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

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

The ease of sharing the language, having similar customs, a history in common and direct flights from Madrid from companies such as Air Europa , has made Punta Cana a much sought after destination for years.

There are many questions you ask us before you travel and book your vacations, but one of the most common is which is the best time of the year to travel to ….

Beach of the Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts in Punta Cana
Beach of the Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts in Punta Cana

What is the best time to travel to Punta Cana?

The majority of tourists arriving in Punta Cana , especially the Spanish, do so 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 largest number of vacation days in the summer months.

Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic
Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic

There are times when vacations are taken when you can and not when you want to !!

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

In summer it is when more heat and humidity you will find in Punta Cana , evidently a good date to travel to this Caribbean destination.

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

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

This would be a good time when prices are lower.

Room next to the pool at TRS Turquesa in Punta Cana
Room next to the pool at TRS Turquesa in Punta Cana

But in reality, when we talk about traveling to the Caribbean , it is important to clarify that any time is good, since the temperature is fairly constant and hardly varies.

It oscillates always 28 – 30 degrees in summer, while in winter the minimums can drop as much as 20 degrees, but the average temperature is 24 or 25 degrees.

Come on, a true paradise to go to any time.

When is the hurricane season in the Caribbean?

When we think about traveling to the Caribbean , the first thing that comes to mind is to try not to do it in hurricane season , and that is why we often look for information, to try to avoid it.

We must know that hurricanes form 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 time of the year.

Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts in Punta Cana
Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts in Punta Cana

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

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

Yes, the Dominicans themselves told us that it is very unusual for hurricanes that have formed elsewhere in the Caribbean to reach the island.

In fact, on our recent trip in mid-September, it coincided that Hurricane Florence 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 great force, as if the sky fell for 5 or 10 minutes, and soon returns to Sunrise.

On our last trip we had them every day.

Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic
Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic

What are the months of the low season in Punta Cana?

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

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

There is another section of prices in which the rates are intermediate, which is the time of Easter , May and September.

Normally the cheapest prices you will always find them in the months after and before the high seasons.

Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic
Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic

In this case, the best dates to travel to Punta Cana , which also do not coincide with the hurricane season, are from October to the beginning of 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.

To leave countries with very cold temperatures and to land at 26 degrees is an authentic delight that creates addiction.