Hurricane season June to December (impacting the east), but aside from storms it's beautiful.
Temperatures don’t vary much (mountains an exception).
Deeply discounted rooms and some properties in resort areas close in October.
Short but strong rains in Santo Domingo (through October).
March is dry in Samaná; April is ideal throughout the country (also breezy).
May to June is partly cloudy or partly sunny; chance of afternoon showers.
July to August and the week before Easter are also high season.
Expect higher hotel prices and crowded beaches.
Whale-watching runs from around mid-January to mid-March.
Most water sports are prohibited the week before Easter.