Averages for Puerto Plata in October

WEATHER

October in Puerto Plata begins to usher in one of the wettest periods of the year along with slightly cooler conditions on land. However, the sea surface temperatures are still very warm and will support tropical storm development if the upper level conditions are favorable.

Thanks to the warm Gulf Stream that slides past the Caribbean islands and along the east coast of the United States, warm seawater continues to be transported northward despite...

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Averages for Puerto Plata in October

  Temperature 26°C

79°F

Low Temperature 20°C

68°F

  High Temperature 32°C

90°F

  Sunshine Hours 7 hrs
  Chance of Sunny Day 50 %
  Rainfall 152mm
  Rainfall days 17 days
  Chance of Rain 33 %
  Sea Temperature 29°C

84°F

Daily averages for October

Daily averages for October

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
°C 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
°F 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77

Averages for Puerto Plata in October

WEATHER

October in Puerto Plata begins to usher in one of the wettest periods of the year along with slightly cooler conditions on land. However, the sea surface temperatures are still very warm and will support tropical storm development if the upper level conditions are favorable.

Thanks to the warm Gulf Stream that slides past the Caribbean islands and along the east coast of the United States, warm seawater continues to be transported northward despite the slightly cooler conditions on land. As a result, water temperatures during this time of the year are still at 29°C (84°F). Because of these warm conditions, many visitors take advantage of the drop in hotel prices for the offseason, but can still enjoy hours in the sun and surf.

Visitors, however, will want to check the extended forecast before leaving home as this month can be on the wet side and they may need to pack umbrellas and other rain gear. The average rainfall for this month climbs to an impressive 152mm spread over a 17 day period, although this is not as much as November will receive. Some of these rain showers can be heavy, but the rain rarely lasts for an extended period of time. In fact, the region still receives an average of7 hours of sunshine per day and there is still a 40 percent chance of seeing a sunny day.

Despite getting later into the year, the average afternoon high has only dropped by a few degrees. The temperature will still routinely hit 32°C (90°F) during this time of the year. The average overnight temperature has dropped a little more and may prompt some visitors to bring a few clothing items that can be layered if need be. The average overnight low will drop to 20°C (68°F) by the early morning hours. The average daytime temperature is still a very pleasant 26°C (79°F).

WHERE TO STAY

The Residence Suites at Lifestyle Holiday Vacation Resort provides home-away-from-home accommodation with elegance and style. Just inland from Cofresi Beach, these 12 three-story buildings are built into a hillside. Guests can choose from one-bedroom suites as well as two bedroom suites. All rooms are luxuriously appointed and come with a sofa bed, kitchenette and dining are. Each room will hold a maximum of four individuals. Guests have access to the pool and beach and can choose from a number of outdoor activities.

Costambar is a two-star hotel made up of 18 one and two bedroom apartments and it is a great way to save some money while still enjoying the region in the month of October. Not all units have air conditioning, but all have numerous ceiling fans as well as a fully equipped kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, high speed Wi-Fi and a large pool for guests to enjoy.

Surfbreak Cabarete Surf and Yoga Resort is a quiet resort that allows visitors to get back to themselves. The hotel includes impressive gardens, two swimming pools, elegant rooms and an amazing yoga studio. For those traveling in October, there is also a three minute walk to the beach and you will be near some of the most amazing surfing and kite surfing spots on the island. The resort is also budget friendly for those looking for an amazing place to stay at a good price.

WHAT TO DO

For the golf enthusiast, there any number of wonderful golf courses in the region to take advantage of. The Robert Trent Jones course is located near many of the region’s high-end resorts, but there are also other courses as well. Take advantage of sunny skies and temperatures in October still hovering around 32°C (90°F) and hit the links.

BEACHES

Another great beach frequented by both locals and tourists is Cabarate Beach. With water temperatures in October of 29°C (84°F), the water is still plenty warm to enjoy all the beach has to offer. This relaxing beach doesn’t have too many hagglers allowing visitors to sit and enjoy the beach as well as the numerous nearby restaurants.

RESTAURANTS AND NIGHTLIFE

Route 66 is not just in America, it is also the name of a great restaurant located in Puerto Plata. The restaurant offers a large array of dishes that are always freshly prepared and numerous drink specials as well. It’s definitely a spot that should be on any visitor’s list.

Eskina is another local favorite in the city that not only offers great food, but also great music. With a great location in downtown, it is easy to get to and has original food as well as tasty mixed drinks and ice-cold beers. It is the perfect spot for a couple or a group of friends to enjoy a great meal. 

Once the sun has gone down, one of the top nightspots in town gets cranked up. Visitors should not miss The Happy Hippo. Not only is it a great spot for a nightcap, there is also an extensive selection of food and a very friendly bar atmosphere. 

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