We love Denver. You love Denver. But we can also agree that it’s nice to get away from city life for a weekend trip or maybe even a longer vacation and simply relax. If you’re in need of such a break, check out these amazing places in Central America and the Carribean you can visit with a flight out of DIA via Southwest Airlines.
Cabo San Lucas
Live music at Cabo Wabo Cantina, spectacular weather, beautiful scenery, ocean water, surfing, and plenty of beaches to soak up some sun. Sure it’s a popular spring break getaway, but they’re not there all the time so it’s still easy to relax, hang with some locals, or head to the coves and rock formations of the Cannery beaches.
Puerto Vallarta is the perfect coastal city getaway along Mexico’s western shores. Here you can take a stroll along Malecon boardwalk, dine on wonderful local food, walk and ship the cobblestone streets of Old Vallarta, sip tequila, find yourself on an exciting ATV tour, or even dive in the warm waters of the Bay of Banderas.
Liberia and San Jose are both wonderful places to start your Costa Rica adventure. A stay in Liberia means modern churches, an authentic colonial atmosphere, rich history, and the gateway to white sand beaches. San Jose, or “Chepe,” as locals call it, is the modern hub for Costa Rican culture including chic cafés, shopping, dining, and a growing craft beer scene. To get away from it all, take the scenic drive to Playa Flamingo for a slower pace, sailing tours, small local restaurants, spectacular beaches, warm waters, and stunning sunsets.
Just look at the picture above and you’ll see why Punta Cana is one of the best places to visit in the Carribean. Whether it’s lounging on the beach all day, waterfall repelling, zip lining, or hitting any number of the upscale restaurants and bars, this Dominican Republic gem will not let you down.
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