The country of the Philippines has long been recognized as one of the well-known holiday destinations in the Southeast Asia region. Many tourist destinations are popular in the Philippines and among them is Tacloban or Tacloban City. Being the regional center of Eastern Visayas region and the provincial capital of Leyte, this 1st class highly urbanized autonomous city has been among the fastest-growing cities in the country, as well as a primary tourism hub in the region.
Tacloban, just like any other regions around the Philippines and nearby countries in the Southeast Asia region, is classified as having a tropical rainforest climate in which dry season is shorter or almost negligent whereas rainfall is normally heavy throughout the year. The hottest months are usually around May, June and August. Therefore it is considered among the peak times to come to Tacloban in these months. Meanwhile, the off-peak season is between September to November where the climate during that season is unpredictable with high chances of rain and typhoons. While accommodation and ticket prices tend to drop this time, visitors should check the weather reports before going to the town around this period.
Francisco Bangoy International Airport - Francisco Bangoy International Airport or also known commonly as Davao International Airport is the primary airport that is generally serving the Davao Region and Davao city specifically. Located in Catitipan, Barangay Buhangin which is about 36 kilometers from Davao city area, it is the third busiest airport in the country. It is a public airport operated by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. Francisco Bangoy International Airport has begun operating since the 1940s and has been modernized ever since, to the point that the airport is now able to accommodate up around four million passengers annually. The recently built terminal has a Malay architecture design that is located just across the old terminal and is four times larger too. It is the hub for Cebu Pacific, PAL Express, Philippines Airasia as well as catering for flights heading to and from Manila, Clark, Cebu and many more.
Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport - The Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport or also known as Tacloban City Airport is a public domestic airport that connects the city of Tacloban and its general area with other places in the Philippines, acting as a major gateway into the Eastern Visayas Region from Manila and Cebu. The airport can be found at DZR Airport Complex, San Jose, which is about 13 kilometers away from the town center of Tacloban. Just like other airports in the Philippines, this airport is operated by Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. It has a runway that is 2,138 meters in length and is made of asphalt. Among the airlines that operate in this airport is Cebu Pacific, Philippines AirAsia as well as Philippine Airlines with destinations heading to and from Cebu, Clark and Manila. From the airport, it is easy to go in and out to the city area because there is a handful of transportation available in the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport that are meant for the visitors, especially the jeepney services and the airport taxi services.
Tacloban’s weather is typically about being under the hot sun for most of the time, which is to be expected since it has a tropical rainforest climate. Usually, it will be hot and wet throughout the years with a consistent amount of raining except for typhoon season which the weather can be even more unpredictable with heavy rains and thunderstorm. Since numerous cyclones are being present around the area, the climate is not precisely equatorial too. The average maximum temperature in Tacloban around 29 and 33 degree Celsius while the average minimum is around 23 and 26 degree Celsius. While around September to November, be wary since the weather will be wetter and windier than usual, so it may not be as good of a time to go to the beaches. Meanwhile, the warm and pleasant season of the year is usually from March to May or December to February. In a nutshell, if you plan to visit Tacloban during these months, be sure to book your flight and hotel early as the reservations will run out fast during this period while the prices will be on the rise.