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July 20, 2017 -

Effective July 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has implemented enhanced security measures for passengers flying to the United States. These measures include heightened inspection of personal electronic devices, such as laptops and tablets. Electronic devices larger than a smartphone must be charged with enough battery power to be turned on upon request and easily accessible, with covers, cases or any other packaging removed, in preparation for screening at the security checkpoint. Any refused item will not be permitted in checked baggage. Air Transat will be unable to provide storage or assume responsibility for these items during your trip.

To allow for additional time to go through security and to ensure you don’t miss your flight, please arrive at the airport three hours prior to your scheduled departure time.

For further information, please visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website.

Plan your trip to Dominican Republic

Your adventure begins when you book a cheap flight from Canada to Dominican Republic with Air Transat! Save on airfare by searching the best prices on flights.

Your adventure begins when you book a cheap flight from Canada to Dominican Republic with Air Transat! Save on airfare by searching the best prices on flights.

Flights to Dominican Republic are easy to book with Air Transat. Before planning a trip, be sure to check the schedule below, as some routes may be seasonal.

La Romana Puerto Plata Punta Cana Samana Santo Domingo
Calgary International Airport (YYC) Edmonton International Airport (YEG) Fredericton International Airport (YFC) Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM) Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) Hamilton International Airport (YHM) London International Airport (YXU) Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) Regina International Airport (YQR) Rouyn-Noranda Airport (YUY) Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport (YXE) St. John's International Airport (YYT) Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT) Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) Vancouver International Airport (YVR) Windsor Airport (YQG) Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG)
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The Dominican Republic: a dream destination for beach goers

Travellers and time-share owners fly again and again to the Dominican Republic because of its magnificent beaches (like the ones in Punta Cana) and verdant natural landscapes (like those found in Samaná). This popular tropical destination promises pure relaxation, beautiful weather, and a healthy dose of outdoor adventure. Best of all, it’s only a short flight away from Canada.

The beaches

Punta Cana is prized for its endless white sand beaches and luxurious tropical vacations offered at an affordable price. Located on the Coconut Coast, Punta Cana delivers an unforgettable all-inclusive experience for sun-seeking tourists.

Surfing and windsurfing

Surfers and windsurfers, rejoice! Puerto Plata is known for its breathtaking beaches and crystal blue waves, perfect for sunbathing, swimming and watersports.

Nature in all its glory

Tourists looking to reconnect with Mother Nature travel to the Samaná peninsula for its refreshing and relaxing environment, where mountains covered in lush vegetation contrast beautifully with the peninsula’s white sand beaches and the bay’s smaller islands.

Dominican culture

The unique Dominican city of La Romana is overflowing with culture, history, activities and resorts. It’s an ideal stopover for travellers on the road to Santo Domingo, the country’s capital.

Dominican cuisine

Dominican dishes are as textured, colourful and varied as the nation’s history, many of which are inspired by Taino, Creole, European and even African flavours. The most traditional Dominican dish is bandera, featuring meat, rice, beans, fried plantains and salad. Food lovers have many a tasty option to feast their eyes on!

Cheap flights and packages

Your adventure begins when you book a cheap flight or a cheap package with Air Transat! Save on airfare by searching the best prices on flights and packages.

Dominican Republic must-see Destinations

Discount airfare to the Dominican Republic from Air Transat helps travellers make the most of every trip. Explore the destinations below and find out everything you need to know before planning your dream holiday.

La Romana

La Romana

Seaside resorts and traditional villages

The miles of beautiful coastline in the southeastern region of the Dominican Republic are popular with travellers from around the world. Numerous hotel complexes have been built to accommodate the many visitors to this area.

More about La Romana
Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata

Seaside resorts and fine-sand beaches

More than anywhere else in the country, the development of tourism in the region has been particularly intense over the last 20 years, and many of its towns and villages have become major resort areas. Following the example of Puerto Plata, Sosúa and Cabarete, the superb beaches further east, have now been developed in the region of Río San Juan and Playa Grande.

More about Puerto Plata
Punta Cana

Punta Cana

Punta Cana: beaches, caves and backcountry charm

Spanning over 40 kilometres of beach along the Coconut Coast, Punta Cana is coveted by many tourists and enjoyed by many time-share owners. In fact, with more than 50 hotels, as well as easy, affordable flights from Canada, it’s the Dominican Republic’s largest resort town and the top travel destination in the Caribbean.

More about Punta Cana


Things to do in Samaná, the Dominican Republic’s prettiest peninsula

Samaná is characterized by its gently mountainous landscape, lush vegetation, white sand and tiny islets. A flight to this peninsula in the Dominican Republic reveals a host of things to see and do under the hot Caribbean sun.

More about Samaná
Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo – Experience paradise in the crown jewel of the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic Capital truly has something for everyone. Whether you prefer to kick back and relax or kick up your heels, Santo Domingo beaches are right alongside the Santo Domingo nightlife scene. Culture, art and entertainment, Santo Domingo is the vacation destination you’ve been looking for.

More about Santo Domingo

Destination weddings have become bigger, better and more popular than ever, and the Dominican Republic has become a leader in this trend. There is no waiting period or minimum stay required. You will, however, need two witnesses. If you are planning to elope, most resorts will provide witnesses for you. There is also no blood test required when getting married in the Dominican Republic. To learn more, read our blog here.

When most people think of the Dominican Republic, the mind wanders to scenes of dreamy white sand beaches and palm trees blowing in the warm breeze. And, of course, this is definitely part of the experience. However, a tropical paradise is not all this Caribbean destination has to offer—the Dominican Republic is an adventurer’s wonderland. To learn more, read our blog here.

Check out the most amazing golf courses during your stay in the Dominican Republic! To learn more about the “Pearl of the Caribbean”, visit our blog.

Want some travel tips before visiting the Dominican Republic? Discover the sunny beaches of the Caribbean, historic colonial buildings and everything in between on our blog.


The Dominican peso is this nation’s official currency, but the American dollar is accepted almost everywhere, especially in tourist locations.

Official language

Although Spanish is the Dominican Republic’s official language, employees in most hotels and resorts understand and speak English.

Things to remember

Remember to pack sunblock and insect repellent.

Entry/exit requirements

For more information about passport and visa requirements, visit the Government of Canada’s travel website.

There is a regulation for unaccompanied minors, it is your responsibility to contact the Dominican Republic consulate to validate the entry requirements.


Travellers should visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website or ask their health professional about vaccination requirements.  

Presence of Sargassum in Mexico and the Caribbean

Depending on the weather conditions, winds and tides may bring large quantities of Sargassum to shore. Since seaweed moves with the ocean currents, quantities may vary by place and day. Transat would like to inform its clients that this natural phenomenon beyond its control affects several parts of Mexico and the Caribbean. Although the presence of this brown seaweed is greater than usual, our hotel partners are making every effort to clean the beaches when necessary.

Weather in the Dominican Republic can vary throughout the year. The chart below indicates monthly average temperatures and rainfall so travellers can plan the perfect vacation at the right time and pack accordingly.

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