Amid easing entry requirements and high vaccination rates in Cuba, along with competitive pricing for pre-departure PCR tests at $30 USD per person, Sunwing has announced that it will be offering weekly flights to the Canadian favourite destinations of Varadero and Cayo Coco.
Flight service will be available from several gateways across Canada starting in October and November, including Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Edmonton.
As winter progresses, more Canadian departure gateways and popular Cuban destinations are expected to be added to reflect evolving consumer demand.
“We’re thrilled to be helping our customers head back to the sunny shores of Cuba this fall under our wing,” said Andrew Dawson, president of tour operations at Sunwing. “Cuba has been an integral part of our operations ever since our inaugural flight took off from Toronto to Varadero in 2005."
"Our Cuba program has continued to grow since then, and has been one of our most popular destinations over the past decade."
"The resort towns of Varadero and Cayo Coco both offer serene beach locations and secluded tourist areas for a relaxing retreat, away from the hustle and bustle of larger cities.”
Sunwing will operate the following schedule to Cuba:
- Between Toronto and Varadero, Fridays starting October 8, 2021
- Between Toronto and Cayo Coco, Saturdays starting October 9, 2021
- Between Montreal and Varadero, Fridays starting October 8, 2021
- Between Montreal and Cayo Coco, Saturdays starting October 16, 2021
- Between Calgary and Varadero, Tuesdays starting November 2, 2021
- Between Edmonton and Varadero, Tuesdays starting November 2, 2021
Sunwing says that Grand Memories Varadero is a popular choice with fun-filled activities and a sprawling beach that’s perfect for soaking up the sun and building sandcastles.
Vacationers headed to Cayo Coco may choose to stay at Iberostar Selection Playa Pilar, with oceanfront suites and the area’s only water playground; or Memories Flamenco Beach Resort, offering a range of water sports like snorkelling and catamaran rides.
All vacation packages booked by October 15, 2021 for departures between now and October 31, 2021 will include complimentary COVID-19 coverage at no additional charge, the company said.