Punta Cana

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Climate & Best time to visit Punta Cana

Climate in Punta Cana:

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Best time to visit Punta Cana:

December to April (Dry Season/High Season):

  • This period is the peak tourist season and is often considered the best time to visit the Dominican Republic. The weather is dry, sunny, and comfortable, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit (24-30°C). It's perfect for beach vacations, water sports, and exploring the country's attractions. Be prepared for higher prices and more tourists, especially in popular tourist areas like Punta Cana and Puerto Plata.

May to November (Rainy Season/Low Season):

  • The rainy season in the Dominican Republic brings warmer temperatures and occasional afternoon showers, but it doesn't mean continuous rain. Rain showers are typically short-lived and followed by sunshine. This is the low season, offering lower prices on accommodations and fewer crowds. It's an excellent time for budget-conscious travelers and those seeking a quieter experience.

June to November (Hurricane Season):

  • The Dominican Republic is located in the hurricane-prone region, and the peak of the hurricane season is from August to October. While hurricanes are relatively rare in the country, there is still a risk. Travelers should monitor weather updates and be prepared for possible disruptions during this period.

Specific Interests:

  • If you're interested in experiencing traditional Dominican culture and celebrations, consider visiting during Carnival, which typically takes place in February or March, depending on the location.

Money & Prices

Currency in Dominican Republic:

Dominican peso (DOP)

How expensive is a trip to Punta Cana?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
10.40 USD
Fast food meal:
6.86 USD
Mid-range meal:
26.52 USD
Bottle of water:
0.72 USD
Soft drink:
0.89 USD
2.38 USD
Local Beer:
2.61 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.89 USD
Taxi - 1km:
2.48 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

Day Trips

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General information

Dominican Republic general information:

Voltage: 120 V, Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin)
  • Type B (American 3-pin)
  • Type C (European 2-pin)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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