Cabarete Beach is considered one of the top travel destinations in the Dominican Republic, located in the North coast region of Puerto Plata. Blessed with a magnificent bay that enjoys good winds most of the year, it was discovered in 1984 by Canadian Jean Laporte for its superb conditions for kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing and other water sports.
The town has a very laidback lifestyle, with a large foreign population from places as far as the Nordic countries, Europe, North America and other latitudes. Cabarete Beach is the center of the town with the same name, as life revolves around the beach and its many restaurants, bars, hotels, sports, villa rentals and condos.
Landmark places such as Lax, Bambú, Casita de Papi, Miro`s, Onno`s, Mojito Bar and many others have given Cabarete a class of its own, a rare mix between South Beach and Ibiza. Daytime the beach is a colorful melange of flying kiteboarders, sailing laser boats, windsurfers and paddleboarders on the water; nighttime brings people together around the bars and discos, in a rare, beautiful mix from many cultures.
Cabarete is also famous for its other beaches, such as Kite Beach, considered one of the top places in the world among professional kiteboarders. Its natural beauty alone makes it an ideal place to be on vacation or retirement. Encuentro Beach is considered the best surfing beach in the Dominican Republic, also used for kitesurfing. Several ecotours parks and natural attractions add to the town`s appeal.
Condo building developments over the years were built around the bay, such as Velero, Ocean One, Ocean Dream, Millennium, Punta Goleta, Pelican, Cabarete Palace, and private villa rental communities and resorts that now provide lodging to most of the visitors that each year flock to Cabarete. this travel guide provides a window to the top places to eat, drink, dance, stay, and relax with the many available tours in town.
The North Coast of the Dominican Republic is the most complete travel destination in the Caribbean, when seeing the combined locations, attractions and tours of nearby Sosua Beach, Puerto Plata, and Cofresi. Other important locations such as Cabrera and Rio San Juan are also often visited by travelers, as their beaches and natural beauty offer amazing experiences of the best the DR has to offer.