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

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Traveling to Basilan, Philippines? If you're planning to go to Basilan, this 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 Basilan, Philippines

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

Important essentials for Basilan, Philippines

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent choice.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

If you vacation in Basilan during January, you might notice that it is extremely 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 70 and 80% during the day.

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February

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

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March

Traveling to Basilan in March, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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April

If you vacation in Basilan during April, you are likely to find that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

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May

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

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June

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

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July

If you vacation in Basilan during July, you may notice that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

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August

Traveling to Basilan in August, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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September

September in Basilan can be very 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).

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October

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

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November

November in Basilan is consistently 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).

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December

If you go to Basilan in December, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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