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 […]

Typical Dominican Food and Its Secret Ingredient

Typical Dominican Food and It’s Secret Ingredient How to make typical Dominican Food Typical Dominican Food uses fresh oregano, cilantro, and other spices that grow wild around the country. These ingredients contribute to the yummy aromas and delicious flavors you’ll encounter.  Ask any Dominican what the number one ingredient is and they’ll say  it is amor (pronounce ah-more). Do you know what amor means? It means LOVE! You can easily make a typical Dominican dish as long as you don’t forget the number one ingredient, amor. Keep in mind that every single one of our condos has a fully equipped kitchen, so you will be able to make all of these meals (if you want) while you are here. If you […]

Cabarete Eats: Vagamundo Coffee and Waffles

Cabarete Eats: Vagamundo Coffee and Waffles Delicious and unique food with a good cause Coffee and waffles (and great wifi) is the perfect combination, so how about a café focused on serving just that! Vagamundo Coffee & Waffles is the new restaurant on the block but has already earned an exceptional reputation. Located just opposite of La Rosa Supermercado (next to the gas station), this charming little café will have you feeling tranquilo the instant you step inside. Once you have a moment to shake off the awe of the interior, you can focus on the menu. The professionally trained baristas and locally grown coffee are evident in the taste. From their award winning 7 Summits signature coffee and refreshing […]

Dominican Recipes: Lechosa Batida, Guacamole, Pollo Guisado

Dominican Recipes Lechosa Batida, Guacamole, Pollo Guisado One of the best parts about traveling to another country is all the fantastic new kinds of food you can try. Cabarete is no exception. The tropical fruit is so fresh and delicious you will wonder how you ever lived without it. There are tons of great places to go out for a bite to eat in the town of Cabarete, but if you prefer spending an evening in your condo and cooking up a storm (all of our condos have large kitchens with full appliances), we have compiled a few delicious and easy Dominican recipes for you to try! They all use fresh, local ingredients that are harder to find or expensive […]

Cabarete Eats: Ali’s Surf Camp

Cabarete Eats: Ali’s Surf Camp Find out Ali’s Surf Camps menu, opening times and locations Under a huge cana roof, directly on the edge of El Choco National Park’s lagoon, hidden in the back of Ali’s Surf Camp is one of the most suggested restaurants in Cabarete. The name is Ali’s Restaurant believe it or not. It’s pretty unassuming when you first walk in past the 5 or 10 dogs sprawled across the path that leads to the restaurant. You might not even know if you are in the right place. Once you see the lighted tower to the right, which is actually stacked full of rooms for the hostel, you will be faced with 2 choices as you meet […]

Say NO To Lobster March 1st through June 30th

Say NO To Lobster March 1st through June 30th Learn more about lobster season and why it’s important From March 1st to June 30th Lobster Season in the Caribbean, including the Dominican Republic, is closed. The ban applies specifically to the spiny lobster, spotted spiny lobster, spiny rock lobster, and spiny lobster mom. Due to over-fishing and a major decrease in numbers, the ban was adopted back in 2010 in order to preserve these species. The March 1st through June 30th is the time that lobsters located in the Caribbean and Central America are reproducing, so the ban was purposely put in place during these 4 months to respect the crustaceans’ breeding season. There is also the thought that, in […]