What’s the weather like in Punta Cana in August?


What’s the weather like in Punta Cana in August?

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Punta Cana is located on the east coast of the Dominican Republic and is the most popular tourist destination in the Caribbean. Chosen each year by millions of tourists from around the world, its paradisiacal beaches make it the destination of choice for enjoying a dreamy vacation, whether as a couple, as a family or with friends. 

If you’re thinking about preparing a summer trip to Punta Cana, we’ll tell you what the weather is like that awaits you in this Caribbean paradise. 

The weather in August

The east coast of the Dominican Republic has a tropical climate, characterised by warm and stable temperatures. The beaches in Punta Cana are the biggest tourist attraction, and for good reason. The waters have an average temperature of around 26ºC throughout the year. 

During your stay here, you’ll forget about the classic four seasons that we have in Europe and in other parts of the world. The warmth of the climate translates into temperatures that oscillate between 28º and 31ºC on average, which can be even higher during the months of June to October, and an average humidity of around 80%.

These four months are characterised by being the rainiest in the south and east of the Dominican Republic. Specifically, August is the oddest month, since the weather varies depending on the area of the country where you’re located. In general, the climate is drier on the south coast than on the north coast, so if you want to visit Punta Cana during the rainy season, you should bear in mind that storms can be strong but short-lived. After a couple of hours, the sun will start shining again and you can continue to enjoy your visit.

Weather in Punta Cana in August

After the arrival of the rainy season, the hurricane season also makes its way to Punta Cana. While they can hit any time from May to November, September is the month when they’re most likely to occur. 

Hurricanes form on the west coast of Africa and reach the Caribbean Sea by crossing the Atlantic Ocean; although they rarely reach the coast and it’s not something you should worry about if you decide to travel to this destination.

Recommendations for travelling to Punta Cana in August

Getting ready to travel to Punta Cana isn’t complicated and is even less so if you’re travelling to an all-inclusive resort. At the resort, you’ll find endless details and exclusive experiences so that you can enjoy a few dreamy days of relaxation. In addition to all these amenities, there are other important things to take into account to ensure your stay is as pleasant as possible.

The official language of the Dominican Republic is Spanish, but English is also spoken quite frequently within its borders as a result of the large number of American tourists who visit here.

Don’t worry if you haven’t exchanged money in advance, since 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 preferred currency due to the instability of the peso.

 Tourism in Punta Cana

Remember to get a tourist card, a document that you can obtain at the airport or any point of entry into the country. It costs about 10 euros and is valid for one year from its date of issuance, allowing you to enjoy a stay of up to 30 days in the Dominican Republic. 

As for the rest of your documentation, you’ll have to carry the Tourism Visa with you, if required by your country of origin, and travel insurance. If you’re travelling from Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, the United States, Canada or Europe (with the exception of some countries), you will not need to apply for a visa. It’s also highly recommended to take out insurance in case you encounter any problems with your flight or trip in Punta Cana.

What to do in August in Punta Cana

Punta Cana is one of the greatest paradises in the world, thanks to its endless white sandy beaches and turquoise waters in the heart of the Caribbean. But Punta Cana offers many other experiences beyond the sun and the sea. Visiting this Dominican region will allow you to discover the best Creole gastronomy, its surprising traditions, and you’ll come in contact with the must exuberant nature, in addition to practicing numerous sports where fun is guaranteed. This is the definitive guide to sightseeing in Punta Cana.

Outings in Punta Cana

If what you’re looking for is to relax under the shade of a palm tree, with the sea breeze caressing your face and diving into transparent waters, then Punta Cana is your destination. Specifically, the beach you can’t miss is Playa Bávaro, an exclusive setting with luxury resorts that will make you feel unique.

Those who come to Punta Cana looking to learn about rural life and the most deeply rooted traditions in the country will find that the best place to go is to head inland. Learn first-hand about how its history has been forged, visiting municipalities like Higüey. Discover the customs of the indigenous people that lived in the region and the native species that inhabit it with an outing to Saona Island or Catalina Island, and immerse yourself in gems of nature such as the Los Haitises National Park or the 3 Eyes Natural Park.

Los Haitises National Park

And don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy typical Dominican dishes, a faithful representation of Creole cuisine, born from the combination of Taíno, Spanish and African gastronomy, which delights any palate. The freshest fish and seafood with the most traditional flavours will make sure you never forget your trip to Punta Cana.

Whether it’s August or any other month of the year, your trip here will be unforgettable.

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