Find all Supermarkets and Colmados in the Cabarete area. Super simple.
Are you visiting Cabarete, Dominican Republic, and can’t figure out where supermarkets, big grocery stores, and smaller local Colmados are?
Here’s a list of all the locations where you can buy food and home essentials in our small town, whether you have a car or not.
Before going into detail, here is a list of what you can find when getting down here:
+ Supermercado La Rosa
+ Super Pola
+ La Sirena
Here are your basic Cabarete shopping options:
A little Dominican-owned supermarket. It’s far smaller than other supermarkets around the area, but still has a fair selection of goods.
How do you get to La Rosa? This supermarket is located within a walking distance of anywhere in Cabarete. There are a few parking spots but it never gets too crowded. Find La Rosa on the west end of Cabarete, opposite side to Janet’s grocery store, across the road from Vagamundo Cofee & Waffles.
What can you buy at La Rosa? All the essentials even though their selection of brands is limited. Still, you’ll find ALL the goods you might need, from fruits and veggies, personal care products, drinks, coffee, breakfast and all the necessary ingredients when cooking. Did you forget to buy something or don’t have a specific product? La Rosa is there for you and your last minute dinners.
Household items and pet food are on the second floor.
What’s so special about La Rosa? Open every day until 10 pm, even on Sundays!
Open: 8 am – 10 pm every day of the week.
The main supermarket in Cabarete is called Janet’s. In general, it is a little more expensive than other supermarkets in the area.
How do you get to Janet’s? This supermarket is located within a walking distance of anywhere in Cabarete, on the East end of town, or as an alternative you can get on a moto-concho – it will get you up to the entrance in max a couple of minutes (for 50-100 pesos on way). They have a parking lot on the right side, entering from the main road.
What can you buy at Janet’s? A wide selection of imported and local goods and more! Janet’s really has all kinds of products, which is great considering that it is the only large grocery store in Cabarete. A little more expensive than other supermarkets – standing to what people say.
Open: Mon-Sat 8am – 8pm; Sundays 8.30am – 1pm.
How do you get to Pola? Super Pola, or ‘Pola’, is a large supermarket located a 10-minute drive from Cabarete, on the way to Sosua.
What can you buy at Pola? Pola is the best option to restock on fruits and vegetables, as well as cheese and meat. On Tuesdays If you have a car and need to restock on a lot of food and home essentials, you are going to appreciate Pola! Go on Tuesdays to get as much fruit as you can, sweet and fresh!
What’s so special about Pola? It is huge, has air-conditioning, a bigger parking lot, and a wider variety of products, usually the freshest around the area, compared to other grocery stores.
Open: Mon-Sat 8am – 10pm; Sundays 8am – 8pm.
How do you get to Playero? It takes a 12-minute drive from Cabarete to get to Supermercado Playero. The supermarket is located right next to the main road (entering El Batey area) and next to the Sosua Police Station.
What can you buy at Playero? Here you have the widest option of imported food, especially from the United States. Everything you are looking for can be found at Playero, even a hardware department, household appliances, a meat department and a Deli serving rotisserie chicken, salads, sandwiches, desserts, imported and locally made cheeses, organic and gluten free products, as well as a large frozen foods section.
What’s so special about Playero? Of course, foreign credit cards are accepted here, the parking lot is big, and employees will help you unload your cart (make sure you leave them a tip to thank them).
Good to know: there is a smaller Playero grocery store on Pedro Clisante street.
Open: 7 days a week from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Location: Puerto Plata
How do you get to Jumbo? From Cabarete it takes a 45-minute drive all the way to Puerto Plata. The store is located next to the main roundabout that takes you downtown. The big red sign that says Jumbo doesn’t go unnoticed.
What can you buy at Jumbo? All the international brands include a wide variety of food and other products such as general groceries, a bakery, a bank, a butcher, ice cream, clothing camping, shoes, etc. and clothing, toys, electronics, etc. They don’t carry as many Dominican products, we suggest smaller stores to find local food and items.
What’s so special about Jumbo? This is the only close hypermarket in the area! It is the equivalent of a Walmart or a Target Store in the United States, with lots of products and services inside.
Open: Mon-Sat from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Sundays from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Location: Puerto Plata
How do you get to La Sirena? The same 45-minute drive to Puerto Plata, all the way to Av. Gral. Gregorio Luperón 14, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic.
What can you buy at La Sirena? Pretty much everything, including local food and souvenirs, in general, there is a wide variety of groceries, dry goods, and clothing. Check out the cafeteria upstairs for a great variety of foods, both hot and cold.
What’s so special about La Sirena? Fair price range and many special offers. Online app for local pick-ups and deliveries.
Open: Mon-Sat from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
What is Colmado?
A Colmado is a local corner shop, usually very small and family-owned, that sells food and home essentials.
Colmados are everywhere! They are your life savior when big supermarkets are closed, especially at night, in fact, the average Colmado stays open until 10 or 11 pm.
What can you buy in a Colmado? Cheese, desserts, chips, bread, fruits and veggies, pads and toilet paper, water, milk, and all kinds of snacks.
How do you recognize a Colmado? When you walk around town you’ll notice many painted signs, usually next to the main stores in downtown, or next to a home or a comedor (cafeteria)and a peluqueria (hairdresser).
Usually a lot of locals gather in front of a Colmado to play card games or to listen to music and chat.
For fresh and cheaper fruits and vegetables, you can stop by local street vendors that spend the day selling plantains and avocados.
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