When is the best time to go to Puerto Plata?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Puerto Plata are January, February, March, April, June, July, August and December
  • On average, the warmest months are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • The rainiest months are May, September, October and November
  • The best months for swimming are January, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December

Annual weather in Puerto Plata

For full information about the climate and weather in Puerto Plata a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 72°F/81°F
February 72°F/81°F
March 72°F/81°F
April 76°F/83°F
May 77°F/85°F
June 79°F/86°F
July 79°F/88°F
August 79°F/88°F
September 79°F/88°F
October 77°F/86°F
November 76°F/85°F
December 74°F/81°F

Weather and climate in Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata enjoys an equatorial (or tropical rainforest) climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Puerto Plata is 85°F (ranging from 81°F in january to 88°F in august). Annual rainfall is 53.5in, with a minimum of 2.7in in july and a maximum of 6.6in in may.
  • Between january and august the climate is favorable. The temperature rises to 88°F and it rains in august about 4.9in.
  • In the month of september the climate is not good, but still OK. the thermometer goes up to 88°F°C and it rains about 5.9in each month.
  • From october to december the climate is good. It is for example 81°F as maximum temperature in december and you can expect to have 3.9in of rainfall/month during this period.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Puerto Plata

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Puerto Plata: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Puerto Plata

Find out when Puerto Plata has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Puerto Plata

  • Very low season in Puerto Plata
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: March, May and June.
  • Low season in Puerto Plata
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: February, April, September, October and November.
  • High season in Puerto Plata
    The number of visitors to Puerto Plata is high in: January.
  • Peak season in Puerto Plata
    The largest number of tourists visiting Puerto Plata is during: July, August and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Puerto Plata month by month

Best time for low prices in Puerto Plata

Average prices of hotels in Puerto Plata month by month

Generally, October is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Puerto Plata. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, January is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price for flights to Puerto Plata

A return flight between London and Puerto Plata is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 996 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 343 more for your airline ticket to Puerto Plata if you go in august.

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Average price of hiring a car in Puerto Plata

On average, it costs $ 29 per day to hire a car in Puerto Plata. This price varies by $ 3.6 depending on the month. In september, hiring a car costs an average of $ 27 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in may is $ 30.

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