Best time to travel to Philippines

Beach Season in Philippines

Beach season is the best part of the year in any country, and the Philippines is no exception

Beach Season
Beach Season
Beach Season
Beach Season

During the dry season, the Philippines turn into one of the most luxurious beach resorts in the world, due to its great number of islands (over 7,000)—a plenty of locations to choose from. The prime time is a bit different for every island due to the four climates observed in the Philippines. Still, some data we know for sure–November to April are the driest months overall, December–February are the coolest, and March to May are the hottest. So you're free to look for the best season especially for you, according to your likes and dislikes. Just avoid the wet period from June to October.

The Philippine beaches are spectacular stunning with landscapes and coloured sands. The white sands of Palawan make it a top destination for a relaxed vacation. Boracay is famous for its water sports. Also, Palaui Island, Bantayan Island, and Siargao Islands offer paradise-like beaches for every taste. Whichever beach you choose, it will be an excellent place to relax and restore your energy reserves.

Practical info

What is the prime time to visit Philippine beaches?

In the Philippines, the best time to visit its beaches is during the dry season, which usually starts from November and ends in May. December to February is relatively cooler, while March to May can get hot. There are four climates in the country, and each island may vary, so it's best to conduct some research before embarking on a trip. Meanwhile, it is prudent to avoid June to October as it is the wet season, which may not be ideal for beach activities. Show more

Where can I find different colored sands in the Philippines?

The island of Camiguin is one of the best places to find beaches with uniquely colored sand in the Philippines. The island features beaches with black, white, and gray sand. Meanwhile, the Pink Beach on Great Santa Cruz Island is a beach like no other. Its mesmerizing pink sand is due to crushed red organ pipe coral. For those who enjoy adventure, the Great White Sand Dunes in Ilocos Norte, with its vast sand dunes, provides an excellent environment for sandboarding. Show more

What are the top beaches for water sports in the Philippines?

The Philippines stands out as one of the best places in the world for water sports. Boracay is famous for watersports, including windsurfing, kiteboarding, jet skiing, and parasailing. Siargao Island is the best for surfing, which has earned it the nickname, the surfing capital of the Philippines. Additionally, scuba diving, free diving, and stand-up paddleboarding are great on this island. Puerto Galera is an excellent beach for scuba diving due to its crystal-clear blue waters. Show more

When is the wet period in the Philippines?

In the Philippines, the wet period kicks off around June and lasts through October. This season is associated with the southwest monsoon, which usually brings plenty of typhoons and rain showers throughout the country. The latter half of the wet season is often the peak of the rainy period, especially in August and September, when storms like tropical depressions or typhoons make their way to the Philippines. Show more

What are other well-known islands in the Philippines for stunning beaches?

Boracay and Palawan aren't the only islands in the Philippines with stunning beaches. Palaui Island's remote, rugged white sand coves are gaining popularity in Cagayan Valley. For turquoise waters and the finest white sand beaches, Bantayan Island in Cebu is perfect. In Camarines Norte, the Calaguas Group of Islands boasts breathtakingly unspoiled, sugar-like sand beaches and crystal clear waters. Batanes Islands also boasts unique, gorgeous shores dominated by immense boulders and cliffs. Show more

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