Kota Kinabalu, situated strategically in the west coast of the Malaysian state of Sabah, is a truly divine and exotic tourist spot. It not only overwhelms you with its beauty but it also makes you fall in love with its friendly locals, rich culinary spectrums and breathtaking fiery sunsets. It is also the gateway to one of Southeast Asia's tallest mountains, Mount Kinabalu.
The best time to visit Kota Kinabalu is from December to April when the weather is at its best to visit the beaches, mountain climbing at the Mount Kinabalu, water river rafting and sightseeing. However, being the peak tourist season visiting Kota Kinabalu during this time will be slightly more expensive in terms of airfare and hotel rates.
Kalibo International Airport - Kalibo International Airport (KLO) is the international gateway from Boracay Island. The airport is approximately 68 km south of Caticlan Port, the main disembarking point from Boracay Island which takes only 75 minutes using the shuttle or van ride. Following its recent renovation, an increasing number of tourists are flying directly to Kalibo to avoid flying through Manila and Cebu. There is a multitude of transportation options to get in and out of the Kalibo International Airport.
Kota Kinabalu International Airport - The Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) is located about 8 km from the city of Kota Kinabalu. It is the second busiest airport in Malaysia by passenger traffic. There are two terminals and it offers all the conveniences of a modern airport including a variety of shopping, dining venues and amenities designed for your needs and comfort. You will find transportation to and from the airport to the city quick and easy too.
Kota Kinabalu is bestowed with an equatorial climate pattern that features high levels of humidity and much rainfall. The city experiences year-round temperatures of 31°C (87°F) and has two main wet seasons which is the northeast monsoon season that lasts from November to March and the southwest monsoon season that lasts from May to September. April and May are the hottest months in the city.