In the Dominican Republic, you can experience Latin Caribbean life at its finest. There are luxurious beaches, vibrant towns, and nature-filled outdoor adventures. Home to some of the most beautiful views in the Caribbean, shimmering tidal ponds, breathtaking wildlife, and perfect shores, the Dominican Republic has been named a perfect beach destination. Between the bustling city life in Punta Cana in the east & Puerto Plata in the north, you can find amazing views. The capital city, Santo Domingo, contains the most fascinating architecture in the western side of the equator, and has an extraordinary charm, a customary feel, and welcoming locals. Once there, you can head for Cabarete, popular for its windsurfing and kitesurfing, for an exciting beach experience. Others are drawn to whale-watching, where you can spot humpbacks migrating from northern climates to Promontory de Samana.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The Dominican Republic being located in the Caribbean, temperatures are warm all year, but mountainous regions such as Jarabacoa and Constanza are significantly cooler in temperature than other areas of the Dominican Republic. The weather is coolest November through April; however, anticipate that the average temperature varies around high 20s (°C) with cool evenings. January through springtime is the best time to visit for guests interested in whale watching. From May to July is the best time to visit to spot awesome wildlife and gorgeous nature at Lago Enriquillo and the Laguna de Oviedo, where visitors can see enormous gatherings of flamingos. Finally, August is the height of storm-season for the Caribbean, September and October are the height of storm-season for the Atlantic.
Getting around the Dominican Republic can present challenges if your lodging is located in a remote area. The best methods of transport recommended to visitors are flights for accessing distant areas of the country, taxis, rental vehicles, publicos (multi-traveler taxis), and guaguas (public transports).
The weather fluctuates in the various parts of the Dominican Republic, so guests should consider not only the month of the visit, but also which part of the island you wish to visit. Although the temperature changes from one season to another, with the late spring months being the warmest, the island maintains a normal yearly temperature of 25°C. May to mid-November is the Dominican Republic’s windy season, although there is still a possibility of experiencing a storm in January. The Dominican Republic is in the focal point of the Caribbean typhoon belt, and experiences significant windstorms consistently. Keep in mind, the typhoon season runs generally from June to November, with the stormiest months typically August and September.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
- Local culture is very welcoming
- Primary Language: Spanish (Dominican dialect)
- Currency: Dominican Peso
- Electric Type: A & B Supply voltage 120V & F=60Hz