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

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Traveling to Boracay, Philippines? If you're planning to go to Boracay, I have 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 Boracay, Philippines

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

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • 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 may get worn. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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

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January

In January, Boracay is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and 5-10 days this month 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 January, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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February

Traveling to Boracay in February, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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March

March in Boracay is extremely warm, very hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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April

If you vacation in Boracay during April, you might see that it can be very hot, somewhat hazy and dry with little rain. 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 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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May

If you are traveling to Boracay in May, you will notice that it is consistently hot and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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June

If you are traveling to Boracay in June, you will notice that it can be sweltering, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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July

In July, Boracay can be very 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 July, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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August

If you visit Boracay during August, you might notice that it is hot, somewhat rainy and very 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 half of the time.

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September

If you are traveling to Boracay in September, you will notice that it is extremely hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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October

In October, Boracay is extremely warm, somewhat rainy and somewhat 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 October, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

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November

If you visit Boracay during November, you might notice that it is extremely warm, somewhat rainy and very 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 half of the time.

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December

If you vacation in Boracay during December, you are likely to see that it is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and very 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 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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Activities for Boracay, Philippines

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

Boracay has excellent beaches. If you plan go to the beach, take:

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