When is the best time to go to Santo Domingo?

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

  • The weather is good all year round in Santo Domingo
  • On average, it is hot all year round
  • The rainiest months are May, July and August
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round

Annual weather in Santo Domingo

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

January 72°F/85°F
February 72°F/85°F
March 74°F/85°F
April 76°F/86°F
May 79°F/86°F
June 81°F/88°F
July 79°F/88°F
August 79°F/90°F
September 81°F/90°F
October 79°F/88°F
November 76°F/86°F
December 74°F/85°F

Weather and climate in Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo enjoys a tropical savanna climate (with dry winter) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Santo Domingo is 86°F (ranging from 85°F in january to 90°F in september). Annual rainfall is 45.9in, with a minimum of 1in in january and a maximum of 7.3in in july.
  • Between the months of january and april the climate is good. At lunchtime, it's 86°F in average and you can expect to have 2.6in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • From may to october the climate is correct. It is for example 88°F as maximum temperature in october and it rains about 24% of the time in october.
  • From november to december the climate is good. The temperature rises to 85°F and, in december, 1 days of rain are expected.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Santo Domingo

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Santo Domingo: 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 Santo Domingo

Find out when Santo Domingo 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 Santo Domingo

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

Figure: Visitor index for Santo Domingo month by month

Best time for low prices in Santo Domingo

Average prices of hotels in Santo Domingo month by month

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

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Average price for flights to Santo Domingo

A return flight between London and Santo Domingo is generally cheaper if you go in may ($ 700 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 418 more for your airline ticket to Santo Domingo if you go in august.

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Average price of hiring a car in Santo Domingo

On average, it costs $ 34 per day to hire a car in Santo Domingo. This price varies by $ 24 depending on the month. In november, hiring a car costs an average of $ 22 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in may is $ 46.

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