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Best Time to Go to Philippines

Travel to the Philippines is ideal between November and early May, a time known as amihan -- the dry season for most of the country. Wet season begins in June and peaks from July to September. However, in some regions -- predominantly those along the eastern seaboard -- the rainy season is between December and March. Although the wet season begins to taper off in September, typhoons are common through November. For the most temperate weather, try traveling in the winter months of January and February, and avoid visits in May, when temperatures can soar to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. If you don't mind the chance of rain, traveling during the wet months can be a more affordable option. Easter week is one of the most popular times to travel to the Philippines -- accommodations book early and are sold at a premium.

Philippines on a Budget

Thanks to a favorable exchange rate, traveling in the Philippines is inexpensive for most Westerners. Though accommodations at some luxury resorts can be on the pricey side, by shopping around, visitors can find affordable options. From traditional hotels and inns to vacation rentals, visitors can stay from well under $50 per night, especially if they choose to travel during the wet season, which is actually quite mild in some areas of the country. Since much of what is served in restaurants comes from local sources, dining is also affordable throughout the Philippines. Just be sure to steer clear of restaurants associated with larger resorts.

Philippines Trip Reviews

Extreme Adventure in Sagada by Lolidie Jeena Zubiri
A lot of people have been recommending Sagada to me for a trip. I was amazed with the stories they have been telling me- how beautiful the place was, how delicious their food is, and so on. I wanted to see and experience Sagada myself! So I invited my officemates to go on a trip last January. Woohoo, my birthday ... Read more!

In the Southernmost Part of the Philippines by Lolidie Jeena Zubiri
It was my first time in Davao and General Santos plus my first time in Mindanao. Weeeee! So now I can say that I’ve been to Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Hahaha! Our itinerary was carefully planned. The time of departure and time of arrival to our destinations must be observed to maximize our 4-day trip. So ... Read more!

Boracay is simply the best! by Simple Traveler
After my knee surgery in 2005 I did not travel as much as I used to. I started jetsetting in the year 2000 and it seem that nothing is going to stop me - til my motorbike accident in 2005. I took the courage to pack my bags again in 2007 when a friend's tale told me about an island in the Philippines called ... Read more!

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