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When to Go

Beat some of the heat and travel during November or Carnival in February. Most tourists tend to arrive during the peak periods of July/August or December through February. Semana Santa, the week preceding Easter, is also popular.

Temperatures throughout the year range from the high 70s through the mid-80s F. The sea is the warmest in August and the wettest month is September.

Region: Caribbean

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Featured Dominican Republic Hotel

Excellence Punta Cana

Excellence Punta Cana

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Our 4.5-Star classification designates those properties with well-appointed, deluxe accommodations, extensive amenities and comprehensive guest services. Expect attention to detail and a warm and hospitable staff ready to cater to your needs. These superb properties offer a truly refined getaway. Half star indicates that the hotel/resort meets all criteria of the designated rating and exceeds in certain areas.
Dom. Republic, Punta Cana

This quaint, colonial-style adults-only resort is nestled among palms on a perfect white-sand beach.

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Fast Facts

On his voyage in 1492, Christopher Columbus’ first landfall in the New World was the island of Hispaniola, home to both the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Santiago, the capital of the Dominican Republic, was founded by Bartholomew Columbus, Christopher’s lesser-known brother, who named it La Nueva Isabela in honor of Spain’s Queen Isabella I.


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