Philippines weather & when to go: April

April overview

The dry season reaches its climax during April in the Philippines. Temperatures continue to rise and highs of 33°C are not uncommon, especially in Manila and the southern islands. Humidity levels are also at their peak during April.

Very Good
Not Advised

Annual overview

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April's weather in detail

April is understandably a popular time of year to visit the coastal beach resorts of El Nido, Boracay, Mactan and Siargao, as visitors make the most of hot, sunny days and blue skies. It is also peak diving season, with probably the best visibility of the year. 

If you prefer things a little cooler, escape to northern Luzon where temperatures are more bearable, although you'll still want to find some shade at midday. April is a good time of year for exploring the rice terraces of Banaue and the city of Baguio, which is often referred to as the 'Summer Capital'.

 Where's the sun and sand?

Manila, Bohol, Boracay, Cebu, Palawan, Vigan & Northern Luzon, Siargao

Our recommended journeys

Philippines With Ease balances a handful of must-see highlights with plenty of blissful R&R downtime. Explore Manila’s eclectic metropolis, feasting on its vibrant cuisine; unwind amid the natural wonders of Palawan, cruising along the Puerto Princesa underground river; and relax on El Nido’s sundrenched island beaches.

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Key Festivals & Religious Ceremonies

 Boracay International Dragon Boat Festival

Long wooden canoes race off the White Beach.


Week long festival held during Holy Week celebrating the life of centurion St. Longinus.

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