When is the best time to go to Dominican Republic?

When is the best time to go to Dominican Republic? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Dominican Republic, the weather is at least tolerable in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • The best months to go to Santo Domingo are January, February, March, April, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Santo Domingo are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
  • The rainiest months in this city are May, July and August
  • The cities with the best climate are Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Barahona, Montecristi, Sosua, Altamira, Cabarete, Guaymate, Luperon, Pedernales and Sabaneta, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Santo Domingo

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Dominican Republic for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month
January 74°F to 81°F
43%
February 76°F to 81°F
40%
March 76°F to 83°F
44%
April 79°F to 85°F
52%
May 81°F to 86°F
68%
June 83°F to 88°F
54%
July 83°F to 90°F
55%
August 83°F to 88°F
63%
September 83°F to 88°F
69%
October 81°F to 86°F
65%
November 77°F to 85°F
60%
December 74°F to 83°F
46%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Dominican Republic by cities

Santo Domingo

Best time to go to Santo Domingo

The best months to go to Santo Domingo are january, february, march, april, november and december.

Bayahibe

Best time to go to Bayahibe

The best months to go to Bayahibe are january, february, march, april, june, july, august, september, october and december.

Las Terrenas

Best time to go to Las Terrenas

The best months to go to Las Terrenas are february, march, april, june and july.

Puerto Plata

Best time to go to Puerto Plata

The best months to go to Puerto Plata are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Punta Cana

Best time to go to Punta Cana

The best months to go to Punta Cana are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Barahona

Best time to go to Barahona

The best months to go to Barahona are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.


Other cities and places in Dominican Republic

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Climate and Weather in Dominican Republic

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Temperatures and rainfall in Dominican Republic

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Dominican Republic and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Santo Domingo, Bayahibe, Las Terrenas, Puerto Plata and Punta Cana, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

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Where to go in Dominican Republic?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Santo Domingo85°F86°F86°F88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F92°F90°F88°F86°F
Bayahibe86°F86°F86°F88°F90°F92°F92°F92°F92°F92°F88°F86°F
Las Terrenas83°F83°F83°F85°F86°F88°F88°F88°F90°F90°F86°F83°F
Puerto Plata83°F83°F83°F86°F86°F90°F92°F92°F92°F92°F86°F85°F
Punta Cana83°F83°F83°F85°F86°F88°F90°F90°F90°F88°F86°F85°F
Barahona85°F85°F86°F88°F88°F90°F92°F92°F92°F92°F88°F86°F
Boca Chica85°F86°F86°F88°F88°F90°F92°F92°F92°F92°F88°F86°F
La Romana86°F86°F86°F88°F90°F92°F92°F92°F92°F92°F88°F86°F
Montecristi86°F86°F88°F92°F92°F94°F95°F95°F95°F94°F88°F86°F
Samana83°F83°F83°F85°F86°F88°F88°F88°F90°F90°F86°F83°F
Santiago de los Caballeros83°F85°F85°F88°F88°F90°F92°F92°F92°F90°F86°F83°F
Saona Island86°F86°F86°F88°F90°F92°F92°F92°F92°F92°F88°F86°F
Sosua83°F83°F83°F86°F88°F90°F92°F92°F92°F92°F86°F85°F
Altamira83°F83°F83°F85°F86°F90°F90°F90°F92°F90°F86°F83°F
Arenoso83°F85°F85°F88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F92°F90°F86°F83°F
Bajos de Haina85°F85°F85°F88°F88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F90°F88°F85°F
Baní85°F85°F85°F86°F88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F90°F88°F85°F
Bonao79°F81°F81°F85°F85°F86°F86°F86°F88°F86°F83°F81°F
Cabarete83°F83°F83°F85°F86°F90°F90°F92°F92°F90°F86°F83°F
Concepción de la Vega81°F83°F83°F86°F86°F90°F90°F90°F90°F88°F85°F81°F

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Is this weather information for Dominican Republic reliable?

Climate data for Dominican Republic has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Dominican Republic allows us to determine the average for each month in Santo Domingo, Bayahibe, Las Terrenas, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Barahona, Boca Chica, La Romana, and 29 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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