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Enjoy kitesurfing and windsurfing in Caberete

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  • Cabarete is renowned for its wind and water sports, especially kite surfing and regular board surfing. A beautiful and festive spot to spend a couple of days, Cabarete comes highly recommended if exploring the Puerto Plata province. The beach strip of Cabarete is especially good for nightlife (as long as you are not too demanding when it comes to music) and a restaurant that absolutely cannot to be ...
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  • A true paradise for board sports enthusiasts, it attracts surfers, kite-surfers, and windsurfers in droves.
    © Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE
  • Cabarete stands just over 11 miles east of Sosua on the north coast, also known as the Amber Coast.
    © Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE
  • It's no surprise that this is one the best kite-surfing spots in the world, not least because of the strong, steady winds, and large waves that whip up the water all year round.
    © Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE
  • Horse-riding enthusiasts will be pleased to know that this is also a great place for riding through beautiful mountainous landscapes.
    © Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE
  • This area is also renowned for its windsurfing and all other kinds of board sports.
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  • The tourist resort village running along the beach boasts a festive and sporty ambience.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Dominican Republic

Cabarete is renowned for its wind and water sports, especially kite surfing and regular board surfing. A beautiful and festive spot to spend a couple of days, you should travel to Cabarete comes when exploring the Puerto Plata province. The beach strip of Cabarete is especially good for nightlife (as long as you are not too demanding when it comes to music) and a restaurant that absolutely cannot to be missed is La Casita de Papi; located right on the beach, it serves the best lobster and prawns you will ever sample. Although the restaurant is no fancy affair, the seafood is cooked to perfection.

Located two to three hours' drive from Puerto Plata and about 15 minutes from Sosua on the north coast, Carbarete doesn't have much to see or do in the way of Dominican culture, but its relaxed and festive atmosphere is its main draw.

At the weekends, the beach strip is the place to be, especially during the much celebrated Semana Santa at the end of March, when the area is completely crowded with Dominicans migrating north away from the cities for the most important holiday of the year.

East of Cabarete centre is Kite Beach, where board sport aficionados and professionals flock to from all four corners of the globe for some year-round action. After Kite Beach is Encuentro, a beach mainly for surfing with a handful of surf shacks lining the beach and local surfers to help visitors get kitted out.

The village of Callejon, located a short drive inland is where you will find a more authentic Dominican lifestyle. The lagoon here is home to a large variety of bird species. The village is also a good area to escape for a fix of Dominican food and to dance to local Merengue and Bachata music

Cabarete: what to do?

The place is ideal for water sports, from scuba diving to water skiing, as well as sailing, windsurfing, surfing and kite surfing. For enthusiasts, the place is also good for horseback riding through beautiful landscape of mountains and hills.

Las Cuevas de Cabarete: located under a mile before entering Cabarete, the caves which once housed the Taļnos Indians are a must-see during a two-hour guided tour in a tropical park. Do not forget to see the lagoon and its birds (in the Dominican village).

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Cabarete: the key figures

Surface area : 48730 sq. km km2

Population : 9,872,000 inhabitants

  • A paradise for lovers of kite-surfing and windsurfing
  • The beautiful beach lined with coconut trees
  • A well equipped seaside resort. You can indulge in shopping and you won't be short of shops to find some souvenirs to bring back.
  • Entertainment and atmosphere
  • The Dominican village of Callejon
  • The resort's lack of charm and authenticity
  • The beach is heavily exposed to winds : a true paradise for board sports !
  • A high concentration of tourists
  • Heavy daily traffic

Cabarete: what to visit?

Activities and leisure

Reminders

A suitcase for the summer: light clothing cotton, open shoes, shorts, shirts, T-shirts, without forgetting the bathing suit, as well as warm clothes and walking shoes for getaways in the mountains. A lightweight raincoat is useful during the rainy season (from May to July).

To avoid

Hours of intense traffic, because employees commute to the capital of Santo Domingo, as well as people returning home at the weekend, notably on Sunday evenings.

Cabarete: what to eat?

Rich and spicy, Dominican cuisine is the result of Creole, European and African influences. Starch foods (rice, sweet potatoes and plantain), fish and shell fish as well as tropical fruits are the key foods. The stews (mondogo, sancocho) are common, with goat meat or fish cooked in coconut milk being prime examples.

Cabarete: what to buy?

Jewellery made from amber (brown solidified resin), larimar (blue stone), leather items, baskets, naive paintings, a legacy of Indian Taļnos, CDs of merengue and bachata, cigars, liquid vanilla, jam, rum and coffee are the main souvenirs that you can bring home. They can be found everywhere on beaches and especially in local markets.

Cabarete Reviewedhotels
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    Natura Cabana Boutique Hotel & Spa
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  • 7.6 /10
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    Villa Taļna
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  • 7.4 /10
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  • 7.25 /10
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