Punta Cana – Frequently Asked Questions

Before you travel to Punta Cana, here are some of the frequently asked questions by other travellers like you.

What is the best month to go to Punta Cana?

The best time to visit Punta Cana is from March to May when the peak season rush trickles out of the city. Luckily, the weather is warm year-round, with average highs around 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

What is the cheapest month to go to Dominican Republic?

High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to the Dominican Republic is August.

What is the rainiest month in Punta Cana?

A lot of rain (rainy season) falls in the months: May, June, August, September, October and November. On average, October is the wettest month. On average, March is the driest month.

Is Punta Cana dangerous for tourists?

The Dominican Republic’s economy is based on tourism, so safety is a major concern for hotel owners. That is why hotels and resorts are very well guarded, as well as the beach area. Some health hazards like sunburns and mosquito-borne diseases are the major risks when in Punta Cana.

Can you brush your teeth with tap water in Dominican Republic?

You can’t drink the tap water. It is generally safe to gargle with tap water after brushing your teeth, but do avoid drinking from the tap. Bottled water is widely available, and many tourists even use it to brush their teeth – it’s recommended if you have a sensitive stomach.

Are there sharks at Punta Cana?

No, there are no sharks in Punta Cana beaches. The entire coast of the Dominican Republic is surrounded by a coral reef. This means that sharks are rare guests in coastal waters, as the reef is a natural barrier for them.

Is it always windy in Punta Cana?

Situated on the eastern “heel” of the island, Punta Cana is known for its gentle surf and white-sand beaches that stretch for 22 miles along the Atlantic coast. Sometimes, the beaches get windy. Broadly speaking, the windiest month is December, and the least windy is May.

What are the coldest months in Punta Cana?

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August, September and October (29°C). The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February and March (26°C).

Do you need a passport for Punta Cana?

Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic as a whole, needs a valid passport. A $10 tourist fee and a $20 departure tax are also necessary when visiting the Dominican Republic.

Do cell phones work in Dominican Republic?

Most U.S.-based cell phone networks extend coverage to the Dominican Republic, but users should check with their provider about roaming charges. The Dominican Republic uses the same call system as the U.S., with 10-digit numbers and 809 as the country code.

Where are the calmest beaches in Dominican Republic?

The calmest water is on the south coast of the island where you are on the Caribbean Sea and not on the Atlantic Ocean where it is usually windy . This is the La Romana area . There are several nice resorts in the area which are only about 20 minutes from the airport .

How much money should you take to Punta Cana?

You might want to bring $100 to $500 in cash; however, you do not need to carry it at all times. Tours can be paid with credit cards