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Old 21st August 2013, 08:44 AM
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Does Kalibo have a beachfront where you can either exercise or sunbathe or relax at a bar or restaurant?

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When I lived in Boracay I had to go to Kalibo often, mainly to buy stuff for the house. Man it is a toilet of a place!
Hi,

Was wondering why you have such a bad opinion of Kalibo? Am getting mixed reactions to Kalibo.

It was one of the places I had intended seriously looking at living in as it has an international airport, Immigration Office, is near Boracay, and just seems a nice place.

Please enlighten me to the downside?

Pat

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Wrong person to ask as have never rented as stayed with family when i went back home. My best friend who is also married to a brit had rented for years but from her family so she had family rates. There are foreigners living in Iloilo or the surrounding provinces. Iloilo is a city and theres a saying that Ilonggos are pretty unassuming but must have a lot of money in the area as evidenced by the number or banks in the city. There are colleges or universities in Iloilo. Beaches are only a drive away as I grew up by the beach. If you look at the map you would see how close it is. Driving wise to boracay or kalibo we used to go there quite frequently as it is a 4 hr drive away from what i remember. Social life is what you make of it. My friend and her family are involved with the sailing club. There are various cafes and restaurants - thai, japanese more than what they have here in Anglesey, North Wales were i currently live! Cost of living depends on what you are used to. Definitely cheaper than Manila though.
Iloilo City is the Capital of Iloilo Province and largest city on Panay. It and Bacolod City, across the Guimaras Straights (on Negros) are neck and neck size wise (there is debate now days as to which is now the biggest City in the Western Visayas). Iloilo used to be the number two port in the Philippines (was home to the Japanese Naval HQ in WWII) and is still home to a large number of maritime academies. Its also the Regional "Capital" for Region VI and thus home to a host of National Government Branch Offices. The Iloilo International Airport began serving regular international flights (Singapore and Kuala Lampur that I know of) recently. A lot of the "old" Western Visayan Moneyed Families have their roots there. Iloilo and Bacolod are linked by Fast and RORO Ferry service!

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Hi Pat,

I am currently in Roxas City (and have been for the past 6 and 1/2 years), which is 85 klm west of Kalibo and intending to move to Kalibo in the next few months. I have been going to Kalibo 5 or 6 times a year for the past 6 years and know Kalibo quiet well.

I would think that P6,000 per month for a 2 bedroom apartment would be reasonable, and around Andagao is quite nice, Andagao is on the way to the airport, (but not far out) by the way the Bureau of Immigration have an office at Andagao, so visa issues or renewals are not a problem.

The airport is International, you can fly into Kalibo from both Singapore and Hong Kong, and there are many good colleges in Kalibo, along with good coffee shops and restaurants.

Travel to Boracay is easy, I use the Ceres Liner bus, air conditioned and terminates at the Caticlan ferry terminal. Same returning to Kalibo.

All in all, I like Kalibo, and have only ever had good experiences.

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I spent many years looking around for a place to retire and bought some land just outside of Kalibo. My brother retired outside of Tarlac City, but I didn't like it there..

There are flights to Manila, Taiwan, China, Korea and more. Many tourists fly into Kalibo to go to Boracay... so getting around Asia for travel is easy and cheap and easy to get to the small airport and go... Plan on seeing the rest of Asia once I retire... and as I told my asawa... if we feel like Dim Sum why not go get it in China?

Smaller provincial capital city, clean and peaceful. There are expats, don't know how many, but I met a retired US vet in a restaurant whom had lived there for a long time and highly recommended it especially the schools.

Six years until retirement so lots of time to plant trees etc.. Can't wait...

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Hmmm, Kalibo is sounding better as I get more info from you guys on here.

Thanks for that.

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When I lived in Boracay I had to go to Kalibo often, mainly to buy stuff for the house. Man it is a toilet of a place!
I was wondering why you think Kalibo is a toilet of a place? I have only been in the airport and I may be moving to Phils to be with my g/f and Kalibo was one of the places that interested me.

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