Cabarete Beach, Dominican Republic
Cabarete is a small, laid-back Caribbean beach village
located only 20 minutes away from the Puerto Plata International
Airport on the northern shore of the Dominican Republic. It's a
perfect tropical vacation spot, especially for the young traveler seeking
new friends and sporting adventures. With its charming,
hip ambience and a combination of relaxed and adventurous lifestyles,
can barely resist the spontaneous temptation of extending
their stay and just hang around the place for another while.
The village is spread out across the center of a gorgeous,
semi-circular beach of golden, sun-soaked, sand. Just
behind, limiting its size lies a tranquil lagoon, backed
up by richly verdant hills overflowing with luxurious
The perfect blend of the surrounding physical elements
of nature such as the location of the offshore reef at
the entrance of the bay, the direction from which the
trade winds usually blow, and the low-lying hills behind
the village, which cause a unique thermal effect, form
a beautiful layout. They create an unusual synthesis
of outstanding wind and wave conditions. These make Cabarete's
bay an exceptional location not only for water-sports
such as kiteboarding and windsurfing, but for regular
surfing at El Encuentro beach as well.
Surfing at Encuentro in Cabarete, Dominican Republic
It's also the perfect place to just lay back to work
on that perfect tan. It's the best thing to do when you're
not out gliding over warm Caribbean waters, or participating in some
other fun adventure sport such as mountain-biking, scuba-diving, wakeboarding,
cave exploring or canyoning.
Another great alternative to pass time is chilling out
in your swimwear while sipping a cool Piña Colada
or sampling the great local Presidente beer at one of
Cabarete's beach-bars. Time goes by quickly when
casually mingling with the locals or other interesting
international travelers from every corner of the globe.
Party in Cabarete, Dominican Republic
The beachfront also hosts several restaurants, which
serve diverse menus. Tasty dishes of both local and international
cuisine are available at very reasonable prices. Diners
can choose from a wide selection of dishes, including
fresh, delicious seafood such as dorado, lobster or shrimp,
or - for a change of pace - the Dominican specialty of
Creole chicken with rice and beans.
Many young-at-heart vacationers play hard at night in Cabarete, partying late
until the wee hours of morning. Most beach bars are really cool places to just
hang around and put down a few Cuba Libres before hitting the sack, since the
locally brewed rums are quite high quality.
Those with lots of energy who want to swing the night away to the dynamic sounds
of Latino-flavored and local music should never forget that this is the land
of Merengue. The dance floor is always jam-packed, especially just after midnight,
with both locals and visitors showing off their stuff or just learning how to
master the steps of both Meringue and the occasional Bachata or Salsa. Bars also
throw in some modern techno-music every now and again for variety.
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