Averages for Puerto Plata in February
February in Puerto Plata brings with it more warm weather and slightly drier conditions. Average afternoon high temperatures are very similar to the previous month and will reach 28°C (82°F). This is still plenty warm for visitors to be able to enjoy all of the outdoor activities that Puerto Plata offers. Average overnight lows are cool enough for a light jacket with lows falling to 17°C (63°). Visitors will really need longer sleeves close to the ocean as...
February in Puerto Plata brings with it more warm weather and slightly drier conditions. Average afternoon high temperatures are very similar to the previous month and will reach 28°C (82°F). This is still plenty warm for visitors to be able to enjoy all of the outdoor activities that Puerto Plata offers. Average overnight lows are cool enough for a light jacket with lows falling to 17°C (63°). Visitors will really need longer sleeves close to the ocean as the breeze coming in from the ocean at night will help it to feel a little cooler than the actual air temperature. The average temperature throughout the entire day is 23°C (73°F).
This month is slightly drier than the previous one with the region receiving an average of 122mm of rain over an average of a 9-day period throughout the month. Those looking to take a vacation this time of the year will want to bring some raingear with them and be sure to check out the extended forecast before leaving home. On average, the normal amount of sunshine each day receives increases just slightly from the previous month with a total of 7 hours of daylight each day. The chance of seeing a sunny day remains high at almost 50 percent.
Water temperatures are still plenty warm for visitors to enjoy the numerous water sports associated with the region. Average water temperatures for this time of the year are 26°C (79°F). These temperatures along with the warm afternoons allow visitors to enjoy both the land and sea no matter what time of the year.
While many of the islands in the Caribbean see similar temperatures throughout the year thanks to the tropical nature of the region, visitors may want to consider how the weather in the Dominican stacks up to the conditions in Aruba at the same time.
WHERE TO STAY
One of the best all-inclusive resorts in the region is the four star Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Beach Resort and Casino. Located just 25 minutes from the nearest airport and within walking distance of Puerto Plata, the world is at your fingertips. The resort features daily entertainment, free scuba diving, table games, one adult pool and one children's pool, horseback riding and both motorized and non-motorized water sports and activities. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and daily snacks are also included in the overall price.
Natura Cabana Boutique Hotel and Spa offers visitors who chose to vacation in February a slightly different take on Puerto Plata. This hotel offers guests a mixture of bungalows ranging from a double all the way up to a family size that is perfect for up to six people. The hotel offers two restaurants that take advantage of the unspoiled beach to provide guests with breathtaking vistas while enjoying a meal or a drink.
For visitors who really want their own privacy, then Residencial Casa Linda is the answer. These houses come with a private pool, fully equipped kitchen and are located just minutes from the nearest airport. When being in a hotel is being around too many people, a private home is a great option.
WHAT TO DO
Getting out and about to explore the region around Puerto Plata is a great way to spend a warm day in February. One of the best adventures includes the Monkey Jungle and Zipline Adventure. Open 364 days a year, this company allows guests a birds eye view of the island as they zip among the tree tops on high wires. With over 4,500 feet of zip lining fun, this is an adventure that won't soon be forgotten.
In order to get an even higher view of the region, take advantage of the 7 hours of daylight and mostly sunny conditions to ride on a cable car. The ride up Mount Isabel de Torres is breathtaking and once at the top, visitors can explore the gardens and other sites. Be advised, it is colder at the top, so be sure to bring layers.
Visitors willing to brave the rain-showers will be rewarded with sea temperatures of 26°C (79°F) and you be able to take advantage of miles of protected waters along the north-eastern coast of the Samana Peninsula and the Las Terranas beach. This undeveloped beach is the perfect getaway for any visitor looking to escape the crowds.
Visitors looking for a light meal may want to check out The Green Spot. With a wide array of sandwiches and fruit, The Green Spot is an excellent choice for those who are looking to cut back or save a bigger meal for later in the day.
If visitors are looking for some of the best lobster in the region, then get a reservation at La Petit Francois. With seating right on the ocean and a wide array of food from pizzas to seafood, there is something for everyone in this unique restaurant.
If visitors are looking for an after dinner drink and a fun place to relax, be sure to check out Tropical Bar and Restaurant. With plenty of cold beers on tap and food at reasonable prices, this is a great place to kill some time. There's also a wide assortment of local drinks as well as a great view to enjoy all at the same time.