About Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Cabarete – the hottest spot in the Caribbean.
Cabarete is a Caribbean beach village located on the northern shore of the Dominican Republic in the province of Puerto Plata. Known as “the most cosmopolitan small town in the Western Hemisphere” due to its diverse population, international cuisine, fantastic nightlife, excellent accommodations and gorgeous beaches, also for surf. Cabarete is just 20 minutes from the International airport in Puerto Plata (POP) and an hour and a half from the airport in Santiago (STI).
Cabarete has one of the longest stretches of uninterrupted sand beaches in the Dominican Republic. The coral reef-protected bay is two kilometers long, with a wide golden-sand beach and sparkling turquoise waters. The essence of Cabarete is in her natural beauty, where the ocean meets the lush mountainside. The village is spread along the beautiful semi-circular beach, between natural green hills and a tranquil lagoon. This tropical climate enjoys a pleasant and refreshing breeze year round.
Restaurants and bars nestled along the beautiful beach offer local and international cuisine and cater for all budgets. At night, the bars are the center of activity where you can enjoy drinks, music, dancing and conversation under the starlit sky.
Luxury resorts and condos, hotels, surf lodges and an eco-boutique hotel appeal to travelers seeking everything from peace and relaxation with yoga and spa treatments to an action-filled holiday enjoying Cabarete, and exploring the North Coast. This little paradise is perfect for individual travelers, couples and families seeking a fun and relaxing vacation.
Cabarete hosts several international events every year: Surfing competitions, Windsurfing championships, Kite Surfing World Cup, Jazz festivals and even a sand castle competition.
A destination for water-sport enthusiasts, Cabarete boasts the best wind and waves on the island and attracts surfers, kite-boarders and windsurfers from all over the world. For all lovers of the sea, Cabarete is ideal for snorkeling, wakeboarding, stand-up paddling, boogie boarding, kayaking and laser sailing. The center of Cabarete Bay offers calm wind and water conditions, perfect for those who love to lounge and relax in the sun. The mountains and jungles behind the village are excellent for mountain biking, exploring caves, hiking, zip line tours and more.
Cabarete offers unique shopping with small boutiques and galleries offering clothing and beachwear, fine jewelry, artisan-made crafts, hand-rolled cigars and original artwork. Supermarkets, banks, pharmacies and an international medical center ensure that travelers have everything they need.
The culture is a vibrant mix of Dominicans and European, Canadian and American expatriates who have made Cabarete their home. People are friendly and welcoming, and the main languages spoken are Spanish and English. French,and German are also widely spoken.