Cabarete: the capital of water sports

Cabarete is a Caribbean town located in the province of Puerto Plata, considered the City of Wind and Waves of the Dominican Republic.

Thanks to its magnificent winds and waves, this paradisiacal destination in recent years, in addition to its remarkable growth in the tourism sector, has gained popularity among those who enjoy adrenaline, as it is the favorite place to practice water sports and adventure sports such as windsurfing, kite surfing, snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding, among others. So, if you love this type of adventure, you can’t miss the beaches of Cabarete.

This enclave of unparalleled beauty is also known for its charming, relaxed and bohemian atmosphere, which you can enjoy both day and night. Here is a selection of the most popular sports and the beaches where you can practice them.

Kitesurfing: It is an extreme sport of gliding over the water. It is navigated on a board while the athlete is connected to a drag kite attached to the body with a harness. This sport allows you to make rotations and turns at amazing speeds. It is ideal for risk lovers and requires mastering both surfing and paragliding before doing it, for its execution requires strong winds and huge waves, so Kite Beach and La Boca, can be two perfect places for its practice.

Windsurfing: It is one of the most important sports of the North Coast. Its practice consists of moving over the water with a board and a sail that is hinged at the foot of the mast, which allows it to rotate freely to adapt to the wind direction.

It is a technical sport, so specialized professional training is required. One of the best places for this modality is Cabarete Beach.

Snorkeling: One of the best places for snorkeling is Playa Sosúa, because it has coral reefs, cliffs, sunken ships and beautiful gardens at depths ranging from 15 to 39 meters and with adequate temperatures.

Stand up paddle boarding: Every day this sport gains more and more followers in Cabarete, when the wind and waves are hidden, the practitioners of stand up paddle boarding monopolize the beaches of the town, as it allows full contact with nature which generates peace and tranquility to those who practice it.

Horseback riding: Horseback riding, along the beach or on trails, is a very popular family activity in the town of Cabarete. Many haciendas offer excursions and rent horses for those who wish to appreciate the tropical beauty of this Caribbean town.

Other activities in this stunning destination include river tubing, enduro, skating and mountain biking.

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