April Is the Best Time to Visit Punta Cana

We visited Punta Cana in April and aside from early morning clouds, most days looked like this.

We visited Punta Cana in April and aside from early morning clouds, most days looked like this.

The best time to visit Punta Cana is in April. Statistically, this month offers the highest chance of good weather, sparse crowds and lower prices. Here is some information to help you decide when to plan a trip to the Dominican Republic.

Crowds and Pricing

The peak season for travel to Punta Cana is between December and March, with a smaller peak occurring during June and July. A trip taken during the peak winter months may cost 30-40% more than a trip taken during the off season.

We analyzed more than 13,000 reviews of Dreams' all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana and discovered that guest satisfaction was highest between March and May.

Weather

Punta Cana has warm weather all year long. February is the coldest month: High temperatures are around 82°F and the evening temperature is around 71°F. August is the hottest month: Daytime temperatures are around 87°F and evening temperatures are around 77°F. 

Hurricane season is technically between June and November, but history shows that most storms hit between August and September.

Our family likes 85°F daytime temperatures and 75°F nighttime temperatures. The lower the humidity, the better for us. We wouldn't risk a trip during hurricane season and our goal is to avoid rain on vacation (and the mosquitoes that it brings). We took each of these factors into account to statistically predict the sweet spots for travel (we have a data scientist in the family).

Here are the best months to travel to Punta Cana, ranked by weather:

  1. March (peak season)

  2. April

  3. July (peak season)

  4. February (peak season)

  5. June (peak season)

  6. January (peak season)

  7. May

  8. August

  9. November

  10. December (peak season)

  11. September

  12. October