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December 18, 2013 17:25 ET

Sunwing Introduces "Viva Dominicana" Program

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - December 18, 2013) - A vacation can be more than just sun, sand and sea, so Sunwing Vacation is thrilled to introduce a new concept, "Viva Dominicana" allowing travellers to experience the local culture of Dominican Republic through exciting activities. Customers booking a Sunwing vacation package to Riu Merengue in Puerto Plata or Grand Paradise Samana get to experience incredible added activities such as rum tasting and education, fairs, food and more.

Exquisitely set on the beach of Maimon Bay in Puerto Plata, the Riu Merengue hotel features extraordinary panoramic views of the verdant mountains and the lush tropical gardens that envelop this all inclusive resort. When booking a vacation at this plush property, guests get to enjoy stimulating activities with Sunwing's exclusive Viva Dominicana program. Activities include a coconut party with tasty cocktails like "Coca Loco" served in the husk of a coconut on the beach, a Dominican Fair, Zona Criolla & Arte confections and Frio Frio tasting, a jewellery-making exhibition and many more. 

When booking a vacation at the Grand Paradise Samana, guests experience a serene and tranquil setting, perfect for a relaxing family vacation and a romantic getaway. Visitors will enjoy the charming and traditional decor, beautiful gardens, and the fantastic white sand beach. In addition to the well-known whale watching experiences, guests staying at this picturesque property get to enjoy exclusive Viva Dominicana features including rum education and tasting, cigar education and appreciation as well as an evening of traditional food and dancing. For those who like to participate and learn, dance and Spanish lessons are offered to adults and children as well as scuba diving lessons in the pool.

Sunwing Airlines offers convenient, direct flights to Puerto Plata from five gateways across Canada and a direct flight from Toronto to Samana operating weekly. A one week, all inclusive vacation to Riu Merengue starts from just $645 + $390 taxes per person, departing from Toronto on January 12, 13 and 19, 2014. A one week, all inclusive vacation to Grand Paradise Samana starts from just $495 + $390 taxes per person, departing from Toronto on January 14, 21 and 28, 2014. For more information visit To book, contact your travel agent.

All Sunwing Vacations packages to Dominican Republic include "Sunwing Airlines' Award Winning Champagne Service", which features a complimentary glass of champagne, hot towel service, Hot & Fresh Bistro meals served with a choice of wine at lunch and dinner, and complimentary inflight entertainment, including first run movies and a generous free 20kg baggage allowance. For just $40 more per flight segment, travellers can upgrade to Sunwing's Elite Plus service, which features advance seat selection, separate check-in at a majority of airports, advance boarding, 30 kg baggage allowance, priority baggage handling and extra legroom seats.

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