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Cabarete
Travel Guide

Cabarete showing tropical scenes, a beach and a luxury hotel or resort

This idyllic village, tucked between the Caribbean Sea and a lagoon, provides visitors with a taste of beach life combined with adventure.

Cabarete is a laidback village that offers paradise beaches without the crowds. Explore the Caribbean outdoors, from a long, gold-sanded coastline on one side of the town to a lagoon reserve on the other. Work on your tan, try local watersports or go on excursions to surrounding natural attractions.

Cabarete became popular in the 1980s when windsurfers realized the potential of the coastline’s ideal conditions for watersports. Today, the township offers a number of accommodation options, restaurants and tour agencies to cater to visitors from around the world. Enjoy its relaxed atmosphere and try some of the affordable meals available around town.

Find a spot on Cabarete’s Encuentro beach. Swim in the Caribbean waters, which are temperate year-round, and enjoy views of the dramatic coastline. If you’re feeling adventurous, try one of many watersports offered by local agents, including surfing, wakeboarding and scuba diving. Calm waters around the bay make for perfect windsurfing and kiteboarding conditions, though experience is recommended.

Ask Cabarete travel agents about packages for adrenaline seekers and nature lovers. For a thrill, try canyoning or spelunking (caving) around the nearby Jungle River. Take a mountainbike or horseback tour through the rugged mountainside. Paths are suitable for experienced and novice riders and pass some of the most stunning coastline vistas in the country. To see Cabarete’s local lagoon, take a guided excursion into El Choco National Park.

Back in town, enjoy dinner by the sea and stay to make the most of the lively nightlife. Bars and clubs open up all along the oceanfront.

Cabarete is located a 20-minute drive from the Puerto Plata airport on the Dominican Republic’s northeast coast. Once in town, get around by taxi or bus or using local paid transportation such as guaguas (minibus), caro publicos (public cars) or motoconchos (motorcycle taxi).

Viva Wyndham Tangerine Resort - All Inclusive
Viva Wyndham Tangerine Resort - All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Carretera Sosua-cabarete, Cabarete, Puerto Plata
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $129 per night from May 20 to May 20
Nestled on the beach, this Cabarete property is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Kite Beach.
3.5/5Good! (624 reviews)
"I am certainly going to stay there again."

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Viva Wyndham Tangerine Resort - All Inclusive
Presidential Suites Lifestyle Cabarete (Room Only)
Presidential Suites Lifestyle Cabarete (Room Only)
4 out of 5
Cabarete, Cabarete
The price is $67 per night from May 18 to May 18
Nestled on the beach, this Cabarete hotel is 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from Sosua Beach and 8 mi (12.9 km) from Coral Reef Casino.
4/5Very Good! (316 reviews)
"My favorite place to stay in Cabarete! The staff is great they made sure everything I need was done for me and the location is perfect! Very clean"

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Presidential Suites Lifestyle Cabarete (Room Only)
Ultravioleta Boutique Residences
Ultravioleta Boutique Residences
4 out of 5
Carretera Principal, Cabarete, Puerto Plata
The price is $165 per night from May 18 to May 18
Nestled on the beach, this Cabarete condo resort is within a 10-minute walk of Cabarete Beach and Kite Beach. Sosua Beach and Playa Dorada are also within 25 ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (162 reviews)
"Excellent hotel and pool ....super clean and friendly staff. Would greatly recommend to couples and family with kids too. I will definitely come back !!"

Reviewed on May 15, 2021

Ultravioleta Boutique Residences
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Ultravioleta Boutique Residences
Ultravioleta Boutique Residences
4 out of 5
Carretera Principal, Cabarete, Puerto Plata
The price is $165 per night from May 18 to May 18
Nestled on the beach, this Cabarete condo resort is within a 10-minute walk of Cabarete Beach and Kite Beach. Sosua Beach and Playa Dorada are also within 25 ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (162 reviews)
"Excellent hotel and pool ....super clean and friendly staff. Would greatly recommend to couples and family with kids too. I will definitely come back !!"

Reviewed on May 15, 2021

Ultravioleta Boutique Residences
Hotel El Magnifico
Hotel El Magnifico
2.5 out of 5
Calle del Cementerio no 3, Cabarete, Puerto Plata
The price is $44 per night from May 18 to May 18
Offering direct access to the beach, this Cabarete condo resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Cabarete Beach and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Kite Beach. Playa Alicia and ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (85 reviews)
"Beautiful landscaping Very relaxing and on beach."

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Hotel El Magnifico
Cabarete Palm Beach Condos
Cabarete Palm Beach Condos
3 out of 5
Callejon Remigio Lopez No.2, Cabarete, Puerto Plata
The price is $80 per night from May 18 to May 18
Nestled on the beach, this Cabarete condo building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Cabarete Beach and Kite Beach. Encuentro Beach and Playa Alicia are also within 9 ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
"Great place combining a nice garden next to beach. Comfortable and clean apartments. The parking is an issue that should be solved."

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Cabarete Palm Beach Condos
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Cabarete

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Robert

Mar 29, 2020

The people in Cabaret, including every merchant and anyone in Public that I ran into, are always extremely pleasant and friendly

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 24, 2020

Great experience will definitely be back

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 11, 2020

It’s a beautiful small beach town and an excellent spot for water sports.

3/5 - Okay

jimmy

Feb 27, 2020

Very touristy. Sort of over-commercialized. Everywhere over sells themselves as small and local but charge very high prices compared to locally. Even the places that advertise as ‘yoga’ or ‘kite surfing’ hotels don’t actually have any real link to it

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 18, 2020

Good and positive environment.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 27, 2020

Found love in Cabarete.

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