Kick Your Vacation Up a Notch in the Dominican Republic
Feeling adventurous? Then you’ll feel right at home in the Dominican Republic! From riding the waves, to exploring the rugged landscape, to strolling along the sandy shores, this tropical oasis offers endless opportunities for adventure for families, couples, groups and more. Plus, you can easily choose from a number of Sunwing Experiences that are led by local destination experts to ensure you get the most out of your vacation.
Fun for the Kids…and the Young at Heart
Families will find tons of kid-friendly adventures in the Dominican Republic: from the simplest beach day with plenty of sandcastle building, to staying at one of the many hotels offering kids clubs or a range of watersports, to kayaking or snorkelling. You can also explore cool places like Monkey Jungle Park which is home to a colony of little capuchin monkeys, or try tubing on one of the Dominican Republic’s rivers. Or, if your kids are dino-crazy you can take them to Bavaro Adventure Park Jurassic World to see more than 40-full-scale, animatronic dinosaurs — including the fearsome T-Rex!
Get your thrills in with ziplines, waterfalls, ATVs, horses and more in the Dominican Republic as this island’s natural splendour provides a perfect backdrop for fun — with freshwater rivers and hidden caves perfect for exploration, and dense mangroves full of scrambling crabs, swimming carps and massive and graceful manatees. If you want to fly through the air, the Zipline Canopy Adventure will have you soaring above the trees to enjoy views of Verdant Island and the blue waters beyond. However, if you prefer something a tad more laidback, Los Haitises Paradise Tour is a fully-guided excursion to a national park that features tons of natural wonders to discover.
Eat Like the Locals
If you want to experience the true Dominican Republic, you should dine like the locals and seek out the country’s most iconic dishes. At the top of the list is sanchoco, or ‘seven-meat stew’, which some consider to be the country’s official dish. This rich stew contains seven different kinds of meat (hence the name) along with four types of root vegetables and plantains to create a hearty, spicy, delicious stew. Seafood lovers will be pleased with the fresh offerings of the Dominican, like sea bass, red snapper and conch prepared a variety of ways, such as roasted with lemon or cooked with a tomato, garlic and coconut milk sauce. And if you’ve got a sweet tooth, it will meet its match with Dominican desserts prominently featuring coconut and dulce de leche caramel in cakes, custards and flan. For a more refreshing end to your meal, try the limoncillo — a lime-like fruit, chinola (Dominican passion fruit) or incredibly flavourful, locally-grown mangos.
What’s more, travelling to the Dominican Republic is easy. Sunwing offers regular flights to multiple destinations in the Dominican, and all Sunwing packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where passengers can sit back and relax while on board, with award-winning inflight service that includes a sparkling wine toast, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service and buy on board selection of light meals and snacks with choices inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford.