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

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Traveling to Santo Tomas, Philippines? If you're planning to go to Santo Tomas, here is 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 Santo Tomas, Philippines

Based on the climate and weather in Santo Tomas, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

Important essentials for Santo Tomas, Philippines

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Santo Tomas, 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

  • (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


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear out. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly option.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country 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 good one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Santo Tomas, Philippines by month

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January

If you go to Santo Tomas in January, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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February

If you are traveling to Santo Tomas in February, you will notice that it is really hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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March

March in this region is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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April

If you are traveling to Santo Tomas in April, you will notice that it can be sizzling. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

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May

In May, Santo Tomas is sweltering. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) and regularly jump into the 90s F (mid 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Santo Tomas, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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June

If you are traveling to Santo Tomas in June, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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July

If you vacation in Santo Tomas during July, you will probably see that it is consistently 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 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 two thirds of the time.

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August

In August, Santo Tomas is consistently hot. 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 Santo Tomas, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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September

In September, Santo Tomas is extremely hot and somewhat stormy. 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 Santo Tomas, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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October

If you visit Santo Tomas during October, you may 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. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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November

Traveling to Santo Tomas in November, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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December

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

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Activities for Santo Tomas, Philippines

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Santo Tomas.

If you go to a temple, such as National Shrine of St. Padre Pio, wear:

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