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Weather Averages for Bavaro in May
Averages for Bavaro in May
May is the beginning of the wet season in Bavaro, Punta Cana, when the resort experiences hot and wet weather. During the first few days of the month, the average temperature is 27°C and increases closer to 28°C toward the end of the month. Due to May marking the beginning of the wet season, there is 170mm of rainfall spread across 11 days throughout the month, so it’s likely you’ll experience a shower during your holiday. Despite the rain, May is still a great time to visit Bavaro, with an average sea temperature of 27°C and nine hours of sunshine each day.
Things to do
A Cap Cana Adventure Buggy tour is one of the best ways to get to know Bavaro. As part of this excursion you’ll be picked up from your hotel and given a safety briefing, after which you’ll be left in control of your very own buggy. The tour winds through the back roads of Cap Cana before arriving at Playa Juanillo where you can enjoy a refreshing swim. After spending some time at the beach, you’ll pass through several forests on the way to the natural pool at Cueva Hoyo Azul for another chance to take a cool dip.
If you’d like to indulge in a bit of retail therapy, consider signing up for a shopping tour. This excursion begins with a coach ride to a popular cigar shop where you can buy some of the best brands available in the Dominican Republic. After the cigar shop you’ll be whisked away to a rum store where you can try plenty of locally-produced variations before buying your favourites. The shopping tour comes to an end at the Plaza San Juan shopping village where you’ll find all sorts of things to buy.
Hit the beach
Dominicus Beach is one of the cleanest and most beautiful beaches in the whole of the Caribbean. Made up of soft golden sand lapped by warm turquoise waters, this beach has been awarded a Blue Flag for its superb facilities and high quality sand and water. With its vast array of tropical fish and rock formations, the coral reef just a short distance from the shore provides the ideal conditions for snorkelling and scuba diving.
Located on the famous Costa del Coco, Bavaro Beach stretches on for six miles and is regarded as one of the best ten beaches in the world. Here you can choose to do as little or as much as you like, whether that involves lounging around on a sun bed and working on your tan or taking to the sea and trying your hand at water sports. The large coral reef protects the beach from strong waves, making it the perfect place for children to swim safely.
Where to eat & drink
When it comes to local cuisine, it doesn’t get much better than El Pollo Borracho. Known for serving top quality food in generous portions, this eatery is a must-visit if you’ve got a large appetite. The service here is some of the best in Bavaro and is consistently fast, efficient and friendly. If you’re not sure what to order, how about the pollo guisado? It comes highly recommended and is served alongside rice and peas.
For something a bit different, spend an evening at Restaurante Tipico Colombiano Rancho Paisa. This eatery serves typical Colombian food in casual surroundings, so you’ll feel more like you’re eating at someone’s house than in a restaurant. The menu is varied and if you’re unsure of anything, the servers will be more than happy to make recommendations.
If you want to catch some live entertainment during your stay in Bavaro, be sure to pop into the Hard Rock Café. Located in the Palma Real Shopping Village, this bar is decorated with rock memorabilia and is a great place for a drink or to catch the game. Live performances and special events are regularly hosted here so keep an eye out for posters advertising what’s going on.
Plaza Bavaro Bar is the place to go for a late-night drink. This venue doesn’t get going until after midnight when the dance floor comes alive with pulsing Latin beats. The crowd is mainly made up of locals with a handful of tourists thrown in, so it’s a great place to go if you want a taste of the local nightlife.
Where to stay
Families and couples looking for all-inclusive accommodation in Bavaro should check out the Iberostar Dominicana. Located directly on the beach, this hotel provides standard rooms, junior suites and family suites so there’s something for all pockets and group sizes to enjoy. There is a huge range of facilities available for everyone, including swimming pools, restaurants, bars, kids’ clubs, casino, spa, golf and scuba diving.
Melia Caribe Tropical is another great choice when it comes to all-inclusive hotels in Bavaro. This complex offers 24-hour reception, free WiFi access, babysitting services, boutique, excursion booking, ten swimming pools, gym, tennis courts, casino, bars and restaurants, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Accommodation is available in the form of a variety of suites, each of which is comfortable and spacious.
The five-star Natura Park Eco Resort and Spa is perfect for holidaymakers who want to be surrounded by lush tropical forests. Here guests can choose from well-equipped double rooms which provide visitors with access to Spanish lessons, dancing lessons, catamaran use, water sports and fitness room access. There are plenty of other amenities onsite, such as bars, restaurants, sporting activities, evening entertainment, spa and swimming pools.
With beautiful rooms, a plethora of facilities and an unbeatable location, the Ocean Blue & Sand has it all. Boasting a beachfront location, this all-inclusive hotel encourages guests to take full advantage of the many amenities which include bars, restaurants, swimming pools, spa, free WiFi access, shopping centre, casino and diving centre. There is also a great selection of King- and Queen-sized rooms to choose from, all of which are stylishly decorated.
For something a bit more affordable, consider staying at Punta Palmera. Just five minutes away from Playa Juanillo Beach, this hotel provides studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, some of which come with a hot tub. There are loads of facilities and services available, including free airport shuttle, WiFi access, snack bar, pool bar, babysitting service, butler service, kids’ club and gift shop.