Philippines Packing List (What To Pack For Philippines 2024)

Packing List for The Philippines Introduction

packing list for the Philippines

Welcome to Our Ultimate Packing List for the Philippines guide! The Philippines offers stunning scenery, rich culture, and endless adventure. By packing lightweight, versatile clothing for both beaches and jungles, bringing gear for water and hiking, and essentials like mosquito repellent and sunscreen, you’ll be set to fully experience this captivating archipelago.

Don’t overpack – traveling light allows you to easily immerse yourself and move between islands. Focus on the essentials, and get ready for an incredible trip.

We lived in the Philippines for 6 months, so we can provide the ultimate packing list – from documents and clothing to electronics, toiletries, and footwear.

We even discuss weather, safety, essentials for both women and men and what NOT to bring!

Throughout the Guide, you’ll find links to shop our recommendations, many of which we take with us on every trip.

With this guide, you’ll be fully prepared to embrace the beaches, rainforests, and everything in between that makes the Philippines so magical.

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Overview of Packing for a Trip to The Philippines

It’s crucial to consider packing hacks, travel essentials, and avoiding common packing mistakes to ensure a hassle-free experience.

Organize your packing by using our checklist so you can pack light and have extra space for souvenirs to bring back home!

Ideally, your travel wardrobe should include breathable fabrics, swimwear, and comfortable footwear suitable for exploring both cities and beaches.

Take a look at the table below for a visual guide on what to pack:

Packing HacksTravel EssentialsPacking Mistakes
Roll clothesPassport and visaOverpacking
Pack versatile itemsTravel InsuranceNot checking the weather/not taking appropriate footwear
Use packing cubesMedicationsForgetting adapters/bug spray

General Philippines Packing Checklist Table For Everyone

Philippines Packing Checklist Table by CategoryItems to Pack
DocumentsPassport + copies, visa (if required), cash to exchange, cards, return/onward ticket, travel insurance, credit/debit cards, vaccination records/certificates
ClothingLightweight, breathable clothes for heat, swimwear, rain jacket, thermals for cool areas
ShoesWater shoes, hiking sandals, sneakers/comfy walking shoes, nice shoes for outings, hiking boots
ToiletriesSunscreen, insect repellent, medications, first aid kit, hygiene products
, after-sun lotion, mini toiletries, minimal makeup (it’s hot!)
toothbrush/toothpaste, lip balm with SPF
ElectronicsCamera + batteries, phone, portable charger, universal adapter, batteries, laptop accessories
Other EssentialsSunglasses, reusable water bottle, quick dry/microfiber towel, backpack/daypack, umbrella, snorkel gear, organizers, locks, fan, travel blanket + pillow(for flight)

Also, I listed all of my favorite items I personally used in the Philippines while living here for 6 months in the Amazon link below:

Additional Clothing:

Lightweight/breathable Items:

tops, tank tops, shorts, skirts, dresses, swimwear, rash guards, or swim shirt
cover-up/sarong, lightweight pants, hoodie/jacket for cool nights,
poncho/rain jacket, undergarments, socks, pajamas, hat/cap, bandana,
workout clothes, extra underwear, and socks, thermal underwear for colder areas, traditional formalwear

Additional Toilitries:

feminine hygiene products, contacts & solution, prescription medications, hand sanitizer,
nail clippers, tweezers, razor, comb/brush, makeup remover wipes, cleansing wipes, lotion with SPF,

Other essentials to consider:

  • dry bag, flashlight or headlamp, guidebooks,
  • Ziplock bags, motion sickness medication, activated charcoal (treat diarrhea), neck pillow, packing cubes/organizers, laundry supplies, travel pillow, earplugs & eye mask, blanket
  • journal/books, cards/games, locks for luggage, mini sewing kit,
  • snacks, reusable grocery bags, hand fan, travel water filter, straws and utensils, collapsible water bottle

Packing Checklist for Women Traveling to the Philippines

The important thing to remember when packing as a woman for the Philippines is to focus on versatile, lightweight clothing and shoes that are comfy and work for both beach activities and sightseeing.

Don’t focus on bringing flashy clothes and uncomfortable heels, if you are constantly moving around in the Philippines (which I hope you are since there is so much to see and explore!), no one will think twice about you wearing the same outfit.

My first trip abroad was in Thailand and I brought so many heels and extra items “just because” and I did not even wear/use half the items I brought!

So ladies please, you can dress stylish and cute but think minimally, creating a capsule wardrobe is a great way to mix and match outfits without necessarily replicating them.

The moment I learned to do this was a life-changing moment for me that allowed me to pack lighter and have interchangeable outfits no matter what the occasion may be.

Prioritize SPF, skincare products, moisture-wicking fabrics, and breathable underwear.

Pack feminine hygiene products, beauty essentials, and hair styling tools to maintain your routine.

Avoid flashy accessories and valuables that could attract theft.

Overall, use packing organizers to help save space, and don’t overpack!

I promise you can find a lot of your items back home right in the Philippines even in local areas, it may sometimes be difficult to find heavy flow pads but it is possible, you can find popular makeup brands from back home like Revlon, Maybelline, Loreal, and so much more.

Clothes here are most likely going to be a lot cheaper than the cost of clothing back home and are super stylish as well, it is not difficult to find name-brand tops, bags, and shoes in the luxury malls here as well.

Here is a comprehensive packing checklist table specifically for women traveling to the Philippines:

Packing Checklist for Women Table by CategoryItems to Pack
DocumentsPassport+ copies, travel insurance, travel itinerary, extra passport photos, visa if required, Cash in local currency (Philippine peso) embassy details, emergency contact numbers
ClothingLightweight, breathable fabrics (cotton/linen) (t-shirts/tanks) swimwear, rain jacket, quick dry hiking pants
ShoesSandals, sneakers/comfy walking shoes, water shoes,
flip flops/, 1-2 pairs of nicer shoes for going out
Accessorieswide brimmed hat, sunglasses, scarf, jewelry, money belt, travel pillow, blanket
ToiletriesSunscreen, feminine hygiene products,
,insect repellent, motion sickness relief, antidiarrheal medication, pain relievers, sanitizer
flushabe wipes, travel shampoo/soap/toothpaste (toiletries kit), moisturizer/lip balm with SPF, minimal makeup, skincare products, Personal medications and mini first-aid kit, Pepto/Imodium, Contraceptives, Mosquito net
ElectronicsAdapter, portable charger, camera + batteries, storage (external hard drive), headphones
Other EssentialsWater, mini laundry soap, Tagalog phrases, guidebooks, toilet paper
SafetyLuggage & portable door lock, pepper gel, RFID blocking wallet & passport holder
Safety alarm (makes a loud noise to scare away attackers)
Kubotan (small handheld self-defense keychain)
Tactical pen (can be used to jab if needed)
Pepper gel (smaller amounts may be permitted)
Compact flashlight (bright light can disorient attackers)
TipsPacking cubes, concealed money belt, waterproof bags for documents, wear bulky items/layers on the plane
Avoid (What Not to Bring)Valuables, designer/luxury items (purses, watches) heirlooms, too many shoes, irreplaceable sentimental items, expensive jewelry/accessories,

Additional Clothing to Pack:

  • strapless bras, sports bras
  • comfortable underwear (cotton is great)
  • shapewear
  • long sleeve shirt for sun protection
  • light cardigan or sweater for air-conditioned places/cooler nights
  • skirts, sundresses, shorts
  • bikini tops/bottoms, one-piece swimsuits, sarong/cover-up
  • poncho/raincoat/umbrella

Refer to the link to our direct storefront at the end of the post for all the links and recommendations on every item mentioned in the checklist 🙂

Additional Accessories:

  • bandanas
  • flashlight,
  • crossbody bag,
  • small backpack suitable for day trips/hikes, etc.
  • Lightweight scarf (for temples)
  • Hair ties or hair clips
  • Compact mirror


Additional Electronics:

  • Universal adapter (Type A, B, and C electrical outlets with a standard voltage of 220V and a frequency of 60Hz)
  • an underwater camera like GoPro
  • earbuds

Other Essentials:

  • reusable water bottle (tap isn’t safe here)
  • backup Debit card
  • pen, notebook/journal
  • toilet paper (not always available in public restrooms)
  • Ziploc bags
  • dry bag

If you are thinking of walking with pepper spray, research before you go, it is allowed in the 50 states in the USA and is allowed in checked baggage but every country has its own rules when it comes to this product.

I linked a pepper gel above which is slightly different than the spray so you may get away with carrying it some places but otherwise do your research on the rules and laws of the specific country before you fly.

Packing Checklist for Men Traveling to the Philippines

For men traveling to the Philippines, it’s essential to pack a variety of lightweight clothing ideal for the tropical climate, including T-shirts, shorts, and swimwear.

Pack clothing that dries quickly for beach and water activities, and don’t forget your water shoes!

Don’t forget to pack sun protection such as sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat to shield yourself from the intense tropical sun, remember men should practice good skincare too! The sun is harsh to everyone.

Here is a comprehensive packing checklist table specifically for men traveling to the Philippines:

Packing Checklist for Men by CategoryItems to Pack
DocumentsPassport, copies of passport, extra passport photos, travel insurance, travel itinerary, visa if required, backup debit cards, emergency contact numbers, Cash in local currency, embassy details
ClothingLightweight shirts and tanks, breathable fabrics like cotton or linen, long sleeve shirts for sun protection, light sweaters or jackets for air-conditioned spaces, rain jackets, shorts, lightweight pants, quick dry pants for hiking, swim trunks, boardshorts, rash guards, sarong as a swimsuit coverup, raincoat/poncho/umbrella
ShoesSandals, flip flops, sneakers or walking shoes, water shoes, 1-2 pairs of dress shoes for going out
AccessoriesSun hat, bandana, sunglasses, minimal jewelry, money belt, snorkeling gear but can rent too
ToiletriesSunscreen, hat, insect repellent, motion sickness relief, antidiarrheal medication, mini first aid kit, shaving supplies, travel shampoo/soap/toothpaste, moisturizer/lip balm with SPF, condoms, Pepto/Imodium Hand sanitizer & wipes
Daily medications
ElectronicsUniversal adapter (Type A, B, and C electrical outlets with a standard voltage of 220V and a frequency of 60Hz)
Powerbank, camera, extra batteries, GoPro, chargers, backup storage like external hard drive, headphones/earbuds, dry bag, Ziploc bags
Other EssentialsPhilippine pesos, reusable water bottle, laundry soap, quick Tagalog phrases, travel guides, small gifts, a notebook, international driving permit
SafetyPortable door lock, Kubotan
Tactical pen
RFID-blocking wallet & passport holder
A personal safety alarm or compact flashlight for added security
Multitool or Swiss Army knife (packed in checked luggage)
Locks for securing luggage and valuables
Packing TipsUse packing cubes, a waterproof bag for documents, a concealed money belt, and wear bulky clothes on the plane
What Not to BringValuables at high theft risk, irreplaceable sentimental items, expensive jewelry and accessories, too many shoes, luxury watches, flashy gadgets

Be sure to bring insect repellent for days spent exploring and motion sickness medication for boat rides. An RFID-blocking wallet and passport holder will help protect your personal information from potential electronic theft.

Bring copies of your passport, vaccine certificates, and travel insurance documents in case any get lost or damaged and in case of an emergency.

Pack comfortable, broken-in walking shoes as you’ll be on your feet exploring sites like rice terraces and jungle treks in Mt. Apo and Palawan.

A compact flashlight and raincoat will come in handy during any power outages and the occasional storm.

Bring basic shaving supplies to maintain your grooming routine otherwise, you will be able to find Gilette and other razor brands and shaving materials right here in the Philippines at many pharmacies, and shopping malls.

Avoid packing valuables or accessories that could attract theft. Focus on functional, practical items that mix and match well.

You can find plenty of brand-named sneakers and shirts here including Nike, Under Armor, and much more, we can’t tell you how many of these big brand-name stores we’ve seen in shopping malls across the Philippines.

Use packing organizers to stay organized and remember, don’t overpack!

Weather and Climate Considerations

When traveling to the Philippines, it’s important to be prepared for the hot humid tropical climate you’ll experience year-round.

Although the Philippines experiences a “cold season” from around December to February, temperatures don’t drop too low and in our experience, it tends to be more windy and gloomy but it is still very hot and humid too!

Higher elevation areas such as Baguio City and the Cordillera region in Luzon, as well as in mountainous areas like Sagada and Banaue temperatures can drop as low as 10-15°C (50-59°F) during the coldest months.

The rainy season lasts from June to November, with the typhoon season hitting late summer to early fall.

Overall just pack lightweight, breathable fabrics and consider the time you are arriving to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable trip.

Hot Weather Essentials for Women:

Hot Weather Essentials for WomenReason
Moisture-wicking bras and underwearWick sweat, keep dry and comfortable
Sweat-proof makeupStays put, helps resist melting in the heat
Styling products with humidity resistanceMaintain style in humid weather
Scarf or hair tiesTie-up hair, keep off your neck
Cotton padsPrevent chafing from sweat
PowderHelps prevent chafing
Hair clipsKeep hair off neck and face
Makeup setting sprayMakeup stays in place, sweat-proof
Feminine hygiene wipesStay fresh and clean on-the-go

Hot Weather Essentials for Men:

Hot Weather Essentials for MenReason
Moisture-wicking undershirts/boxer briefsWick sweat, keep dry and comfortable
Body powder – prevents chafingPrevents chafing from sweating
Quick-dry shorts with breathable linerStay cool, dry quickly
Dark shirts – sweat stains less visibleConceal sweat stains
Stain stick for emergency touch-upsRemove stains quickly
Wide-brimmed hatShade, sun protection
Saxx or other sweat-resistant underwearResists moisture, stays fresh
Sweat-resistant undershirtsManage sweat, keep outer layers dry
Moisture-wicking socksKeep feet dry and prevent blisters if you’re doing a lot of walking or hiking.

Wide-brimmed hat vs baseball cap:

  • A wide-brimmed allows for more shade while baseball caps leave the neck and ears exposed.
  • Wide brims allow more airflow around the head, helping keep you cooler while baseball caps can trap heat around the head.
  • Wide-brim hats are less likely to cause a “ring” tan line on the forehead, which is common with baseball caps.
  • The looser fit of a wide-brimmed hat puts less pressure and heat on the forehead.

Staying dry and cool as possible makes a big difference in hot, humid environments!

For both men and women:

  • Lightweight, breathable clothing – moisture-wicking shirts and pants, loose dresses/skirts
  • Extra socks – sweat can lead to blisters
  • Antiperspirant/deodorant – look for long-lasting & odor reducing
  • Quick-dry towel – great for beach trips or outdoor activities, helps stay dry and comfortable.
  • Electrolyte packets – to add to water, help to rehydrate after long days in the heat
  • Sweat-proof sunscreen/umbrella for sun/rain
  • Hat – protect your face and neck
  • Portable fan or personal mister
  • Powder or talcum powder: Carry travel-sized containers of powder to absorb moisture and prevent chafing, especially in areas prone to sweating.
  • Cooling towels or bandanas: These can be soaked in water and worn around the neck to provide instant relief from the heat.
  • Lightweight, breathable footwear: Choose open-toed sandals or breathable sneakers to allow airflow and minimize discomfort from sweaty feet.
  • UV-protective accessories: Don’t forget to pack a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses with UV protection, and a lightweight scarf or shawl for additional sun protection.
  • Oil-absorbing sheets: To blot away excess sweat and shine from your face throughout the day.

Hot and humid tropical climate year-round

When preparing for your tropical adventures in the Philippines, consider:

  1. Moisture-wicking fabrics: Go for materials like cotton, linen, or moisture-wicking synthetics to help manage sweat and keep you dry.
  2. Loose-fitting clothing: Select loose-fitting garments to promote air circulation and prevent overheating in the high humidity.
  3. Light colors: Light-colored clothing reflects sunlight and helps to keep you cooler than dark colors which absorb heat. (this is a reason you will see many white cars in Asia!)

These items will help enjoy your tropical escape with ease.

Rainy season from June to November

Be prepared for a mix of rain and shine so pack waterproof essentials like an umbrella, poncho, and quick-dry clothes. Wear waterproof shoes and breathable layers.

Engage in lush green landscape activities and indoor attractions if there is heavy rain and expect potential delays.

Keep important documents in waterproof bags and have a portable charger handy.

Wet weather adventures can be fun and help cool things down so embrace it with a positive attitude and enjoy the unique beauty the rainy season brings!

Typhoon season late summer to early fall

Prepare for the challenges of the late summer to early fall typhoon season in the Philippines by ensuring you have the necessary weather and climate considerations in mind.

When traveling during this period, remember these essential tips:

  1. Emergency preparedness: Familiarize yourself with emergency protocols and have a basic emergency kit handy.
  2. Evacuation plans: Know the evacuation routes and procedures in the areas you plan to visit.
  3. Shelter options: Identify safe shelters in advance and have a plan in place in case you need to seek refuge.
  4. Communication strategies: Keep a charged phone & portable charger handy and have alternative communication methods ready in case of power outages.

We recommend lightweight, breathable fabrics

Choose lightweight, breathable fabrics like cotton and linen to help stay cool in the tropical climate. This will keep luggage light as well.

Wear comfortable footwear suitable for diverse terrain whether it’s sandy beaches or lush jungles.

Ladies, leave the heels behind and go for cute sandals instead, you’ll thank me later!

Remember to pack tropical essentials like swimsuits and sunglasses. Consider travel insurance to protect against unplanned events.

Note seasonal considerations for packing

Curious about how the weather and climate in the Philippines will impact your packing choices?

Here are some tips to help you navigate the seasonal considerations for your trip:

  1. Packing essentials: Include sunscreen with high SPF, a wide-brimmed hat, and insect repellent.
  2. Seasonal clothing: Pack lightweight clothes for the hot and humid weather. Consider bringing a light jacket for cooler evenings.
  3. Weather considerations: Be prepared for sudden rain showers, especially during the wet season from June to November.
  4. Footwear options: Opt for comfortable and waterproof shoes for walking in urban areas and on beaches.

Clothing and Footwear to Pack for The Philippines

When packing for your trip to the Philippines, ensure you have not only lightweight clothing but also footwear for walking and exploring.

Clothing and Footwear Packing List:

Lightweight topsSandals
ShortsFlip flops
DressesComfy sneakers

Tops to Pack For The Philippines

When packing tops for your trip to the Philippines, remember to include lightweight shirts and tank tops made from fabrics like linen or cotton.

It’s essential to bring at least one long-sleeved shirt for sun protection and a light cardigan for indoor places with air conditioning.

Don’t forget to pack a waterproof rain jacket to stay prepared for unexpected showers during your travels.

Lightweight shirts and tank tops

Here are some essential tips for selecting the right tops:

Sun ProtectionGo for tops with UPF protection to shield your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.Protecting your skin from sunburn and potential long-term damage.
Beach EssentialsPack quick-dry shirts that are perfect for beach outings and water activities.Ideal for staying comfortable and stylish during beach excursions.
Casual AttireChoose breathable tops that can be easily paired with shorts or skirts for a laid-back look.Versatile options are suitable for various occasions, ensuring comfort and style.
Tropical FashionEmbrace vibrant colors and floral prints to match the lively atmosphere of the Philippines.Reflecting the vibrant culture and adding a fun touch to your outfits.
Lightweight FabricsPack breathable fabrics like linen or cotton to stay comfortable in the tropical climate.Essential for combating humidity and heat while ensuring comfort throughout the day.
Quick DryingLightweight and breathable materials are essential to keep you feeling fresh throughout the day.Ensures that sweat or moisture is quickly absorbed and evaporated, maintaining comfort.
VersatilityVersatile clothing allows you to adapt to various situations and environments without carrying excessive itemsDress up or down with shoes or accessories, invest in a few high-quality, versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched for various looks.
ComfortRemember to prioritize comfort and functionality when selecting your tops for this adventure.Ensures an enjoyable travel experience without compromising on style or practicality.

At least one long sleeve for sun protection

To ensure adequate sun protection in the Philippines, consider packing at least one long-sleeve garment in your travel wardrobe. Here are some reasons why this is essential:

  1. Sunscreen application: Long sleeves provide an extra layer of defense against harmful UV rays.
  2. Beach essentials: Perfect for covering up during breaks from the sun or for water activities.
  3. Outdoor activities: Long sleeves shield your arms from sunburn while exploring the beautiful outdoor attractions.
  4. Sun protection tips: Wearing long sleeves is a smart way to prevent sun damage and maintain healthy skin.

Light cardigan or sweater for air conditioning

Consider packing a cozy cardigan as a versatile layering piece for your trip to the Philippines. Lightweight sweaters are a travel essential, especially for chilly evenings in air-conditioned spaces. Stylish cardigans can help keep you comfortable during sweater weather, Philippines style.

The air conditioning in malls or restaurants can sometimes catch you off guard, making a cardigan or sweater essential for unexpected temperature changes.

Waterproof rain jacket

Prepare for unexpected tropical downpours by packing a waterproof rain jacket. Don’t let the rain dampen your adventures; stay dry and comfortable with this essential item.

Here are some tips to help you make the most of your rainy days in the Philippines:

  1. Rainy day activities: Explore indoor attractions like museums or indulge in a spa day.
  2. Waterproof backpack: Keep your belongings safe and dry while navigating through the rain.
  3. Tropical footwear: Opt for quick-drying sandals or water-resistant shoes.
  4. Monsoon season: Be prepared for heavy rainfall, especially during the monsoon season.

Having the right rain gear can make a significant difference in your comfort & help enjoy your trip in the Philippines, rain or shine.

Bottoms to Pack for The Philippines

When packing for the Philippines, make sure to include a variety of bottoms to suit different activities and occasions. Shorts, lightweight pants, and skirts are essential, along with 1-2 pairs of quick-dry pants for hiking adventures.

Lightweight cotton or linen shortsLightweight cotton or linen shorts
Cargo shorts/rash guardsFlowy skirts or maxi skirts
Lightweight chino shorts or Bermuda shortsCapri pants or cropped trousers
Casual denim shorts or jeansCasual denim shorts or jeans
Athletic shorts or moisture-wicking joggersAthletic leggings or yoga pants
Swim trunks or board shortsBeach cover-up or sarong
Lightweight trousers or casual pantsHigh-waisted shorts or culottes

Don’t forget to pack bikini bottoms, and a rain poncho or umbrella for unexpected showers.

Shorts, skirts, lightweight pants

As you pack for your trip to the Philippines, include a variety of bottoms such as shorts, skirts, and lightweight pants to stay comfortable in the tropical climate.

Here’s what to consider for your bottoms:

  1. Shorts: Opt for breathable and quick-drying shorts for beach essentials and outdoor adventures.
  2. Skirts: Pack a couple of light and flowy skirts for a touch of summer fashion while exploring the islands.
  3. Lightweight Pants: Bring a pair of lightweight pants for cultural exploration in temples or cooler evenings.
  4. Versatility: Choose bottoms that can easily mix and match with your travel wardrobe for island hopping convenience.

These bottoms will keep you cool and stylish throughout your adventures in the Philippines.

ItemWhy You Should Pack It!
1-2 pairs quick dry pantsIdeal for staying comfortable during outdoor activities. Provide versatility, breathability, and practicality for hiking.
Go for lightweight fabrics that dry quickly in case of wet weather.
Can be easily washed and dried overnight, perfect for longer trips.
Mix of bikini tops/bottomsEssential for beach days. Allow creating versatile looks and catering to diverse occasions.
Sarong coverupTransitions effortlessly from beachwear to casual outings. Provides sun protection, flair, and versatility in styling.

Additional info:

Remember these packing tips:

  • Roll your pants to save space in your luggage and choose neutral colors for versatility.
  • Having 1 or 2 quick-dry pants should be enough and will keep you comfortable during hikes and other outdoor activities in the Philippines.

Beach Essentials

Mix and Match: Opt for different styles and colors to create versatile beach looks.

  • Bikini Bottoms: Pack a variety of bottoms like cheeky, high-waisted, one-pieces, or tie-side for different occasions.
  • Tropical Vibes: Consider floral prints, vibrant colors, and tropical patterns to complement the sun-kissed style of the Philippines.
  • Sarong is a good piece to carry to help transition from beach to casual outings with style and convenience.
  • Apart from adding flair to your outfit, sarongs provide sun protection, shielding your skin from the harsh rays.
  • Can also help elevate your poolside chic look, with various ways to tie them – whether as a skirt, dress, or even a halter top.
  • These versatile wraps are a must for any beach vacation, offering both practicality and fashion-forward options for your time in the Philippines.

Shoes to Pack For The Philippines

When packing for the Philippines, make sure to include a versatile selection of footwear.

Sandals are perfect for casual outings and beach days, while sneakers or walking shoes are great for exploring and hiking.

Shoe TypeWhy It’s Essential
Water ShoesEssential for water activities and provides protection and grip.
SandalsCrucial for navigating diverse terrain comfortably. Carry sandals with straps for secure fit, water-friendly flip flops, versatile slip-on sandals, and durable outdoor sandals for hikes and adventures.
Sneakers or Walking ShoesEssential for exploring diverse landscapes and activities. Walk with 1-2 pairs that provide versatility for activities like hiking, city exploration, cultural experiences, beach activities, and nightlife options.
Versatile Dress ShoesAllows transitioning from daytime to nighttime outings.
Carry stylish yet comfortable shoes that complement outfits, support long walks or standing periods.
Consider packing a pair of elegant sandals or fashionable sneakers that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
ActivitiesFootwear Required
Hiking essentialsSturdy hiking shoes
Beach activitiesSand-resistant sneakers or water-resistant walking shoes/ flip-flops
Exploring the cityComfortable walking shoes

Importance of water shoes:

  1. Protection: Shield your feet from sharp rocks, coral, or hot sand.
  2. Traction: Prevent slips and falls on wet surfaces.
  3. Comfort: Enjoy long walks on the beach without worrying about discomfort.
  4. Versatility: Suitable for various aquatic adventures like snorkeling, kayaking, or exploring tide pools.

Investing in proper water shoes will make your time in the sand and surf much more enjoyable and safe.

Here’s a helpful table to guide your shoe selection for going out in the Philippines:

Shoe TypeDescription
Elegant SandalsChic and versatile
Fashion SneakersTrendy and comfortable
Wedge HeelsStylish and practical
LoafersClassic and sophisticated

Accessories to Pack For The Philippines

Sun Hat

Don’t forget to pack a sun hat for your trip to the Philippines to stay protected from the tropical sun. Here’s why it’s a must-have:

  1. Sun Protection: Shield your face and head from the intense UV rays.
  2. Beach Essentials: Perfect for laying on the sandy shores without worrying about sunburn.
  3. Outdoor Activities: Whether hiking, island hopping, or exploring a sun hat keeps you cool.
  4. Cultural Experiences: Blend in with the locals and protect yourself during cultural tours.

A wide-brimmed hat not only complements your beach attire but also ensures a comfortable and sun-safe adventure throughout the diverse landscapes of the Philippines.

Additional AccessoriesImportance
Wide brimmed HatProvides additional protection for your face and neck, a hat helps prevent sunburn and heatstroke, enhancing comfort during outdoor activities.
SunglassesInvest in a good pair of sunglasses to shield your eyes from the bright sunlight, ensuring comfort and safety during outdoor adventures in the Philippines.
Bandanas or ScarvesCan be worn in various ways for added warmth or sun protection.
Versatility- as headbands, neck accessories, or draped over the shoulders for added warmth or sun protection.
JewelryVersatile pieces that complement outfits and add flair/elegance for different occasions to help you stay stylish during your trip.
Zippered Money BeltProvides discreet and convenient storage for valuables like cash, documents, and cards against pickpockets while exploring bustling streets or crowded markets.

Toiletries and Health Items to Pack for The Philippines

Make sure you’re prepared for your Philippines trip with essential toiletries and health items.

First Aid KitPack a mini first aid kit with bandaids, medications, and ointments to cover all bases.
Remember antiseptic wipes, and over-the-counter medications for common ailments.
Essential for addressing common ailments and injuries while traveling, a first aid kit ensures you’re prepared for emergencies and minor health concerns.
Personal/General medicationMedical supplies such as pain relievers, antihistamines, and anti-diarrheal medication are crucial additions to your emergency kit items.Helps prepare as much as you can be for unexpected sickness
Health necessities like sunscreen, insect repellent, and hand sanitizer shouldn’t be overlooked.
Feminine Hygiene ProductsMake sure to pack an adequate supply of feminine hygiene products for your trip to the Philippines to ensure you stay comfortable and prepared throughout your travels.Crucial for maintaining personal hygiene during menstruation, feminine hygiene products provide comfort and convenience for women traveling to the Philippines.
Travel ToiletriesEnsure your travel toiletry bag is well-stocked with essential items like shampoo, soap, and toothpaste for your upcoming trip to the Philippines.Vital for personal care and hygiene, travel toiletries ensure you feel fresh and comfortable throughout your journey, enhancing your overall travel experience.
Insect RepellentEssential for preventing insect bites, insect repellent with DEET or picaridin offers effective mosquito protection, ensuring a comfortable experience outdoors.Protect against unwanted diseases and can even be used as protection from thieves
(can be used like pepper spray)
Moisturizer & Lip BalmEssential for sun protection and combatting effects of heat and humidity.keeps you hydrated during your trip.
SunscreenDon’t forget to pack a high SPF (30-50) sunscreen to protect your skin from sunburn and harmful UV rays.Sunscreen is a must-have for enjoying outdoor activities in the intense heat in the Philippines.
Motion Sickness ReliefPack any necessary motion sickness relief to ensure a smooth journey while traveling in the Philippines.ensures comfort and well-being during transportation
Travel shampoo, soap, toothpasteOpt for travel-sized bottles to save space and comply with airline regulations.Include your favorite beauty products to maintain your routine during your stay. Don’t forget necessities like floss, and any specific products you regularly use.

Additional info:

Feminine Hygiene Products:

Menstrual Pads: Pack enough pads to last your entire trip.
Tampons or Menstrual Cups: Consider bringing tampons or menstrual cups for convenience.
Wet Wipes: Hygiene products like wet wipes can be handy for freshening up.
Feminine Wash: Include feminine care products for personal hygiene.
Having these female toiletries on hand will help you feel confident and ready for anything during your time in the Philippines.

Motion sickness relief if needed

Consider packing motion sickness relief such as ginger candies or anti-nausea medication to ensure a comfortable journey while traveling in the Philippines.

Motion sickness can be a common issue, even on the plane ride to your destination and especially during long rides or island hopping expeditions.

Here are some tips to help you combat motion sickness:

  1. Natural Remedies: Ginger candies or ginger tea can help alleviate symptoms of nausea.
  2. Travel Companions: Engage in conversation or focus on distant scenery to distract yourself from feeling queasy.
  3. Local Cuisine: Avoid heavy or greasy foods before traveling to prevent aggravating motion sickness.
  4. Cultural Experiences: Embrace local practices like chewing on mint leaves, which some believe can aid in reducing nausea sensations.

Electronics and Accessories to Pack for The Philippines

Electronic AccessoryImportance
Universal AdapterAllows charging devices by ensuring compatibility with Philippines’ outlets.
Portable Phone ChargerProvides backup power to keep devices charged during long days of exploration.
Camera & Extra BatteriesAllows capturing breathtaking moments and sights during your Philippines trip.
Underwater Camera GoProEnables high-quality underwater footage for marine life and water activities.
Backup Storage Hard DriveStore files to make room for more travel memories during your Philippines trip.
Power BankKeeps devices charged to capture moments while exploring remote areas.
Power Bank FeaturesCapacityCompatibilityPortabilityPrice
Quick Charging10,000mAhUniversalLightweight$25
Slim Design5,000mAhApple & AndroidPocket-sized$15


Make sure you include headphones or earbuds in your packing list to enjoy your favorite music or podcasts while on the go.

When choosing your audio gear, consider the following options:

  1. Noise Canceling Headphones: Ideal for blocking out the noise of crowded streets or transport. (I have and also recommend Beats Solo 3).
  2. Wireless Earbuds: Perfect for convenience and mobility during your travels.
  3. Waterproof Headphones: Great for beach days or water activities to keep the music playing.
  4. Budget-Friendly Earphones: Inexpensive options that still deliver decent sound quality.

Additionally, remember to pack a suitable headphone storage solution to keep your gear organized and prevent tangling. Some of the best headphone brands to consider are Sony, Bose, Sennheiser, and JBL for a quality audio experience.

Dry bag for electronics

A dry bag offers crucial waterproof protection to keep electronics safe from water damage while exploring diverse landscapes and water activities in the Philippines.

It provides efficient and organized storage, ensuring gadgets remain accessible and protected whether encountering rainy weather or water adventures.

Dry Bag BenefitsDescription
Waterproof ProtectionKeeps electronics dry
Electronic EssentialsSafeguards gadgets
Tech OrganizationHelps in device arrangement
Gadget SafetyProtects electronics
Device StorageEfficient storage solution

Ziploc bags for organization

Ziploc bags can be your best friend when it comes to travel organization.

Here’s how to make the most of them:

  1. Packing Efficiency: Utilize Ziploc bags to segment different types of clothing or separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
  2. Travel Organization: Keep smaller items like chargers, adapters, or toiletries neatly organized within your luggage.
  3. Ziploc Benefits: Ziploc bags are transparent, allowing you to quickly identify the contents without rummaging through your entire bag.
  4. Storage Solutions: Store snacks or wet swimwear in Ziploc bags to prevent spills and keep other items dry in your luggage.

These simple packing hacks with Ziploc bags can save you time and hassle during your travels to the Philippines.

SafetyWing Travel Health Insurance For The Philippines

When traveling to the Philippines, securing SafetyWing travel health insurance is essential for your peace of mind and well-being.

With SafetyWing, you can have access to reliable health coverage, ensuring that you’re financially protected in case of illness or injury while in the Philippines.

Travel insurance is essential for international trips, providing health coverage as medical expenses can be high in a foreign country. SafetyWing offers emergency medical assistance, giving you the support you need during a stressful time.

Safety precautions are always recommended, but having the added security of travel insurance offers an extra layer of protection.

Whether you’re exploring the vibrant city of Manila or relaxing on the stunning beaches of Boracay, having travel insurance like SafetyWing can offer peace of mind so you can fully enjoy your time in the Philippines.

Other Essential Items to Pack for The Philippines

You’ll want to ensure you have your passport, copies, and extra photos handy for your trip to the Philippines.

Remember your travel Health insurance, a reusable water bottle, and some cash in small bills (local currency) for convenience.

Don’t forget to pack laundry soap for sink washing to keep your clothes fresh during your travels.

Travel NecessityInformation
Travel Health InsuranceTravel insurance provides health coverage, emergency assistance, and financial protection in case of unforeseen medical expenses during your trip.
Reusable Water BottleEssential for staying hydrated and reducing plastic waste, a reusable water bottle provides access to clean drinking water while contributing to sustainable travel practices, ensuring you stay refreshed and environmentally conscious during your trip.
Cash in Small BillsHelps to handle various transactions smoothly and efficiently. Having local currency readily available can be very convenient ensuring you can easily pay for goods, services, and transportation.
Passport & CopiesThese documents serve as your primary form of identification and are necessary for entry into the country.
extra photos provide identification, expedite replacement in case of loss, and are invaluable for visa applications or other emergencies during your trip to the Philippines.
Laundry SoapHaving laundry soap on hand allows you to wash your clothes in the sink, ensuring you have clean and fresh clothing throughout your trip to the Philippines, otherwisw detergent and laundromats should be avilable everywhere.

Currency Exchange:

Set a daily budget to manage expenses and exchange money at reliable places to get the best rates. (avoid airport exchange)

Having small bills will also be helpful when making purchases at local markets, trying street food, or using various transportation options.

Laundry soap for sink washing:

When traveling to the Philippines, having laundry soap for sink washing is essential for keeping your clothes clean and fresh during your trip.

Here are some tips to make sink washing effective and convenient:

  1. Sink Washing Techniques: Use lukewarm water and a small amount of laundry soap to wash your clothes thoroughly.
  2. Laundry Essentials: Pack a travel-sized container of laundry soap to ensure you have enough for your entire trip.
  3. Drying Strategies: After washing, wring out excess water and hang your clothes in a well-ventilated area to dry faster.
  4. Stain Removal Tips: Address stains promptly by pre-treating them with a stain remover before washing.


Packing copies of your passport and extra passport photos is crucial for your trip to the Philippines as they serve as a backup in case your passport gets lost or stolen. Having extra photos can help you save money on paying for photos at immigration offices when its time to extend your visa and can help with passport renewal in case of loss.

If you plan on driving, an international driving permit is recommended, and keep a list of emergency contacts handy.

Familiarize yourself with local currency exchange rates to avoid scams. Lastly, learn about local customs to respect the culture during your stay. These practical preparations will help ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip to the Philippines.

Extras If You Have Space to Pack For The Philippines

If you have some extra space in your luggage for your trip to the Philippines, consider packing a small language guide to learn some quick Tagalog phrases, like greetings or common expressions.

Bring along a Lonely Planet or Bradt Travel Guide to help navigate the country’s attractions and local spots.

Don’t forget to pack some small gifts for your Filipino friends or family, a little cash from your home country to exchange for Philippine pesos for immediate expenses upon arrival, and a travel journal or notebook to record your adventures.

Quick Tagalog phrases to learn before you come:

Here are some useful tips to help you communicate effectively:

  1. Language Basics: Start with simple greetings like ‘Kamusta’ (How are you?) and ‘Salamat’ (Thank you).
  2. Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the local culture by learning phrases like ‘Magandang umaga’ (Good morning) and ‘Paalam’ (Goodbye).
  3. Local Customs: Show respect by using polite words such as ‘Po’ and ‘Opo’ to address elders.
  4. Communication Tips: Practice common expressions such as ‘Mangyaring tulungan mo ako’ (Please help me) to navigate interactions smoothly.

Learning these practical phrases won’t only help you connect with locals but also enrich your travel experience in the Philippines.

Lonely Planet or Bradt Travel Guides or ebooks:

These travel guides provide valuable insights into the local culture, attractions, and practical tips for navigating your way around the Philippines.

Lonely Planet is known for its detailed recommendations on accommodations, restaurants, and must-see destinations, while Bradt Travel Guides offer in-depth coverage of off-the-beaten-path locations.

Ebooks are convenient for on-the-go reference without adding extra weight to your bag otherwise bring a physical copy to keep you busy during the long flight.

Having these resources at your fingertips can help you make the most of your Philippine adventure, ensuring you don’t miss out on hidden gems and unique experiences.

Small gifts for family/friends:

Here are some ideas to enhance your trip through souvenir shopping, cultural exchange, and gift giving:

  1. Local Delicacies: Bring back some unique Filipino treats like dried mangoes, polvoron, or ube-flavored snacks.
  2. Handmade Crafts: Purchase intricately woven baskets, traditional clothing, or hand-carved wooden items for a special touch.
  3. Meaningful Tokens: Look for personalized items such as keychains, magnets, or bracelets that showcase Filipino culture.
  4. Souvenirs: Consider picking up items like local artwork, seashell jewelry, or mini replicas of iconic landmarks to share the beauty of the Philippines with your loved ones.

Philippine pesos upon arrival:

You will need local currency to support local businesses and even for some major stores and shopping centers, otherwise, most luxury malls and big chain restaurants will allow you to pay with your debit card, Mastercard and Visa are ideal to use here.

Research and compare the currency exchange rate between different banks to get the best deal.

ATMs are widely available, but inform your bank of your travel plans to avoid any issues with withdrawals.

Have a mix of cash and cards, informing your bank of travel plans. Budget carefully considering conversion rates to avoid overspending. Having local currency makes initial transactions smoother.

Travel Journal/Notebook:

Pack a travel journal or notebook to document your adventures and cherish your travel memories while stepping away from the loud world when you need time for yourself and your thoughts.

Here are a few more reasons to bring a travel journal:

  1. Sketchbook adventures: Capture the stunning landscapes and vibrant scenes you encounter on your journey.
  2. Travel reflections: Reflect on your experiences, personal growth, and cultural discoveries in writing.
  3. Wanderlust writing: Let your wanderlust inspire poems and insightful observations.
  4. Notebook musings: Jot down random thoughts, local insights, and memorable encounters to look back on fondly.

Final Packing Tips For The Philippines

As mentioned before, use packing cubes to organize your belongings and maximize space.

Keep important documents in a waterproof bag to protect them from unexpected rain or water activities.

Don’t forget to secure valuables in a concealed money belt for extra safety during your travels.

Here is a summary table of packing tips for traveling to the Philippines:

Best Packing TipsReason
Use packing cubesOptimizes space, keeps items organized
Place documents in a waterproof bagProtects important papers from water damage
Carry valuables in a concealed money beltEnhances security and theft protection
Use a dry bag for rainy excursionsKeeps belongings dry during wet weather

Packing cubes for organization

Packing cubes are a game-changer when it comes to organization and space-saving techniques.

Additional info:

  1. Packing Efficiency: Separate your clothes by type or outfit, making it easier to find items in your luggage.
  2. Travel Essentials: Pack essentials like toiletries, electronics, and documents in smaller cubes for quick access.

Place documents in a waterproof bag

Additional info:

Opt for a waterproof pouch to safeguard important papers and ensures your travel documents remain dry and intact.

This method of travel document care is especially important in a tropical climate like the Philippines, where unexpected rain showers can occur.

Carry valuables in a concealed money belt

When exploring a beautiful country like the Philippines, it’s essential to prioritize enjoying your trip while practicing theft protection.

Here are some practical tips to enhance your travel safety and money safety:

  1. Concealed Money Belt: Invest in a high-quality money belt that can be worn discreetly under your clothes.
  2. Distribute Valuables: Spread your cash and valuables in different pockets or pouches within the money belt.
  3. Regularly Check: Periodically check your belongings to ensure everything is secure and in place.
  4. Avoid Flashing Cash: Avoid displaying large sums of money in public to deter pickpockets.

Use a dry bag for rainy excursions

Additional info:

Investing in wet weather gear like a dry bag provides monsoon protection and ensures your items stay dry even in heavy downpours.

The benefits of a dry bag include keeping your electronics, clothes, and travel documents safe from water damage.

With its durable and waterproof material, a dry bag is a practical and essential item for any traveler visiting the Philippines during the rainy season.

Waterproof GadgetsRainy AdventuresTropical Essentials
Phone caseRain jacketQuick-dry towel
Camera coverUmbrellaMosquito repellent
Tablet sleeveWaterproof shoesSunscreen

Wear the bulkiest items on the plane to save space

Consider wearing your bulkiest items on the plane to save space in your luggage when packing for your trip to the Philippines.

This clever strategy not only maximizes space but also ensures you have your essential items with you during your flight.

Here are some practical tips to help you make the most of this space-saving technique:

  1. Layering for comfort: Wear your heaviest clothing items, like jackets or hoodies, to keep you warm during the flight.
  2. Efficient packing techniques: Opt for versatile pieces that can be layered or mixed and matched throughout your trip.
  3. Travel wardrobe essentials: Choose items that are both comfortable for the plane ride and suitable for the Philippine climate.
  4. Practical outfit choices: Select outfits that can transition seamlessly from the plane to your destination.

Other Packing Tips

Maximize your luggage space efficiently by prioritizing versatile and lightweight clothing items for your trip to the Philippines.

Utilize packing hacks like rolling your clothes instead of folding them to save space and prevent wrinkles. Packing cubes come in as they help to leave more space even if you have bulky items.

After 7+ years of travel so far, I find that rolling my clothes does save more space in my suitcase than the traditional fold method.

In case you encounter checked luggage delays, opt for packing essentials in your carry-on.

Remember essentials like travel-sized toiletries and a portable charger.

What Not to Bring To The Philippines

When packing for the Philippines, avoid bringing valuables, irreplaceable sentimental items, and expensive jewelry like watches or diamond necklaces and other accessories.

A lot of times abroad, I notice the style is very simple as there is no competition when it comes to wearing the most luxury and name-brand items like it may seem to be in many Western countries.

It’s best to leave excessive shoes to save space in your luggage and travel light.

I’ve packed heels in the past never worn them, sacrificed so much space, and had to end up tossing them at the airport.

Leave behind expensive jewelry and flashy gadgets when packing for your trip to the Philippines to minimize the risk of theft.

Here are some tips to protect your valuables:

  1. Travel Insurance: Ensure your belongings are covered in case of theft.
  2. Hidden Pockets: Use clothing with hidden compartments to store valuables discreetly.
  3. Theft Prevention: Keep a close eye on your belongings in crowded areas.
  4. Security Measures: Utilize hotel safes or lockboxes for storing valuables securely.

Irreplaceable sentimental items

Leave behind sentimental treasures, personal mementos, cherished keepsakes, emotional souvenirs, irreplaceable tokens, and precious memories that hold significant emotional value.

While these items may bring you comfort at home, the risk of loss or damage during travel isn’t worth the sentimental attachment.

Instead, consider taking photographs or creating digital backups of these irreplaceable items to carry with you on your journey.

Expensive jewelry or accessories

Avoid bringing expensive jewelry or accessories when traveling to the Philippines to minimize the risk of loss or theft during your journey.

Luxury accessories, travel jewelry, designer handbags, statement necklaces, high-end watches, and fashion sunglasses are best left at home to prevent attracting unwanted attention.

Here’s why:

  1. Luxury accessories: These items can make you a target for theft.
  2. Travel jewelry: Valuable pieces can easily get lost or stolen.
  3. Designer handbags: Expensive bags may draw unwanted attention.
  4. High-end watches: Flashy watches can make you vulnerable to theft.

Opt for inexpensive or costume jewelry to accessorize your outfits.

Don’t bring too many shoes – save space

If you want to save space and pack efficiently for your trip to the Philippines, limit the number of shoes you bring to only the essentials.

Opt for versatile footwear choices that can be used for various activities. Consider packing a pair of comfortable walking shoes that can also be worn for light hikes or city explorations.

To maximize space saving tips, try packing shoes that can be easily folded or compressed.

Utilize shoe organization techniques like placing socks inside shoes to save even more space. Embrace minimalist packing by sticking to just a couple of pairs that serve multiple purposes.

These packing hacks will help streamline your travel essentials and ensure you have everything you need without overburdening your luggage.

Final Philippines Packing Checklist

Here is the final comprehensive packing checklist for travel to the Philippines:


  • Passport
  • Return plane ticket
  • Proof of onward travel
  • Visa (if required)
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Photocopies of passport & important documents
  • USD cash
  • Credit and debit cards
  • Vaccination records/certificates
  • Travel itinerary


  • Lightweight, breathable shirts & tops
  • Tank tops
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Swimwear
  • Rash guard or swim shirt
  • Cover up/sarong
  • Lightweight pants
  • Sweatshirt/jacket for cool nights
  • Poncho or rain jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Socks
  • Pajamas
  • Hat/cap
  • Bandana/scarf
  • Exercise clothes
  • Extra underwear and socks
  • Thermal underwear for cold areas
  • Traditional formalwear


  • Water shoes/sandals
  • Flip flops
  • Sneakers/walking shoes
  • Nice shoes for going out
  • Hiking boots


  • Sunscreen
  • After sun lotion
  • Insect repellent
  • insect repellent for kids
  • Mini toiletries
  • Makeup
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Contacts & solution
  • Prescription medications
  • Hand sanitizer
  • First aid kit
  • Nail clippers
  • Tweezers
  • Razor
  • Comb/brush
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Makeup remover wipes
  • Cleansing wipes
  • Lotion with SPF
  • Lip balm with SPF


  • Camera & equipment
  • Phone & charger
  • Power bank/portable charger
  • Universal adapter
  • Headphones
  • External battery packs
  • Laptop & charger
  • External battery/portable charger
  • Plug adaptors/converters
  • Camera battery charger
  • Laptop accessories

Other Essentials:

  • Sunglasses
  • Dry bag
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Quick dry towel
  • Backpack/daypack
  • Guidebooks
  • Umbrella
  • Snorkel gear
  • Ziplock bags
  • Motion sickness medication
  • Activated charcoal (for diarrhea)
  • Neck pillow
  • Packing cubes/organizers
  • Laundry supplies
  • Travel pillow
  • Earplugs & eye mask
  • Journal/books
  • Cards/games
  • Locks for luggage
  • Mini sewing kit
  • Microfiber towel
  • Snacks
  • Reusable grocery bags
  • Hand fan
  • Travel water filter
  • Straws and utensils
  • Collapsible water bottle

Travel Rule of 1 suitcase and 1 carry on don’t over pack

To travel light and efficiently for your trip to the Philippines, remember the rule of one suitcase and one carry-on to avoid overpacking.

Following this rule we created a few years ago has saved us a lot of stress and strain on our bodies since we are used to taking long and connecting flights to different countries.

Focus on packing essentials and adopt a minimalist approach for efficient travel organization.

Smart packing means optimizing your luggage to make your journey hassle-free.

Below is a table to guide you on what to pack for the Philippines, ensuring you have everything you need without excess items.

Light clothingToothbrushPassport
Comfortable shoesDeodorantPhone & charger, Travel Adapter
HatShampooTravel documents

I hope you found this packing list guide helpful, we tried to include everything we thought you would need to have a successful and fun trip while dealing with the intense heat here.

We lived here for 6 months so this post is a combination of research, chats with fellow travelers, and our personal experience after spending a good amount of time in different islands of the Philippines.

Remember to pack light, and efficiently, and carry versatile clothing and shoes, safe travels!

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