Why You Should Visit Punta Cana
People visit Punta Cana for its palm-tree lined white sand beaches, luxury resorts, and plentiful outdoor activities like zip-lining, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, waterfall rappelling, snorkeling, fishing, and world-class golf. Whale watching takes center stage from January through April, when humpback whale sightings are common.
When to Visit Punta Cana
Punta Cana is busiest in December, January, and February, which offer the best combination of weather and activities. (Carnival is held every February.) The sweet spot for budget travelers is March through May, which sees good weather and smaller crowds. Hurricane season is June through October, which is a risky time to visit.
The Weather in Punta Cana
Temperatures in Punta Cana hover in the 80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit range year-round and keep a steady 82 percent relative humidity, even during the rainy season between May and October. It's hottest in July. Hurricane season (June through October) causes fewer disruptions than on some other Caribbean islands, but is best avoided.