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When to visit the Dominican Republic?

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There are several things to consider as you decide when to travel to the Dominican Republic: the peak tourist season, the island climate, and various cultural events. Here is a brief DR travel guide to help plan the timing for your Dominican vacation.

The high seasons for Dominican Republic tourism are from mid-November to mid-March and in July and August. Airlines flying to the island and DR resorts often offer deals in the off-season. Prices for hotels, flights, and other expenses are higher during peak times, but the resorts and cities have an energy and pulse that is lacking in the off-season. A trip to the Dominican Republic may be slightly more expensive in the peak season, but it can be worth the price for the atmosphere, especially if you are planning a Dominican Republic vacation to one of the smaller cities.

In general, though, there is no bad time for a DR vacation. As any DR travel guide will tell you, the island’s Caribbean climate is mild and pleasant year-round. Average temperatures in the Dominican Republic are always pleasant, ranging from the high 70s Fahrenheit (mid-20s Celsius) in the winter to the high 80s Fahrenheit (low 30s Celsius) in the summer. Hurricane season in the Caribbean runs from June to November and is at its height during September and October. Travelers may be wary about booking travel to the Dominican Republic during these months, but DR tourism is less affected by the threat of hurricanes than that of other Caribbean countries.

May to December is known as the wet season on Hispaniola, but vacationers should not be put off from booking travel to the Dominican Republic during these months. Rainfall in the DRis usually reliably brief and welcome and invariably followed by a drying sun. During the summer, the best places to be are on the Dominican Republic’s beaches or by a pool, ready to cool off from the hot summer sun.

If you are looking to explore the interior mountains on your trip to the Dominican Republic, you may want to consider a visit during the winter months. Be sure to pack some cold-weather clothing as well as beach attire, though. Temperatures can be quite cool in the mountains in January and February.

henever you choose to travel to the Dominican Republic, you will need information on flights, hotels, and major tourist attractions. Visit other pages of this useful DR travel guide for more information to make the most of your Dominican vacation.

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