Playa el Cortesito, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana is located on the east coast of the Dominican Republic, where the Atlantic ocean and Caribbean sea meet, and has magnificent beaches, warm waters and offers an abundance of activities including nature parks, wildlife spotting, golf, ziplining and much more!

Spend 22 nights at the all-inclusive Occidental Punta Cana Resort, nestled off beautiful Bavaro Beach offering the perfect setting for a winter escape! Enjoy beautiful sunsets, take in the spectacular views, or just soak in the relaxation of being in a tropical paradise. Surround yourself with elegant Spanish style architecture and unwind in one of the resort’s spacious colonial style rooms with a private balcony or terrace. Soak up the luscious tropical landscapes that surround the three refreshing pools. Enjoy a range of cuisine, and sip your favourite cocktails at 11 restaurants and 10 bars. Create new memories by trying one of the resort’s exhilarating activities – from windsurfing and scuba diving, to Latin dance classes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. You will also have two cultural excursions included.



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• *Round-trip airfare
• Plaza Premium airport lounge pass†
• 22 nights accommodation at the Occidental Punta Cana Resort in a superior room with two double beds or one king bed, balcony or terrace
• All meals: Three meals daily including unlimited a la carte dinners (reservations required) plus unlimited snacks
• All drinks: domestic beer, cocktails and house wine with meals
• Daily activities including non-motorized water sports and nightly entertainment
• Two cultural excursions to Saona Island and Santo Domingo
• All transfers and gratuities
• Merit Travel tour host^


Your superior room has two double beds or one king bed, fan, air-conditioning, balcony or terrace, alarm clock, direct dial telephone, coffee maker, cable TV, complimentary in room safe, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, mini- bar (restocked daily), bathroom amenities and housekeeping daily.
Accommodations: Occidental Punta Cana Resort: This allinclusive resort is located just 25 minutes from Punta Cana international airport and is beachfront on Playa el Cortesito. Recently renovated, the resort features modern rooms and endless options of activities to keep you entertained. There are 11 restaurants including two buffets, seven à-la-carte restaurants (unlimited visits, reservations must be made through the guest service desk) two snack bars as well as 10 bars located all around the property offering delicious cocktails. Among the many activities available there is table football, billiards, darts, table tennis and ping pong.
The entertainment team will keep you busy day and night. Daily activities include volleyball, bow and arrow, beach soccer, badminton, darts, stretching classes in the pool, merengue dance classes, aerobics, table tennis, basketball, fitness, yoga, giant chess and two tennis courts (night tennis has additional cost). You can opt for non-motorized watersports such as kayaking, boogie boarding and windsurfing clinic (restrictions apply) as well as introductory scuba lessons in the pool including instruction and equipment (Additional classes with extra charge). All activities are subject to availability and weather conditions. At night, there are incredible shows, live music and a disco on site. There is a spa offering massages and other services at an additional cost. WiFi can be purchased at a special rate of USD $12 per person per day.

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22 nights

$5,895* p.p.

Activity Level: easy pace

Departure Date:
Feb. 7, 2020

Toronto - $5,895* p.p.
Group size: 30 maximum

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Day 1 Feb 07, 2020 | DEPART TORONTO - PUNTA CANA (D)
Air Canada flight 1712 departs Toronto 11:10 a.m. arrives Punta Cana 4:30 p.m. Upon arrival, your local representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your Resort. This evening enjoy dinner at your Resort followed by a show!
Accommodation: Occidental Punta Cana Resort (22 nights)

Days 2 - 22 Feb 08 to Feb 28, 2020 – PUNTA CANA (B, L, D)
Enjoy your days at leisure ,relax on the beach and enjoy the amenities at your resort. You will have two cultural excursions included. Your all-inclusive plan includes all meals, unlimited domestic drinks, mini-bar and safe in the room, complimentary entry to Mangu Club with domestic drinks, non-motorized water sports, fitness studio, and gratuities.

Included Saona Island excursion: (Feb. 10, 2020)
In this unique excursion, you will navigate the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea via a catamaran, making a stop at the Natural Swimming Pool then continuing on until you reach the island of Saona. Once there you will enjoy free time to swim at your leisure and take in the natural surroundings. A sumptuous buffet spread of typical Dominican food will be served along with drinks. You will then board your catamaran and head back to your pick-up point.

Included Santo Domingo excursion: (Feb. 18, 2020)
Culture at its best, this could be your only chance to explore the oldest city in the America, also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ride on a Chu Chu train through its colonial streets, as well as its historical and cultural monuments. You will visit the first cathedral in the new world, a fine example of 15th century architecture; the Museum Casas Reales and Faro a Colon. Enjoy lunch at the Barcelo Santo Domingo then continue the tour with panoramic views of Alcazar of Colon and the metropolitan city. There will also be time for shopping at one of the most important commercial areas in the country!

Day 23 Feb 29, 2020 – DEPART PUNTA CANA - TORONTO (B, L)
Transfer to the airport for your flight home. Air Canada flight 1713 departs Punta Cana 5:50 p.m. arrives Toronto 9:30 p.m.

*CDN$ p.p. dbl. occ. Taxes included. Professional fee of $65 plus HST per booking is not included. Single supplement: $3,600. †Plaza Premium airport lounge pass applicable at Toronto airport only. Airfare available from most Canadian airports, please enquire. **Minimum 15 passengers required for a Merit Travel tour host.

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