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On March 2 Apple Vacations will add nonstop Exclusive Vacation Flights between Pittsburgh and Puerto Plata, D.R., on Allegiant Air. These flights, which are likely to draw passengers from nearby Ohio and West Virginia as well as western Pennsylvania, will run through Aug. 24. Flights include one checked bag with the purchase of AV-OK Total Vacation Security, and Premium Class seating and Preferred Perks Plus upgrades cost just $35 and $45 in each direction. Pittsburgh is also the gateway for Apple’s Exclusive Vacation Flights to Cancun (Mondays and Saturdays) and Punta Cana (Thursdays and Sundays).

Following are Apple Vacations’ 13 hotel partners in the rapidly growing Puerto Plata area, which includes Cabarete and Sosua:

  • Be Live Collection Marien
  • Blue Bay Villas Doradas
  • Casa Colonial Beach & Spa
  • Emotions Playa Dorada
  • Grand Bahia Principe San Juan
  • Iberostar Costa Dorada
  • Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa
  • Riu Bachata
  • Riu Merengue
  • Sunscape Puerto Plata
  • VH Gran Ventana
  • Villa Taina
  • Viva Wyndham Tangerine

Beyond Puerto Plata, Apple Vacations offers about 200 Exclusive Vacation Flights that include Punta Cana, La Romana, and Samana in the Dominican Republic; Jamaica; and Cancun, Cozumel, Huatulco, Ixtapa, Los Cabos, and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. It also offers packages to Central America, Hawaii, ski resorts in both North and South America, and, for travel to Cuba, people-to-people tours.

For more information visit and Also look for a feature about Puerto Plata in the April issue of Recommend.