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Best time to visit El Nido, Philippines

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The best time to visit El Nido is December

Are you looking to travel to El Nido and want to find out when’s the best time to visit? You’re in the right place! The perfect time to visit El Nido is December due to the excellent weather conditions, and you might even find that the cost of flights and accommodation are lower than if you travel during the peak holiday seasons.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 31℃ (88℉) in El Nido. The weather in the winter, especially around February, can reach a minimum of 24℃ (75℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit El Nido when the days are longest, you should visit in April. July sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in February instead.

Learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to El Nido below. Be sure to check out the handy tools we’ve included to help you search for flights and transport, accommodation, and everything else you need to plan and book your trip.

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

April

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El Nido seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in El Nido as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. El Nido is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in El Nido

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in El Nido for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

El Nido climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in El Nido for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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OCT
NOV
DEC

El Nido in January

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to El Nido in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


El Nido in February

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 10 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to El Nido in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


El Nido in March

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to El Nido in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


El Nido in April

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 15 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to El Nido in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


El Nido in May

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 119mm (5") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to El Nido in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


El Nido in June

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 189mm (7") over 28 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to El Nido in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


El Nido in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 220mm (9") over 29 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to El Nido in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


El Nido in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 164mm (6") over 27 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to El Nido in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


El Nido in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 160mm (6") over 27 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to El Nido in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

El Nido in October

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 138mm (5") over 26 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to El Nido in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


El Nido in November

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 110mm (4") over 24 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to El Nido in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


El Nido in December

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 110mm (4") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to El Nido in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in El Nido is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in El Nido is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in El Nido is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting El Nido, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in April are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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