The Philippines is located in the western Pacific Ocean. The country has a population of over 106 million people and the country has over 7,100 islands with a lot of them uninhabited. With that, the country is blessed with amazing beaches, amazing scenery, history, and more. But what to bring to the Philippines?
To get the most out of your visit to the Philippines, you will need to gather as much information as possible in order to pack properly. And to know exactly what you need for example suncream in the Philippines is expensive and can sometimes be hard to find.
In this post, we will go through what to bring when traveling to the Philippines. Let’s get started!
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What To Bring To The Philippines?
To get the most out of your visit to the Philippines, it’s essential to learn as much as possible about the Philippines before going. This is particularly important to help you pack appropriately.
Here are our tips are what to bring to the Philippines.
Wear Light Clothes
The Philippines has 3 seasons which are the wet season which is from June to October, the dry season which is from November to February, and the hot season which is from March to May.
However, it is hotter all year round and you will probably sweat a lot during your visit. So, wearing thin and comfortable clothes made from cotton is recommended.
Since you tend to walk a lot while exploring, you will need comfy shoes to walk along mostly uneven paved roads. Bringing flip-flops or sandals will be more comfortable when you walk in the city.
Bring Necessary Medicines And Toiletries
In a big city such as Manila, you can easily find pharmacies or stores that sold first-aid kits. However, when you are traveling into the rural or coastline areas, they are harder to find.
It’s best to always bring your own first-aid kit and medicine to prepare for any unexpected condition. Also, mosquito repellant prevents dengue or other bug bites.
Besides that, toilet rolls, tissues, and wet tissue sometimes come in handy to help you wipe your sweat or when there is no toilet paper around.
Be Sun Smart
Traveling to the Philippines means you will spend most of your time outdoors, especially along the beaches. So, you will probably spend your days in direct sunlight.
Avoid sunburn by applying sunscreen with high SPF before going outdoors. Last, complete your fashion style with sunglasses and hats to fight against the sunlight.
Bring A Water Bottle
Drinking tap water is not recommended. You will end up getting an upset stomach because the water is not clean. So, bringing a refillable water bottle is essential.
Not only reduce bottle plastic pollution, but you can also keep yourself hydrated all the time.
Power For Your Electrics
The Philippines uses type A, B, and C sockets. If you have a different plug-in from the one in the Philippines, be ready to bring a travel adapter or universal plug socket.
So, you can charge your phone or laptop anytime anywhere. Don’t forget to bring a power bank, so you don’t need to worry when visiting a place far from electricity.
Bring Properly Camera Gear
You will take a lot of photos during your visit to the Philippines because you will see a variety of beautiful places.
Whether you bring a DSLR, Go Pro, or smartphone, ensure to keep them in waterproof bags to avoid rain or underwater activities.
Bring A Daypack
When you just sightseeing around the city, you might want to leave all the heavy items in your hotel room. So, wearing a daypack is essential to simply bring small bills, a water bottle, and a toilet roll.
Beware of pickpocketing! Choose a secure and sturdy pack that the strap won’t easily be cut off.
Finally, to get the most out of your visit to the Philippines requires you to do a little preparation. You don’t want to be trying to find a shop trying to buy a universal charger or sunscreen when in the Philippines. This is one of the reasons to gather as much information as possible in order to pack properly.
Remember to bring what you need and leave at home what you don’t need.
And that’s it for now! I’d love it if this post on what to bring when traveling to the Philippines was helpful to you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if you go.