The climate of Punta Cana (Dominican Republic)
Punta Cana is a region in the eastern part of the Dominican Republic.
It was named after the many Cana Palm trees that grow here. Punta Cana
hardly has any villages or inhabitants the entire area exclusively
consists of palm trees, beautiful beaches and luxurious resorts where
tourists allow themselves to be pampered. The nearest town is Higüey,
about 100,000 people live here. This city doesn’t offer any romance
and has no wealth. This is the only place that is at a reasonably
distance from Punta Cana and can be visited by public transportation.
A bus will take you to Higüey in an hour and is a true adventure. The
town is not in anyway tourist oriented so don’t expect any shopping
malls or luxurious restaurants. This is an average Dominican town with
a standard of life far below ours.
Whoever travels from Punta Cana’s pleasant international airport to
their hotel will be duly impressed by the picture postcard white
beaches and the impressive blue sea.
Punta Cana has a pleasant tropical savannah climate. Almost every day
you can enjoy pleasant temperatures and many hours of sunshine. Punta
Cana doesn’t get much rainfall. Rainfall is usually short-lived. From
the pool you can watch the clouds move further inland. Just like the
entire area there are chances of hurricanes in Punta Cana. However,
these chances are smaller than in the western part. This is caused by
other islands, especially Puerto Rico that acts as a buffer and
protects this area from hurricane activity which usually comes from
the east. Whoever wants to get married here or wants to go on their
honeymoon here without having chances of hurricanes best travels
during the period from December to April. Hurricanes don’t occur
during this period and chances of rainfall are a little smaller.
The sea water has pleasant temperatures of 26-29 degrees Celsius all
year round. Because the temperature of the water and the temperature
of the air are a little different the water has a cooling effect
without giving you the feeling of having to plunge into cold water.
The warm and clear water in combination with the silver-like beaches
make for ideal circumstances to see tropical fish whilst snorkeling.
You don’t need a boat trip for this. You just have to walk into the
sea with your snorkeling gear and swim for a little while to enjoy the
wealth of colors displayed by the diversity of fish species.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Punta Cana:
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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