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

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

When to go to Zamboanga, Philippines

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

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

January

If you vacation in Zamboanga during January, 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 low 70s F (low 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February for Zamboanga can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Zamboanga is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Rain boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

May

Traveling to Zamboanga in May, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Rain boots
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts

June

If you visit Zamboanga during June, you are likely to 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 70s F (mid 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain boots
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals

July

If you go to Zamboanga in July, you will notice that it can be very hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella

August

Traveling to Zamboanga in August, you will notice that it can be very hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

September is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Rain boots
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella

October

If you vacation in Zamboanga during October, you are likely to find that it is constantly 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 between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunscreen lotion

November

November for Zamboanga is really hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

December

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Zamboanga, 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 Zamboanga
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Appropriate museum wear

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