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Weather all year round
The climate in Punta Cana is subtropical and humid with a warm season from May to October and a cool season from November to April (21/29°C). Temperatures are very pleasant all year round with a heat peak from May to October (24/32°C). This period corresponds to the wet season during which hurricanes can occur (especially from July to September) and which follows the winter or cool season, the high tourist season.
The currency is the peso, it is easy to change and credit cards are accepted everywhere. Contrary to popular belief, the Dominican Republic is not a cheap country and particularly Punta Cana. For accommodation with the right comfort, the rates are similar to those in Europe. To get off the beaten track you'll have to break your piggy bank. A tax includes tips, but it is customary to leave 10% more.
No visa is required for French, Belgian, Swiss or Canadian nationals. A passport valid for more than 6 months after the date of entry is required to travel to Punta Cana. You will also need to buy a tourist card when entering the Dominican Republic that allows you to stay for a maximum of three months in this destination.
No vaccine is mandatory in Punta Cana, but some are conseillés : DT-polio, typhoid fever, viral hepatitis A and B, rabies. Mosquitoes can carry dengue fever, malaria, West Nile fever. Water is not drinkable in the Dominican Republic. As markets and small restaurants are not subject to any rigorous sanitary control, you will have to be vigilant in front of your plate. In summer, some groupers can be toxic, so choose your leader carefully! Protect yourself from the sun. Otherwise the destination does not present any particular health risks...