What to wear in Punta Cana in 2024?

Probably it is not a surprise for you that Punta Cana is warm enough all year round. Despite this, depending on the month, there may be rains, strong winds, and a burning sun. That is why we decided to write an article where we will tell you what to wear in Punta Cana in certain months of the year.

In addition, we should mention that November, December, January, and February are usually considered the high season in Punta Cana. And the low season lasts from May to August. Nevertheless, these are just definitions, and in our opinion, there is no bad time to travel to Punta Cana. So, let us see what you should exactly wear while staying on the fabulous beaches of the Dominican Republic.

Macao Beach, Punta Cana

Macao Beach, Punta Cana

What to wear in Punta Cana in December?

Well, as you already know, December is considered the high season, which means that Punta Cana welcomes the highest number of tourists during this time. Despite this, December is definitely not the hottest month of the year. On the contrary, people love to go to the Caribbean at this time for the reason that it is not so hot, and the probability of rainfall is lower. The average daytime air temperature is about 78.8 °F (26 °C), and the water temperature is about 80.6 °F (27 °C).

So, we do not recommend that you wear non-breathable or heavy fabrics. And you definitely should not take warm jackets and hats just because it is December. Since it is a tropical climate, it is hot here at this time. But you can bring one sweatshirt, as it gets cooler at night and there may be some tropical rain. In addition, there is the windy season in Punta Cana that starts in December and lasts until March.

What should I wear in Punta Cana in January?

No doubt, January is the central month of a high season. The average air temperature is about 77 °F (25 °C), and the water temperature does not drop below 80.6 °F (27 °C). So, with approximately ten hours of sunshine expected each day, this is a great month for relaxing on the stunning beach of Punta Cana. Also, we should mention that there are can be rainy days because of the tropical climate. And the average rainfall in January is about 85 mm, and usually, it continues for about nine days.

What should you wear? We recommend that you not forget to bring your swimsuits, sunglasses, breezy and airy summer clothes, and a summer sweatshirt since it can get colder at night. Nevertheless, do not bring a coat or something too warm because even night temperature does not drop below 75.02 °F (23.9 °C).

Punta Cana Beach

Punta Cana Beach

How to dress for Punta Cana vacation in February?

So, the next month is February, it should be noted that the weather there is the same as in January, and the average air temperature during the day does not drop below 78.8 °F (26 °C). But what changes noticeably is the amount of precipitation. Even though there is warm tropical rain in Punta Cana, the number of rainy days is reduced to four, so you can enjoy clear sunny weather even more.

You should bring summer clothes, breezy dresses, and shorts, which will make you comfortable to walk around on those sunny days. Regardless, you may take hoodies or sweatshirts for your kids because it can get cooler in the evening.

What to wear in the DR in Spring (March, April, May)?

According to many tourists, spring is the best time to travel to the Dominican Republic. Surely, it is because the high season goes away and there are fewer tourists. Despite this, March still belongs to the high season. We should note that in these months it also gets warmer. So, the average air temperature is about 81.5 °F (27.5 °C). And the highest temperature can reach 87.8 °F (31 °C).

So, as you can see, it is already a period when it is necessary to wear a baseball cap or a sun hat. Moreover, you should remember to wear fabrics that will let your body breathe and let the air flow, keeping you cooler this way. In addition, do not forget to take an SPF cream, which is one of the most important things to have in this kind of climate. The lighter the fabric and the less covered your skin, the more comfortable you will feel. The most lightweight fabrics are linen, chiffon, lace, organza, cheesecloth, voile.

National Carnival in March

National Carnival in March

How to dress for Dominican Summer (June, July, August)?

Oddly enough, summer is a low season in Punta Cana, and it is really hot at this time, so if you are a fan of warmth and bright sun, you will love it here! The average air temperature is about 84.2 °F (29 °C) and it can even reach 89.6 °F (32 °C). The average water temperature is about 82 °F (28 °C).

Without a doubt, we think that the best thing you can wear is an SPF cream to protect your skin from the burning sun. Moreover, you should take into account that the best fabrics to wear in this period are from natural materials such as cotton, linen, bamboo, and rayon. Also, it is necessary to have some shirts, and it is important not to get an extra tan and damage your skin.

Barceló Bávaro Beach in Summer

Barceló Bávaro Beach in Summer

What to wear in Punta Cana in Autumn (September, October)?

Well, since the climate is tropical, there is the rainy season in Punta Cana which starts from August and lasts to October. The average air temperature is about 81.5 °F (27.5 °C), and the water temperature is approximately 84.2 °F (29 °C).

As you may have noticed, even though it is no longer summer, the temperature in the fall is still high. Therefore, you need to protect your skin from sunburn. Do not forget to bring light-colored clothing, breathable shoes, a hat, glasses, and a breathable long-sleeved shirt.

Melia Punta Cana in Autumn

Melia Punta Cana in Autumn

What to wear in Punta Cana in November?

The reason why we have separated this month from the other months of autumn is that November is the start of the high season in the Dominican Republic. This is a good time to travel as temperatures drop, and the sun is less active. There are about 8 hours of sunshine expected each day. The average temperature is approximately 79.7 °F (26.5 °C), with the highest point reach 86 °F (30 °C) and the lowest is 73.4 °F (23 °C). And the night temperature does not drop below 77 °F (25.2 °C).

If we are talking December, then, all the same, you should take beach summer clothes in your suitcase and do not forget to take sun cream to protect your skin. November is a great time to spend it in the ocean and take excursions because the weather is moderately warm and comfortable for different activities. That is why do not forget to bring a cap and a breathable long-sleeved T-shirt to avoid sunburn in Punta Cana.


As a conclusion: what to pack for Punta Cana?

To summarize, as you already know, Punta Cana is warm all year round, and the water temperature is often higher than the air temperature. So, there is no need to pack heavy jackets and jeans in your suitcases. All that is needed is summer clothing that will keep you comfortable and will not make you sweat a lot.

What to wear in Punta Cana

What to wear in Punta Cana

Here are our recommendations on how should
you prepare for Punta Cana in 2024:

  • Natural fabrics clothes
  • SPF cream
  • Swimsuit
  • Sun hat
  • Beach sandals
  • Waterproof case
  • Sunglasses

So, it is best to wear clothes made from natural fabrics, which will allow air to pass through and keep cool. For more information, we recommend that you read our article on what to pack for Punta Cana. Do not hesitate, regardless of the month, rest assured that you will be satisfied with the weather and have an unforgettable experience of your stay in the Dominican Republic!

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