Bacolod, Philippines: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Bacolod, Philippines? If you're planning to go to Bacolod, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Bacolod, Philippines

Based on the climate and weather in Bacolod, the best time to go is March. See below for details.

Important essentials for Bacolod, Philippines

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bacolod, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear away. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Bacolod, Philippines by month

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January

If you vacation in Bacolod during January, you will probably notice that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Carmelite Monastery, take the following:

If you go to Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation Inc., you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

February

If you are traveling to Bacolod in February, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Carmelite Monastery, take the following:

If you go to Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation Inc., you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

March

March here can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Carmelite Monastery, take the following:

If you go to Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation Inc., you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

April

If you are traveling to Bacolod in April, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Carmelite Monastery, take the following:

If you go to Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation Inc., you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

May

May is really hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Carmelite Monastery, take the following:

If you go to Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation Inc., you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

June

June in Bacolod is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Carmelite Monastery, take the following:

If you go to Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation Inc., you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

July

If you are traveling to Bacolod in July, you will notice that it is really hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Carmelite Monastery, take the following:

If you go to Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation Inc., you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

August

If you go to Bacolod in August, you will notice that it is really hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Carmelite Monastery, take the following:

If you go to Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation Inc., you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

September

If you visit Bacolod during September, you might see that it is constantly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Carmelite Monastery, take the following:

If you go to Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation Inc., you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

October

If you go to Bacolod in October, you will notice that it is really hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Carmelite Monastery, take the following:

If you go to Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation Inc., you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

November

If you are traveling to Bacolod in November, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Carmelite Monastery, take the following:

If you go to Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation Inc., you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

December

If you vacation in Bacolod during December, you will probably find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Carmelite Monastery, take the following:

If you go to Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation Inc., you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

Activities for Bacolod, Philippines

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Bacolod.

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