Punta cana Weather December Averages, Dominican Republic
- Temperature 25.5°C 78°F
- High Temperature 29°C 84°F
- Low Temperature 22°C 72°F
- Day Temperature 26.9°C 80°F
- Night Temperature 24.7°C 76°F
- Sunshine Hours 8 hours
- Rainfall 87 mm
- Rainfall Days 7 days
- Sea Temperature 27°C 81°F
What's The Weather Like in Punta Cana in December?
Sunshine Hours In December
Punta Cana has eight hours of sunshine each day so that's plenty of chances to discover the resort and work on your tan by the pool or at the beach.
The average sea temperature for Punta Cana in December is 27°C which is perfect for all sorts of aquatic activities, including swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving.
How Hot Is Punta Cana In December?
In December the average temperature for the resort is 26°C rising to 29°C at the hottest part of the day. The night-time low is usually around 22°C.
The highest temperature that has ever been recorded in Punta Cana in December is 33°C and the lowest temperature registered was 17°C.
What's The Punta Cana Weather Like at Christmas?
Punta Cana is a popular Christmas destination because of its all-year-round tropical climate. On Christmas Day in 2018, the average daily temperature was 26°C and the year before it was 27°C, with highs of around 29°C at the warmest part of the day.
Does It Rain In Punta Cana In December?
December experiences a relatively small amount of rain with an average rainfall of 87mm spread out over an average of seven days.
If you do get rain, it will probably be a heavy downpour or short-lasting thunderstorm.
How Windy Is Punta Cana In December?
Average wind speeds fluctuate between a light to moderate breeze, rarely turning into anything stronger.
How Humid Is Punta Cana In December?
]The relative humidity for Punta Cana in December ranges between a mildly humid 65% and a very humid 94%, very rarely falling below 58% or reaching as high as 99%.
Punta Cana Hotels in December
Punta Cana Princess All Suites Resort & Spa
Couples looking for somewhere to enjoy a romantic holiday should consider staying at Punta Cana Princess All Suites Resort & Spa. This adults-only hotel provides accommodation in the form of deluxe suites, all of which are well-equipped. There are plenty of onsite services and facilities to enjoy, including spa, bars, restaurants, swimming pool, nightly entertainment, fitness centre and water sports.
IFA Villas Bavaro Resort and Spa
For something a bit more affordable, check out the IFA Villas Bavaro Resort and Spa. Here you can choose between double standard and double deluxe rooms, some of which come with ocean views. Onsite facilities and services include bars, restaurants, swimming pools, water sports, sporting activities, kids' club and entertainment programme.
Sivory Punta Cana Boutique Hotel
On the other hand, if you want to splash out whilst on holiday, think about staying at the Sivory Punta Cana Boutique Hotel. This luxury hotel provides guests with a variety of suites, some of which come with Jacuzzi baths. There is a wealth of facilities and services available onsite, including private beach, swimming pools, bars, restaurants, wellness centre and gym.
Punta Cana Beach for December
Playa Juanillo is another incredible beach worth visiting, with gorgeously soft white sand and a line of coconut trees to admire while you relax and soak up the paradise!
Bars and Restaurants
When it comes to things to do on an evening, trying the local restaurants is a must even if you're staying at an all-inclusive hotel. Boasting the best Italian food in the Dominican Republic, the Huracan Cafe is a must to satisfy a pizza or pasta craving. This eatery is run by an Italian family that takes pride in serving top-quality meals for reasonable prices.
Nam Nam in Bavaro is a fantastic choice for filling and tasty food after a day of swimming or taking part in water sports. Nam meaning 'yummy' is the foundation behind this family run eaterie. Loaded sandwiches, burgers and salads, bursting with flavour, and all freshly prepared with local ingredients.
Oasis Montreal - Sport Bar and Grill
Another perfect choice for a lunch stop is at Oasis Montreal - Sport Bar and Grill. This place is ideal for the whole family, with a lovely, relaxed atmosphere and the sounds and view of the lapping waves on the shore. With a range of fish, meat and pasta dishes, the sharer platters and a fabulous choice, such as the seafood platter for two. The classic cocktails here are also worth tasting, and at affordable prices too.
Things to do in Punta Cana in December
The beautiful beaches in Punta Cana are ideal for relaxing and soaking up the sunshine. After topping up your tan, you can try out the large selection of water sports available. Hire a boat and become a captain for the day, rent some scuba diving equipment and explore the underwater coral reef or feel adrenaline rush through your veins whilst whizzing around on a jet ski. With so much to do here, you'll never get bored.
Xtreme Buggy Tour
For an experience like no other, explore Punta Cana on an Xtreme Buggy tour. This action-packed excursion will take you through local villages, across sandy shores and past hidden caves, whilst leaving you with incredible memories you'll never forget. A buggy tour is one of the best ways to really get to know the resort and see more than the average tourist. This excursion is suitable for the whole family and is available in two itineraries half day and full day.
The Marinarium is one of the largest marine park reserves in the Dominican Republic and is a must during your stay. The reserve offers a huge list of excursions so you're sure to find the exact thing to suit you. Enjoy a night diving trip to see all the underwater creatures that come out after dark or snorkel along the impressive coral reef, catching glimpses of colourful fish along the way. If you'd prefer something a bit drier, opt for one of the cruises which allow you to soak up the scenery of Punta Cana from a boat.
Dates for the diary
American football lovers won't want to miss the Monday Night Football Tailgate Parties which take place every Monday night at the Breathless Resort in Punta Cana. In 2014, the parties will be held on December 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th, giving you plenty of opportunity to catch one. During the parties, an American football match is broadcast on a huge screen, alongside plenty of food and drink for everyone to enjoy.
Christmas Eve/Christmas Day
Between December 24th and 25th, the whole of Punta Cana celebrates Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. On these days and the weeks leading up to them, the resort is covered in festive decorations and there is a prestigious gala on the evening of the 24th, with live bands, entertainment, food and drinks. Christmas Day is mainly a family affair, with many locals hitting the beach after spending the morning at church.
New Year's Eve
The Christmas celebrations are followed by the New Year's Eve parties which take place on the night of December 31st. The Breathless Resort promises a party unlike any other, with a champagne brunch at the resort's restaurant, followed by a huge beach party. Later in the afternoon, the resort holds a cocktail party which is paired with a great buffet. Entertainment is provided at the theatre in the early evening before the New Year's Eve celebrations kick off at midnight with cocktails and a firework display.
Grand Resorts Sanctuary Cap Cana
Although the official dates have yet to be released, the Sixth Annual David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic is scheduled to take place at sometime in December 2014 at the Grand Resorts Sanctuary Cap Cana. This annual fundraiser is sponsored by the Dominican-American Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz and is in aid of underprivileged children who urgently need healthcare.