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Beachside splendor in Punta Cana
The Dominican Republic in January: Travel Tips, Weather & More

The first month of the year in the Dominican Republic is safely within the dry season, making it one of the best times to visit, especially for those seeking balmy, but not-too-humid temperatures and ample Vitamin D. January is also high season, so expect some company—hola, snowbirds—while enjoying a range of activities from whale watching to hiking in the misty mountains.

A perfect beach day at Bavaro Beach, near Punta Cana
The Dominican Republic in February: Travel Tips, Weather & More

It doesn't get much better than February in the Dominican Republic. Sure, it's peak busy season—thanks to the dry, glorious beach weather—but there's a peaceful window leading up to the arrival of spring breakers and Carnaval celebrations. Read on to learn more about this exciting Caribbean destination in February.

Those who want to skip the crowds can discover local beaches
The Dominican Republic in March: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

March is an extra fun month to visit the Dominican Republic, when sun-starved spring breakers arrive ready to hit the sand. If Easter falls early, it only adds to the festive vibe. This is also dry season so you can count on spectacular weather for enjoying dreamy beaches and outdoor adventures.

Crowds in Punta Cana begin to dissipate in April
The Dominican Republic in April: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

Some fantastic deals can be found when visiting the Dominican Republic in April, especially at the end of the month as spring breakers dissipate—and following the Easter holiday. Overall, this is a great time to hit the beach and hiking trails before the heat and humidity of summer arrives.

May brings long days of sunshine and fewer crowds
The Dominican Republic in May: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

May is secretly a fantastic month to visit the Dominican Republic—long after the spring break and Easter crowds have departed and before the hurricane season arrives. Though heat and rainfall begin to gradually increase, there is plenty of sunshine to enjoy (and great travel deals to snag).

A colorful sunset in June
The Dominican Republic in June: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

June slows down in the Dominican Republic thanks to the rise of summer heat and humidity (and rain). But don't let that deter you—it's cheaper, less crowded, and chances are still high that you'll find plenty of sunshine at the country's many beaches.

A sunny day at Playa Bayahibe on the Caribbean coast
The Dominican Republic in July: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

July in the Dominican Republic is technically wet season with lower prices and—yes—more moisture. That being said, the country's famous beaches still boast long hours of sunshine without any storms, and there’s a fun energy afoot from local music festivals and family gatherings.

White sand beaches beckon with few crowds in August
The Dominican Republic in August: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

August in the Dominican Republic is low season with discount prices and lots of heat and humidity for kicking back at the spectacular beaches in true summer fashion. Keep in mind that this is hurricane season so you'll want to consider purchasing travel insurance to be on the safe side.

Playa Rincón on the Samaná peninsula, Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic in September: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

With kids back in the classroom, September is a quiet time to stretch out at more than 200 beaches across the Dominican Republic. Keep in mind that this is peak hurricane season, but gutsy travelers will be rewarded with some of the lowest prices of the year (just don't skimp on travel insurance).

Am aerial view of Cayo Levantado off the north coast
The Dominican Republic in October: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

October is still low season and a good time to snag travel deals before the holidays arrive. Plus, rain begins to lessen towards the end of the month for even more hours at the beach. Just make sure to purchase travel insurance to be safe (it is still hurricane season, after all).

Quiet splendor before the high season kicks in
The Dominican Republic in November: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

You can start to say goodbye (or adiós) to the wet season this month. The Dominican Republic will start to feel sunnier and less humid by the end of November—plus, crowds are still light and the prices low before the incoming holidays in December. Just make sure to purchase travel insurance as this is the tail end of hurricane season.

A long beach walk on the DR's northern coast
The Dominican Republic in December: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

December in the Dominican Republic is a magical time when the country celebrates Christmas and the New Year in Caribbean style. Crowds trickle in mid-month to enjoy the festivities, of course, but it's also the first month of the dry season, which means more sun, less rain, and all-around beach bliss.