Cabarete is a kiteboarder’s paradise! More and more enthusiasts are discovering Cabarete as the place to both learn and experience the most exhilarating new water-sport on the planet. You can bring your own board and kite or hire one while you are here from one of the recognized expert schools on one of the popular beaches.
Cabarete is regarded as one of the 10 best locations in the world for this exciting sport. It is windsurfing that put Cabarete on the sporting map in the late 80s. The variable winds at different times of the day make this ideal for both beginners and expert experienced boarders
Surfing and Boogie-Boarding
Many Beaches on The north coast of the Dominican Republic offer ideal surfing conditions. Safe, clear, warm waters and clean uncrowded waves for you to surf all by yourself make it one of the best spots in this part of the globe. No need for wetsuits or cumbersome accessories here; just you, your board and perfect waves to ride.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Enjoy the smooth Cabarete lagoons or the reef swells in the Bay of Cabarete, Kite Beach, and Encuentro. Whatever your level of experience there is a perfect place for every level of this exciting sport.
Similar to waterskiing but using a board wakeboarding is another popular watersport found here. Practiced on the river Yasica just 7km outside Cabarete, you are surrounded by tropical beauty and on very flat water, even when the wind is blowing.
Scuba diving & Snorkeling
Whether you’re experienced or a beginner, you’re bound to enjoy underwater exploration in the crystal clear tropical waters. Sosua offers the best opportunities to enjoy the colorful corals and exotic marine life that live amongst them. There are qualified instructors on hand as well as quality equipment to hire for all visitors wishing to explore the undersea world.
A trip that is advanced, challenging and definitely falls into the “extreme sport” category. This full-day adventure includes hiking, rappels of up to 160 feet (55m) and at least a dozen exhilarating jumps of up to 60 feet (20m). A mix of climbing and waterfall descents. You can go it alone but an organized tour is recommended.
Top quality mountain-biking tours are offered by locally based internationally renowned local firm. Scenic daily activities range from beginner trails of 10 km to challenging advanced-level rides of up to 50km.
Monkey Jungle-Zip Lining
This is a 4,400 ft top quality zip line park where you can enjoy the cool breezes and spectacular ocean and mountain views. Also home to a large natural monkey habitat where you can interact with the monkeys in a non-impacting way. 100% of the profits raised by Monkey Jungle go to support an on-site medical and dental clinic providing free treatment to local poor residents.
Several equestrian ranches, including Sea Horse Ranch, offer horseback riding for either trotting along the beach or exploring lush mountain and valley trails.
An hour to the east is one of the most beautiful courses in the Caribbean, the Cabrera/Playa Grande Golf Course designed by the famous golf-architect Robert Trent Jones, with 10 of its 18 holes running alongside towering ocean cliffs. Recently renovated by his son it is now one of the most challenging courses in the Dominican Republic.The also Robert Trent Jones designed 18-hole course at the Playa Dorado Beach Resort is located only half an hour away in the direction of Puerto Plata.
At edge of the town are the Cabarete Caves, part of the El Choco National Park – a must-see for those interested in the history of the Dominican Republic. Expert guides are on hand to show you around and you can see relics of Taino natives, the original pre-Columbian inhabitants of the island of Hispaniola.
There are many options for excursions and sightseeing within easy reach of your vacation rental. If you have hired a car many are just a short journey away. Visit the Dominican Republic’s 3rd largest city, Puerto Plata. Here you can enjoy Puerto Plata’s spectacular TELEFERICO (the only CABLE CAR in the Caribbean). Visit Fortaleza San Felipe. An authentic and historic Spanish fortress, also known as El Morro de San Felipe, that was built in 1577 to protect the city of Puerto Plata from pirates and corsairs.