The Philippines promises miles of spectacular beaches, gorgeous scenery and rich culture and history to rival any Asian destination. Made up of more than 7,000 islands it’s a beach lover’s dream. By day relax on one of Boracay’s pristine white sand beaches and by night experience the buzzing nightlife. Those after a slower pace should venture to Palawan, where places such as Coron and El Nido offer idyllic turquoise waters, unlike anything you’ve ever witnessed before. As for anyone wanting to catch waves rather than bathe in them, a trip to Siargao shouldn’t be missed.

Aside from the spectacular beaches, there is still plenty to explore. From the unique landscapes of Bohol’s Chocolate Hills to the spectacular emerald Banaue Rice Terraces and the bustling capital of Manila with its vibrant markets and ancient cathedrals there’s endless choice.

When to Visit

The Philippines enjoys a tropical climate with warm temperatures year-round. The best time to visit the Philippines is between December and February when rainfall is minimal and temperatures are pleasant. March to May is also a good time to travel and falls in the Philippines’ dry season however, temperatures can be hotter, and you can expect higher humidity.

Average monthly high and low temperatures, plus average monthly rainfall and days with rain can be seen below for Cebu, Coron / El Nido & Boracay.

Graph showing average high and low temperature by month for Cebu, Philippines
Graph showing average rainfall and days with rain by month for Cebu, Philippines
Graph showing average high and low temperature by month for Coron & El Nido, Philippines
Graph showing average rainfall and days with rain by month for Coron & El Nido, Philippines
Graph showing average high and low temperature by month for Boracay, Philippines
Graph showing average rainfall and days with rain by month for Boracay, Philippines