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The Dominican Republic is home to several international airports and domestic airports, making travel plans a breeze. The Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), a privately owned airport in the tourist city of Punta Cana is the largest, servicing Dominican Republic flights from all over the world. Next is the Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) in the capital city of Santo Domingo. Other airports worthy of note include Cibao International (STI) in Santiago de los Caballeros, Gregorio Luperon International (POP) in Puerto Plata, and La Romana International (LRM), located near tourist hotspots and the Casa de Campo resort in the southeast. Taxi and shuttle transportations are available from their Dominican Republic flights to the nearest city, making travel fast and easy despite the hustle and bustle.

Dominican Republic Weather

The climate in the Dominican Republic, as with most of the Caribbean, is sunny and blue all year round with little change in temperature apart from in the mountains which cool considerably during winter. If you plan on coming between October and May, you may want to carry an umbrella as the rain can last several hours. All year round is peak season in the Dominican Republic except for the hurricane season, which is between June and November. As such, it is possible during this season to strike a bargain Dominican Republic flight and find low cost air tickets.

Getting Around the Dominican Republic

You have several choices when it comes to getting around the Dominican Republic. Air Santo Domingo offers cheap domestic Dominican Republic flights between all the airports. Trains are not available, so for the adventurous traveler the best choice are guaguas, the Dominican Republic's name for local buses. Caribe Tours offers bus services for longer journeys between Punta Cana, La Romana, and Santo Domingo. Cheap, frequent, and friendly, the guaguas are the main form of transportation and readily available from pretty much anywhere; however, they do stop at dusk and are often quite full. Taxis are plentiful but are not cheap and car rentals are not recommended as the roads and drivers can be troublesome.

Dominican Republic attractions

The best beaches are on the east side, while further inland you will find mountain ranges, rainforests, savannas, and waterfalls. The capital, Santo Domingo, is home to amazing architecture dating back hundreds of years. This enthralling country also has an illustrious history. You can still see the marks and cave paintings of the Taino and Caribe tribes, which are thousands of years old. Dominican Republic flights put you right in line for these attractions:

  • "National Park Isla Cabritos", one of the largest populations of American crocodiles
  • Santo Domingo, the oldest inhabited European settlement in the American—modern, bustling with excellent shopping
  • Punta Cana, white sand, buzzing nightlife, dolphin watching, and top notch resorts.
  • Jaragua, the largest national park in the Dominican Republic
  • Cayo Arena, a must for avid divers.

Punta Cana When to Go

When it comes to crowds, Punta Cana has serious seasonal fluctuations, and in the last decade it has burst into the mainstream as a convenient and affordable all-inclusive winter hot spot. This means the prime tourist season runs from late December to early April, when the weather is at its best. During this time hotels and beaches can be packed, but temperatures stay supremely comfortable, with days in the low 80s and nights dipping to the low 70s.

In the summer hurricane season, from June to November, the region can get downright empty, not to mention sweltering hot. Unlike Caribbean destinations farther south, the Dominican Republic is directly in the path of many tropical storms, and landfalls are common, so weigh that consideration carefully and get good travel insurance when planning for an off-season trip to Punta Cana. September and October have especially strong weather, and in fact, some resorts will close then to make improvements for the high season.

Shoulder-season travel—April and May—is the best way to beat the crowds and possibly score a deal on accommodations and flights. Weather will be a bit warmer than in the winter, though only be a few degrees.

Because it’s little more than a resort zone, Punta Cana itself doesn’t have a lot in the way of festivals and local events, but the Dominican Republic—like most Latin American countries—is very religious and therefore celebrates all major Christian holidays. Unique happenings to consider include the procession of Our Lady of Altagracia, a countrywide pilgrimage to the beautiful basilica in Higüey town, about 45 minutes from the hotel zones. Another is the Punta Cana Carnival in late February or early March.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Punta Cana?
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If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
You’ll find all the relevant answers on our helpful Customer Service Portal. While many airlines make allowances for changes or cancellations due to COVID-19, it’s best to double-check the terms and conditions of your chosen carrier before you book.
Which airlines fly to Punta Cana?
With airlines providing services to Punta Cana Intl. Airport (PUJ), the entryway to Punta Cana, you have plenty of choice. Find a rewarding deal among these leading international carriers that fly in and out of this city:

  • Copa Airlines - 103 flights to Punta Cana per month
  • JetBlue - 101 flights to Punta Cana per month
  • American Airlines - 88 flights to Punta Cana per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Punta Cana?
Punta Cana Intl. Airport (PUJ) is the city’s major airport, so the only thing you’ll need to mull over will be the aisle seat or the window seat. The center of Punta Cana is approximately 3 miles away and where many visitors base themselves.
How much is a flight to Punta Cana?
This past week, prices fluctuated between and for a return flight to Punta Cana. Fares one-way originating from () sank to during the same period.
How to book the cheapest flight to Punta Cana?
Using Orbitz, you’ll uncover some of the most impressive flight deals around from a great range of airlines. But if you’d love to boost your chances of landing cheap flights to Punta Cana, here are some tips we think will help:

  • Depending on where you’re taking off from, select the ‘Nearby airports’ function (located under the departure and arrival options). In some cases, alternative departure points offer better priced fares.
  • If your plans aren’t set in concrete, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link to see the flight deals for multiple departure dates. Go with any suitable cheaper fare you find.
  • You can also use the ‘Show options’ function to filter results for your preferred carrier, seating class, and nonstop and refundable flights. Under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left, you can even choose the time of day you’d prefer to fly.
  • Reserve your fare as soon as you know your travel dates. While you can get lucky now and then, airline tickets rarely get cheaper as your date of departure approaches.
  • Think about combining your flights, hotels and car rentals into a package deal to make your dollar go further.
  • Flying during busier seasons can mean steep airfares. If possible, plan your vacation outside of popular dates, such as school breaks, Thanksgiving and Easter.

What is the best time to book a flight to Punta Cana?
Book in January, February or August for competitively priced tickets to Punta Cana. Once you’ve tracked down a bargain, snap it up — cheap flights tend to appear and vanish in the click of a mouse.
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Punta Cana?
Land a fantastic flight deal by making a booking on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. These are typically the best days of the week to pick up cheap seats to Punta Cana.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Punta Cana?
Consider going early in the week if you want to score cheap flights to Punta Cana. Orbitz data from 2020 indicates Monday is typically the most affordable day to set off, followed by Tuesday. Saturday was found to have the highest ticket fares. Presumably, this is because many travelers prefer to start their trip when the weekend rolls around.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Punta Cana?
We won’t keep you in suspense — based on Orbitz data, August is generally the cheapest month to fly. Ideal for those who want to sneak in a weekend getaway or just an escape from it all before the weather turns. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is in the middle of summer, with ticket prices peaking in June.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
Orbitz makes it a piece of cake to find airlines offering fare flexibility. Simply click on “Filter by flexible change policies” when searching for your flights and bada bing, bada boom! We’ll show you options that include free cancellation within 24 hours of booking, no change fees and of course, the very best price.
What do I need for the flight to Punta Cana?
Whether you’re a seasoned flyer or it’s your first time in the air, it’s always great to be organized on your trip. Here are several things to take into account:

  • Firstly, you’ll need to take all your travel documents and some identification. How much depends on your place of departure. When you book, you should always use the exact name, gender and birth date listed on your current ID.
  • Pack your carry-on bag with snacks and things to keep you busy and you’ll happily pass the time on this medium-haul flight. If you can, get on the airport’s Wi-Fi and transfer your favorite playlist or podcast to your device prior to take off.
  • Never mind what the weather is like, aircraft cabins are known to get quite cold. Bring an extra layer with you on your journey to stay nice and toasty.

How many direct flights are there to Punta Cana?
You can reserve a seat on one of 129 flights that travel directly to Punta Cana every month. Copa Airlines, JetBlue Airways and American Airlines are just a couple of the carriers that will get you there in one go. AVIANCA, Delta Air Lines and Sunwing are some other carriers that fly nonstop.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Punta Cana?
There are ways of booking first or business-class fares to Punta Cana that won’t burn a hole through your budget. Grab a seat in the pointy end of the plane for less with these handy tips:

  • Be flexible with your travel dates and wait for big sales on business or first-class airfares.
  • Low-cost airlines offer business-class seating at a fraction of the usual price. Ditch the full-service carriers and book with one of these cheaper options.
  • Bid for an upgrade in online auctions or upgrade your ticket with frequent flyer loyalty programs.

How to get into Punta Cana from the airport?
Make your way to downtown Punta Cana with a Punta Cana Intl. Airport (PUJ) car rental. There are two suppliers at Punta Cana Intl. Airport (PUJ) — Hertz and Payless. Once you’ve done the paperwork and have the keys in your hand, the city center is a journey of 3 miles to the northwest of PUJ. Another popular option is to take a taxi downtown and rent a vehicle from one of our Punta Cana car rentals. Whatever you decide, when you book with Orbitz, you know you’ll always be getting an incredible deal!
What is the best time to go to Punta Cana?
You’ll have all the fun you can handle whatever time of year you visit Punta Cana, but are when this place is at its busiest. Want to fill your itinerary with loads of warm-weather activities? Plan your vacation around June 20. This is when summertime starts in the Northern Hemisphere. Expect the mercury to float between 80undefined and 85undefined during this time of year.

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