Cabarete Information

Get to know Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Made popular to tourist in the 80s by some windsurfers from Quebec, Cabarete rapidly gained fame as one of the world’s best windsurfing sites, blessed with regular wind, breaking waves, a smooth sand beach, and an exciting ambiance. Today Cabarete offers everything for windsurfing, and has evolved into a kiteboarding mecca. Many of the world’s best kiteboarders come to Cabarete to participate in international competitions and/or train in ideal conditions.

Adventure More. Plan Less. View Our Cabarete Guide


A variety of excursion are near Cabarete and the surrounding areas that offer something for everyone. In addition to sports activities, organized tours include: other beaches, Ciguapa Falls, city tours (Puerto Plata, Samana & the capital, Santo Domingo), whale watching from boats off the coast of Samana, visits to Ocean World Marine Park, or walks through the historical caves in El Choco National Park, to name a few.

Contact in Cabarete: Iguana Mama, Eco – Adventure Tours, Ocean World Adventure Park, Marina and Casino is the most complete entertainment complex of the Dominican Republic, located in Cofresi Beach, just 3 miles west from the town of Puerto Plata. The entertainment complex is made of an elegant Marina, a unique marine park and the outstanding building where our clients will have the opportunity to enjoy restaurants, bars, and theatre with live dance show, casino and a disco-lounge.

Ocean World Adventure Park is the most advanced interactive marine park of its kind. Guests will have the opportunity to touch, pet and feed all their favorite animals and mammal friends, including dolphins, sea lions, sharks, stingrays, exotic tropical birds; meet tigers, and walk through rain forests.

Discovering On Your Own

Head off with your own car, rented car or motorcycle, and experience a day of discovery and adventure. You can drive along coastline roads or head into the mountains to take in breath-taking views of the lush mountains and valleys. Stop in small villages for a look around and experience the warm, friendly hospitality of the Dominican people.


Do not expect to find major designer stores or shopping malls, but do expect to find items you may not find anywhere else. This very active beach town offers you everything you might need to play in the water. Clothing, beachwear, hand-crafted jewelry, hand-rolled Dominican cigars, and amazing artwork can be found at several boutiques/galleries sprinkled around town.

Health & Wellness

There is no shortage of things you can do to relax the body and free the spirit. Massage therapy and beauty treatments – manicures, pedicures, etc. – are available throughout town. Check the bulletin board in the Reception or have the office make arrangements for you.
Spanish Lessons: You can choose to have a private tutor meet you in the comfort of your condominium, or attend daily or weekly Spanish classes at the nearby school. Please check the Reception to help with arranging instruction based on your needs.

Horseback Riding

Trail ride in the mountains or gallop down an unspoiled e beach. Please check the reception for horseback riding options.


Try surfing at Playa Encuentro, only five minutes from Cabarete. Rental surfboards available in town.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Clear water and rich reef life make the coast a target for experienced divers. PADI certified lessons can get you started.

Mountain biking

Excellent rental bikes, guided tours, and a variety of beginner to advanced routes make Cabarete a well-known mountain bike destination. Click here for Iguana Mama mountain biking.


The Damajaqua Cascades (27 Waterfalls) are a series of waterfalls about 45 minutes from Cabarete. To enjoy the canyoning adventure, you hike up the mountain for about an hour until you reach the falls and work your way back down the river by jumping and sliding through pools of water ; this can be challenging so you shouldn’t have any physical limitations or fear of jumping from 10-20 ft falls. Click here for Iguana Mama canyoning and cascading.


A 18 hole Golf course at Playa Dorada, or, an hour’s drive away, Playa Grande, where the spectacular coast is home to a beautiful golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones.

Other sports

include stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), caving, sea kayaking, motorcycle tours, hiking and sailing, most with modern equipment available in town. Activities that are out of town but not too far include rock climbing, paragliding, whitewater kayaking and river rafting.

2018 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

The Annual Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

| Cabarete Events, Things to Do in Cabarete | No Comments

The Dominican Republic Jazz Festival The longest running jazz fest in the Caribbean celebrates 22 years! The Dominican Republic Jazz Festival is a fun time in Cabarete and falls on…

mariposa activities

The Mariposa Foundation

| Cabarete Locals Guide | No Comments

Find out about The Mariposa Foundation, what they do, their story and how you can help. Cabarete really is an incredible place packed with inspiring, like-minded and interesting people. Some of…

dominican republic plantains

The Power of The Platano

| Dominican Recipes | No Comments

Learn about the health benefits and some tasty recipes to try at home with platanos. Just as Popeye loves his spinach, Dominicans love their platanos. Known in English as plantains,…

spanish lessons in cabarete

Spanish Lessons in Cabarete

| Things to Do in Cabarete | No Comments

Why and where you should take Spanish lessons in Cabarete Spanish is the 3rd most widely spoken language in the world and it’s what is spoken here in the Dominican…

Let’s Make Memories Together. Book Now