There’s more than sun and sand in Puerto Plata with Sunwing
Fort San Felipe

There’s more than sun and sand in Puerto Plata with Sunwing

TORONTO — With Sunwing flights from 11 gateways across Canada, it’s never been easier for clients to vacation better in Puerto Plata.

Lush mountaintops, breathtaking beaches and a rich history: Puerto Plata has all that and more and Canadians can look forward to unforgettable tropical adventures when they visit this D.R. favourite, says Sunwing. 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.

One of Puerto Plata’s main attractions is the teleferico – the only cable car in the Caribbean. Taking riders 800 metres above sea level to the top of Mount Isabel de Torres, it offers stunning panoramic views of the city, from the sparkling sea in the north to the lush forest landscapes in the south.

There’s more than sun and sand in Puerto Plata with Sunwing

Mount Isabel de Torres

Travellers 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.

Puerto Plata vacationers will also 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. Thanks 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.

There’s more than sun and sand in Puerto Plata with Sunwing

Playa Cabarete

Travellers can also catch a glimpse of D.R. history 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.

Clients can take advantage of direct seasonal flights from Toronto and Montreal with award-winning inflight service onboard Sunwing Airlines, complimentary roundtrip airport transfers and the assistance of knowledgeable Sunwing Experiences representatives in destination.