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

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

When to go to Palawan, Philippines

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

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

January

Traveling to Palawan in January, you will notice that it is really hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in Palawan during February, you are likely to find that it can be very hot 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 low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Palawan in March, you will notice that it is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you visit Palawan during April, you are likely to find that it is really hot and dry with little rain. 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. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit Palawan during May, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot and somewhat stormy. 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 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Palawan is constantly hot and somewhat 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 Palawan, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Palawan can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in 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 Palawan, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August here can be sweltering and somewhat 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:

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

September

If you vacation in Palawan during September, you are likely to find that it can be very 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 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:

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

October

If you go to Palawan in October, you will notice that it is really hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November for Palawan can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

Traveling to Palawan in December, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Palawan, Philippines

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Palawan, 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 Palawan

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