WinterThe peak season is during the winter, when tourists flock to Punta Cana to escape the cold of their home country. From June to November, Punta Cana faces hurricane season; this particular area is known to receive strong tropical storms and some years see 40 inches of rain at this time of year. The peak season for travel to Punta Cana is between December and March, with a lower peak during June and July. A trip taken during the winter months can cost twice as much as a trip taken in the off-season.
If you're wondering what is the best time to visit the Dominican Republic and enjoy its magnificent beaches without getting your mouth watering, you should head there during the winter season. Between December and early April it's cooler than in summer and the humidity is relatively low. Sea temperatures are also wonderfully warm, ideal for swimming and snorkelling. However, this is the high season as visitors from northern hemisphere countries head to the island to enjoy the winter sun.
This means you probably won't have that white sand paradise to yourself. Punta Cana has a similar climate to Puerto Plata and an average temperature of 28°C in September. So when Punta Cana has its best weather, between November and February, it's not surprising that it's also the busiest time. Beaches in the southeast of the islands, such as Punta Cana, are popular destinations, but if you're looking for a little peace and quiet during your visit, think twice about going when it's Spring Break in the US (it's usually a week long and falls sometime between March and mid-April).