Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic? If you're planning to go to Santo Domingo, we have 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 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Based on the climate and weather in Santo Domingo, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

Important essentials for Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently become worn. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic by month

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January

If you vacation in Santo Domingo during January, you are likely to notice 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 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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February

February in this region is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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March

March in Santo Domingo is 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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April

If you vacation in Santo Domingo during April, you are likely to see that it is hot. 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). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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May

May in Santo Domingo is 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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June

June in Santo Domingo is constantly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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July

In July, Santo Domingo is consistently hot and somewhat stormy. 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 Santo Domingo, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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August

August for Santo Domingo can be very hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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September

If you visit Santo Domingo during September, you may find that it can be sweltering and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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October

October here can be very hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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November

November is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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December

December in Santo Domingo is extremely warm. 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), although night temperatures can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

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Activities for Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Santo Domingo.

If you are planning to go to the lovely Basilica Cathedral of Santa María la Menor, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you see the Alcázar de Colón, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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