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 […]

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.  

Domincan Republic Showreel Video 2014

Dominican Republic Showreel Video 2014 Enjoy some jaw-dropping aerial footage of the island. EyeFly Fims is pretty new on the scene here in Cabarete, but the man behind the drone is not. This video provides the opportunity to see the North Coast of the Dominican Republic through the “eye” of somebody who lives and breathes what the action-sport capital of the Caribbean is all about. All year, Oliver Dadswell has been pumping out jaw-dropping aerial footage of everything this side of the island has to offer. From the gnarly waves and perfect wind to the lush and rolling mountains, it seems each little piece of our paradise has been given the lead role in a different mini-blockbuster. For the grand finale, […]

WestJet Christmas Miracle: Spirit of Giving

WestJet Christmas Miracle: Spirit of Giving Get in the Christmas spirit with WestJet’s Christmas Miracle Video WestJet has gained a reputation for mixing philanthropy into their advertising strategy. It all started last Christmas with a video entitled WestJet Christmas Miracle: Real -Time Giving. In the video WestJet suprised unsuspecting travelers with a real-time holiday surprise that delivered personalized gifts to guests arriving in Calgary as part of a true “Christmas Miracle.” WestJet went on to win several advertising awards for the campaign and subsequently carried the idea on into other holidays. In keeping with the tradition, WestJet decided to create another “Christmas Miracle” for 2014. This time they teamed up with Live Different and brought their Christmas cheer to a […]

Cabarete Life October 2014

Cabarete Life October 2014 Our top Cabarete Life videos from October 2014 Many people view the Caribbean as a place to relax, unwind, and get a tan. When visiting Cabarete you can surely do that if you want to, but we have the feeling you will probably be wooed into action by the wind, waves, reef — and probably a little bit of all of the above. And while October is generally seen as “low season”, it seems a band of locals and ex-pats have unwittingly played a role in setting the record straight simply by having tons of fun and making a few rockin’ videos while they are at it. We compiled a few of our favorites and posted […]