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

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Traveling to General Santos, Philippines? If you're planning to go to General Santos, we've got 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 General Santos, Philippines

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

Important essentials for General Santos, Philippines

Here are some general tips on what to wear in General Santos, 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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly option.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (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


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some 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 great option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for General Santos, Philippines by month

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January

If you visit General Santos during January, you might find that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

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February

If you are traveling to General Santos in February, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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March

If you vacation in General Santos during March, you are likely to notice that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 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.

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April

April for General Santos is really hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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May

If you are traveling to General Santos in May, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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June

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

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July

July in General Santos can be sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

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August

August for General Santos can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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September

September here is really hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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October

If you are traveling to General Santos in October, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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November

November for General Santos is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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December

If you vacation in General Santos during December, you are likely to find that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 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.

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Activities for General Santos, Philippines

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

If you go to the Gen. Paulino Santos Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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