Best Times to Visit Punta Cana
The best time to visit Punta Cana is from March to May, when the peak season rush trickles out of the city. Luckily, the weather is warm year-round, with average highs around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The Dominican Republic experiences some of the effects of the Atlantic hurricane season, which lasts from June to November. And Punta Cana in particular has been known to face severe tropical storms, seeing an average of about 40 inches of rainfall each year. Still, this area stays crowded no matter the season.
Loads of tourists visit Punta Cana this time of year to bask in the warm-weather winter, so expect your accommodations to be hard to come by and a bit on the pricey side. There are even larger crowds around Christmas and New Year's Eve in December and Carnival in February, so make your reservations at least six months in advance.
This shoulder season sees fewer crowds and special deals on accommodations. The weather is also pleasant with sunny skies and average highs hovering in the low 80s.
Hurricane season is in full swing in this off-season, and with the beach and the golf courses rained out, there isn't much left to do. But if you feel like taking your chances with the weather, you'll find cheaper hotel prices and discounts on vacation packages.