Bavaro: January Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||9 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||45 %|
|Rainfall days||7 days|
|Chance of Rain||23 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||5 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||46 %|
Averages for Bavaro in January
Found on the eastern coast of Dominican Republic in Punta Cana, Bavaro is one of the most popular holiday resorts in the Caribbean. Thanks to its superb weather, beautiful beaches, top-end accommodation and great amenities, this resort is the ideal place to relax and unwind away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
The landscape of Bavaro is very flat, with a 10km beach stretching along the coastline. Most of the structures in the area are luxury hotels, although there are plenty of shops, bars, restaurants and other services found in between.
Bavaro enjoys a tropical climate with very hot and humid weather throughout the year. There is little variation in temperature between months, with averages ranging from 24°C to 28°C. Instead of the usual seasons, the resort is split into two distinct periods – the dry season and the wet season. The dry season falls between December and April, whilst the wet season runs from May until November. Bavaro is also susceptible to hurricanes which are most likely in August and September.
If you’re looking for some guaranteed winter sun, head to Bavaro in January. Although this is the coldest time to visit, the resort enjoys an average temperature of 25°C, which barely changes throughout the month, made up of highs of 27°C and lows of 22°C. The average sea temperature during January is 27°C which, alongside an average of nine hours of sunshine each day, makes it a great month to spend some time at the beach during your holiday. Because January falls within the dry season, there is only 58mm of rainfall spread across seven days during this month.
Things to do
For the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to swim with dolphins, visit Dolphin Explorer during your holiday in Bavaro. At this wildlife park you’ll have the chance to get into the water with the dolphins and learn how to give them signals to encourage them to do tricks and stunts. If dolphins aren’t your thing, you can also swim with sharks and seals at this family-friendly park.
With so many water sports available in Bavaro, you’ll be spoilt for choice during your visit. If speedboats and snorkelling are up your alley, consider signing up for a Caribbean Cruising excursion. On board this trip you’ll get the real James Bond experience as you race across the ocean in a speedboat before stopping for the chance to swim and snorkel along the coral reef. Then it’s time for a lobster lunch and some sunbathing before climbing onboard a catamaran and heading back to Bavaro.
Hit the beach
Without a doubt Playa Bavaro is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Stretching on for around 10km along the coast, this beach is home to powder-like white sand and warm aquamarine waters which are perfect for swimming or paddling. There are plenty of facilities for visitors to enjoy here, including sun loungers, parasols, showers, beach cleaning services and vendors who provide food and drinks throughout the day. Because the hotel is backed by a number of different hotels, there are plenty of water sports to enjoy, too.
Found in the heart of the resort, El Cortecito is a wonderful place to spend the day. Here you’ll find light golden sands lapped by picture-perfect turquoise waters so make sure you bring your camera. This Blue Flag beach provides loads of amenities and services, including lifeguards, beachside restaurant, water sports and showers with plenty of shops, bars, eateries and hotels just a short walk away.
Where to eat & drink
Located within the small fishing town of El Cortecito, El Photobar is a lively bar, popular with residents and visitors like. Accessible from both beach and roadside, this venue is the best place in Punta Cana to watch live bands and international DJs, as well as discover photo exhibitions and cinematography. Most events are held during a weekend, so stop by in the week, see what’s on and plan your next visit. The restaurant section of the bar serves local food, with plenty of fish and vegetarian options, too. There is more than enough indoor and outdoor seating available, so you’ll never struggle to get a table.
If you find yourself craving Mexican food during your holiday in Bavaro, be sure to head to La Parrillita Mexico. Found in the downtown area of Bavaro, this restaurant offers a plethora of Mexican specialities with a few Peruvian dishes thrown in, too. Whether you’re in the mood for nachos, fajitas, burritos or enchiladas, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for here.
When it comes to nightclubs, it doesn’t get much better than ORO Disco at the Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana. Divided into three separate sections, this prestigious club is the place to see and be seen. The resident DJ plays the hottest tracks, beats and rhythms Bavaro has to offer and is often accompanied by internationally-renowned DJs and artists.
For something a bit more laid-back, check out Soles Chill Out Bar & Restaurant. Located on Bavaro beach, this venue is a great place to sip an exotic cocktail whilst watching the sun set on the horizon. As well as free WiFi access for customers, this bar also provides a resident DJ and hosts buzzing beach parties on weekends.
Where to stay
The five-star Bavaro Princess All Suites Resort, Spa & Casino is ideal for families and couples who want to splash out during their holiday. Here you can choose from a number of stunning rooms, including platinum, spa and junior suites, as well as standalone bungalows. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the wealth of onsite facilities which include entertainment, kids’ club, swimming pools, bars, restaurants, nightclub, spa and sports activities.
When it comes to adults-only hotels, Barcelo Bavaro Beach is a top pick. Located on Playa Bavaro, this hotel provides everything you could never need to enjoy an amazing holiday, including several swimming pools, 24-hour casino, nightclub, theatre, sports facilities, shopping centre, bars and restaurants. There is a great choice of accommodation available, including various superior rooms and master suites, many of which come with sea views.
Iberostar Bavaro Suites is another ideally-located beachside hotel. Here accommodation comes in the form of 72 two-storey bungalows, each of which is spacious and well-equipped. The list of onsite amenities is comprehensive and covers all sorts including kids’ clubs, bars, restaurants, swimming pools, mini water park, spa, sports facilities, WiFi access and loads of excursions.
Whala!bavaro is one of the most popular hotels in Bavaro, thanks to its top quality accommodation and wide variety of facilities. Here guests can choose from double rooms, superior rooms and suites, ensuring something for all budgets, group sizes and tastes. The hotel offers an extensive all inclusive option which covers all bars and restaurants, as well as access to a plethora of amenities, such as swimming pools WiFi access and entertainment programme.
Families and couples looking for the perfect five-star resort in Bavaro should take a look at Ocean Blue & Sand. Located on Playa Bavaro, this hotel provides guests with a selection of suites, some of which come with Jacuzzis and some of which come with sea or pool views. There are plenty of facilities available for guests to enjoy, such as bars, restaurants, swimming pools, Jacuzzis, sports activities, spa, kids’ club, internet access and excursions.