Punta cana: April Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||10 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||38 %|
|Rainfall days||5 days|
|Chance of Rain||20 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||8 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||41 %|
Averages for Punta cana in April
Punta Cana is situated on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic and is a popular holiday destination for families and couples alike. This resort boasts a tropical climate with plenty of sunshine and high temperatures throughout the year. April is the last month of the dry season in Punta Cana, when rainfall is relatively minimal and temperatures continue to rise as the summer months edge ever closer.
During this month, the average temperature for the resort increases slightly from 26°C at the start of the month, up to 26.5°C during the final few days. Daily highs stay constant at 29°C as the month progresses, whilst daily lows increase from 23°C up to 24°C as the month develops.
In recent times, the highest temperature ever registered in Punta Cana in April is 36°C, whilst the lowest temperature ever recorded in the resort at this time of year is 17°C.
Since it marks the end of the dry season, April sees a very small amount of precipitation when compared to June or July. During this month, the average rainfall for the resort is 85mm (three inches) which is divided between five days. With such a small amount of rainfall occurring on so few days, you probably won’t see any of the wet stuff at all during your holiday.
If you are unlucky enough to get some rainfall during your stay in Punta Cana, it will most probably be thunderstorms, light rain or moderate rain. Precipitation is most likely to make an appearance around April 30th when it occurs in 35% of days. On the other hand, rainfall is least likely to occur around April 1st, when it only falls on 25% of days.
Throughout April, Punta Cana enjoys an average of ten hours of sunshine each day – that’s one hour more every day than in March or February. With so many hours of sunshine, you’ll have plenty of chances to work on your tan and explore the resort during your holiday.
Across the month, the length of the day is essentially constant, with a difference of only 28 minutes between the beginning and the end of April. The shortest day of the month is April 1st with 12 hours and 20 minutes of daylight, whilst the longest day of the month is April 30th, with 12 hours and 48 minutes of daylight.
In April, the sky in Punta Cana is most accurately described as being partly cloudy, with a median cloud coverage ranging between 47% and 54%. The cloud coverage increases as the month progresses, just like the probability of rainfall.
During an average April in Punta Cana, wind speeds tend to range between 1 m/s and 6 m/s (light air to moderate breeze) almost never rising above 10 m/s (fresh breeze). The highest average wind speed of 5 m/s (gentle breeze) tends to occur around April 7th, when the average daily maximum is 6 m/s (moderate breeze). On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 4 m/s (gentle breeze) usually happens around April 30th, when the average daily maximum is 6 m/s.
The relative humidity for the resort in April fluctuates between a mildly humid 63% and a very humid 94%, very rarely falling below 53% or reaching 100%. The air is most often at its driest around April 12th, when the relative humidity levels fall below 69% three days out of every four. On the other hand, April 30th is when the air is normally at its most humid, when the relative humidity levels rise above 90% three days out of four.
The average sea temperature for Punta Cana in April is 27°C – that 1°C warmer than in March. Even though everyone feels water temperatures differently, almost all visitors to the island will agree that this is the perfect temperature for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.
Punta Cana in April.
Dates for the diary
April is jam-packed full of exciting dates for the diary. The month begins with the Punta Cana Marathon on April 6th 2014. This sporting event takes place at PuntaCana Resort & Club and is organised by TriMasters. There are various races to take part in, including one 10km, one 21km and one 42km. If you’re feeling up for the challenge, you can compete yourself. On the other hand, if you prefer to take it easy on your holiday, you can watch from the sidelines and cheer on your favourite athlete.
Between April 13th and 19th in 2014, Punta Cana celebrates Holy Week. During this event, many hotels are packed because Dominican Republic locals are off work and many European families come over during the school holidays. Several special masses are held at churches throughout the week and sometimes specific water sports are banned for short periods. Apart from that, it’s business as usual in Punta Cana.
On April 19th in 2014, PuntaCana Resort & Club hosts the Spring Break Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament. This sporting event is held each year on the Saturday before Easter and is a must-see for sports enthusiasts. Anyone, whether you’re a professional or complete amateur, is allowed to sign up.
April 20th 2014 marks Easter Sunday in Punta Cana. On this day, special church services are held throughout the island and some water sports are banned, so keep an eye out for posters and signs about water sports displayed near beaches on this day so you don’t get into trouble. If you’re looking for a family-friendly place to celebrate the day, head to Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa. The Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance with chocolate eggs for the children and there will be plenty of other family-friendly activities, including Easter egg hunts, games, ice cream party, films showed on the beach and evening entertainment.
Holy Week in Punta Cana, some water sports are banned so you can take it easy!
Things to do
The beaches in Punta Cana are amongst the best in the world and provide the ideal place to soak up the sun and work on your tan or enjoy an afternoon doze under the shade of a palm tree. Most of the beaches throughout the resort are practically identical, so no matter which you choose, you’re guaranteed a picturesque setting, soft sand and warm waters perfect for swimming.
If you get tired of sunbathing, try out the water sports in Punta Cana. In addition to the usual selection – pedalos, water skiing, jet skiing and sailing – you’ll also find several scuba diving companies throughout the resort. Pelicano Water Sports is one of the best diving schools in Punta Cana and offers courses for all abilities with qualified trainers for low rates. If you don’t want the fully immersive experience of a diving trip, you can opt for one of the many snorkelling excursions instead.
Manati Park is a wonderful place to spend the day with the whole family. Here you’ll find a wide range of fun-filled activities, including a zoo, animal shows, a nature park, Taino village and the chance to get up close and personal with many of the park’s animals. The highlight for many visitors is the swimming with dolphins experience. There are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants located throughout the park where you can re-energise, as well as a souvenir shop where you can pick up all sorts of Dominican Republic souvenirs before you leave.
Golf enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that there are many spectacular golf courses in Punta Cana. Cocotal Golf is very popular and features strategically-placed trees, bunkers, challenging mounds and a gently rolling terrain with defined fairways. In addition to the 18-hole golf course, Cocotal Golf also features a club house, pro shop, bar, restaurant, grill, terrace, locker rooms, storage, shuttle service and golf academy.
A trip to Punta Cana isn’t complete without sampling the food from the restaurants. If you’re searching for amazing food and a fantastic atmosphere, look no further than restaurant O’ Porto. This great eatery offers an extensive Mediterranean menu with traditional Portuguese specialities for affordable prices.
Experience swimming with Dolphins at Manati Park, Punta Cana.
Where to stay
Located on el Cortecito beach, Barcelo Dominican Beach is a fabulous all-inclusive hotel which offers numerous bars and restaurants, as well as a range of activities for the whole family to enjoy. In addition to comfortable accommodation and great food, the hotel runs special offers throughout the year, making it perfect for a cheap getaway.
Royal Beach Punta Cana is ideal for couples looking for a romantic holiday. This adults-only resort provides accommodation in the form of various standard, junior, master and swim-up suites, all of which are well-equipped and luxurious. Onsite services and amenities include spa, swimming pools, bars, restaurants, comprehensive all-inclusive programme, fitness centre, casino and entertainment programme.
For something a bit more family-orientated, check out Memories Splash Punta Cana. This five-star resort offers standard rooms, junior suites and suites, providing something for everyone. There are plenty of amenities and services available onsite, including swimming pools, water park, free WiFi access, reservation-free dining, water sports and nightly entertainment.