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10 Reasons to Live in Roxas City

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Roxas City is a Hall of Famer in the cleanest and greenest cities in the Philippines. This eco-friendly city has the best marine life, and it’s known in the country for its nickname, the “Seafood Capital of the Philippines.” Located just 460 kilometers southeast of Manila, Roxas City is the chief port of Northern Panay.

In the past, the Department of Health (DOH) awarded Roxas City with its 2nd Red Orchid Award. It’s a reward for being 100% tobacco-free. But smokers need not worry here because you will find assigned places where you can enjoy your tobacco.

Roxas City also appears on the official list of the 2016 and 2017 passers in Good Financial Housekeeping. The giver of the Seal of Good Local Governance was the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). There were 139 Local Government Units (LGUs) assessed in Region VI before granting this approval.

According to another record, this city once received an award as the best police station in the entire region of Western Visayas. The foreign nationals we met say they feel safe living here.

So what really makes this city an ideal place to live aside from these accomplishments? Here are 10 reasons to live in Roxas, Capiz:

1. Seafood

If you are a massive seafood lover, this can be the best place to live in the Philippines. Roxas City is home to the most delicious angel wing clam (known as Diwal in local terms). It is the prized shellfish of Roxas City. Other rich kinds of seafood are crabs, scallops, shrimps, milkfish, and oysters. But seafood here is not only fresh and yummy, but it is also low-priced because of the abundance in supply.

2. Clean Air and Water

Drinking water in Roxas City is one of the cleanest in the country. You’ll notice that right away when you open the faucet to get water. Here, there is enough supply of water in every part of the city.

53% of economic activity in Roxas City is farming and fishing. Most commuters here use eco-friendly motorcycles to travel from one place to another. This medium-sized city has over 179,000 residents only and is one of the best places where you can enjoy nature.

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3. Stable Supply of Electricity

The supply of electricity is stable throughout the year. We get our power from the Capiz Electric Cooperative (CAPELCO). Our location is not part of the typhoon belt in the Philippines, and typhoons rarely hit us during the wet season.

And like in bigger cities, we also enjoy the fastest internet speed in the Philippines for residential and business use anywhere in the city. Here, we have internet connections provided by Converge ICT, PLDT, and Globe Telecom.

4. One of the Safest Places to Live

Roxas City is in the top 10 livable cities in the Philippines. Some foreign nationals even consider it the safest place to live in the country. This city has only two major highways, the Iloilo East Coast – Capiz Road and the Roxas – Ivisan Bypass Road, and it doesn’t have interconnecting cities.

Here, tourists prefer to walk around every street corner without worrying about anything. Although you won’t see any tall buildings, no matter where you go, the daytime will give you a relaxed ambiance not found in bigger cities or crowded places.

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5. Wide Beach

Roxas City has the 15th largest natural bay in the world: the Baybay beach. In 2002, this beach was the cleanest shoreline of the Philippines.

Baybay beach has fine ebony sand and a variety of edible shellfish, which local people harvest every morning. An added convenience to Baybay beach is the seafood restaurants along the shoreline. Baybay also has the famous Capiz shell, which people handcraft into chandeliers, lampshades, wind chimes, frames, even windows because they are lightweight and durable.

6. Sports Facilities

Keeping yourself in tip-top shape is easy within the city. Aside from the many fitness gyms where you can enroll for a small monthly fee, our major sports complex, the Villareal Stadium, is very accessible wherever you are in the city.

This sports arena has hosted many events in the past and continues to be a favorite spot for athletes. Here you can jog, swim, work out in a gym, and play basketball, volleyball, football (soccer), and tennis on a game court.

7. Tourist Destinations

If you’re fond of plants, Hortus Botanicus is one of your musts. This garden is in Milibili, Roxas City. And it’s home to a variety of introduced and endemic plants.

And just nearby is the city’s famous white beach destination: the Olotayan Island. This part of Roxas City has a white sandy beach and crystal blue water, but you have to travel by sea to get there. It’s a perfect place to relax during a holiday. Other parts of Roxas City and Capiz also have white sandy beaches.

If you travel from the city going inland, visit Sta. Monica Church and the famous Bell of Panay – the biggest bell in the Philippines and Asia. Sta. Monica is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines, established in 1774. The Bell of Panay weighs 11 tons (made of 70 sacks of coins), 5 feet high, and 7 feet in diameter. This old timer is a major tourist spot in the country.

If you are fond of caving, Suhot Cave is your first choice when in Roxas City. This tourist destination is in Dumalag, Capiz, several kilometers outside the city. Suhot Cave is the source of cold spring that flows out of the cave. This natural wonder has interconnected caves that can reach several kilometers away.

Roxas City is the birthplace of the fifth president of the Republic of the Philippines, Manuel Acuña Roxas. The former president’s home is one of the major landmarks in the city.

Other nearby places to visit are:

  • Moro Towers built in 1814 in Sitio Nipa, Roxas City
  • Roxas City Museum, built in 1910, has a collection of religious icons, artifacts, and artworks.
  • Mantalinga Island, an ideal spot for scuba divers.
  • Cadimahan River Tour in Lawis Baybay, where you’ll see Roxas City’s marine life
  • Napti Island Panay, a small island with a white beach and very abundant in fish and lobsters.
  • Buntod Beach Panay, one of the cleanest beaches in Capiz.
  • Weny’s Butterfly Garden, one of the most beautiful tourist spots in Capiz.
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8. Cost of Living in the Philippines

If the cost of living in the Philippines is less than the level of prices in other countries, the cost of living in Roxas City is much lower than in other bigger cities in the country. If you are a foreign national, a business owner, or earning a good income, your purchasing power parity (PPP) here is high. And you will have everything you need. Plus, you can drive your car through light traffic and reach your destination in no time.

RELATED: Cost of Living in the Philippines–Roxas, Capiz

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Roxas City at Night

9. Accessibility to Public and Private Institutions

Roxas City has at least 6 shopping malls, 31 banks, around 97 public and private schools, and universities, 5 hospitals, 9 television networks, 2 cable television stations, 4 radio stations, and 7 local and regional newspapers. It will only take a few minutes to reach any destination in Roxas City.

Having many banks in a medium-sized city like Roxas is a sign that the residents’ priorities here are economy and good management.

Our popular banks include Allied Bank, Banco De Oro, Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Chinabank, Development Bank of the Philippines, EastWest Bank, Land Bank of the Philippines, Maybank, Metrobank, Philippine National Bank, Philippine Savings Bank, Philippine Veterans Bank, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, and Security Bank.

The big shopping malls are Gaisano Grand Roxas, Gaisano Grand Marketplace, Unitop Shopping Mall, Robinsons Place Roxas, CityMall Avenue-Roxas, and SM City Roxas in Arnaldo Blvd.

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10. Current and Future Developments

If you’ve been in Roxas City for quite some time, you’ll notice that its current major developments are shopping malls. With the successful rise of Robinsons Place Roxas in 2014 and CityMall Arnaldo-Roxas in 2015, Roxas City moved closer to its modernization plan. It has also maintained being an environment-friendly city through its well-planned infrastructure.

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On April 8, 2022, the 10-hectare SM City Roxas in Arnaldo Blvd. finally opened to serve the public. It is a complete shopping mall similar to SM Iloilo but with a larger land area. It’s the biggest on Panay Island. Now that it is here, not only the whole of Roxas City will cheer, but the entire province of Capiz. And there will be a good reason not to travel for hours to shop in other cities but to go straight to SM Mall Roxas.

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You will still see natural scenery almost everywhere you look. In fact, the foreign nationals we met say that, at some point, these recent developments make them feel they are in a good place outside the country.

The province of Capiz has already strengthened its tourism program, and residents and would-be residents are now more aware of the places to visit in Capiz.

P.S. Did you know that Roxas City has no recorded climate change? People here still enjoy the same actual tropical climate since the olden days.

See also: Cost of Living in Philippines – Roxas, Capiz

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Roxas City Capiz?

Roxas, Capiz is in Western Visayas Region VI, belonging to Panay island, the sixth largest island in the Philippines. Located 460 kilometers southeast of Manila, the city of Roxas is most abundant in marine life and also the second center of education, trade, economic activities, and logistics on the entire Panay island. It is the capital of the province of Capiz, where you get to see the longest river on the island, the Panay River, which stretches 168 kilometers long of waters sourced from the slopes of Mount Igabon-Mount Angas Mountain Range.

What region is Roxas Capiz?

Roxas, Capiz, is in Region VI, belonging to Western Visayas, an administrative region in the Philippines. This city is the capital of the province of Capiz, where the native language is Capiznon, a member of the 30 Bisayan languages in the Visayas region. Bisayan language is a subgroup of the Austronesian languages spoken in the Philippines.

Where to stay in Roxas Capiz?

If you are here in Roxas, Capiz, to visit a friend, or maybe you are a tourist traveling to see the unique spots in the area, your best place to stay is within Roxas City. If you prefer to stay in the city proper, we recommend staying in Pueblo de Panay, where you get to enjoy the scenery and urban living. This 670-hectare township has popular hotels like Hotel Veronica, Urban Manor, and Islands Hotel. Within Pueblo de Panay is Robinsons Place Roxas, a famous two-level full-service shopping mall in Roxas City. However, if you prefer to stay near the beach, we recommend San Antonio Resort, a self-contained commercial establishment, which can give you the best view of the Baybay beach.

Where to eat in Roxas Capiz?

In our view, the best restaurants in Roxas City right now are in Pueblo de Panay, where you get a taste of Filipino and modern flavors and enjoy quiet scenery. The restaurants in this township offer local and international cuisines. One restaurant named Café Terraza sits on top of a hill, which can give you a clear view of Roxas City at any time of the day. However, if you prefer to dine beside the sea and have your favorite seafood served Filipino-style, go to the seafood restaurants along Baybay beach. It is a favorite spot by locals at night.

What to do in Roxas City Capiz?

If you are in Roxas City for the first time, you may wonder how you would spend your day in this seemingly uncomplicated city. The days here feel longer, knowing how relaxed the atmosphere is, even during rush hour. But you can do a lot of things while in Roxas City. You can go inland and visit tourist spots like the Bell of Panay and Suhot Cave. The Bell of Panay is just around 15 minutes away from the city proper. Suhot Cave is a cold spring destination in Dumalag, Capiz. If you long for a white sandy beach destination, go to Olotayan Island, a location just around 2 hours away. You can spend the rest of the day in shopping malls and dining at restaurants.

About JENNY ANOTA

Jenny is a PRC-licensed professional, having official permission to practice her profession as a real estate broker. She has extensive knowledge of real properties and knows Roxas, Capiz, very well.

67 thoughts on “10 Reasons to Live in Roxas City”

  1. I was born in Roxas City 55 yes ago but grew up in Manila. Although I live far from Roxas City, I still have fond memories of my childhood. Thanks for your nice write-up re. Roxas City.

  2. HI thank you for your post ang ganda hindi ko pa kasi naikot ang buong roxas khit dyan ako pinanganak at nag aral til first yr college ang ganda pla tlga ng roxas city…. i always miss to go home to my hometown..kung lage lng sana may pera ang sarap mag bkasyon every year….i lived now in manila with my family…more post pa ha thank you…..

    • Hello Mona Liza, thank you for sharing. It’s always a good time to visit Roxas and see the places you haven’t seen before. All the best.

  3. I love Roxas city because that is my hometown. I love all the foods, especially seafood and the Kamayan restaurant called Manokan.. that was our favorite restaurant of my late mother. That’s why my husband and I are planning to revisit Roxas city soon. I am very excited to go home.. thanks for posting admin…

  4. No doubt about it, Roxas City is one of the peaceful, less polluted, no traffic, and religious places in the Philippines. It’s really a perfect place for retirement. Although tricycle drivers don’t have road courtesy and right manners, many uneducated drivers are destroying the good image of the town, not to mention some politicians. But, overall, I love Roxas City.

    • Hello. We actually saw some improvements already in public transportation order, especially now that big shopping malls are rising, hoping it will remarkably improve for the better. However, the best way to roam around the city is through one’s private vehicle.

    • I want to retire to Roxas City. My friend was born there. I would like to know if there are many apartments or houses to rent there and approximate prices. Many thanks.

  5. I wouldn’t say I like it that we have to drag Boracay for popularity. The beaches and Islands you featured are enough to describe how beautiful Roxas City is. Just saying! 1-8 are all true, and I couldn’t agree with you more. All the best, Ms. Jen! Kudos!

    • Thank you, John. The beaches of Roxas City are already great. Now that tourism has its eye on our city, we hope Baybay beach will be developed to its full potential.

  6. I can’t help but read this article since I grow up in Roxas City. Though, I didn’t know anything about the white sand located in Roxas but Boracay Island. I left Roxas City in 1999 and my last visit was May 2010 and I was impress . The only thing I was not happy about us there are no bars or dance club in the area. There are plenty to do during the day but nothing at night. I am planning to visit this year hopefully that will change. Other than that, great article. I love my hometown (Miibili) and very proud to grow up there.

  7. Great posting and captiviting my heart to visit my ancestral home. anjan mga ninuno ko from mother side. Pero s manila n kmi lumaki at wla nmn nakukwento ang mother ko about her place n marami nmn plang magagandang lugar din s roxas city n pwdeng puntahan at pasyalan. I hope one day mkavisit dn sa mga kamag anak namin jan.. This is the right place to settle down after a long journey of our busy life.

  8. Absolutely true, the 10 reasons why I should live in Roxas city…Shopping malls available not crowded….many restaurants available…..Very peaceful place…many more subdivisions…Mabuhay Mga Capizenos!

  9. There is a minor problem coming up for foreigners; somehow, the main big banks have no ATM connection anymore with cirrus. Only the BDO in Roxas is working; if I use the ATM bank in Kalibo, no problem. In Roxas, the ps bank has a problem with cirrus. Bpi is everywhere a problem right now with regards to cirrus. For somebody completely depending on cirrus atm transactions, Roxas is difficult living. I want to move to Roxas. However, the atm reliability holds me.

    • There are currently 2 BDO in Roxas City. BDO Roxas Avenue and BDO CityMall Roxas Arnaldo Blvd branch. BDO is building another branch in Pueblo de Panay, making 3 BDO’s in Roxas City alone. I think these branches are already enough for you…

  10. I vaguely remember lunch at a restaurant specializing in Bangus, located on a hill (or some elevation). That was in 1978. Would you happen to know its name and if it still exists?

    • Hello René. It could easily be in the hills of Ford’s residence in Culasi. Great location but not much activity there these days.

    • Hi, Rene! It was Panorama before, overlooking fish ponds down and a winding road up the hill. Used to be a restaurant with band at night, but no longer in business. Miss that one, too.

  11. Hi born in Roxas City and lived there for 9 years. A home site, to be exact. I live in the states now. But, I am coming home this July for a month! I am so excited! My cousins have been telling me all the wonderful new places we can go to. I can’t wait ^.^

  12. I met my wife who was an osw in Hong Kong 13 years ago and she took me to Milibili, Roxas city capiz. And NO she is not Aswang! hahahaha I met her Relatives who all live in beautiful quaint houses very close together with their own huge Rice Field A true family commune and this is just up the road from the beautiful Hortus Botanicus, Roxas city really captured my heart, so much so that only 4 years from now I hope to retire there with maganda Pilipina asawa ko. I just love the beaches in Roxas and spent many a day In Gaisano with my step children playing pool and eating in Jolly bee, I find myself wishing my life away to the day when I will see my Nanay, step children and grand children and spend my Golden years in such a beautiful and peaceful place. I <3 Roxas City

  13. Thank you for the information. We are sailing to Roxas today from Boracay. We could find no information on previous yachts stopping at Roxas. Hopefully, we have a great stay in your city and encourage other world sailing yachts to visit. We hope that the port area will be suitable to anchor.

  14. Hi Jenn,
    Thank you for the information. I am in search of a place to settle and start a business. I am presently living in Siquijor, but I realized it is not a good place for me because, apart from a quiet, safe, clean and eco-conscient people place for my living, I also need mainly 2 things for my business: 1) possibility of abundant local supply of good quality bamboo-like BUTONG (not KAWAYAN TINIK) and 2) facility to import by sea-freight basic components from China and possibility to export also by the sea our finished products to Japan, US, Australia, Europe, etc … Do you think I can find these characteristics in Roxas City? If you say a vibrant “Yes,” I shall surely visit the area very soon! Thanks.
    PS: I am at the moment visiting Iloilo-Guimaras and did not find all these characteristics, though the harbor’s facilities here are impressive.

    • Hello. Thank you for taking the time to post a reply. There’s a large variety of bamboo in Roxas City and nearby towns, but we’re unsure if the one you’re looking for is available here. Harbor facilities in Roxas City are about the same as in Iloilo, with major sea-freight destinations going to Manila.

  15. One thing you neglect to mention. Rent is twice as high as MANILA, but salaries are almost non-existent to maybe a fraction of that in Manila…

    • Hello Konrad. Having stayed in MANILA for a couple of years, I’d say there are still great and affordable places for rent in Roxas City. In fact, we also help others look for a temporary place to live while they’re still building their new houses. One of the many things I like about Roxas City is that acquiring a property here (even nearest to the beach) costs much less than in most cities.

      • I lived in Roxas as a child and thru High School (Filamer). I come and visit every couple of years, and yes, Roxas has changed for the better in most areas except the beach, Baybay. I am disappointed that the City Government continues to let Sari-Sari Stores on the beachside of the road. I grew up there enjoying the clean beaches. The restaurants by the beach empty their garbage/waste on the beach. I love Roxas, grew up there, and am proud of the City, but the City Government needs to enforce the laws and clean up the Baybay.

  16. My BF and I plan to visit Roxas City in June 2016 primarily due to seafood and the city. We lived in Florida and had just retired. We want to stay there for about 3 months or so. Do you have any suggestions where the best place to rent a house? Btw I was born and grew up in Manilla. I appreciate any ideas you can share with us.

    • Hello Susan. We think that the best place to rent a house is near Baybay beach, where it’s more relaxing, and the seafood restaurants are conveniently located.

  17. Being a long-time ‘KANO’ in Roxas, I certainly agree with your comments in (8). Roxas is most definitely one of the friendliest and safest places that I have been to in the Philippines. I enjoy walking everywhere in Roxas, especially in the cooler months before Summer. All around, a great place to live.

  18. I was born and raised in Roxas City and studied in Manila, live in Manila for more than 35 years.
    We decided to go back to Roxas City in October 2012 in preparation for my forthcoming retirement.
    Our residence is just a stone through the Stadium, Gaisano, Saint Anthony Hospital, and the famed Capiz National High School. We walk/jog to the Public market (Bagong Lipunan) if we need to buy something.

    We really love our new abode and no regrets about going back to where I was born and came from.

    Thank you for featuring our very own ROXAS CITY/CAPIZ – PROUD CAPIZNON AKO

  19. Since childhood, I used to live in Roxas City 50 years ago. I may call this place paradise.
    The place is complete with natural resources, and for me, it never needs any help from the national government.
    I hope that this beautiful city will never be over-commercialized as well as peaceful as it was since.

  20. I was born in Roxas City, grew up getting my BSNursing Degree in Filamer, and now lives in Melbourne, Australia .(.AU Citizen )…BUT I miss my hometown, Roxas City ..the food, the place, and the friendly Capizeno… I ♡ Roxas City..ur always in Our Heart…God Bless Capiz ❤

  21. Nice write-up about Roxas City. I was born in Manapla Neg. Occ. But grew up in Manila since 3 yrs old. I have been back & forth to Negros, (Bacolod, Cadiz, Fabrica) & Iloilo from when I was a teenager until I was working in my twenties. I migrated here to Canada and have been a balikbayan and had been to Boracay but never been to Roxas. The funny thing is we had traveled to Europe, cruise to different places and we have so many beautiful places there in the Phils that we have never seen or been to. I hope next time we go home, we will make it a point to see these places, especially Roxas City. Thanks for your publication.

  22. I missed Roxas city, especially St Anthony hospital, where I graduated in 1975. I was born in Dumalag, Capiz part of my childhood days spent there. Last year I visited Roxas in 1980 I took the train for Iloilo to Roxas. After 35 years, I came back again to my hometown, Dumalag… Asenso Na Gid Even devastated by Yolanda Bangon Gihapon beloved capiz.

  23. Proud of being Dumalagnon in which Suhot Spring has been part of beautiful places in Roxas. Keep it up.

  24. Roxas City is a beautiful city. I’ve briefly lived there in the late 70s and found the people hospitable, low crime rate, and plenty of things to do. A quick plane ride from the main island of Manila or a nice 24 hour Ferry ride on the straights of Romblon. Of course, the train ride to Iloilo city is also quite an experience. I wouldn’t mind settling in Roxas; I still have relatives in the area, mainly the descendants of Capulso and Bornales.

  25. My Fiance loves the place too, we’ve been to suhot spring in Dumalag. When we’re on our way home from the airport, he was impressed with the peaceful life and away from a crowded place in Manila. He will definitely be coming back and maybe built a house there.

  26. I agree. Roxas City is one of the best places all over the Phil. Talk about seafood, panoramic views, simple rural combined with urban living, deep spiritual values, rich and source of pride heritage of its people in the whole province, the high social and political consciousness of the people (they are up-to-date in current events national and international), friendly people, etc., etc. It’s time people of this city and all province mates stand up together to be proud of this city, our province, the homeplace of our forebears…Thanks for this beautiful write-up!

  27. Wow! It’s nice to reminiscent my childhood days in my hometown Panay, I’m now in my 60’s and living outside the Phils, how can I forget this beautiful place where I was born, the seafood, Baybay beach, the fiestas, and the Binayle, at Pag Harana Sa Dalaga Sa Barrio wow! a lot of good memories, GOD bless Capiz.

  28. Roxas City is where I was born and where I will be buried…the place of fond memories, aspirations, and success!

  29. I am a true Roxasnian, born and grew up there. Lots of beautiful places. Although I was a homebody person still proud of my city.. be home soon and visit all these places.

  30. Truly pleasing to hear how peoples from other places like to see the beauty of our city of Roxas. I am proud to be a Roxasnon.. a fellow Capizeño. I love my province..and I love my very own city, The City of Roxas. Suppose I would be given a chance to give a ‘theme song’ for our city. It would be the song from the band The Afters.. and it entitled “Life Is Beautiful.” This is a good song to hear, and this is the song that I am always listening while going to the City that I loved.

    Long live Roxas City! Long Live Roxasnon..and God bless, Capiz!

  31. The City of Roxas is the best city to live for.. A beautiful place where people participate to make the whole city and province of Capiz.. a captivating Province of the Philippines.. I would also give the ‘theme song’ for the City of Roxas.. as what Jayson said.. I will give the song “Life Is Beautiful” by. The Afters. This is an appropriate ‘theme song of the City’.. So “Life Is Beautiful” in Roxas City! Proud to be Roxasnon.. God bless, Roxas City.

  32. I was so impressed with your write ups about Roxas City. It made me proud that I come , grow up and studied (C.P.C & Filamer) in this beautiful place.Though I’m no longer staying in Roxas, Still I make it a point to visit my hometown every time I’m on vacation and enjoy going to the market to buy my favorite seafoods, fruits and kakanin esp.that puto and Bayebaye. Roxas City will always be the best place for me. And true, damo guapa
    ( not aswang) sa Roxas City, Capiz especially during summer. Mabuhay kayo classmate, Mayor Allan Celino and Mayor Dante and Angie Bermejo of Panay.

  33. I couldn’t agree more with the write-ups, comments, and everything… I like Roxas City my Mama is from Dao, Capiz, which is just around 40 minutes away from the city… Ok Na Ako Sa Roxas as in Ok Na Ok… my only concern Lang Naman Po Talaga, and I know this is quite shallow and Wag Po Kayo Matatawa… Pero Sana Naman Po Magkaroon Na Ng MCDONALDS Sa Roxas City please Parang Awa Niyo Na… Ok Naman Ako Sa Mga Seafoods Walang Problema Dun Kaso Syempre Sana Mas Masaya Pa Din Sana Kung May MCDO Kahit 1 branch Lang (Isama Na Din Pati KFC, National BookStore, CopyTrade, OCtagon, Watson) and then after Ok Na Ako… That is just my only concern… Sana Mabasa Po Ito Ni Mayor…

  34. Thank you for your post. It refreshes my memory. I was born in Roxa City and now living in the United States. After my retirement, I go back to the Philippines and open a clinic in Tanza Crossing. This is my plan.

  35. I grew up in Sapian, Capiz, and had my education in Roxas city. Just to clear that info about being 2 hours away from Boracay. Clarify the transportation means as we are not really that near to Boracay if we use land transportation.

    • Actually, it’s over 3 hours if you use inland surface transportation as your means of transport before taking sea transport from the port of Caticlan to Boracay island.

  36. I was at Roxas city last week for a quick vacay. I tell you, it’s shockingly looking better now. The Airport is cleaner and a bit modernized. Sadly the roads are crowded now with annoying tricycles. But I got used to it. I just bought a place in A subdivision, and I am looking forward to having Roxas as my second home…fresh seafood, cheaper veggies, peace, and quiet…I can’t ask for anything else:-). People are still nicer, though.

    • Hi Demi. You’ll be thrilled the moment you see SM City rising in Arnaldo Blvd. starting in July 2017. There’s also another CityMall being built in Roxas Avenue. We believe these new developments will significantly improve Roxas City. Regarding annoying tricycles, we hope the traffic system here will improve and be more disciplined as the city moves forward.

  37. It is wonderful reading all the good things about Roxas City, but I had already selected Roxas City as my retirement destination before finding this!???. I am a Cano who visited your lovely country about 4 years ago on a visit to see if it would be workable and it was an emphatic yes! Though I have never been to Capiz, much less Roxas City, I have selected it as my destination for the above reasons, plus a couple more. Not mentioned above but important to me is its central location in the Western Visayas. Easy connections to Masbate, Batangas, Mindoro, Romblon, Negros, Guimaras in addition to Cebu and Manila. A great location to explore more of your country. Roxas is not too heavily populated yet large enough to have good malls, restaurants, and hospitals.

    In a little over a year, I hope to be there.

    Jenny, can you give a rough monthly price range for a furnished 1bedroom apartment with aircon a person can expect to find and areas of the city to consider? I plan on walking and using tricycles to get around.

    • Hi Peter. Thank you for the nice addition to this post. Regarding the monthly price for a furnished 1bedroom apartment, it’s at least 15,000php.

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