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

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

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.

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

January

January is constantly hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to El Nido in February, you will notice that it is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts

March

If you visit El Nido during March, you are likely to find that it is constantly 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts

April

April is consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in El Nido during May, you are likely to find that it is extremely 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 a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, El Nido is really hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 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 El Nido, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, El Nido can be sweltering and very rainy. 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 El Nido, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August here is hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in this region 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you visit El Nido during October, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you vacation in El Nido during November, you are likely to find 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 a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you visit El Nido during December, you are likely to find that it is consistently 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 sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, B and C
  • A SIM card that works in El Nido
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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