What is the best time to travel to Punta Cana and avoid hurricanes

Beach of the Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts in Punta Cana

Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, is one of the closest paradises for Spanish travelers seeking sun and beach in the turquoise waters of Caribbean, just 8 hours by plane.

The ease of sharing the language, having similar customs, a common history and direct flights from Madrid of companies such as Air Europe, has converted to Punta Cana in a very popular destination for years.

There are many questions you ask us before traveling and booking your vacation, but one of the most common is what is the best time of the year to travel to….

Knowing that you are interested in this information, in our recent trip to Punta Cana in september, where we stayed at the TRS Turquesa Hotel of the Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts, we have compiled the maximum information among the premises to be able to answer this question and thus help you.

Next you have the answer with the corresponding nuances.

What is the best time to travel to Punta Cana?

Most tourists who arrive at Punta Cana, especially the Spaniards, they do it in the summer months, mainly from June to mid-September.

We are one of the countries that, compared to other countries in the world, concentrates the greatest number of vacation days in the summer months.

Bavaro beach in Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

There are times when holidays are taken when you can and not when you want!

Depending on the type of work you probably have to travel in these months, and more if you do it with children to coincide with school vacations.

In summer it is when more heat and humidity you will find in Punta CanaObviously a good date to travel to that Caribbean destination.

But against it you have that prices are higher than in other months, as demand increases both in hotels and on flights, and you still have the risk of a hurricane.

On the other hand, there is another type of tourism coming from Spain, which is that of university students that comes to Punta Cana to celebrate the end of career, who usually travel in the month of March, before taking the last exams.

This would be a good time when prices are lower.

Room by the pool at TRS Turquesa in Punta Cana

But really, when we talk about travel to the CaribbeanIt is important to clarify that any time is good, since the temperature is quite constant and hardly varies.

It always oscillates at 28 - 30 degrees in summer, while in winter the minimums can drop at most to 20 degrees, but the average temperature is 24 or 25 degrees.

Come on, a real paradise to go at any time.

When is the time of hurricanes in the Caribbean?

When we think of travel to the Caribbean, the first thing that comes to mind is to try not to do it in hurricane season, and so many times we look for the information, to try not to match it.

It is necessary to know that hurricanes are formed when it is very hot and coincides with certain humidity conditions, so in this case, having more or less constant temperatures, the truth is that they can be formed at any date of the year.

Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts in Punta Cana

And another very important thing, the hurricane season does not match the low season; In fact, most of that season coincides with the months of maximum demand for tourists.

Although it is true that the official time of hurricanes in the Caribbean, and when they are most likely to occur, it goes from the beginning of June to the end of November, which is when sea temperatures are highest.

Of course, the Dominicans themselves told us that it is very unusual for hurricanes that have formed in other parts of the Caribbean to reach the island.

In fact on our recent trip in mid-September, it coincided that the hurricane Florence I was reaching the coast of the United States, and despite having some cloudy and windy days, the temperature was perfect.

In any case, regardless of the date you travel, you can always have Tropical storms, which form quickly, discharge water with a lot of force, as if the sky fell for 5 or 10 minutes, and soon the sun rises again.

On our last trip we had them every day.

Bavaro beach in Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

What are the low season months in Punta Cana?

When we talk about low season, in reality what we are looking for are the best prices, both on flights from Spain, and in hotels.

As in many parts of the world, the most expensive prices for traveling usually coincide with the months of June, July, August and from December 20 to January 6.

There is another price bracket in which the rates are intermediate, which is the time of Easter week, May and September.

Usually the cheapest prices You will always find them in the months after and before the high seasons.

Bavaro beach in Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

In this case, the best dates to travel to Punta Cana, and also do not coincide with hurricane season, are from October to early December and in the months of February and March.

Personally I think that if you can avoid the summer, it is a perfect destination for when it is cold in Spain, and therefore it is worth looking for the months between October and December, or between January and March.

Leaving countries with very cold temperatures and landing at 26 degrees is a real treat that creates addiction.

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