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

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Traveling to Samal, Philippines? If you're planning to go to Samal, this article contains 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 Samal, Philippines

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

Important essentials for Samal, Philippines

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Samal, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Travel insurance

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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

General health necessities

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

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January

In January, Samal can be sweltering, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Samal, with several of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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February

If you vacation in Samal during February, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. 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. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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March

If you vacation in Samal during March, you are likely to notice that it is constantly hot, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. 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. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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April

April is constantly hot and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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May

If you are traveling to Samal in May, you will notice that it is really hot, somewhat rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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June

If you go to Samal in June, you will notice that it can be very hot, somewhat rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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July

July here is really hot, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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August

If you visit Samal during August, you might find that it is consistently hot, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. 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. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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September

September here is consistently hot, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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October

In October, Samal can be very hot, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Samal, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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November

In November, Samal is consistently hot, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Samal, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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December

If you vacation in Samal during December, you might notice that it is consistently hot, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. 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. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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