Holidays in Punta Cana

Celebrations in the Dominican Republic

The holidays in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic are just like in any other Hispanic country but with some variations.

The tropical climate, stunning resorts and the beaches make Punta Cana the ideal destination for a relaxing holiday at the beach. Not only that but you will also have the chance of exploring the alluring waters near the coast. Sunken ships and breathtaking marine life are just some of the things you can see if you are brave enough to venture into the waters of this tropical paradise. If you are a person who loves the rush of adrenaline, your holidays in Punta Cana can give you the thrill that you are looking for.

Buggy trips in mountain roads, taking a horse through rivers, climbing the tallest mountain in the country, windsurfing in crystal clear waters, kayaking and helicopter tours are just some of the things you can expect from this tourist paradise. If you just want to take it easy and relax there are many alternatives for you to do as well. Punta Cana is home of several well renowned golf courses where you can play and improve your skills to your heart content. An excursion to Manati Park is another great idea if you want to feel at ease on your vacation. In the park you can find a great diversity of exotic animals and a natural environment that will make your worries melt away. It is always good to know when the holidays are so you can take advantage of vacation offers at lower prices. 

Don't forget that some of the holidays change their celebration days depending on the Ecclesiastical calendar.

The most well known Punta Cana holidays in the year are:Beach in a sunny day - Holidays in Punta Cana

  • New Year's Day (January 1)

  • Epiphany (Three Kings Day) (January 6)

  • Our Lady of Altagracia (January 21)

  • Duarte's day (January 26)

  • Independence Day (February 27)          


  • Easter Sunday (April 16, 2017)
          Lent: Mar 1, 2017 to April 15, 2017
        (Fasting Mar 1 and Apr 14)
        (Abstinence from meat on Ash Wednesday (Mar 1) & Lent Fridays)

        Holy Week: From April 9, 2017 to April 15, 2017

A time to meditate: This is the week for observance in respect to the sacrifices of Our Lord Jesus Christ, particularly on Good Friday which is on April 14, 2017. 

If you were considering to travel near these dates, I encourage you to schedule your trip before or after Lent.

  • Labor Day (May 1, Celebrated May 5)

  • Corpus Cristi Day (June 19)

  • Restoration Day (August 16)

  • Our Lady of Las Mercedes (September 24)

  • Constitution Day (November 6, celebrated on the 10)

  • Christmas Day (December 25)

  • New Year's Eve (December 31)


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