Amanpulo is tropical in climate and is situated outside the typhoon belt. This means that it enjoys less rainfall than the rest of the Philippines. Generally, the dry season runs from November to May, with scattered showers between June and October. January is usually the coolest month, with temperatures averaging about 25°C (77°F), and May the hottest, with an average temperature of about 28°C (82°F).
More than a hundred dialects are spoken in the Philippines, with eight dominating. The official languages are English and Tagalog, the national language. English is the language commonly used for business.
The Philippine currency is the peso. It is divided into 100 centavos. Bank notes are available in denominations of 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000. Coins are available in 1, 5 and 10 pesos and 5, 10, 25 and 50 centavos.
Visitors from most countries do not require a special visa, with stays of up to 21 days granted on arrival, provided that they have a valid ticket for their return or onward journey. Passports must be valid for at least six months from date of entry. Please check with the Philippine embassy or consulate in your area for further information.
No vaccinations are required unless you come from a cholera- or yellow fever-infected region, in which case a certificate of vaccination is required. Pamalican is a malaria-free island.
Electricity is 220 volts/60 cycles. The Philippines time zone is plus eight hours GMT. Casual, lightweight clothing, ideally from natural fibres, is most comfortable.