The coastal zone is blessed with a warm, sunny subtropical climate. The year-round daytime average temperature is 82 degrees F. Punta Cana is often referred to as the Coconut Coast. No resort in Punta Cana is higher than the highest palm tree, and there is no shortage of palms on the 40 miles of white sand beaches.
With over 4 million visitors annually, the Dominican Republic is a top Caribbean vacation destination, which is no surprise considering the many hotels, resorts and attractions the island has to choose from as well as the country’s incredibly welcoming attitude towards tourists.
The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, and Haiti occupies the western third. The landscape of the country is unique and consists of many different environments including beaches, tropical rainforests, deserts, alpine ranges and even mangrove swamps. This allows for many opportunities for travelers to embark on excursions of all kinds, including agro-tourism excursions where travelers can visit coffee, tobacco and cocoa farms situated in the fertile interior of the island. The miles of coastline also allow for travelers to experience any kind of water sport they can imagine, including scuba diving, fishing, sailing and surfing, which are ideal in the crystal blue waters.
If a more relaxing vacation is what travelers are looking for, the Dominican Republic has hundreds of miles of coastline with countless beaches. There are beaches near cities, near rainforests and near resorts with plenty of amenities. Whatever type of beach travelers are looking for, the Dominican Republic can easily accommodate them. Another popular activity in the Dominican Republic is golf, and many major cities there have scenic golf courses. Currently, there are six courses on the coasts and 20 located inland. The world-class golf courses have some of the best views in the world in a tropical climate that’s ideal for year-round play.