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

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

When to go to Boracay, Philippines

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

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

January

If you go to Boracay in January, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat

February

If you visit Boracay during February, you are likely to find that it is hot and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 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. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear

March

Traveling to Boracay in March, you will notice that it is extremely warm, very hazy and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella

April

If you are traveling to Boracay in April, you will notice that it can be very hot, somewhat hazy and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses

May

If you visit Boracay during May, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 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 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts

June

June for Boracay can be sweltering, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat

July

July in Boracay is consistently hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat

August

In August, Boracay is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Boracay, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

September

In September, Boracay is extremely hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Boracay, with several of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals

October

If you vacation in Boracay during October, you are likely to find that it is hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

November

In November, Boracay is hot, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Boracay, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals

December

In December, Boracay is extremely warm, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and once in a while jump into the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Boracay, with several of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Boracay, 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 Boracay

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