Punta Cana is a resort town located in the easternmost region of the Dominican Republic. The region has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean for several reasons. The combination of its stunning beaches and areas of natural beauty, luxury accommodation options, and recreational opportunities has made it a sought-after destination for holidaymakers seeking a tropical paradise experience.

The best time to visit Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is typically during the dry season, which runs from December to April. This period experiences lower humidity, minimal rainfall, and comfortable temperatures, making it ideal for beach vacations and outdoor activities. Keep in mind that this is peak tourist season, so it is always advisable to book accommodation and activities in advance.

Punta Cana Weather Overview


Day Temperature

Punta Cana Weather


January & February

22°C to 31°C

March & April

24°C to 33°C

May & June

24°C to 33°C

July & August

31°C to 32°C

September & October

29°C to 30°C

November & December

21°C to 31°C

January- June Weather

January Weather

January is a popular and favourable time to visit Punta Cana as it falls within the dry season, but offers more pleasant weather conditions for holiday goers. Daytime temperatures typically range from the low 70s to the high 80s Fahrenheit (around 22–31°C). The evenings may be slightly cooler, so bringing a light jacket or sweater for nighttime activities is advisable. Compared to the hotter and more humid months, January experiences lower humidity levels, creating a more comfortable atmosphere.

January provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy the beautiful beaches, engage in water activities - with the sea temperature ranges from around 26°C to 28°C - and explore the natural attractions of Punta Cana without the concern of heavy rainfall.

July- December Weather

July in Punta Cana sees temperatures as high as 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32°C) with an average humidity level of 80%. Whilst it’s a great time of year to swim in the sea, with the water at an average temperature of 29°C, visitors can expect the wet season to continue, with an average rainfall of 100mm. Showers and thunderstorms are common, but are usually short lived, occurring in short bursts in the afternoon or evening. It’s advisable to bring lightweight and breathable clothing, as well as waterproof gear for potential rain showers.

Visitors should keep in mind that July falls within the hurricane season, so visitors should stay informed about weather updates and forecasts during their stay.

Ultimately, the best time to visit Punta Cana depends on your preferences. If you prioritise dry and sunny weather with lower chances of rain, December to April is the optimal time. However, if you're looking for more budget-friendly options and don't mind occasional rain showers, the shoulder seasons might be suitable for you. Keep in mind that these are general trends, and actual weather conditions can vary. It's always advisable to check the latest weather forecasts closer to your travel date for the most accurate information.

Regardless of the time of year, Punta Cana is a great holiday destination with something for everyone! The abundance of white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters means that no matter the weather, it remains a scenic destination all year round. The convenience of Club Med’s all-inclusive resorts facilitates a fantastic vacation for the whole family, where unwinding in the Dominican Republic’s stunning natural scenery is a guaranteed delight for all ages.

Our resort in Punta Cana

Punta Cana

Club Med Punta Cana has the perfect festival atmosphere for an all-inclusive holiday in the Dominican Republic where every experience has been carefully crafted for your pleasure. With a Zen Oasis and smoothie & cocktail bar for adults, a family pool and acrobatics playground for the kids, this Caribbean resort has the best of both worlds.