When is the best time to go to the Philippines?

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

  • In the Philipines, the weather is good across more than 73% of the territory for: February, March and April
  • The best months to go to Manila are January, February, March, April, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Manila are March, April, May, June, July, September, October and November
  • July is the wettest month in this city
  • Bongabong is the city with the best climate, with good weather 12 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Manila


Where and when to go based on the weather?

Central Visayas
Cebu, Bohol Island, Siquijor...

January, February, March, April, May, August, September, November and December
83°F to 90°F°C
4 to 13 days
81°F to 86°F
June, July and October
86°F to 88°F°C
12 to 17 days
85°F to 86°F

Eastern Visayas
Calbayog City, Tacloban City, Kalanggaman Island...

February, March, April, May and November
83°F to 92°F°C
5 to 17 days
81°F to 86°F
January, June, July, August, September, October and December
83°F to 90°F°C
8 to 21 days
81°F to 86°F

Luzon
Manila, Batanes, Banaue...

January and February
70°F to 90°F°C
1 to 19 days
77°F to 83°F
March, April, November and December
72°F to 97°F°C
0 to 22 days
79°F to 86°F
May, June, September and October
79°F to 97°F°C
4 to 28 days
85°F to 88°F
July and August
83°F to 92°F°C
12 to 30 days
85°F to 86°F

Mindanao
Davao, Cagayán de Oro, General Santos...

February, March and April
79°F to 94°F°C
4 to 22 days
81°F to 85°F
January, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
79°F to 94°F°C
5 to 29 days
83°F to 86°F

Mindoro
Puerto Galera (Mindoro), San Jose (Mindoro), Pinamalayan...

January, February, March, April, May, November and December
81°F to 90°F°C
1 to 19 days
81°F to 86°F
June, August, September and October
85°F to 88°F°C
7 to 20 days
85°F to 86°F
July
86°F to 88°F°C
11 to 22 days
86°F

Negros
Dumaguete, Bacolod, Escalante...

January, February, March, April, November and December
83°F to 90°F°C
3 to 17 days
81°F to 86°F
May, June, July, August, September and October
85°F to 92°F°C
9 to 24 days
85°F to 88°F

Palawan island
Puerto Princesa, El Nido, Coron...

February and March
83°F to 86°F°C
2 to 9 days
83°F
January, April and November
85°F to 88°F°C
4 to 17 days
83°F to 86°F
May, June, August, October and December
85°F to 88°F°C
8 to 21 days
85°F to 88°F
July and September
86°F to 88°F°C
11 to 23 days
85°F to 86°F

Panay
Boracay, Roxas City, Iloilo City...

February, March, April and November
83°F to 90°F°C
3 to 21 days
81°F to 85°F
January, May, June, July, August, September, October and December
81°F to 92°F°C
6 to 22 days
81°F to 86°F

Best time to travel to Philippines by cities

Chargement en cours
Central Visayas Central Visayas Eastern Visayas Eastern Visayas Luzon Luzon Mindanao Mindanao Mindoro Mindoro Negros Negros Palawan island Palawan island Panay Panay

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Temperatures and rainfall in the Philipines

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Philippines and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Manila, Puerto Princesa, Bohol, Boracay and Cebu, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in the Philipines

Find out when Philippines 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 the Philipines

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

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

Figure: Visitor index for Philippines month by month



Average price for flights to the Philippines

A return flight between Los Angeles and Manila is generally cheaper if you go in september ($ 1065 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 556 more for your airline ticket to Manila if you go in december.

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Where to go in the Philipines?

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.
Manila85°F88°F90°F94°F95°F92°F90°F88°F90°F90°F88°F86°F
Puerto Princesa85°F85°F86°F88°F88°F88°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F
Bohol85°F85°F86°F88°F90°F88°F86°F88°F88°F86°F86°F86°F
Boracay81°F83°F83°F85°F88°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F85°F83°F
Cebu85°F85°F86°F88°F90°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F86°F86°F
Donsol83°F85°F86°F88°F90°F88°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F
El Nido85°F83°F85°F86°F88°F88°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F
Bacolod85°F86°F88°F90°F92°F88°F86°F86°F86°F86°F88°F86°F
Banaue76°F77°F81°F83°F85°F85°F83°F83°F83°F81°F79°F77°F
Batanes76°F76°F77°F81°F85°F86°F86°F86°F85°F83°F81°F77°F
Cagayán de Oro85°F86°F88°F88°F90°F88°F88°F90°F90°F88°F88°F86°F
Calbayog City83°F85°F86°F88°F90°F88°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F
Davao86°F88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F90°F90°F88°F88°F
Dumaguete83°F85°F85°F86°F88°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F
Escalante83°F83°F85°F86°F88°F88°F86°F88°F88°F86°F86°F85°F
General Santos88°F90°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F
Iloilo City85°F86°F88°F90°F92°F88°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F
Pinamalayan81°F83°F85°F86°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F86°F85°F83°F
Puerto Galera (Mindoro)81°F83°F85°F86°F88°F88°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F83°F
Roxas City83°F83°F85°F86°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F86°F85°F85°F

Legend:

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good weather

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bad weather

very bad weather


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What can I do in the Philipines?

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Is this weather information for Philippines reliable?

Climate data for Philippines has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Philippines allows us to determine the average for each month in Manila, Puerto Princesa, Bohol, Boracay, Cebu, Donsol, El Nido, Bacolod, and 105 other cities.

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

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