Discover Incredible Cuisine, Adventure And Culture In The Dominican Republic
Known for its warm hospitality, powdery white sands and lush tropical rainforests, the Dominican Republic is a Caribbean destination like no other, featuring many opportunities for sun-seekers to indulge in a delicious amalgamation of gastronomic experiences, thrilling excursions, and rich culture. Plus, Sunwing Vacations offers many packages to the Dominican Republic, creating tailored getaways that highlight this country’s diverse environments to inspire the imagination and refresh the soul.
Captivating Caribbean Cuisine
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or you simply appreciate the talents of skilled chefs and culinary artisans, the Dominican Republic offers many opportunities to indulge in fine dining. Several of the country’s top-rated restaurants are found in luxury resorts, such as CHIC Punta Cana, which offers delicious Italian, Moroccan, and International cuisines at a range of à la carte restaurants, or the famed Tortuga Bay Punta Cana Resort and Club, which is designed by fashion icon Oscar de la Renta. Here you can dine at AAA three- and four-diamond restaurants, like La Yola, which is known for its fresh seafood dishes, including flavourful grouper ceviche, red tuna carpaccio, and grilled Caribbean lobster.
Or, for the most authentic experience, feast like the locals do by seeking out the country’s most iconic dish called Sancocho de Siete Carnes or “seven-meat stew.”Just as its name suggests, this time-honoured recipe is prepared with seven different kinds of meat and four types of root vegetables and plantains — a hearty and spicy dish that you’ll want to recreate in your own kitchen at home.
Aside from its many culinary delights, the Dominican Republic also dishes out plenty of opportunities to satiate the appetite for adventure. From zip lining along the cliffs of Cap Cana’s tropical canopy, to exploring the crystal- clear waters of the Caribbean Sea by catamaran, or venturing along the off-roads of Punta Cana in a dune buggy, each of the Dominican’s many national parks, mountains, rivers, and beaches offer a range of excursions and activities to be enjoyed.
Eager to hit the greens? The Dominican Republic is one of the top destinations for golf in the Caribbean and Latin America with over 25 designer golf courses offering incredible views of the coastline, mountains, and lush fairways. If you plan on spending your vacation perfecting your swing, Emotions by Hodelpa in Juan Dolio offers golf packages, which give you plenty of tee time. Or, if you’re looking to explore the landscapes of Punta Cana on horseback, Sunwing offers several excursions for beginners and confident riders alike.
Charming Culture & Civilization
If you’re fascinated by history and civilization, the Dominican Republic surely delivers. The capital, Santo Domingo, offers a rich history to explore — from a colonial district featuring a house built by the country’s discoverer Christopher Columbus to heritage lighthouses and old cathedrals. During your jaunts, take in the many museums and exciting cultural experiences, like music, merengue, art, and festivals or shops for unique local specialties such as cigars, rum, chocolate, coffee, amber, and larimar — a rare blue gem found only in the Dominican.
Sunwing offers vacations to the Dominican Republic from several Canadian gateways from coast-to-coast. For more information, visit Sunwing.ca or contact your local travel agent.