Bacolod, Philippines: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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:

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.

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

January

If you go to Bacolod in January, 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:

  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts

February

If you visit Bacolod during February, you are likely to 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 around 70 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts

April

If you visit Bacolod during April, you are likely to find that it is really 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 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses

May

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts

June

June is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots

July

If you visit Bacolod during July, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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:

  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain boots
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

August

August in this region can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain boots
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts

September

If you vacation in Bacolod during September, you are likely to find 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:

  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

October

October in Bacolod is really 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:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts

November

November in Bacolod is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses

December

December here is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, B and C
  • A SIM card that works in Bacolod
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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