Philippines in detail

When to go and weather

High Season (Dec–Apr)

  • High season is dry season for most of the country; December to February are the coolest, most pleasant months.
  • Many resorts triple rates around New Year and before Easter.

Shoulder (May & Nov)

  • Rising May temperatures herald the onset of the wet season around Manila and elsewhere.
  • November sees high-season rates kick in.

Low Season (Jun–Sep)

  • Accommodation prices drop 30% in resort areas.
  • Passing typhoons can cause days of torrential rain.
  • Eastern seaboard is usually dry, if susceptible to typhoons.