WestJet’s new routes: Antigua, Curacao, Costa Rica and Manzanillo

Beaches in the Caribbean and Mexico are now more accessible than ever


Antigua and Barbuda


Route: Toronto – Antigua and Barbuda

Frequency: Twice weekly

Days: Wednesday and Sunday

Dates: October 28, 2012 – April 24, 2013

Ranging from marshmallow white to cotton candy pink, the beaches of Antigua come in every shade. Barbuda, approximately 48 kilometres north of Antigua, is home to the largest frigate bird sanctuary in the Western Hemisphere.


350 Photo courtesy of Capt Kim on Flickr.

Route: Toronto – Curacao

Frequency: Weekly

Day: Sunday

Dates: October 28, 2012 – April 21, 2013

Not every Caribbean island has a world-famous liqueur bearing its name. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a charming mash-up of Caribbean culture and Dutch architecture.

Liberia, Costa Rica

Route: Toronto – Liberia, Costa Rica

Frequency: Twice weekly

Days: Monday and Saturday

Dates: October 29, 2012 – April 27, 2013

Check out the Santa Rosa National Park (home to 10 distinctive habitats, from mangrove swamps to oak forests) and the local bullring.


Route: Calgary – Manzanillo

Frequency: Weekly

Day: Friday

Dates: November 2, 2012 – April 26, 2013

International sport fishermen gather here every November to land a big one at the annual tournament. Scuba divers are likely to see the Pacific seahorse in the coastal waters here.


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