March through May. The temperatures stay below 85 during these drier months, so the air has little humidity and the sun is bright and shiny. Similar idyllic weather is found from December to February, but keep in mind that many other travelers have the same idea to escape the cold, so anticipate escalated hotel costs during this time.
Most Affordable Time
March through November. Though least expensive, the months of June through to November are also hurricane season, so expect a lot of rain and potentially dangerous winds. To achieve the best weather for the best price, March through May are your ideal travel months in the Dominican Republic.
February holds the honor of being the month of the Dominican Carnival. Across the nation, cities come alive every weekend with parades in vibrant celebration of the historic Carnival. Parade-goers wear ornate masks and extravagant dress to represent different characters within their culture, making the festivities quite a sight to behold. Then later in the day there is local street food and music to be enjoyed as the parades turn into energetic parties. If you’re staying in Punta Cana and are willing to make the almost four hour trek to La Vega, you will be delighted by the largest celebration of Carnival. Or if you’d like the experience, but a quicker drive, head over to the Parade on Malecon in the old world capital of Santo Domingo.