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Best time to visit Boracay

Posted by on Jun 5th, 2008
Filed Under: Boracay


The best time to visit Boracay is actually to AVOID Boracay during Lent, Christmas and holy week (Easter). Unless you are in for huge crowds, insanely over crowded beaches, hot and humid weather, long waiting lines, over the top peak rates and much lesser accommodation options.

In third week of Januarys, Boracayans also celebrate the Kalibo Ati-Atihan Festival, which is much like Mardi Gras; it’s a huge tourist draw. International sports events such as the Boracay International Fun Board Cup and the International Paraw Cup Challenge is also held annually during January to February.

Boracay weather is dictated by the monsoon seasons, creating a distinct wet and dry season. The wet season, also known as “Habagat” is June – October. Expect cool temperatures, and lots of water. Make sure you have your umbrellas and raincoats packed before coming! This is also the off-season, where you can get the cheapest price rates.

The dry season, also known as “Amihan” is November – May. Expect it to be HOT (sun screen lotion is a MUST!) with temperature ranging from 26-33 degrees Celsius. Nights will be cooler with the occasional rain showers. Starting from Feb, prices will start to increase due to the influx of tourists.

This is part of the Boracay Travel guide

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