Palawan, with its long narrow body of an island, is the only island province in the Philippines that starts from Luzon, cross the Visayas, and ends in northern Mindanao. What has to be considered when traveling to this island paradise, is the amihan (northeast wind) and habagat (southwest) monsoons. Amihan sometimes starts somewhere September or October and ends in late May or June. This is the preferable period to travel in Palawan. The heaviest rainfall and unfriendly wind often start in June and can last until October. With the Philippines directly facing the Pacific Ocean, this tropical country is not spared of the typhoons. Geographically, other island provinces shield Palawan from the brunt of typhoons of normal strength.
Although there is nothing wrong with traveling during the rainy season, still a tropical island has a name to live by. It has to compete with other tropical islands in terms of the blueness of the sky and the sea. With a cluster of islands to explore, the best season to travel to Palawan is from mid-March to May. Since this lovely piece of heaven is also the dream destination of domestic travelers, these months often have the most number of visitors in the year. It is fun actually to be able to mingle with travelers from Cebu, Manila, Davao, and other parts of the Philippines.
But be mindful because the heat can be scorching with a temperature scaling high at 38°C in this time of the year. Bring your sunnies. Wear sunblock. Enjoy to your heart’s content. Sport a tan.
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