The Dominican Republic ranks fourth as a favorite tourism destination amongst Canadians. The information was published in the June 22 edition of the Vancouver Sun magazine. The publication says that the city of Puerto Plata, on the country’s north coast, is one of the favorite destinations for Canadian tourists traveling to the Dominican Republic. And two definite preferred destinations, located very near Puerto Plata, are the seaside resorts of Sosua and Cabarete, known for its world-class kite and windsurf competitions.
The magazine explains that every year thousands of Canadians travel and stay in hotels situated in the country’s north coast, and that they are frequent visitors to bars and restaurants owned by their countrymen. One of the most popular Canadian-run spots is the Jolly Rogers Bar and Grill, located in the beachfront town of Sosua.
The name of the bar refers to the flags used by the pirate ships that frequently raided the Caribbean islands a couple of centuries ago.
In addition, the Vancouver Sun notes that Canadian tourists frequent the Britannia Pub, also located in Sosua, an excellent spot for a nice meal and drinks.
Between January and May of this year Canadians occupied the number two source of tourists to the Dominican Republic – surpassed only by the United States.
During this time period the number of Canadians visiting the country through various airport terminals was 433,877. In 2010 that number peaked at 659,063 visitors from Canada.