When is the best time to go to Palawan?

When is the best time to go to Palawan? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Palawan, the weather is good everywhere in January, February, March and April
  • The best months to go to Puerto Princesa are January, February, March and April
  • On average, it is hot all year round in Puerto Princesa
  • The rainiest months in this city are June, July, August, September, October and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Coron, Bataraza and Busuanga, with good weather at least 7 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Puerto Princesa

Annual weather in Palawan

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Palawan for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 85°F
4 to 17 days*
February 79°F to 85°F
3 to 9 days*
March 81°F to 86°F
2 to 7 days*
April 86°F
4 to 10 days*
May 88°F
11 to 15 days*
June 86°F
12 to 21 days*
July 86°F
12 to 23 days*
August 86°F
11 to 20 days*
September 86°F
11 to 21 days*
October 85°F
14 to 17 days*
November 86°F
9 to 17 days*
December 81°F to 86°F
8 to 20 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Palawan island by cities

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Temperatures and rainfall in Palawan

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Palawan island and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Puerto Princesa, El Nido, Coron, Balabac and Bataraza, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Palawan

Find out when Palawan island has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Palawan

The months with low numbers of tourists are: May, June, July, August, September, October and November. The number of visitors to Palawan island is high in: January, February, March, April and December.

  • Very low season in Palawan: June, July, August, September and October.
  • Low season in Palawan: May and November.
  • High season in Palawan: January, February, March and April.
  • Peak season in Palawan: December.

Figure: Visitor index for Palawan island month by month

Where to go in Palawan?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Puerto Princesa85°F85°F86°F88°F88°F88°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F
El Nido85°F83°F85°F86°F88°F88°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F
Dumaran Island85°F83°F85°F86°F88°F88°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F
Port Barton85°F83°F85°F86°F88°F88°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F


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About Palawan island

What can I do in Palawan?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for Palawan island reliable?

Climate data for Palawan island has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Palawan island allows us to determine the average for each month in Puerto Princesa, El Nido, Coron, Balabac, Bataraza, Busuanga, Dumaran Island, Linapacan, and 3 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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