Punta Cana, Dominican Republic: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic? If you're planning to go to Punta Cana, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Based on the climate and weather in Punta Cana, the best time to go is March. See below for details.

Important essentials for Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Punta Cana, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Punta Cana.

What to wear/what to pack for Punta Cana, Dominican Republic by month

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January

If you vacation in Punta Cana during January, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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February

February in Punta Cana is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

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March

March for Punta Cana is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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April

If you visit Punta Cana during April, you are likely to see that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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May

If you vacation in Punta Cana during May, you might notice that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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June

In June, Punta Cana is extremely hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Punta Cana, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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July

In July, Punta Cana is constantly hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Punta Cana, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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August

August in Punta Cana is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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September

If you vacation in Punta Cana during September, you might see that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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October

If you vacation in Punta Cana during October, you might notice that it is extremely hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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November

If you are traveling to Punta Cana in November, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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December

In December, Punta Cana is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Punta Cana, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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