The quaint tropical town of Cabarete, located on the northern shore of the Dominican Republic in the Puerto Plata Province, offers the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation for your dream vacation. The scenic beauty of the area is unmatched, lying on a semi-circular stretch of shoreline of golden sand and turquoise waters in the shadow of the towering Lush green hills hugged by the picture-perfect lagoon. Twenty minutes from the Puerto Plata International Airport, this exuberant little village has a certain laid-back and careless charm to it. With hotels, resorts, restaurants, and shops right next to or directly on the beach, you can spend the whole duration of your vacation lazing in the sand and working on your tan. If you’re in for some excitement, there are countless activities at your disposal; mountain biking along the countless mule trails on the towering hills, and a thrillingly steep cable car ride to the 2500-foot-high peak of the Mount Isabel de Torres stand out. You can also enjoy scuba diving, windsurfing, horseback riding, and golfing, among many other exciting activities around town.
However, what the town is famous for the world over is its amazing kiteboarding experience. The tropical climate and the eastern trade winds blowing all year round ensure the best weather condition for all sorts of above-water sports, kiteboarding being the highlight. You grab onto a large, controllable power kite which propels you over the waves at high speed and enjoys the most exhilarating moments of your life. For die-hard fans of kite-surfing; a form of kite-boarding combining with it the wave-riding elements of surfing, Cabarete is paradise, hosting various international kite-surfing competitions such as the World Cup/Copa Mundial and the “Master of the Ocean”.
The best kitesurfing beaches to visit are the Bozo Beach and Kite Beach where you can find perfect wind conditions and fellow adventurers braving the elements of wind and water. If you are new to the sport and want to try it as another life experience under your belt, you can approach countless kite-surfing schools to help you get started, such as the Laurel Eastman Kiteboarding School and The Kite Lounge. You can find a number of kiteboarding clubs and centers, such as the Kite Club Cabarete and the Kitexcite kiteboarding center, where you can find various amenities and assistance in your vacation adventures.
If you’ve had too much excitement for the day, you can always relax and unwind with our chilled out Caribbean nightlife where you can enjoy dinner, drinking and dancing with friendly and free-spirited locals and tourists alike. This kitesurfing paradise has much to offer no matter what kind of vacation you’re looking for, and with its adventurous and carefree atmosphere, you might even decide to stay here permanently.
Cabarete is one of the original kitesurfing meccas, people have been making the pilgrimage to this amazing spot in the Dominican Republic for years.