What is the best time to visit Boracay?

The best time to visit Boracay is during the dry season, which starts in November and runs through April. Called the 'Amihan season' this period brings with it, the cold, northeast wind across the island. Humidity and rainfall remain low, and the sea water is perfect for swimming, diving, and other activities. The temperature in Boracay remains moderate throughout the year - an average of 30°C during the day and 25°C in the evening. Its seasons can be classified into two distinct parts - the dry and the wet season. The monsoons run from May to October. The temperature during May and October remains comfortable but very humid. June, July, August and September experiences heavy rain, and the threat of typhoons looms throughout the Philippines. June is the wettest month in Boracay, with an average of 237mm of rain. Boracay is somewhat sheltered from the chances of a direct typhoon hit but remains vulnerable to higher tides, strong winds, and heavy rains.

Weather in Boracay

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Monthly Weather in Boracay

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 25 29
February 24 29
March 25 30
April 25 31
May 26 32
June 26 31
July 26 31
August 26 30
September 25 31
October 25 30
November 25 30
December 25 29

Boracay in High Season / Peak Season

November to April is the peak season for tourists in Boracay. These are the dry months and promises of pleasant temperatures and very little rainfall throughout. The sea waves remain moderate and are a perfect time for swimming, surfing, and other sea activities. The clear waters and stunning reef life during this time makes it ideal for underwater activities. Nightlife and the overall vibe of this holiday island also remain vibrant.

Boracay in Shoulder Season

May and October fall into Boracay monsoon season. However, when not raining, there is plenty of sunshine in an offer for tourists. The sea is favourable for swimming, though extreme sea activities are not advised. Heavy rains and storms are not uncommon. Visitors can land on some pretty good hotels and flight deals during these months.

Boracay in Offseason

June, July, August and September are the wettest months in Boracay, and usually an off-season for tourists. Though the temperature remains comfortable, the threat of typhoons looms large throughout the country. Heavy rains continue for more than a day, and tropical storms are frequent. However, this season comes with its benefits - look out for good discounts on hotels, flights, activities and experiences!

Boracay in Dry Season (November to April)

The dry season, which is the best time for travel to Boracay, begins in November and runs through April. The air temperature remains warm, the atmosphere dry. This period promises plenty of sunshine - it's an excellent time to enjoy the beach and get that much-desired tan. Just make sure you are carrying a high factor sun protection cream.
The sea temperature remains lovely, the water and coral life blue and clear, making it a good time for swimming, snorkelling, deep sea diving, and other sea activities. During this time, rainfall is scanty. The average daily temperature for these months is around 30°C during the day and 25°C at night. You do not have to carry any warm clothes, carry your breezy beach wears. But do make sure you make reservations for your stay well in advance - it being a peak season, prices tend to skyrocket.

Events and Festivals
  • The year starts with Ati Atihan in January, one of the biggest and most well-known festivals in the country celebrated in honour of baby Jesus.
  • On February 10 and 11, the Yapak Fiesta, a festival inherent to Boracay takes place. The colourful festival is a reflection of the joyful spirit of the Filipino people.
  • The Moriones Festival, a Catholic festival in remembrance of the Roman soldiers, called the Moriones, takes place in April.
  • The island is a popular tourist destination; hence, it finds much interest from local authorities, sports and event associations as well as government agencies. Several sports and cultural events, parties and activities are held to make the holiday experience fun for tourists.
  • The "International Paraw Cup Challenge" one of the major sporting events in Boracay takes place in February. The event is characterised by kayaking, sailing and other competitions related to water sports.
  • "Boracay Dive Olympics" is another important sports event to held in this beach paradise. Usually held at the end of March, or the first week of April.
  • "Chairman’s Golf Cup" an important golfing event takes place in Boracay in November. The season of Christmas and New Year’s eve ensures a throbbing, colourful and festive atmosphere throughout the island during December.

Boracay in Wet Season (May to October)

The wet season, which generally remains an offseason in Boracay, begins in May and runs until October. The season is characterised by extreme rains, high tides and strong winds.
However, it is mostly the typhoon scare that keeps visitors away from the island. Boracay, though somewhat sheltered from taking a direct hit of typhoons, there are strong chances that winds and rainstorms will hit the island. This is particularly true for June, July, August and September.
Though rains are predicted during May and October, ample sunshine and pleasant sea temperatures make it a favourable time for tourists. It is a great time to score a good deal on travel to the island. Rains apart, the climate remains pleasing with ample sunshine and pleasant sea temperatures. Though the typhoon scare is minimal during these two months, it is suggested that those travelling to Boracay check with the region's extended forecast.
The average high temperature during these months remains 30ºC falls to around 25ºC in the evenings. Extreme activities are not advised during these months; however, one can enjoy swimming and simple sea activities.

Events and Festivals
  • Cultural festivals and special events continue to commence throughout the wet season. Early in May, Boracay hosts the ‘Dragon Boat Festival’ where several contestants set sail in the sea in colourful boats. The festival is often followed by a series of beach parties and shows.
  • Another exciting festival is the 'Pintados Festival’ - a celebration that recognises the ancient Filipino culture of body art. Held in June, this event celebrates the bravery of those who go through the painful process of tattooing.
  • July 1 marks the start of the 'Sandugo Festival' a month-long festival commemorating a historical event from the 16th century. It is characterised by colourful by street parades and dances.
  • "Kadayawan Festival" held in August has agrarian roots and is a way of thanking Manama, a moon deity for the bountiful harvest.
  • The latter half of October marks the beginning of the tourist season. It is celebrated with the 'Boracay International Beach Festival' - an island-wide festival that packs everything - from dancing to music to food and beach activities. The festival is meant to showcase Boracay’s beauty and lifestyle.

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