Cabarete: 19 degrees 44'59.07 N & 70 degrees 24'40.90 W
This is truly a Waterman's dream location. Located on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, this Flip Flop, Boardshort, or Swimsuit Wearing beach town boasts being the "Adventure Sport Capital of the Caribbean." It was discovered by Windsurfers & made popular by
Boasting nearly 300 days of ridable wind a year. It also has some
Excellent Surf Breaks
There are reef breaks to the west & beach breaks to the east of town. If you are adventurous there are awesome offshore reefs that break consistently as well. On the east of town, the river Yasica is the spot for Wakeboarding & Kayaking. Not too far away is great Whitewater Rafting & virgin, protected reefs that have some of the best Scuba Diving & Snorkeling I have ever seen.
Besides the water sports there are many land & air based adventure sports. Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Motocross, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Paragliding, just to name a few.
What makes this town great is the combination of both "day-life" & nightlife. There is always something to do here. There are are no corporate stores, hotels, or restaurants. Everything is owned & operated by local merchants & entrepreneurs. There is a thriving music & art scene. Many well known artist call
Cabarete Their Home.
What made me Cabarete my home was the availability of
Mornings here are a decision to where I am going to surf depending what
the Surf Report/Forecast says.
The afternoons are a decision of what wind powered to go for Windsurfing, KItesurfing, or sailing. In the odd chance there is no wind it becomes difficult to decide between Wakeboarding, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Spear Fishing, or just going for a swim in these warm tropical waters.
The people that call Cabarete home are always are on the innovative edge of water sports. Stand Up Paddle Surfing has become a big part of the Water Sport scene. Hydrofoils have been spotted around being pulled by everything from kites to jet skies. On Kite Beach
as what he calls a kite boat. It is basically a catamaran that is pulled by a large kite. This thing is great for trolling for mahi-mahi on off-shore reefs.