TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 03, 2015) - Starting November 1, 2015, Sunwing's new "Viva Mexico" program will introduce vacationers to an authentic Mexican experience during their stay. Offered in partnership with a number of carefully-selected boutique hotels, customers will take part in a wide range of complimentary activities designed to teach them more about the country's rich gastronomic and cultural traditions.

At Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel in the Pacific Coast resort town of Mazatlan, Sunwing vacationers can look forward to folkloric dance lessons, Spanish speaking tips, tortilla-making, margarita master classes and much more. They'll also learn how to prepare nieve de garrafa (homemade Mexican ice cream) using the age-old recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation.

While at Emporio Hotel and Suites in Cancun, guests can make traditional guacamole, tortillas and salsas from scratch, learn how to create rice decorations, and design their own piñata. What's more, travellers who arrive between November and March can witness the Be Turtle conservation program that includes a sea turtle release. There are also daily bicycle tours of the local area to explore beyond the resort itself.

In Puerto Vallarta, vacationers can take part in a salsa lesson at Friendly Vallarta Beachfront Resort and Spa or opt for a tequila tasting or tour of the local art gallery*. Regular 'hands on' cooking classes celebrating the best of Mexican cuisine are also included as part of the complimentary activity program.

Mexico is consistently one of the tour operator's most popular vacation hotspots and Sunwing will offer packages from nearly 30 different departure points across Canada this coming winter. All Sunwing vacations to Mexico also include flights with Sunwing Airlines, where passengers benefit from a 20kg checked luggage allowance along with the airline's award-winning Champagne Service.

A week at Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel is available from $795 plus $422 taxes based on two people sharing a Garden View Room on an all inclusive basis and departing from Toronto on December 8 and 15, 2015.

For more information on the Viva Mexico program, visit or contact your local travel agent.

*Subject to availability

About Sunwing Vacations

All Sunwing Vacations packages include award winning Sunwing Airlines' Champagne Service, which features a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, hot towel service, Hot & Fresh Bistro Meals™ served with a choice of wine at lunch and dinner, and complimentary in-flight entertainment, including first run movies and a generous 20 kg free baggage allowance. For just $50 more per flight segment, travellers can upgrade to Sunwing's Elite Plus service, which features advance seat selection, complimentary headsets, separate check-in at a majority of airports, advance boarding, 30 kg baggage allowance, priority baggage handling, and extra legroom seats.

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