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Is PUnta Cana busy for resorts in mid aughust early septembe

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Is PUnta Cana busy for resorts in mid aughust early septembe

Hello ,

I am just wondering what to expect im lookinginto to booking a resort in mid august or early September. Just wanna get some advice as to the feel of punta cana around this time. Nobody wants to go to an empty resort.

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1. Re: Is PUnta Cana busy for resorts in mid aughust early septembe

August will be busier than September. Many Americans and Europeans take summer holidays.

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2. Re: Is PUnta Cana busy for resorts in mid aughust early septembe

There really is no really slow season in Punta Cana anymore. Only the months of September-November are marginally quieter. The time of year with the most American tourists is June through Mid-August (although Marchn now gets nearly as many American tourists as the summer months because of spring break) Tourists from South America (a booming source of tourists) visit at a steady level in these months. Also there is a surge of European tourists who will still vacation in the Caribbean late in the summer (August) despite the weather being quite nice at home. August and the slower months of September and October will also see a rise in national tourists at the resorts, simply because there are more rooms available not taken up by foreign tourists so the chance of having an empty resort in Punta Cana any time of year is slim to none!

Last year, statisticly the slowest month of the year was September (as far as foreign tourist arrivals at PUJ airport) and there was still over 131,000 foreign visitor arrivals. 45,000 from the USA, 47,000 from Europe, 23,000 from South America, and 13,000 from Canada

My favorite times to visit are either May (or April if Easter comes early) or the last half of August. At both these times there is a significant price drop, crowds are manageable (but certainlty not dead!) and the weather is fantastic! (Going before September, you are missing the most active months of storm season)

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3. Re: Is PUnta Cana busy for resorts in mid aughust early septembe

August is very quiet. We have been at different times of the year and noticed how quiet resort was in August compared to say March and April. There were plenty of beds available first thing but the resort was not empty as by midday it seemed quite busy.

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4. Re: Is PUnta Cana busy for resorts in mid aughust early septembe

We have travelled mid August - our resort was at about 60% occupancy we were told. Airport was fairly busy upon arrival - a couple of planes landed at the same time - about 45 minutes from landing to getting on our transport, so nothing outrageous. I'd say things were average at departure - didn't wait too long to get through check-in and security, so plenty of time to grab a bite and browse the shops (arrived 3 hours prior to departure) but probably nothing compared to what I've read about Christmas, Spring/Easter Break times, lol.

The weather was beautiful while we were there, but it can be VERY humid, just so you know :)

Edited: 29 April 2014, 13:25
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