Punta cana Weather January Averages, Dominican Republic
What's the weather like in Punta Cana in January?
Is It Good To Go To Punta Cana In January?
January falls at the start of the dry season in Punta Cana, making it one of the most popular times of the year to visit.
How Hot Is Punta Cana In January?
In January, the average temperature for the resort is 25°C, which remains constant throughout the month. Daily highs are also constant at 28°C, whilst daily lows also remain the same at 22°C as the month develops.
In recent times, the highest temperature which has ever been recorded in Punta Cana in January is 32°C, whilst the lowest temperature registered in the resort during this month is 13°C.
Does It Rain In Punta Cana In January?
Average Sunshine Hours and Sea Temperature
During January, Punta Cana enjoys an average of nine hours of sunshine each day, giving you plenty of opportunities to explore the resort, hit the beach and work on your tan.
The average sea temperature is a balmy 27°C - perfect for all sorts of water activities, from paddling and swimming to snorkelling and diving.
Is Punta Cana Windy In January?
Over the course of an average January in Punta Cana, typical wind speeds fluctuate between light to moderate breeze almost never rising to a fresh wind.
How Humid Is Punta Cana In January?
The relative humidity in January fluctuates between 66% (mildly humid) and 93% (very humid) over the course of the month, almost never falling below 60% or rising above 99%.
Punta Cana Hotels in January
Carabela Beach Resort & Casino
Carabela Beach Resort & Casino is an all-inclusive hotel located on the white sandy beach of Punta Cana. Here you can choose between standard rooms, superior rooms and junior suites, guaranteeing something for all budgets. There are loads of activities and facilities available onsite, including tennis, aerobics, dance lessons, water sports, bars and restaurants.
The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real Resort
The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real Resort is a top choice for families and couples looking for a luxury boutique hotel. This resort provides accommodation in the form of suites, some of which come with gardens and some of which are swim-up. Onsite amenities and services include: bars, restaurants, spa, WiFi access, boutiques, swimming pool and water sports.
The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Punta Cana
The all-inclusive The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Punta Cana is another popular pick for tourists on holiday in Punta Cana. Here you can choose between one-bedroom, two-bedroom and family suites, providing something for all group sizes. There are loads of facilities to enjoy onsite, such as swimming pools, bars, restaurants, spa, sports activities, workshops and entertainment.
Things to do in Punta Cana in January
Punta Cana is the ideal resort for water sports enthusiasts. A 39km coral reef protects most of the coast, making it a great place for scuba diving and snorkelling. On the other hand, the section of the coast which is not protected by the coral reef is perfect for surfing. The majority of all-inclusive hotels offer guests the use of kayaks, canoes, pedalos and sailing boats within the package, so be sure to check with your hotel before you hand over any cash to water sport companies.
La Cana Golf Course
There are many spectacular golf courses in Punta Cana, each offering a unique experience. La Cana Golf Course is one of the best and boasts challenging greens complemented by stunning ocean vistas. This 27-hole course is made up of three nines which were constructed between 2001 and 2012. In addition to the course, La Cana Golf also featuresa pro shop, clubhouse, grill, bar, beverage cart service, practise areas and caddies.
The Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve
The Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve is a great place to spend a day with the family in Punta Cana. The 1,500 acre reserve is made up of a maze of trails which lead to 12 lagoons that provide homes for local wildlife. There are loads of areas to explore here, including iguana houses, petting zoo, sugarcane exhibition and fruit tree garden. Self-guided tours are free for those staying at the Tortuga Bay and The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club and visitors staying elsewhere can pay to explore the park.
The Hard Rock Casino
If you're feeling lucky, head to one of the many casinos in Punta Cana. The Hard Rock Casino is one of the most popular in the resort and features over 450 slot machines and 40 different tables, offering everything from poker and blackjack to craps and roulette. This casino also boasts the largest sports book in the Dominican Republic which allows you to bet on all major sporting events whilst on holiday.
Dates for the diary
Three Kings Day
January 6th marks Three Kings Day, a religious event which is celebrated every year. This popular festival is celebrated throughout the whole of the resort, with locals attending special church services. In Punta Cana, the day before, January 5th, is similar to Christmas Day in the UK, when family and friends exchange gifts.
Feast of Our Lady of Altagracia
January 21st sees the celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Altagracia. This religious event is held in honour of Our Lady of Altagracia the protector and patron saint of the Dominican Republic. During this festival, special masses are held in churches throughout the resort, followed by a lively parade with singing, dancing and many colourful parade floats. The city of Higuey is located around 45 minutes away from Punta Cana and is where you'll find a superb carol concert held at the Basilica of Our Lady of Altagracia on this day.
On January 26th, Punta Cana celebrates Duarte Day. This public holiday celebrates Juan Duarte Day the founding father of the Dominican Republic who helped the country achieve independence in 1844. On this day you can expect to special masses in churches throughout the island.