with a Football Stadium, a Shopping Mall and a Lake Resort.

Benjamin, says: 2020
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