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Cabarete, Dominican Republic


Cabarete
I love the cosmopolitan feel of Cabarete, a water sport paradise on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, only a 20-minute drive from the Puerto Plata international airport. Being recognized as one of the world’s best wind and kite surf destinations, Cabarete beach has attracted an international, young and fun loving crowd. When in Cabarete, I stay in one of the smaller and often really affordable hotels, try different restaurants and take part in the exciting nightlife this wonderful Dominican beach town has to offer. more...

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TOP 5 Hotels

1.
Wilson’s Beach House 
Average User Rating: 5.0 1 reviews
Last reviewed: May 14, 2014
2.
Hideaway Beach Resort 
Average User Rating: 5.0 1 reviews
Last reviewed: Apr 1, 2015
3.
Cabarete Palm Beach Condos And Studios 
Average User Rating: 5.0 1 reviews
Last reviewed: Jun 18, 2014
4.
Villa Taina 
Average User Rating: 4.5 2 reviews
Last reviewed: May 22, 2014
5.
Caribe Surf 
Average User Rating: 4.5 2 reviews
Last reviewed: Jun 28, 2014

Cabarete Information


Cabarete used to be a quiet fishing village until, in 1984, the town was “re-discovered” as the best windsurfing destination in the Caribbean.

The constant trade winds and sea breeze guarantee perfect windsurf and kite board / kite surf conditions throughout the year although windsurf experts agree that the summer months are the best time for a visit. Many overseas travelers fell in love with this windsurf paradise and decided to stay, opened Cabarete hotels, restaurants and windsurf schools along the Cabarete beach.

I stick with boogie boarding, watch how the Kite surfers pull off their amazing jumps, walk along the beach that stretches out for miles in both directions and enjoy my book, lunch and glass of Chardonnay.

After dark, Cabarete beach turns into a really romantic place when the restaurants put candles on the tables and people dress to impress. Later at night a party atmosphere takes over. Cabarete nightlife is superb, exiting venues like the Bambu bar and LAX are located within a real short distance from each other.

Although there are some great all-inclusive resorts in the area, I always stay in a small Cabarete hotel. The proximity of Cabarete to other towns on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic allows for a day of shopping in Puerto Plata or lunch in fabulous Sosua. Cabarete stole my heart in many ways. I just love the youthful energy and cosmopolitan vibe that you also will notice everywhere.

How to get there and around
I always fly into the Gregorio Luperon International Airport of Puerto Plata (POP). In case you fly into Santo Domingo’s Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) you will have to prepare for a 4-hour drive to Cabarete.

- Dominican Republic International and Domestic Flights

There is a bus service from Santo Domingo to Sosua, from which point you can take a minibus or taxi onward to Cabarete. Minibuses travel all day long to and from Cabarete from Puerto Plata, Playa Dorada or Sosua. Once in Cabarete you can reach everything on foot. A ten 10 minute cab ride will take you from the center of Cabarete to most nearby resorts.

For bus info please see: Caribe Tours

Cabarete Timeshare Resorts
Though there are many great low priced and comfortable small hotels, for those looking for more luxury at around the same price there are Dominican Republic timeshare resorts. Some of the best are located right on the shores of Cabarete. Boasting large private balconies overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean and large apartment like suites, timeshares are a good alternative to the average hotel room. To find the best deals, be sure to check out websites that advertise timeshares for sale and for rent by owner.

Tours and excursions
In case all kinds of surfing are not your cup of tea, there is always Iguana Mama, which offers Eco-adventures like biking, hiking, rafting, various extreme sports, deep-sea fishing and more. Twenty minutes east of Cabarete you can visit the lovely place where the Yasica River meets the ocean and eat at a the small restaurant that offers fresh fish. The Damajagua waterfall area, hosting no less than 28 waterfalls is located about 1.5 hours west of Cabarete, near Puerto Plata. For a small fee you can hire a guide who will accompany you on your journey. The nearby beach town Sosua makes for a great day trip.



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Cabarete Hotels


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Hotel Name Destination Hotel Class User Rating Popularity

Agualina Kite Beach Resort Cabarete 2 reviews

Albatros Residence Cabarete 1 reviews

Alegria Cabarete 2 reviews

Apart Hotel & Beach Club Caracol Cabarete 0 reviews

Azzurro Club Estrella Cabarete 0 reviews

Cabarete Bay Cabarete 0 reviews

Caribe Surf Cabarete 2 reviews

Casa Blanca Hotel Cabarete 1 reviews

Casa Laguna Beach Resort Cabarete 1 reviews

Celuisma Cabarete Cabarete 2 reviews

Celuisma Paraiso Tropical Beach Cabarete 5 reviews

Estrella del Mar Cabarete 0 reviews

Extreme Cabarete 0 reviews

Hideaway Beach Resort Cabarete 1 reviews

Hooked Cabarete Cabarete 0 reviews

Isla Verde Beach Cabarete 0 reviews

Kaoba Cabarete 0 reviews

Kite Beach Cabarete 0 reviews

Natura Cabana Cabarete 0 reviews

Ocean Manor Beach Resort Cabarete 4 reviews

Playa Sanssouci Cabarete 1 reviews

Ria Fortuna Cabarete 0 reviews

Sea Horse Ranch Cabarete 0 reviews

Tangerine Palace Cabarete 1 reviews

The Oasis Cabarete Beach Resort Cabarete 0 reviews

Tropical Clubs Cabarete Cabarete 0 reviews

Villa Rosada Cabarete 1 reviews

Villa Taina Cabarete 2 reviews

Viva Wyndham Tangerine Cabarete 15 reviews

Wilson’s Beach House Cabarete 1 reviews

Cabarete Restaurants


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Bliss Restaurant Lounge Bar Pool Cabarete 0 reviews

Blu Cabarete 0 reviews

Blue Moon Cabarete 0 reviews

Cabarete Coffee Company Cabarete 0 reviews

Cafe Barrio Latino Cabarete 0 reviews

Café Pitu Cabarete 0 reviews

Casa del Pescador Cabarete 0 reviews

Casanova Cabarete 0 reviews

Castle Club Cabarete 0 reviews

Cinimon Cabarete 0 reviews

Claro Cabarete 1 reviews

Dick's Bakery Cabarete 0 reviews

El Tigre Cabarete 0 reviews

Embocca Cabarete 0 reviews

Jose O'Shay's Cabarete 1 reviews

Kahuna's Restaurant & Bar Cabarete 1 reviews

Kite Club Cafe Cabarete 1 reviews

K's Coffee Shop Cabarete 0 reviews

La Casa Del Pescador Cabarete 0 reviews

La Casita De Don Alfredo Papi Cabarete 1 reviews

La Vaca Loca Cabarete 1 reviews

Las Brisas Cabarete 0 reviews

Lax Cabarete 0 reviews

Los Locos d'enfrente Cabarete 0 reviews

Maraja Cabarete 0 reviews

Martini's Beach Bar & Grill Cabarete 0 reviews

Mercedes Cabarete 0 reviews

Miro Cabarete 0 reviews

Natura Cabanas Restaurant Cabarete 0 reviews

Onno's Bar Cabarete 2 reviews

Otra Cosa Cabarete 0 reviews

Pomodoro Cabarete 1 reviews

Serenade Cabarete 0 reviews

Toma la Luna Cabarete 0 reviews

Tropicoco Cabarete 0 reviews

Tu Kasita Cabarete 0 reviews

Cabarete Tours


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Iguana Mama Cabarete 1 reviews

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