6 Reasons Cabarete is Awesome for Family Vacations

6 Reasons Cabarete is Awesome for Family Vacations Fun in the sun is just the beginning! Quality family time can be tricky with the stresses of everyday life. Vacations provide the perfect escape allowing you to focus on what’s truly important. Whether your family is older, younger, living on opposite sides of the world, Cabarete offers the perfect location for family time, reuniting and relaxing. No Distractions We often get bogged down with daily life, school runs, appointments, work and with time being limited, it’s hard to wind down with the family. Here in Cabarete, there is no schedule, no distractions, just you, the family and the beautiful beaches of Cabarete. A family vacation gives you time to appreciate the […]

Fun Things To Do Near Cabarete: Teleferico Puerto Plata

Fun Things To Do Near Cabarete: Teleferico Puerto Plata Photos, History, and Map   Want to see the Dominican Republic from a different perspective? The Teleferico Puerto Plata offers spectacular views from the top of Mount Isabel de Torres. Located on the south side of Puerto Plata, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding landscape as you ride on one of few cable cars in the Caribbean! Once you reach the top of Mount Isabel de Torres, you will be awestruck by the mountaintop which is designated an official Nature Reserve. The abundant variety of wildlife, flora, tropical gardens, hidden caves, natural springs and streams which flow within the mountain are like the stories told […]

Kiteboarding In Cabarete

Kiteboarding in Cabarete wind conditions, spot map, choosing a school, and right of way rules With consistent trade winds 330 days a year, Cabarete provides some of the best kitesurfing conditions in the Caribbean! With a mix of flat water and wave spots, it’s the perfect location for all kitesurfing disciplines. In the 1980’s by Canadian windsurfer Jean Laporte who was blown away (literally) by the reliable trade winds. Cabarete was on the wind map! Since then, Cabarete has hosted many kitesurfing World Cup events and attracted countless professional, amateur and beginner kitesurfers all looking to improve without having to wear a wetsuit. Cabarete Wind So when is it windy here in Cabarete? Pretty much all the time! Our warm […]

Surf Shops In Cabarete

Surf Shops In Cabarete Information on local surf shops in Cabarete Cabarete is a small town with a large selection of surf shops that stock hardware, water wear, lifestyle apparel, and accessories. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone else, you’ll find what you are looking for, and this guide will give you an idea of where to start looking.   Carib Wind Cabarete Carib Wind is the biggest and probably most well-known surf store in Cabarete. Only 28 years young, Carib Wind is located at the East end of Cabarete and is easily recognizable by the blue roof with a surfer on top! They have a vast range of stock from the latest fashion to specific hardware. If you’re […]

Communicate like a Dominican Without Saying a Word

Communicate like a Dominican Without Saying a Word Dominican gestures that will make your trip a lot more fun! Every culture has its own dictionary of silent gestures that are used to communicate, but the people of the Dominican Republic are particularly expressive! Just like with language, some things don’t exactly translate into other cultures, so we created this visual guide of gestures that you will probably see during your vacation to Cabarete, Dominican Republic. We hope you find it useful (and fun!). Over There THIS IS NOT A SOMEONE ASKING FOR A KISS. It actually means “over there”. Many cultures think pointing with the index finger is very rude, so Dominicans have taken up pointing with their lips instead. […]

Cabarete Public Transportation Guide

Cabarete Public Transportation Guide Learn how to get around Cabarete and how much you should pay. Cabarete is a fun town to navigate; not only are there tons of cool places to go, but you can actually get around easily! Public Transportation in Cabarete is excellent for a small town, and tourists have many options for getting from A to B. We’ll outline the three most common modes of transport in this Cabarete Transportation Guide, with a few tips to make sure you are gettin’ around like a seasoned vet. Motoconcho $RD50-200 Motoconchos are basically motorcycle taxis. Many motoconchos have permits and it is best to catch a lift with a permitted driver. Some have permits hanging around their neck, […]

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 […]

Surfing in Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Surfing in Cabarete, Dominican Republic Learn more about the breaks, schools and right of way rules Cabarete is widely known as a wind-lovers paradise because of the seemingly endless wind. But did you know that surfing in Cabarete is just as popular? Thanks to a consistent Atlantic swell, the north shore of the Dominican Republic is blessed with waves 350 days a year (mas o menos), attracting surfers from all around the world. Located about 10 minutes west of our condos is Playa Encuentro, Cabarete’s main surf beach. Encuentro has several breaks suitable for kids, beginner, intermediate and advanced surfers. There is a nice batch of qualified surf schools that offer private lessons and board rental. Generally speaking, the waves […]

5 Fun Things To Do With Kids Near Cabarete

5 Things To Do With Kids Near Cabarete Cabarete is awesome an awesome town for a family vacation! Widely known as a mecca for adventure loving sun-seekers, Cabarete is also a perfect vacation destination for travelers with children. There are all sorts of fun and social activities catering towards the under 40kg crowd that parents will actually enjoy, too! We have highlighted 5 things to do with kids in Cabarete so you can spend less time planning and more time enjoying! 1) Surf Lessons at Playa Encuentro Pahuana Surf School is located in Playa Encuentro and offers a full menu of lessons, programs, and competitions for children. They are also well known for their super fun Summer and Christmas surf […]

Cabarete Eats: Fresh Fresh Cafe

Cabarete Eats: Fresh Fresh Cafe Find out Fresh Fresh Cafe’s location, opening times and menu In the very center of town across the street from the beach lies a tiny little oasis called Fresh Fresh Café. True to its namesake, the menu is full of fresh juices, smoothies, wraps, sandwiches, and bowls. The Cabarete version of this café just celebrated its two-year anniversary, but the history of the company dates back a little further. Back in 2012, the Avakian family opened the flagship version of Fresh Fresh Café in our sister town of Sosua. The reason was quite selfish if we are being honest. Already busy business owners in Sosua, the husband and wife team found it hard to scrounge […]