Adventure Of A Lifetime
Cabarete, Dominican Republic Style
The north coast of the Dominican Republic has no shortage of adventures, whether it’s kitesurfing along the stunning coastline or jumping from 60ft waterfalls! In this beautiful video put together by the Big Swings crew, you can witness the fears conquered, limits pushed, and strong friendships made. We’ve compiled a little overview of each segment so you can experience the activities in the video for yourself!
The video starts off with beautiful drone footage of the seemingly endless beaches in Cabarete. Walking and discovering beach after beach is not only a great workout, but you’ll also be blown away by the beauty of untouched empty beaches. It’s also free to do, which is always a bonus!
Exploring the Yasica River
Whichever mode of transport you choose from stand up paddleboards, inflatable rubber rings or kayaks, it’s a stunning journey down the Yasica River surrounded by hills of green and fields of animals. As you can see from the video, there are also a lot of fun jumps along the way so you can make it as relaxing or action-packed as you want!
Exploring by hoof is one of our favorite ways to feel at one with nature. Whether you’re exploring the beaches, or up in the mountains like the video, there is lots of fun to be had. In this video, they ride the horses in the mountains through streams and rivers where they finally end up at a waterfall to cool off! You can find out more about the tours available in our Horseback Riding in Cabarete article.
White Water Rafting
White water rafting is the ultimate adventure for all thrill seekers. Surrounded by beautiful rainforest while navigating through the Yaque del Norte River with exciting rapids! This excursion requires more traveling than the other tours, but it’s totally worth it!
With 350 days of waves per year in Cabarete, it’s hard not to surf while you’re here! Our local surf spot, Playa Encuentro, has a break for every level, from pros, intermediates to complete beginners. A decent selection of surf schools makes it easy to get on the water.
Luring in kitesurfers from all over the globe, Cabarete has rightly earned itself the reputation as one of the top kiting locations. Whether you’re practicing freestyle tricks in the flat water or smashing the lip of waves on the reef, there’s plenty of room for every discipline. There is a selection of schools along the beach spanning from Cabarete Beach to Kite Beach, so you can learn something new, or brush up on your skills!
Just 45 minutes away, the mountains contain some of the best canyons the country has to offer! First up in the video was the easily recognizable Magic Mushroom, which includes rappelling halfway down through the waterfall to a small ledge, then jumping into the emerald green waters below. There are numerous options and locations for canyoning, which cater to all different levels. You can find more information on the options in our Canyoning Near Cabarete article.
Also known as Blue Lagoon, this nature reserve is deservingly famous and makes for a nice little day trip not too far from Cabarete. With a zip line and cliff jump, this is a great spot for adrenaline junkies! For those not interested in throwing themselves from great heights, the grounds are breathtakingly beautiful and peaceful with a number of animals roaming around. The deep blue lagoons are crystal clear and refreshing to swim in. Take a mask and snorkel so you can swim with the fish and check out the fascinating cave below the surface, a favorite pass through for scuba divers.
The North Coast of the Dominican Republic is blessed with so many wonders above the surface, but below is just as, if not more, spectacular. Most of the diving takes place in the nearby bay of Sosua. Since it is sheltered from wind and waves, the water’s visibility is clearer. The best part is, you don’t need to be fully certified to enjoy. The diving schools offer introduction courses that include a brief training ritual in the pool to get you comfortable with the equipment. After that, you are taken to the ocean to begin exploration of ocean life and the coral rejuvenation project! For more information on scuba diving, check out our Diving In Cabarete article.
Disclaimer – While there is a lot of impressive cliff jumping in this video, we do not recommend doing this by yourself. Instead, we suggest you use one of our local guides who will only take you to locations that are safe and controlled.
Feel free to contact us, and we will gladly set you up with a trusted excursion company.
Have you visited any of these places in Cabarete? Tell us about it in the comments.