When to Go
The Philippines is an archipelago so keep in mind that weather on tropical islands changes quickly. As deciding which season to travel can be difficult, you might be helped with our general page on when to go.
High Season: December to April
- The High Season is the Philippines takes place over Christmas and New Year time.
- The High Season is known for being dry across most of the Philippines.
- This is also the coolest time to visit as December through to February have the lowest temperatures.
- Prices rise and may double or triple for flight, other transport and accommodation over the Christmas and New Year period.
Shoulder Season: May and November
- Temperatures begin to rise in the Philippines from May onwards.
- The wet season or rainy season starts from May in and around Manila and the rest of the country.
- Towards the end of November prices start to rise in anticipation of the high season.
Low Season: June to September
- Low season in the Philippines is typically over the summer months.
- June to September also see a lot of rain across the country as well as typhoons.
- Be aware that the summer season is also the rainy season so some travel may be disrupted due to flooding and heavy rains.
- Prices for accommodation in resort areas and beachside areas are usually heavily discounted due to the rainy season.
- Some areas on the eastern part of the Philippines may remain dry but typhoons can still hit this area during the low season.