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Best time to visit Dominican Republic

Our verdict

The best time to visit Dominican Republic is February-April

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, February-April is the best time to go to Dominican Republic.

In summer, the daytime temperatures in central Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic can reach a top of 32℃ (90℉). In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 19℃ (67℉) at night. The climate can differ in many places across Dominican Republic, and you can see more in the handy table below.

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Dominican Republic when the days are longest, you should visit in October. August sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in January instead.

Below you’ll find loads more detailed information about when to travel to Dominican Republic, including a monthly climate breakdown for the top destinations and loads of tools and recommendations to help you find flights and accommodation to suit your budget.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

October

Dominican Republic seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Dominican Republic is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Dominican Republic

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
La RomanaFebruary
28℃
22℃
28℃
22℃
29℃
22℃
30℃
23℃
30℃
24℃
31℃
24℃
31℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
30℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
28℃
23℃
Puerto PlataFebruary-April
27℃
21℃
27℃
21℃
27℃
21℃
28℃
22℃
29℃
23℃
30℃
24℃
30℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
30℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
28℃
23℃
27℃
22℃
Punta CanaMarch-April
26℃
15℃
26℃
15℃
26℃
16℃
27℃
17℃
27℃
18℃
27℃
18℃
28℃
18℃
29℃
18℃
28℃
18℃
27℃
18℃
27℃
17℃
26℃
16℃
SamanaJanuary-April
27℃
23℃
27℃
22℃
27℃
22℃
27℃
23℃
28℃
24℃
29℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
28℃
24℃
27℃
24℃
Santo DomingoFebruary-April
28℃
20℃
28℃
20℃
28℃
20℃
29℃
21℃
29℃
22℃
30℃
23℃
30℃
23℃
30℃
23℃
30℃
23℃
30℃
23℃
29℃
22℃
28℃
21℃
SosuaMarch
26℃
21℃
27℃
21℃
27℃
21℃
28℃
22℃
29℃
23℃
30℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
28℃
23℃
27℃
22℃
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Top FAQs

Dominican Republic is in North America.
The warmest month of the year in Santo Domingo, one of the most popular places to visit in Dominican Republic, is August.
The driest month of the year in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is usually around January each year.

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