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Best time to visit Palawan Island

Our verdict

The best time to visit Palawan Island is December-March

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, December-March is the best time to go to Palawan Island.

In summer, the average maximum temperature in Puerto Princesa climbs to around 31℃ (87℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 34℃ (93℉) on the hottest days of the year. In the colder months such as February, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 25℃ (77℉). Temperatures often differ in other areas of Palawan Island though so you can find out more information about this below.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Palawan Island are usually in May, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Palawan Island in July – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Keep reading to find out when the best times to travel to Palawan Island are for whatever trip you’re planning. By the time you finish, you’ll have all the info you need, and you’ll be ready to start booking. Don’t know where to look or who to book with? Don’t stress! We’ve hand-picked our favourite online travel tools we use, know and love so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. Happy reading!

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

March

Most daylight

May

Palawan Island seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Palawan Island is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

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

Best time to visit the top destinations in Palawan Island

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Puerto PrincesaDecember
28℃
25℃
28℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
30℃
26℃
31℃
27℃
30℃
27℃
29℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
Coron, PalawanFebruary
28℃
27℃
28℃
26℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
28℃
30℃
29℃
30℃
28℃
29℃
28℃
29℃
28℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
28℃
29℃
28℃
29℃
27℃
El NidoDecember
28℃
26℃
28℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
30℃
27℃
31℃
28℃
30℃
28℃
29℃
27℃
30℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
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Top FAQs

Palawan Island is in Asia.
You can check out the full list of awesome destinations and hidden gems to explore in Palawan Island here.
The warmest month of the year in Puerto Princesa, one of the most popular places to visit in Palawan Island, is May.
The driest month of the year in Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, is usually around March each year.

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