Are you planning a trip to Punta Cana and wondering if it's safe to swim in the ocean? The answer is a resounding yes! With an average annual sea water temperature of 27.5 degrees Celsius, swimming is possible all year round in Punta Cana. The highest mark this summer is 32°C and the lowest is 24°C, so you can come here on vacation any time of year and enjoy the warm waters. Punta Cana is known for its stunning beaches, and one of the most popular attractions is Big Major Cay, where you can swim with the resident pigs. They are very sociable and will swim for treats every time a ship arrives at Cay.
If you're looking for a great value (all-inclusive) option, Occidental Caribe* is a great choice. When it comes to choosing the best beach in Punta Cana, Playa Bavaro is often cited as the top pick. With its soft, endless white sands and warm turquoise sea waters, it's perfect for swimming. Snorkeling outside of winter months will likely yield idyllic conditions with calm waters.
Playa Macao is also a great spot for people watching and having a beer, as it's a favorite beach for locals on weekends. Surfers will also find plenty to do in Punta Cana, as it receives a variety of types of waves suitable for all levels. If you're looking for luxury and quality, Iberostar Grand is one of the high-end options and one of the best luxury resorts in Punta Cana. It also has one of the best beaches for swimming, as it's seaweed free.
For those looking for a more local experience, both Bayahibe and La Romana offer a great beach town atmosphere with the perfect combination of tourist infrastructure and local community. Seaweed can be an issue in Punta Cana during summer months from July to September, and in the rainy season from May to October. But if you make it to Hard Rock Punta Cana at the end of the hotel zone, you'll find an almost endless white sand beach with turquoise water that's perfect for swimming. In conclusion, Punta Cana has some of the best beaches in the world with warm waters that are perfect for swimming all year round.
Whether you're looking for luxury or budget options, there are plenty of resorts to choose from that offer great value and amenities. And if you're looking for a unique experience, don't forget to visit Big Major Cay to swim with the resident pigs!.