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When & Where to go in the Philippines

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The Philippines’s climate is tropical all year round. Although in some parts of the country some islands are cooler than the others. Here’s a quick breakdown of when it’s best to go to certain areas of the Philippines.


Cebu is considered as the second capital of the Philippines. This province in the Southern part of the archipelago is a tourists delight. Many foreigners have made Cebu their adopted home.

The best time to visit Cebu is during the months of December to May. The weather year round is pretty steady at a minimum of 22C (72F) to a maximum of 33C (83F).

It’s cooler during the months of December to February. The hottest months are April and May. In the summer the temperature could rise to 100F. Meanwhile, the rain will start pouring down in he month of June.


Manila is hot and humid all year long. The hottest month is in May where the temperature is about 93F with 70% humidity. Handkerchiefs are commonly used in the Philippines to wipe the sweat off your face and neck.

The best months in Manila weather-wise are from November to February. Those are the cooler months. However, anytime from October to May is a good time to be in Manila. It is the dry season.


Boracay is an island in the South well known for it’s white-sand beaches—it has one of the best beaches in the world.

Boracay weather is described as tropical with two seasonal wind patterns controlled by the Northeast (Amihan) and Southeast (Habagat) monsoon.

The best time to go to Boracay is during the months of November to June. It is usually cooler from November until the end of March, with a temperature of 75F to 82F and a low of 72F in the evenings. The cool breeze coming from the sea makes a difference. However, from the end of March to June it is mostly hot. The temperature is about 78F – 88F. There are thunderstorms here and there, but it doesn’t have much affect on the temperature. This is the best time to check out the beautiful beaches of Boracay.


At 2,500 feet above sea level, Tagaytay has a relatively low temperature of 73F year round, a very low humidity, cool mountain air and abundant rainfall. Tagaytay is perfect for a vacation anytime.

In general, the best time to travel in the Philippines is from December through May. It is dry season and it’s cooler (December-February).

If you want to experience the lively and very colorful festivals, they are celebrated between January and May.

Island hopping is best between the month of October and March.

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