The enticing Caribbean waters are the principal attraction for those who love the mixture between the wild ocean tides and the adventure of practicing sports while in harmony with the ocean. The truth is that our town has become known as the Caribbean Water Sports Capital, right here on the Dominican northern shores, in Cabarete, Puerto Plata; The undeniable place to practice water sports for its perfect weather, crystal-clear waters, diverse activities, and overall atmosphere, that offer an unmatched playground for these sport’s enthusiasts from all around the world, of all ages and for all skill levels.
With its pristine beaches, consistent trade winds, and warm waters, our small coastal town has become a haven for adrenaline junkies and water sports enthusiasts. Offering a variety of activities to choose from, Cabarete is a paradise for those seeking an exhilarating aquatic adventure.
The extensive coastline and favorable weather conditions of the Dominican Republic are the ideal scenery for adrenaline seekers. Some of the most popular water sports practiced in the country include the following:
Kiteboarding and Wing-foiling: Known as one in the list of the best kiteboarding destinations in the Caribbean and worldwide. Cabarete’s consistent trade winds and shallow waters create ideal conditions for beginners and experienced kiteboarders alike. The northern shores are renowned for its kiteboarding opportunities, hosting international competitions, and attracting enthusiasts year-round.
Windsurfing: Like kiteboarding, windsurfing also thrives in Cabarete due to its perfect blend of wind and water conditions. The Bay of Cabarete offers ample space for windsurfers to test their skills and push their limits.
Surfing: Puerto Plata is filled with surfing breaks and spots, as well as many surf schools, many of which adapt to various skill levels. Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or just starting, there are plenty of breaks to catch some waves and enjoy the Caribbean surf.
Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP): For more relaxed water activity, SUP has gained popularity in the Dominican Republic and its now widely practiced throughout the entire island. Paddle along the tranquil coastline and the Cabarete Bay as the first lights of the day begin to appear in the sky, explore hidden coves and paddle along the Cabarete lagoon or venture into the mangroves for a unique nature experience.
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling: Beneath the surface, the Dominican waters will make you fall in love. The Caribbean Sea comes alive underwater with vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life. Scuba diving and snorkeling tours are readily available, offering a chance to discover the wonders of the Dominican Sea. Hint: Explore the many caves and reefs you can visit during your visit to Cabarete and Sosúa.
Where to go?
Kite Beach: As the name suggests, Kite Beach is the epicenter of kiteboarding in Cabarete. With steady trade winds and a wide sandy beach, it provides an ideal learning environment for beginners while offering ample space for advanced kiteboarders to show off their skills.
Encuentro Beach: This beach is a surfer’s paradise, attracting wave riders of all levels. With its consistent swells and various breaks, Encuentro Beach is the go-to spot for surf enthusiasts. Lessons and board rentals are readily available for those new to the sport. Plus, get to connect with the locals and indulge in the laid-back vibe that this beach offer.
Laguna Cabarete: Not just limited to the ocean, Cabarete also boasts a serene lagoon, perfect for stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking. The calm waters make it an excellent choice for beginners and families.
Bozo Beach: Located just a short drive from Cabarete, Bozo Beach is another popular destination for kiteboarding. It’s expansive shorelines and favorable wind conditions make it a great alternative to Kite Beach during crowded times.
Sosúa Beach: While known more for its snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities, Sosua Beach is also a fantastic place to enjoy water sports like kayaking and paddleboarding. Its picturesque surroundings make it a delightful spot to explore. Whether you are visiting to take on an adventure, this beautiful beach also offers the possibility to just sit back and enjoy a relaxing day at a paradisiac beach.
Experience your ultimate escapade in Cabarete
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