Bavaro travel guide

WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: High 20s to 30s (°C) between July and September.

Best time to visit: Spring, for more comfortable temperatures without skimping on sunshine.

The weather in Bavaro is typical of the Dominican Republic’s tropical climate, with long hours of sunshine, dry summer and mild winters.

Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

BAVARO IS BEST FOR...

Beach lovers: Experience the country’s signature white-sand beaches and easy-going attitude on Bavaro beach.

Adventurers: Go whale-watching, take a jeep through the jungle or zip line among the exotic birds in the national park.

Couples: Spend peaceful days by the sea and warm evenings gazing at the sunset over a romantic meal.

FAST FACTS

Language: The language spoken in Bavaro is Spanish.

Currency: The currency used in Bavaro is the Dominican Peso (RD$).

Local time: Bavaro is 5 hours behind GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Punta Cana International Airport. Bavaro is around 40 minutes away.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Bavaro is 9 hours.

Tourist Information: Further Dominican Republic tourist information can be found at www.godominicanrepublic.com.

Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/dominican-republic  for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Bavaro.

Holiday destinations related to Bavaro:

  • Punta Cana
  • GETTING AROUND

    By bus: The Bavaro Express is a regular and affordable bus service operating around the town. It’s an easy way to get to the beach, attractions or even to nearby resorts like Punta Cana.

    By taxi: Taxis are readily available at hotels and at the airport. They will often have a fixed price to the airport or particular resorts, so be sure to ask upfront.

    By hire car: If you’re planning excursions or just like the freedom of travelling on your own terms, hire a car from one of the multiple companies at the airport.

    EVENTS

    Clubbing on the beach: In July, Bavaro plays host to the Caribbean Beats Festival, a dance and music event sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism that includes live bands and dancing on the beach.

    Independence Day: In February, the Dominican Republic celebrates Independence Day, a national holiday and one of the biggest events in its calendar. Often celebrated as part of Carnival, expect parades, live performances and beautiful costumes.

    The main event: Carnival is always the biggest party in town, and the nearby resort of Punta Cana celebrates in style. Well worth a little day trip, the parade will feature the biggest and wildest parades, loudest music and most colourful costumes.