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Best time to visit Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

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The best time to visit Puerto Plata is February-April

Puerto Plata is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, February-April is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 31℃ (89℉) in the middle of the day. The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of 19℃ (67℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Puerto Plata during the day, the sun stays up the longest around August. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Puerto Plata in May – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Keep reading to find all the info you need (and none of the stuff you don’t) about the best times to go to Puerto Plata. By the time you get to the bottom, you’ll be ready to start booking your trip.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

August

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Puerto Plata seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Puerto Plata as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Puerto Plata is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

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

Average temperatures in Puerto Plata

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Puerto Plata for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Puerto Plata climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Puerto Plata for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
MAR
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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Puerto Plata in January

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 17 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Plata in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Puerto Plata in February

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 15 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Plata in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Puerto Plata in March

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 60mm (2") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Plata in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Puerto Plata in April

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 16 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Plata in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Puerto Plata in May

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 90mm (4") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Plata in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Puerto Plata in June

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 12 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Plata in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Puerto Plata in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 12 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Plata in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Puerto Plata in August

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 14 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Plata in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Puerto Plata in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 68mm (3") over 19 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Plata in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.

Puerto Plata in October

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 84mm (3") over 23 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Plata in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Puerto Plata in November

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 70mm (3") over 21 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Plata in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Puerto Plata in December

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 20 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Puerto Plata in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Puerto Plata is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Puerto Plata is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Puerto Plata is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Puerto Plata, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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