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Puerto Rico Is More Enchanting Than Ever

 Discover a beautiful isle that is welcoming visitors with open arms

A certain magic permeates the air in La Isla del Encanto, or “The Enchanted Isle.” Puerto Rico’s charm blesses the island with incredible flavors, hypnotizing sounds, dazzling natural beauty, and extends to its warm, inviting people.

Puerto Ricans have done an incredible job restoring the island following Hurricane Maria, with craftsmen, artists, builders, and planners all contributing their knowledge, resources, and materials to ensure Puerto Rico remains one of the most welcoming destinations in the world.

Now is the time to take advantage of all that La Isla del Encanto offers. Here is just a sample of what you’ll discover:

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Every day over 80 flights from different countries touch down on the island, which boasts six commercial airports. For most travelers, their Puerto Rican journey will begin in the island’s capital, San Juan.

There are countless stories locked away in the fortress that surrounds Old San Juan. Every corner of the city whispers tales of history. The Plaza de la Rogativa, for example, is home to a grandiose bronze sculpture depicting a religious procession surrounded by 180-degree views of the crystal blue San Juan bay. The sculpture memorializes a British led attack in 1797 against San Juan’s heavily outnumbered soldiers. In response, the citizens of Old San Juan raised their torches and gathered for a religious procession, an image that resembled a troop of Spanish reinforcements from a distance. The British, fearful of defeat at the hands of the Spanish army, immediately withdrew.

Approximately 20 minutes from the scenic Plaza de la Rogativa, you’ll find the AC Hotel San Juan Condado. Nestled in one of the capital’s most popular areas, guests will find themselves in walking distance of stunning beaches and lively entertainment. Continue reading “Puerto Rico Is More Enchanting Than Ever”

Sunwing celebrates inaugural flight to Bonaire from Toronto

Captain Chris Lewis and his crew were greeted by Commissioner of Economic Development & Tourism Mr. Hubert Martis, Director of Tourism, Mr. Maurice Adriaens and Marketing Manager for Bonaire Tourism, Malinda Hassell, together with representatives from the island’s hotels and resorts.

Captain Lewis was invited to cut a specially made Sunwing cake in honour of the new flight service. Then he and the entire crew were officially recognized as ambassadors of Bonaire and each received a special commemorative medal.

The weekly Sunwing flight service to Bonaire provides Canadians with the only direct connection to this relatively undiscovered tropical gem this coming winter. Flights are scheduled every Sunday until April 15, 2018.

The perfect destination for active travellers like divers or wind/kite surfers, Bonaire is recognized for its commitment to sustainable tourism practices and coral preservation. Consistently rated as one of the top diving destinations in the world, it boasts 86 dive sites which are home to 57 different corals and some 350 marine species. Continue reading “Sunwing celebrates inaugural flight to Bonaire from Toronto”