Video + Travel Guide: Adventure Of A Lifetime in Cabarete

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! Beaches 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, […]

Video: 2016 MaiTai Cabarete Freestyle Invitational Recap

2016 MaiTai Cabarete Freestyle Invitational Recap and activities guide   The WKL MaiTai Cabarete Freestyle Invitational has left a lasting impression worldwide! The professional kiteboarding event was a collaboration between the newly formed World Kiteboarding League and MaiTai Global that gave our local kiteboarders an incredible and rare opportunity to make their mark on the professional kitesurfing world on their home turf! They did just that when locals Adeuri Corniel and Luis Alberto Cruz made it into the final, thus shaking up the rankings of the top male kiteboarders in the world. A new competition format made it easy for the riders and spectators to follow the live scoring system, creating an intense atmosphere on the beach, and through the […]

Video: Zion Balbuena by Alza Cabarete

Video: Zion Balbuena by Alza Cabarete World Class Surfing in Cabarete, Dominican Republic   Technically, April isn’t even surf season in Cabarete, but that doesn’t stop Mother Nature from tossing out some bombs whenever she darn well pleases (about 300 days per year). This video was shot over a 2-hour session at our local surf beach, Playa Encuentro (just about 10 minutes from our condos) by Alaz Cabarete – our town’s local drone-aholic. It’s worth mentioning that the surfer featured, Zion Balbuena, is one of our local shredders and on any given day (actually, probably more like every single day) you can catch him smacking lips, throwing 360s, and searching out barrels in the waters of Cabarete. Thanks to his […]

Videos: Cabarete Aquaholics

Cabarete Aquaholics Get drunk off the stoke! If you are looking for accommodation in Cabarete, Dominican Republic we think it is only fair that we warn you — our town is full of aquaholics. Below we have provided an example of each of the different types of aquaholics you might encounter when you are here on vacation. It’s good to research a location before you visit, so you know what you are getting yourself into. Kiteboarding This video was filmed by Alaz Cabarete and produced by AP Visuals for the brand DaSilva Kiteboarding. It features several young Cabarete riders: Carlo Jose Martinez, Manuel Vasquez, Suami Cavallo, and Joselito Del Rosario. There are clips from several Cabarete Beaches, but the majority […]

Video: Encuentro Surf Classic 2015

Video: Encuentro Surf Classic 2015 Video of the 2015 Encuentro Surf Classic Back in November, one of the best surf contests Cabarete, Dominican Republic has ever seen took over the shores of Playa Encuentro. Encuentro Surf Classic 2015 was a weekend long event that included an array of activities including fights from Jiu Jitsu La Costa, an art market, live music at Aloha, and a huge prize ceremony/party at Punta Goleta. Videographer Joey Ciolko was on the scene to capture all of the best moments and the video he put together totally captures the vibes of the Cabarete surf scene. If you want more information on Surfing in Cabarete, <<< check out the article we put together that includes a […]

Video: Surf Vibes in Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Video: Surf Vibes in Cabarete, Dominican Republic Short video showing off what Cabarete has to offer When we run across a good Cabarete Video, we feel compelled to share it. It doesn’t matter to us if the people who created the video stayed in our vacation rentals or not. The fact of the matter is Cabarete is our playground, so if you like what you see in the video, chances are you will like our property if we fit into what you are looking for in accommodation. That being said, Suus and Sebastian, a newly wed couple from the travel blog 1st Day of Summer, did not stay in our condos, but they pretty much nailed it when it comes […]

Fun Things to Do in Cabarete: Monkey Jungle

Fun Things to Do in Cabarete: Monkey Jungle Learn more about Monkey Jungle, how to get there, what there is to do and opening times So, have you ever had a monkey (or several) on your head? Just to be clear, we don’t mean on your back…we definitely mean on your head. Better yet, have you ever fed a monkey a plate full of fruit right before it jumped on your head? If you answered no, then you must take a trip to Monkey Jungle Dominican Republic! Located a few miles up El Choco road, pretty much smack in the middle of Cabarete and Sosua, Monkey Jungle is more than just monkey’s on your head. It is actually a working […]

Fun Things to Do in Cabarete: Join the Circus

Fun Things to Do in Cabarete: Join the Circus Find out more about the Cabarete Circus and how you can join In Cabarete the circus is always in town! The best part is that anyone bold enough to lean off and jump from a platform 10 meters up in the air is welcome to join! Cabarete Circus is a circus school that offers a range of acrobatic classes to adventure seekers with the urge to tumble and/or fly. Located at The eXtreme Hotel on Kite Beach, the grounds feature a beachfront flying trapeze, trampoline, silks, hanging hoops, and a crew of trained professionals.  Paul Roberts, a 30-year circus veteran, has been known to train and “hang around” with performers from Ringling […]

Drone Video: Franzi Fix Windsurfing Cabarete, DR

Drone Video: Franzi Fix Windsurfing Cabarete, DR Franzi Fix showing off Cabarete’s ideal windsurfing conditions Cabarete windsurfing has been a thing since the 80s. Thirty years later and Cabarete has evolved into wind and wave lovers paradise that beckons action lovers of all disciplines (surf, SUP, kiteboarding, windsurfing, Laser). That being said, it’s always good to pay homage to those who paved the way. Although Franzi Fix is still a youngin’ at only 17 years old, this short video proves he has the moves of a seasoned pro. That’s probably because he has been windsurfing since he was 9! In a day when most kids are onto the next new thing, Franzi does a beautiful job of making the windsport […]

Video: Strapless Revolution by EyeFly Films

Video: Strapless Revolution by EyeFly Films EyeFly Films showing off Cabarete’s incredible waves The very nature of Cabarete, Dominican Republic attracts creative aquaholics from all over the world. This exciting video by long time Cabarete resident, Oliver Dadswell of EyeFly Films, embodies that statement. Not only is he the man behind the cam, he can also hold his own on the waves…strapless. Take 3 minutes and 46 seconds to soak up some shred. It is best enjoyed if you pop it on a big screen and pump up the volume.