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

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

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.

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

January

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in this region is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in this region is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in this region can be very hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit General Santos during May, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot. 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:

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

June

If you vacation in General Santos during June, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot. 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 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in General Santos is constantly hot. 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit General Santos during September, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you vacation in General Santos during October, you are likely to find that it is consistently 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 around 80 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, B and C
  • A SIM card that works in General Santos
  • Appropriate museum wear

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