The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins on June 1st and ends on November 30th. During this time, August through October are statistically the peak months for hurricanes, so the chances of being caught in a storm are reduced, but still a risk. However, tourists should not worry too much, as major hurricanes only occur every decade or so. Punta Cana, known as the 'coconut coast' due to its 32km of tropical beaches, is a hotspot for water sports and beach activities.
Tourists should be aware that spring break in the US usually falls between March and mid-April, so if you're looking for a little peace and quiet during your visit, it's best to avoid this time. From January to March, humpback whales come to mate and calve in Samana Bay on the north coast, a short distance from Punta Cana. The average temperature in September is 28°C, making it an ideal time to visit. Thanks to the recent construction of a highway from the airport, most tourists now stay at the easternmost point of Punta Cana, where numerous resorts are located.
So when Punta Cana has its best weather, between November and February, it's not surprising that it's also the busiest time. In Punta Cana, the best time to dive is from February to November, as December and January can be very windy.