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What is the weather like in Punta Cana in December?


What is the weather like in Punta Cana in December?

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Punta Cana is one of the few tourist destinations that can be visited throughout the year. Even during its rainy season, its protected location in the east of the Dominican Republic means that the effects are mitigated and the storms are short-lived. The high season when the island receives the most tourists is from November to April, a period when the humidity is lower and, therefore, the temperatures are more pleasant. Due to this climate, activities such as hiking and various sports gain popularity, since the heat can be a drawback during the other months of the year. Thanks to its location between the Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea, the water temperatures range from between 26ºC to 29ºC, allowing you to enjoy the ocean every day of the year.

The month of December is probably one of the best times to travel to Punta Cana during its high season. The month of November is the last of the rainy season, meaning the rain showers and cloudy skies disappear quickly so that you can explore every inch of the Caribbean island without stopping. Thanks to its turquoise waters and internationally renowned fine white sands, the go-to plan for many visitors on holiday is to relax on its magnificent beaches. However, the inland part of the island has other activities for those looking for more than just paradisiacal beaches and that are fully adapted for all types of audiences.

starfish on a Dominican beach

If you’re looking for activities to enjoy with your children, the Dominican amusement parks are a must-see for any family holiday. For those who visit the Caribbean with their group of friends, they’ll be welcomed by the underwater world, the coves and the virgin beaches at the foot of the jungle. Discover all the activities for adults that you can experience in Punta Cana

Those who arrive in Punta Cana in December eager to discover its true essence can’t miss the opportunity to learn all about its deeply rooted traditions. You’ll relive how the island’s history was forged in the inland towns and discover the customs of the indigenous people who inhabited these lands and the native species with an outing to Saona Island or Catalina Island. Be sure to visit the Los Haitises National Park or the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Reserve to get in touch with nature and understand why these spots aren’t to be missed during your holidays. 

And don’t leave the country without trying some of the typical dishes from Punta Cana, a fine example of Creole cuisine, born from the combination of Taino, Spanish and African gastronomy. The freshest fish, the catches of the day and the most traditional flavours will make you remember your trip to Punta Cana forever.

 Los Haitises National Park

Getting ready for your trip to Punta Cana in December isn’t complicated, especially if you book an All-Inclusive resort. At the resort, you’ll find endless details and exclusive experiences to enjoy a few dreamy days, but in addition to all of these amenities, we’ll tell you what you should take into account to make your stay as pleasant as possible. 

The official language of the Dominican Republic is Spanish, but English is also widely spoken within its borders as a result of the large number of American tourists who visit here. It’s for this reason that both the US dollar and the euro are fully accepted currencies in the country, meaning you don’t have to exchange money in advance. Although the Dominican peso is the official currency, most establishments accept euros or dollars. In fact, for the island’s real economy, the US dollar is the reference currency due to the instability of the peso.

You’ll also need to get a tourist card to visit the Dominican Republic, a document that you can obtain at the airport or at any point of entry into the country. Its price is about 10 euros and it’s valid for one year from its issuance, allowing you to enjoy a stay of up to 30 days in the country. As for the rest of the necessary documentation, you will also have to carry the tourist visa with you if required by your country of origin, and travel insurance, which is always recommended. 

Now that you know that December is one of the best times to visit Punta Cana, what are you waiting for to make your reservation?

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