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Puerto Plata: More than Sun and Sand

Monday, April 22, 2019

With lush mountaintops, breathtaking beaches and a rich history, Canadians can look forward to unforgettable tropical adventures when they visit Puerto Plata. Whether travellers are seeking an adventurous getaway or a relaxing beach vacation, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this popular D.R. destination.

Plus, with convenient Sunwing flights from 11 gateways across Canada, it’s never been easier for travellers to vacation better in Puerto Plata.

Mountain exploration

One of Puerto Plata’s main attractions is the teleferico – the only cable car in the Caribbean. This cable car takes riders 800 metres above sea level to the top of Mount Isabel de Torres, offering stunning panoramic views of the city, from the sparkling sea in the north to the lush forest landscapes in the south. Vacationers can explore the city and ride the teleferico on a Sunwing Experiences excursion where they can also visit historic sites like Fort San Felipe and the Amber Museum.

Water sport paradise

Vacationers looking for adventure in Puerto Plata can enjoy perfect conditions for water sports including snorkelling, scuba diving and kite surfing. With kite surfing lessons available at multiple beaches such as Playa Blanca, Playa Dorada, Costa Dorada and Playa Sousa, travellers can gear up and cruise over the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. For the ultimate kite surfing experience, guests can visit Playa Cabarete, the Caribbean’s hub for kiteboarding and windsurfing. Due to Puerto Plata’s location, the shores of Playa Cabarete are protected and offer perfect conditions year-round for water sports with warm waters and steady eastern trade winds.

Historical discovery

Travellers can catch a glimpse of the history of the Dominican Republic with a visit to Fort San Felipe dating back to the 16th century. Originally used as a military base, Fort San Felipe became a prison and is now a museum showcasing ancient weapons like the original canons used to safeguard the coast as well as numerous hidden chambers. Vacationers can explore this historic fort on a Sunwing Experiences excursion, where they can learn all about the island’s history, from its founding by the Spanish to its defences against attacks from pirates.


Travellers can Vacation Better in Puerto Plata when they book their tropical getaway with Sunwing. Vacationers can look forward to direct seasonal flights from Toronto and Montreal with award-winning inflight service on board Sunwing Airlines, complimentary round-trip airport transfers and the assistance of knowledgeable Sunwing Experiences representatives in destination.

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