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 […]
Welcome to the Adventure Sports Capital of the Caribbean
After 29 years on Cabarete Beach, we have become Cabarete information experts, and we love sharing that information with the world! We have worked hard to make our website a place where you can quickly get a feel for not only what our condo rentals have to offer, but also what our town has to offer. After all, we don’t expect that you will come to the Dominican Republic and spend most of your time in the condo.
The first thing you should know is that they call Cabarete the Adventure Sports Capital of the Caribbean for a good reason. For more than 30 years, windsurfers, kitesurfers, surfers, and standup paddle boarders have flocked to our tiny town. That’s because the five main beaches of Cabarete provide ideal conditions for every one of those sports. We have glassy waves in the mornings, side-onshore winds in the afternoons, tons of sunshine, and warm water year round.
Even if water sports aren’t your thing, we also have mountains, rivers, and waterfalls – oh my! You’ll undoubtedly find at least a million fun things to do in Cabarete. So think outside of the all-inclusive box and use our wealth of Cabarete information to its fullest. Check some things off your bucket list. If all else fails, feel free to contact us via email or visit us in the office, and we will help you organize anything your little adventurous heart desires. #adventuremoreplanless
Cabarete and the surrounding area is chock full of exciting excursions. Here are just a few of our favorite adventure tours: 27 Waterfalls, Ciguapa Falls, Ocean World Marine Park, El Choco National Park, Teleferico Puerto Plata, Monkey Jungle, Whale Watching. Our front desk will happily set you up with a trusted tour provider that will pick you up straight from our condos.
Our perfect wind conditions combined with eternally warm water have made us a top destination for learning and practicing both windsurfing and kiteboarding. There is an array of professional windsports schools lining the beach. So whether you want to take lessons or rent gear, you will find everything you need within a few steps of our property. You can read more in depth on the Wind Seasons of Cabarete in our Cabarete Guide.
Wake up early and head down to Playa Encuentro for a sunrise surf session before the wind picks up. Considered one of the most consistent surf spots in the Caribbean, you will find waves at Encuentro Beach about 300 days a year. Since there are 5 main breaks, surfers of all levels will easily find a place in the lineup. There are several certified surf schools offering up lessons and board rentals.
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 watersports enthusiast. There is your choice of facilities in Cabarete that offer SUP classes and equipment rental.
Clear water and abundant reef life make the north coast of the Dominican Republic a prime destination for avid divers. Located 10 minutes from our condos, the calm waters of Sosua Bay hosts an array of qualified PADI affiliated schools eager to introduce you to the world down under. For those who want to delve into the ocean just for fun, try snorkeling at any of the five main beaches in Cabarete.
If you’re a fan of mountain biking, then you are going to love Cabarete. Just outside of town there are dirt roads and mule trails heading through the highest mountain range in the Caribbean. The dynamic terrain offers cyclist a variety of thrills including cross country, enduro, and downhill.
Drive an hour in any direction, and you’ll be yelling FOUR while swinging your golf club beneath swaying palm trees! Close to Puerto Plata in the West is the 18 hole golf course at Playa Dorada. The Course is designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones.
The Entire North Coast of the Dominican Republic is simply gorgeous. There are literally a million and one things to do and see. Day trips range from adventurous to purely scenic and relaxing. So, if you have some extra time, why not head off the beaten path and take some time to explore more of the Northern region. We promise you won’t regret it.
Cabarete may be small, but the selection of local traditional and authentic foreign cuisine is vast. You find everything from pica pollo to Italian, German, Thai, Chinese, Vegan, and so much more. To top it all off, it’s always happy hour in Cabarete, so you will be able to sit down and find a delicious deal with a view no matter what time of day or night it is.
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