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

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

When to go to Bicol, Philippines

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

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

January

January in Bicol is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

February

February in Bicol is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts

March

If you visit Bicol during March, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses

April

If you visit Bicol during April, you are likely to find that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Dresses

May

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Skirts

June

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain boots
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals

July

If you go to Bicol in July, you will notice that it is really hot and somewhat stormy. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain boots
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts

September

If you visit Bicol during September, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots

October

If you visit Bicol during October, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Rain boots

November

November in Bicol is hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella

December

December in Bicol is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Bicol, Philippines

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bicol, 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 Bicol
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing

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