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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Philippines

Peak Season: January to May

New Year’s heralds the arrival of high season (as well as dry season) for much of the country. Foreigners fill up resorts from January to March, while legions of local tourists fan out across the country once schools let out in late March. Avoid New Years and the “Holy Week” before Easter, when resorts triple their rates.

Off-Season: July to October

Morning sunshine and afternoon rains are the norm around Manila, but typhoons can cause days of nonstop torrential rain. Still, this can be a great time to travel as resorts slash prices and much of the country’s eastern seaboard is dry, if susceptible to occasional typhoons.

Sweet Spot: June; November to December

These are the most unpredictable months, weather-wise. Temperatures rise to a crescendo in June, heralding the onset of the rainy season around Manila and elsewhere. November sees high-season rates kick in as the influx of foreign tourists begins.

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