When is the best time to go to Palawan?

Palawan weather comes in 2 main seasons: wet and dry. The dry season runs from October to May, while the wet season runs from June to September. Due to ocean and wind currents and differences in geography, weather conditions aren’t exactly the same across the length of the province. You can sometimes see differences between Coron and El Nido, toward the northern tip of the province, and Puerto Princesa, the capital city of the province located about 300 km south.

You may already have guessed that the best time to visit Palawan is during the dry season. More specifically, coming in February and March will mean you get almost no chance of rain. This is also just before the hottest period of the year begins, so temperatures are generally more comfortable.

Palawan dry season

Palawan’s dry season starts in October and ends in May. For the best combination of agreeable temperatures of around 27°C and as little rain as possible, the best time to visit Palawan is between February and March. The first months of dry season can still be rainy, while the last months are usually pretty hot and humid. It’s not an exact science though, so don’t be too shocked if the weather doesn’t exactly meet expectations.

Palawan wet season

From June to September the monsoon season settles upon Palawan. One positive here is that the temperature doesn’t vary that much and remains at an average of around 27°C, with peaks that can reach 33°C in May and June. Going to Palawan during the wet season is not recommended. Heavy rains hammer the region and tropical storms can happen at any time, especially in the northern areas of the province. It’s worth knowing that the rainy season lasts longer on the eastern side of Palawan. If you come to Palawan in October, head to the west coast to avoid the rain.


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How much does it cost to travel to Palawan?

How much money will you need for your trip to Palawan? You should plan to spend around ₱1,612 ($33) per day on your vacation in Palawan, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ₱520 ($11) on meals for one day and ₱708 ($15) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Palawan for a couple is ₱1,177 ($24). So, a trip to Palawan for two people for one week costs on average ₱22,569 ($467). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

This data comes from the travel budgets of real travelers – How it works. 

A vacation to Palawan for one week usually costs around ₱11,284 for one person. So, a trip to Palawan for two people costs around ₱22,569 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ₱45,138 in Palawan. If you’re traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid’s tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Palawan can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

Accommodation Budget in Palawan
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price for one person for accommodation in Palawan is ₱588. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Palawan is ₱1,177.

Source:  budgetyourtrip.com