How Much Should I Tip at a Restaurant in Cabarete?

How Much Should I Tip at a Restaurant in Cabarete? ITBIS, Ley, Gratuity? Oh my! All photos in this article provided by Restaurant Serenade One of the most asked questions from the visitors of Cabarete is, “How much should I tip at a restaurant Cabarete?” The short answer is 10-20% depending on the service you received. The long answer is a little more complicated. So, in this article, we will do our best to explain best practices based on what you see on your bill. Skip to: ITBIS and LEY: What do they mean? Service vs. Gratuity Where did the 28% go? How much should I tip in Cabarete then? ITBIS and LEY: What do they mean? Many people are confused […]

The Annual Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

The longest running jazz fest in the Caribbean celebrates 22 years! From October 26 – November 4, some of the world’s greatest jazz musicians will come together to jam on the stages of the longest running Jazz Fest in all of the Caribbean. Skip to: About the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival FEDUJAZZ – Educational foundation for Jazz Fest The lineup for the 2018 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival About the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival The Dominican Republic Jazz Festival is a fun time in Cabarete and falls on Constitution Day weekend. With events that span the entire country, it’s one of  the biggest cultural events in the country. This year’s festival theme is “ Voices for Peace & Humanity” with a special […]

The Mariposa Foundation – Inspiring Achievement in Cabarete

The Mariposa Foundation Inspiring achievement in the girls of Cabarete since 2009 Cabarete has an uplifting community packed with inspiring, like-minded and interesting people. Many of these lovely humans do more than just lounge on the beach, take advantage of the wind, and shred the waves. They also give back to the community, and The Mariposa Foundation is a collection of selfless people who do just that. Skip to: About The Mariposa Foundation What does The Mariposa Foundation do? Academic Enrichment Experiential Learning What can I do to help The Mariposa Foundation? About The Mariposa Foundation The Mariposa Foundation Founded in 2009 by a group of volunteers who shared the mission of educating and empowering girls, therefore, creating sustainable solutions to […]

The Power of The Platano – A Dominican Staple

The Power of The Platano A cheap, delicious, and versatile Dominican staple Skip to: What Does Platano Power Mean? What is a Plantain? Health Benefits of Plantain Tasty Plantain Recipe Ideas What Does Platano Power Mean? Just as Popeye loves his spinach, Dominicans love their platanos. If you are at all familiar with Dominican culture or are even just a baseball fan, you have undoubtedly heard the words “Platano Power.” That’s because the cheap, tasty, and filling plantain is a year-round staple of the Dominican diet. It has been that way since basically forever, and according to Dominicans themselves, platanos are what give Dominicans their strength. What is a Plantain? Known in English as plantains, this close relative looks very […]

Spanish Lessons in Cabarete

Spanish Lessons in Cabarete Find out why and where you should learn Spanish in Cabarete Spanish is the official language of 20 countries, including the Dominican Republic. Coming in behind Mandarin Chinese, but beating out English, Spanish is the world’s second-most spoken native language. That being said, Spanish is the third most spoken language by total number of speakers. So, while you are here, you might as well consider taking Spanish lessons in Cabarete. Skip to: Benefits of Speaking Spanish Where can I learn Spanish in Cabarete? Useful Spanish Phrases Benefits of Speaking Spanish Speaking Spanish has a variety of benefits that will enhance your experience here in Cabarete. It’s also a great place to learn since you will undoubtedly get […]

Hacks For Traveling With Kids

Enjoy our hacks for traveling with kids to make your vacation a breeze School is out and the summer holidays are in full swing for most families across the globe. Especially when traveling with young kids, we like to keep the holidays close to home as long journeys can be a nightmare. Well, fear no more! Below we’ve outlined our top hacks for traveling with kids so you can leave your worries at home. Packing Let’s be honest, you can never start packing too early, especially when you’re not only packing for yourself. Pre-packing will also save a lot of last minute rushing and washing before you leave. Start by laying out daily outfits that can be mixed and matched, are […]

Family Beach Games in Cabarete

Family Beach Games in Cabarete Time for some fun in the sun with the whole family this summer with our top beach activities. Whether the kids are still little tots or all grown up, family vacations are the ideal time to make some irreplaceable memories together. Our front yard happens to be the perfect place with a spacious sandy playground that the entire family can enjoy. So you can enjoy to its full potential, we’ve compiled our favorite family beach games in Cabarete that are fun, simple and won’t break the bank! Beach Frisbee Golf This is one of our favorites as it’s so easy, straightforward and will keep you entertained for hours. All you need is a frisbee and […]

Guide to Windsurfing in Cabarete

Guide to Windsurfing in Cabarete Our mini guide to the spot, history, centers and right of way rules. For over 30 years, Cabarete has offered the perfect playground to watersports fanatics from all corners of the globe. So much so that it has been named as one of the top wind sports destinations in the world. Let’s kick start this guide off with a trip down memory lane to where it all began with windsurfing in Cabarete. A Brief History Lesson If you’ve visited Cabarete before, then you’ve probably heard this story. If not, then let us fill you in on where it all began. Around the 1980’s, Hawaii was the place to be for windsurfing. It’s where everyone went to […]

Standup Paddleboarding in Cabarete

Standup Paddleboarding in Cabarete Everyone can enjoy standup paddleboarding photos by Stand Up Paddleboarding in Cabarete is a unique experience that almost everyone in the family can enjoy! When the wind and waves go into hiding, standup paddle boarding is a perfect alternative for any water sport enthusiast. By having to balance your whole body, standup paddle boarding gives you a great workout. Also, it gives you an opportunity to connect to the ocean surrounding you. When you are finally floating as light as a feather on top of water, you will hopefully find tranquility. Take a moment to look back at the sandy beach and really appreciate nature. Sometimes the water is smooth enough that a handful of […]

Why We All Should All Love and Protect The Cabarete Reef

Learn why the Cabarete Reef is important and how we can protect it Cabarete Bay, formed by a barrier coral reef, is situated on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic. This small coastal community of roughly 15,000 full-time residents has a thriving tourism-driven economy. Often called the Adventure Capital of the Caribbean, Cabarete is famous for windsurfing, kitesurfing, and wave surfing thanks to year-round warm water, consistent trade winds, and predictable waves. The location, topography, and reef combine to create these perfect conditions. But there is more to the Cabarete reef than watersports. In this post, we will explain why the reef is so important and how we can protect it. Reef Ecosystems And Why They Are Important The shallow […]