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Windsurf in Cabarete

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If you like Wind Surfing than you must add the surf paradise Cabarete on your bucket list. At Cabarete you will always find wind! Connoisseurs even consider Cabarete one of the best windsurfing spots in the world.
Cabarete is located in the north of the Dominican Republic at about 19 km from the airport of Puerto Plata. Cabarete lies along the coastline, directly at the beach. It is the place to be for the surfer. Part of the coastline has even been labeled as 'kitebeach' and every year there are international wind and kite surfing competitions. Especially after noon, you will see the experts at work.

Cabarete is known for its strong wind and high waves but also for its versatility. Until 11 am it is perfect to go to the sea with a (semi) beginners board, since there is little wind and there are almost no waves. From  1 pm the wind begins to become stronger and the waves also get higher and the surf becomes more challenging. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, everyone actually surfs in the bay around 30 - 40 meters from the reef. 

Thanks to the many sports enthusiasts who come to Cabarete every year, the place has become very lively. At the same time there is also a super relaxed atmosphere. The second reason that Cabarete is known in the area is because of its exuberant nightlife. On the beaches there are plenty of beach bars going on with rum till late in the evening. 

What else to do in Cabarete

The area around Cabarete is ideal for long walks or beautiful horse riding trips. Enjoy the green surroundings and admire the beautiful lagoon.

Best time to visit

The best travel time for Cabarete in Dominican Republic is from January to April, June to October and December, during which you have a warm temperature and hardly any rainfall. From December to March you will find the highest waves. Click here for the average weather in Cabarete.

Where to stay

If you are looking for a special place to relax after surfing and you are not on a budget we recommend Ocean Manor Resort in Cabarete. We loved everything about this hotel. The waiters are very professional. The pools are clean and it has an incredible location overlooking the sea. The beds are super comfortable and we must say the breakfast is EXCELLENT. Highly recommended. On they get an average rating of 8.8 and you can book it here.

This article was last updated on November 05, 2019.