The North Coast is becoming increasingly popular for surfing due to its warm and safe surfing waters. Considered to be the best place to surf in the Dominican Republic, Encuentro, is just 10 minutes from Cabarete. It's a fantastic spot for beginners, as well as for those looking for something much more challenging.
The local surfers are extremely friendly and will help give you the lay of the waves. The best time of year to surf is from mid-December to April. Surf lessons and board rental are available on site, and some surf schools are based in Cabarete Center.
Somewhere between a gentle stroll in the park and an army obstacle course, canyoning is the adventure activity par excellence of the Dominican Republic. Climbers will love it; swimmers will love it; hikers will love it; eco-freaks will love it; we loved it, and so will you.
An exhilarating day on the white water of the River Yaque del Norte in Jarabacoa. Includes a light breakfast, equipment (wet suit, life jacket, paddle, boat), guides, lunch, a couple of drinks and round-trip transportation (3 hour drive into the Central Mountains from Cabarete).
Cabarete is the homebase of World Famous "Iguana Mama," the Pioneers of adventure in the Dominican Republic. They are responsible for developing all of the routes that are still in use today. Their trips, which all start in Cabarete, have been voted "Best All New Sporting Adventre" by Outside Magazine, "Tour of the Month" by Bicycling Magazine, and nominated as "Top 25 Adventure Tours in the World" by National Geographic Adventure. Just out of Cabarete there are miles of dirt roads and endless mule trails making it mountain bike paradise.
The scenery is breathtaking and locals are so friendly that you may have a hard time getting very far in one day with the constant photo stops and invites for cafe! There is something for all riding levels, and a bike is the best way to see the true Dominican countryside.
For those of you who have ever dreamed of being weightless, of breathing heavily into something other than a telephone, and of wearing a cat suit in public and getting away with it, this sport might just be for you. Not a lot of people know this, but the Dominican Republic is one of the best places in the world to learn how to scuba dive… Clear turquoise waters in the Sosua area, just 15 minutes from Cabarete, cater to unique scuba diving & snorkeling experiences and an abundance of underwater life. Whether you desire gear rental, or diving certification, a number of shops located in the area will be more than happy to prepare you for the sea.
Cabarete in the Dominican Republic been known for its fantastic kite surfing place and at night it becomes a happening beach strip.
There are restaurants along that beach with outdoor seating. These restaurants are a great place to catch dinner and watch the sunset. Once the sun goes down the restaurants turn into nightclubs, that offer late night drinking and dancing. All of these bars and nightclubs are right next to each other and literally on the beach. Great vibe, good drinks and not so expensive.
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