Cheap Vacations to Cabarete
Located in the Puerto Plata province of the Dominican Republic, Cabarete is noted for its tourism and beaches. Not only are its beaches loved by tourists, but Cabarete Bay has been the location of professional kite surfing competitions and nearby Playa Encuentro is among the most popular surfing beaches in the Caribbean. The beach’s constant and steady wind has made this area a popular windsurfing location as well. There are fewer all-inclusive hotels in this part of the Dominican Republic and the mood is youthful, extroverted, and bold. The people here are devoted to sun, fun, water sports, and a raging nightlife. This destination has brought masses of European 20-somethings to its beaches to engage in the fun loving beach atmosphere.
Getting There & Other Transportation
To get to Cararete, the closest airport to fly into is the Gregorio Luperon International Airport in Puerto Plata. Upon arrival at the airport you can take 25 minute taxi ride or a 45 minute public transit ride. The public transit ticket is significantly less than the cost of a taxi, but these are not buses. The Motoconcho or the Guagua are public cars that you must wave down in order to be picked up. Make sure that before getting into a taxi or a public transit vehicle you discuss rates, as tourists tend to be overcharged.
Hotels & Places to Stay
Cabarete Palm Beach Condos
Cita Del Sol
Velero Beach Resort
Casa Blanca Hotel
Hotel Villa Taina
Ocean One Resort Administration
L’Agence Vacation Rentals
La Punta Apartamentos
Sealand Condo at Harmony
Harmony Condominiums Administration
Dining & Nightlife
As mentioned earlier, Cabarete is a young, lively surfing town with few all-inclusive style resorts. This means that there are many restaurants and a energetic nightlife that keep the 20-somethings coming back.
Here are some restaurants and bars in Cabarete:
A-Bailar! (Dance classes)
Aloha Surf Café (Restaurant, Bar)
Bambu Bar (Night Club)
Blue Moon (Restaurant)
Cabarete Coffee Co. (Restaurant)
Castle Club (Restaurant)
Onno’s Bar (Night Club/Bar)
Otra Cosa (Restaurant)
Casa del Pescador (Restaurant)
Las Brisas (Night Club)
Wave Bar (Night Club)
Tribal Café (Night Club)
The main things to do in Cabarete are outdoor activities. Windsurfing and surfing are the main water sports that tourists and locals participate in. Carib Wind Center is one of the best windsurfing schools in the Caribbean. Another school is the Fanatic Windsurf Center.
As far as surfing goes, Playa Encuentro has the best surf. Club M-Endy rent surfboards and lessons can be arranged here as well.
Mountain biking is also popular in Cabarete. You can rent a bike from Iguana Mama. If biking isn’t your thing, you can take to the trails via horseback. Visit Gipsy Ranch to experience a 4-hour ride.
Currency, Culture and Language
The official language in the Dominican Republic is Spanish.
The official currency in the Dominican Republic is the Dominican peso (DOP).