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Top 5 Punta Cana Summer Activities During Days Of Extreme Heat

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The Dominican Republic and Punta Cana are experiencing a period of extreme heat as temperatures reach up to 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees Celcius). 

Beautiful beach during summer in Punta Cana

While the tropical country is no stranger to high temperatures, residents and travelers have been warned to take precautions against the heat. With summer just around the corner, visitors should be prepared for more intense temperatures. 

Although Punta Cana enjoys warm weather throughout the year thanks to its tropical climate, August is usually the hottest month, with average highs of 89 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius), and lows of just 69 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius). 

Aerial view of punta cana beach

Here are 5 refreshingly cool Punta Cana activities when it’s too hot to enjoy the city’s beaches:

Hop On Board A Sailboat

One of the best ways to enjoy Punta Cana’s extreme summer heat is to book a sailing tour with one of the city’s many operators.

Punta Cana is an ideal location to explore on a sailboat, which provides shade and a refreshing breeze to keep occupants cool. 

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A sailing tour in Punta cana blue water

This 5-star-rated sailing and snorkeling tour is a great option to see Punta Cana’s stunning nature reserves. The tour lasts for 3 hours, and at just $89 per person, offers great value for money. 

Swim In Punta Cana’s Azure Cenotes

There’s nothing more refreshing than swimming in a freshwater lagoon – or cenotes – and what better place to do so than Punta Cana?

Although the city is famous for its beaches, it also has several cenotes that are definitely worth checking out, be it hot or cold outside.

Beautiful Cenote in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana’s most famous cenote is the Hoyo Azul (Blue Hole), which is situated in the Scape Park ecological reserve.

You’ll have to book a guided tour to access the cenote, but admission also includes zip-lining and exploring unique ancient caves.

Visit A Local Waterpark

Punta Cana is home to a handful of large all-inclusive family-friendly resorts that boast impressive waterparks. Ideal for splashing around in the intense tropical heat, water parks can also provide respite from the sun, and are the perfect activity for families.


Families visiting Punta Cana should book one of the family-friendly resorts that feature large waterparks. One such option is the vast Royalton Splash Punta Cana Resort, which has earned top marks for its on-site aquatic facilities. 

Cool Off In Punta Cana’s Lush Nature 

Even though Punta Cana is all about exploring stunning nature and spending time at the beach, the city is home to copious rainforests, parks, and ecological reserves that provide shelter from the excruciating summer heat.

One of the best places to explore local plant and animal wildlife is the Ojos Indígenas Nature Reserve. Travelers can admire twelve freshwater lagoons, five of which are open for swimming. 

Lush Nature in the tropical beach of Punta Cana

Situated just 10 minutes south of Punta Cana, the park is easy to reach by car or taxi, although travelers can also book guided tours. 

Enjoy A Refreshing Drink In Punta Cana’s Beach clubs

Punta Cana’s beach clubs offer the perfect opportunity for a refreshing drink under the sun, where you can enjoy a tropical cocktail while lounging on comfortable beach chairs or swim up to the bar for a cool beverage.

Whether you prefer a classic piña colada or a zesty mojito, the beach clubs in Punta Cana have an extensive menu to satisfy all tastes with a vibrant ambiance; indulge in delicious drinks, and let the worries of the world fade away in this tropical paradise as you enjoy this unforgettable experience.

Crystal clear water and the beach clubs in Punta Cana

Zoho Beach Club and Onno’s Bavaro stand out as premier beach clubs in Punta Cana that offer unique experiences and are renowned for their exceptional service, beautiful surroundings, and diverse drink options.

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