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Best Times to Visit Santo Domingo

The best time to visit Santo Domingo is between November and March. That's when this city experiences its best beach weather, even if there aren't many great beaches to enjoy it on. April to July is also a pleasant time to visit, but you should avoid this area at all costs during the hurricane season, which runs from August to October. Whenever you visit, you'll find the hotel rates are agreeable; even the best properties have rooms available for less than $150 a night.

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This is prime time for Santo Domingo's annual events — like the exciting Merengue Festival or the studious International Book Fair — plus you'll also get to experience some of the Dominican Republic's best weather — temps should rest somewhere between the low 70s and low 90s.

Key Events:

  • International Book Fair (May)
  • Merengue Festival (July-August)

Do you like rain? 'Cause you'll see plenty of it this time of year. And considering what a big walking town this is, you're better off staying away during the summer. There's also a chance of hurricanes.

Key Events:

  • Merengue Festival (July-August)
  • Puerto Plata Festival (October)

From late fall through winter, the average highs are in the mid-80s; lows in the high 60s. In other words, it's perfect weather for strolling along the Malecón. You might find a slight spike in tourists around March for spring break, but it'll hardly be noticeable. Most vacationers choose to stay along the more spectacular shorelines of Punta Cana and Puerto Plata. If you are looking to save a little money on a wintertime trip to the DR, consider visiting this city instead.

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