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

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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.

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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 Zamboanga, Philippines

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

Important essentials 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.

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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you are traveling to Zamboanga in January, you will notice that it is really hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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February

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

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March

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

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April

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

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May

If you visit Zamboanga during May, you will probably see that it can be sweltering. 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.

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June

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

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July

If you vacation in Zamboanga during July, you will probably find that it is really 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.

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August

If you go to Zamboanga in August, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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September

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

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October

If you visit Zamboanga during October, you are likely to notice 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.

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November

If you go to Zamboanga in November, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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December

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

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Activities for Zamboanga, Philippines

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

If you are planning to see the heavenly Metropolitan Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to go to the must-see Taluksangay Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; you should check with the Zamboanga tourism authority.

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