The Top 10 Things to do in Punta Cana When it Rains

Preparing a list of the things to do in Punta Cana when it rains, will help you savor every moment of your vacation. Think about it; you may have plans to spend every minute of your day relaxing on the beach, waiting for the sun to do its job. However, even in a breathtaking tropical destination such as Punta Cana, the weather may not agree with you. Granted, that doesn't mean it will rain every single day (unless there is a tropical storm or something like that which is quite rare); still, you must plan for such occasions.

Is it possible to enjoy your vacation when the sun is hiding behind ominous dark clouds? I can tell you it is. While it is true that Punta Cana is mostly known for its snow-white beaches and clear days, there is plenty to do even when is drizzling all over the place.

A few showers that appear out of nowhere won't ruin your plans if you know what to do. There are tours and other activities that will make your day more enjoyable especially when you think there isn't anything you can do to make it better.

10 Things you can do to Get the Most Out of Rainy Days

1) Take a Class

Chopping herbs

A torrential rain may mean you won't a get a tan; however, you can still have a blast by learning something new.

Most resorts offer cooking, dancing, and language classes, which are perfect for having a good time and doing something different on your vacation when lying on the sand isn't an option. When you get home, and your friends ask what did you do on the resort, you can impress them with your new skills, and maybe they will join you next time (info).

2) Stay at the Spa

Towels and hibiscus flower

Who doesn't want to relax at an all-inclusive resort? Of course, if it is pouring, it may not be that easy. That said, you can always take advantage of the situation and get a facial at the spa to ease the tension. The rain may actually work in your favor by loosening you up more than a sunny day could. Moreover, you can let your worries melt away in the sauna, or unwind in the hot tub. To take full advantage of the situation, pick an outdoor cabana whenever possible and enjoy the soothing sound of raindrops.

3) Visit the ChocoMuseo

Paying a visit to the ChocoMuseo in Punta Cana can lighten you up on a rainy day. You will not only learn about the history of cocoa in the Dominican Republic but also have the opportunity to experience one of the finest treats you have tasted in your life. To top it off, if you have wondered how chocolate masterpieces are done, you will get your answer as you will be taught the steps for creating your own (resource).

4) Read a Book

Open book

Another of the things to do in Punta Cana when it rains is reading. Getting lost in a book may not be your first choice when you think about a Punta Cana vacation. Still, when drizzling gets in the way of sunbathing, reading is an excellent way to pass the time. 

If you didn't bring a book with you (which happens quite often), find out if the hotel has any reading material available you can use. Magazines, newspapers, and even brochures will work.

5) Have fun in the Rain

You would have to be crazy to play in the rain, right? Not necessarily! You don't need an excuse to get out in the middle of a light shower and play around, unless there is lightning. Indeed, a few guests may raise an eyebrow, but you can bet that at least some of them will want to do the same (information).

In the following video, you will see how people have a great time in Punta Cana in spite of the rough weather:

6) Get Cozy on your Bed

Most travelers underestimate the value of sleeping in. It is understandable, after all, you have waited for months to get to one of the top Caribbean vacationing spots, and you are going to do whatever it takes to squeeze every bit of fun that you can. Still, when it rains on your parade, you just keep sleeping, or if you are already awake, then go back to your bed and take a nap. As soon as the sun shows up again, you will be fully re-energized to take on pretty much anything.

7) Don't Forget the Board Games

Are you Traveling with the family? No problem. Nothing can bring the family together like board games. You can bring your own or get a few at the resort. A couple of them will do wonders to keep your children busy while you wait for the downpour to stop.

8) Write the Postcards

Postcards variety

It may not be the most exciting activity in the world, but writing postcards to family and friends is something you can always do. Use the stormy weather in your favor, and take care of the things you don't wish to do when the sun is out (info).

9) Watch a Few Movies

If thunderstorms are doing a number on your long-awaited beach day, you should consider staying inside and watch a few flicks. Most resorts have satellite TV or cable, but if you don't find them to your liking, renting a movie or going to a nearby cinema may do the trick.

10) Relax while Eating

Most people are always in a hurry to finish their meal so they can do the next thing. But on rainy days, you can break the rules. It isn't every day when you can just sit at a table and take your time to eat for as long as you like without feeling guilty about missing out. 

Fried plantains with ground beef, beans and a salad

As soon as you see the first few raindrops, seize the moment, and try the dishes you have always wanted, but never had the time to enjoy.

» » Fun while raining

Top of page

Site Map | DisclaimerDisclosure Policy | Privacy Policy | Blog | FAQ | About | Contact us