Travelers seeking to spend time in Palawan should know that there is a long rainy season during which it is best to avoid heading to the area.  The only drawback to heading to the area during the dry season is that it is also the hottest time of year in the area and there is frequently high levels

of humidity which make the area uncomfortable.  Travelers should also know that the rainy season lasts longer on the eastern side of Palawan than it does on the northern, southern and western sides of Palawan so if the eastern side is raining, try heading elsewhere to get out of the rain.

The rainy season begins in June and marks the time of the year when it is strongly recommended not to head to the area.  For the first three to four months of the rainy season, the area is struck by heavy monsoons.  There are also some threats of tropical storm damage at this time, usually affecting the northern part of Palawan the most.  Starting in approximately November, the rains calm down to tolerable amounts, except in that eastern part of Palawan .  The rains continue on through the beginning of March.  Early March is an excellent time to plan for a trip to Palawan , because the weather is not yet unbearably hot but the rains have tapered off.

If visitting Puerto Princessa, another good time to go starts around the week of December 8 since the town celebrates the Immaculate Concepcion feast. The city organizes a parade on the feast day and there are family-oriented scheduled events each night thereafter near the Capitol and Baywalk. The city puts up festive Christmas decoration along Rizal Ave as do most hotels and restaurants in the Philippines.  There's not much "night-life" in Puerto Princessa during any other time of the year. The place is also not as crowded compared to the regular "summer" season where hotels also charge peak season rates.

 

 Palawan weather information is available online at http://www.southtravels.com/asia/phil... .