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

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

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.

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

January

In January, Samal can be very hot, 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%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you are traveling to Samal in February, you will notice that it is constantly hot, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

In March, Samal can be sweltering, 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 March, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

Traveling to Samal in April, you will notice that it can be very hot and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit Samal during May, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot, somewhat rainy, somewhat stormy 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 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 regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June here is consistently hot, somewhat rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. 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
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat

July

In July, Samal is extremely hot, 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 July, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Samal is extremely 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 August, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September here can be very hot, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you vacation in Samal during October, you are likely to 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 around 80 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
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat

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%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

Traveling to Samal in December, you will notice that it is extremely hot, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, B and C
  • A SIM card that works in Samal

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