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

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Traveling to El Nido, Philippines? If you're planning to go to El Nido, 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 El Nido, Philippines

Based on the climate and weather in El Nido, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

Important essentials for El Nido, Philippines

Here are some general tips on what to wear in El Nido, 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 unreliable tap water, so it's useful to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good one.


  • 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

Activities for El Nido, Philippines

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

What to wear/what to pack for El Nido, Philippines by month

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January

If you are traveling to El Nido in January, you will notice that it can be very hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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February

February in El Nido is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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March

March can be sweltering and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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April

If you vacation in El Nido during April, you will probably find that it is extremely hot and dry with little rain. 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 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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May

If you vacation in El Nido during May, you are likely to find that it is really hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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June

June is constantly hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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July

July in El Nido is extremely hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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August

In August, El Nido is pretty consistently hot and very rainy. 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 El Nido, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

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September

Traveling to El Nido in September, you will notice that it can be very hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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October

If you vacation in El Nido during October, you may find that it can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. 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 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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November

If you visit El Nido during November, you will probably notice that it is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. 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 around 80 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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December

If you are traveling to El Nido in December, you will notice that it can be very hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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