Experience Cabarete

Cabarete overview
Fast facts
  • Visit the adventure-sports capital of the Dominican Republic
  • Learn how to windsurf or kitesurf with ideal water sport conditions
  • Sample delicious fresh seafood at one of the numerous beach restaurants

Located just a short drive from Puerto Plata, the laidback beach town of Cabarete in the Dominican Republic combines the best of both beachside relaxation and island adventure. Soak up the Caribbean sun on the one of the area’s golden-sand beaches as you sip on delicious Mamajuana under a shady palm tree. The area is ideal for water sports, boasting some of the best kitesurfing and windsurfing conditions in the Caribbean – the town has even hosted several professional kitesurfing championships! Surfers can also visit Playa Encuentro, just minutes from Cabarete, where both beginners and professional surfers can catch a wave. At the end of the day, enjoy some scrumptious fresh seafood at one of the beachfront restaurants before dancing the night away to lively Latin rhythms at one of the local discos.

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Travel tips

National language: Spanish

Currency: DOP (Dominican Peso). We recommend travellers bring USD (United States Dollar) for their vacation.

Language notes: Hola! While the local language is Spanish, English is widely spoken in resorts and tourist areas.

Voltage: 110V

Travel tips: Canadian devices use 120 V and will work with 110 V. Many resorts have 120 V plugs. For older devices, items using motors or heating (heated beauty tools, electric toothbrushes) and three-prong plugs we recommend bringing an adaptor with voltage conversion.

What to pack: Don’t know what to bring? Don’t worry. Click here for a full checklist to print and refer to when packing for your all-inclusive vacation in Cabarete.

What to buy: Don't forget to bring home some of the most popular souvenirs in the Dominican Republic: hand-rolled cigars, coffee, chocolate and Mamajuana (a Dominican drink with a mix of rum, red wine, and honey soaked in tree bark and herbs).

Getting around: Your local Sunwing Experiences representative will handle your airport transfers, providing you with round-trip transportation from the airport to your resort and back. To discover all the incredible things to do and see, Sunwing Experiences will take you on a range of exciting tours and excursions.

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