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Top 5 Things To Do In Punta Cana During Expected Bad Weather This Fall

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Even though Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic are known for having year-round warm weather, the shoulder season typically sees higher precipitation and even powerful tropical storms. 

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With rain, wind, and lightning occurring much more frequently during the months of September to November, travelers are likely to encounter at least some bad weather during their next tropical getaway.

But in a destination like Punta Cana, the opportunities for fun are endless, with or without good weather. From cultural tours to spa days, travelers can find plenty of memorable alternatives for when the weather doesn’t want to cooperate.

Storm in the Dominican Republic

With that in mind, here are the top 5 things to do in Punta Cana that travelers should consider in case of bad weather.

Enjoy A Relaxing Spa Day

Nothing beats a relaxing afternoon in one of Punta Cana’s top-rated spas. The coastal hotspot is a haven for those seeking a rejuvenating world-class spa retreat. From relaxing massages to hydrotherapy, Punta Cana’s resorts promise an unforgettable experience for even the most demanding travelers.

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Boasting several dozen all-inclusive resorts, nearly all of Punta Cana’s massive properties offer at least some spa facilities. But some, like Meliá Punta Cana Beach Wellness Inclusive go beyond the extra mile to deliver unbelievable comfort. The resort’s unique wellness program consists of 5 different spaces: social, sensory, silent, personal, and culinary. 

Savour Local Cuisine

While Punta Cana is traditionally viewed as a sunny beach destination, the coastal resort town has made great strides in bolstering its cultural offerings. Nowadays, travelers can enjoy a range of food tours that take advantage of the Dominican Republic’s eclectic culinary roots. 

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Drawing on flavors from as far as Europe and as close as its neighboring tropical countries, travelers can enjoy everything from savory classics to sophisticated interpretations of international dishes.

At just $34 per person, this combo food tour takes travelers on a savory journey through Caribbean scents, flavors, and sights. 

Immerse Yourself In Punta Cana’s World-Class Entertainment

Don’t let the rain stop you from diving deep into Punta Cana’s endless entertainment possibilities. Not only is the coastal destination a hotspot for resorts, but it’s also a hub for world-class entertainment experiences that deliver unique and unforgettable moments for travelers.

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Some of the most exciting and trendy attractions include Katmandu Park, a massive theme park – the first of its kind in the Caribbean – that boasts several indoor experiences. Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana is another alternative for those looking for something a little more classy. 

Go On A Shopping Expedition

Instead of lounging in your hotel room during bad weather, consider using that downtime to go on a shopping expedition. From purchasing souvenirs to enjoying the boundless creation of local craftsmen, a shopping trip through Punta Cana can be fun and rewarding.

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Punta Cana is a shopper’s paradise; with a handful of massive shopping centers, including BlueMall Punta Cana, visitors can access both local and international brands across the city’s sprawling malls. Meanwhile, smaller artisan shops sell spices, handicrafts, and heirlooms. 

Cultural Excursion To This Growing Destination 

One of the most exciting things travelers are doing on their Punta Cana getaway is booking a day trip to the Dominican capital of Santo Domingo. This bustling city is attracting a growing number of visitors thanks to its diverse culture and deep-rooted history, which stretches back all the way to the 15th century. 

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Situated just several hours away from Punta Cana, travelers can hit Santo Domingo’s main sights in just half a day.

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