With the United States’ high season for travel being the Dominican Republic’s low season, the Dominican Republic should definitely be a destination on your list.No one can claim to be surprised that the Dominican Republic now ranks as the most visited country in the Caribbean. The diamond white beaches and exotic resorts from Punta Cana to La Romana attract millions of sun lovers every year. The amazing landscape and vegetation are uniquely preserved and pleasing to the eye. But with all the fanfare and multitude of tourists that flock into the country each year, it would be nice to note the importance of timing. Honestly, it is a wonderful country all year long. But several factors make certain times more enjoyable than others. If you’re wondering when the most enjoyable time is, read on. When deciding the best time to visit the Dominican Republic, you must understand that there are two distinct tourist high seasons:
- High tourist season runs from mid-December through mid-March—expect higher rates during this time. This is a natural economic principle, ‘the higher the demand, the higher the price. Loads of tourists visit The Dominican Republic at this time of year to bask in the warm weather, so expect your accommodations to be hard to come by and even expensive. Everywhere you turn during this period just seems to be stacked with tourists. Around Christmas and New Year’s Eve in December and Carnival in February, the crowds are even larger. It is advisable to make your reservations at least 5 months in advance.
- The low tourist season April- August brings with it attractive airfare and slashed hotel rates. Apparently, due to peak season rush decline, this is when the tourists trickle out of the city. It’s usually around now that the temperatures are at their highest (with average highs around 800 F). You’ll, therefore, save a considerable amount of money and have an easier time booking a hotel room on the spot. The bars and beaches are not as crowded during these times, making for a more relaxing and enjoyable time. Add this to the fact that rates are cheaper- I’m sure you’re starting to see why this makes for a more enjoyable time in the Dominican Republic.