It can seem easy to decide where you want to stay when it comes to Cabarete, but the watersports capital of the world offers a wide range of option to choose from. Different neighborhoods are available and having an idea of where they are and what they have to offer can be a good idea.
Here is a short guide to help you decide when it comes the time to choose which area you should stay.
Cabarete in four area and a little more
The tourist region of Cabarete extends mainly over four large sectors or even five. The decision to stay in one area or another depends mainly on your activities, interests, desire to rent a car or motorcycle to get around.
Cabarete’s main beach is a large bay lined up with restaurants and bars. Here, all the choices are available to you from an all-inclusive hotel to a rental condo.
You have the choice between accommodation by the ocean or to choose to stay in secure community like PROCAB which is just across the main street and in which you have more affordable lodging options.
On AIRBNB, you have several choices depending of your budget and preference.
If you would like to integrate more into the local culture you can choose to stay in CALLEJON DE LA LOMA area. Here, you will find accommodation at very good prices and share the Dominicans daily lives activities.
For kite surfing enthusiasts, the Kite Beach sector is recommended. Here you will find apartments in all prices and luxury ranges. This sector is located about 5 minutes by motoconcho from Cabarete center.
MOTO TAXI OR MOTOCONCHO
TO GET AROUND, IF YOU DON’T HAVE YOUR OWN MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION, YOU CAN EASILY USE THE MOTOCONCHOS WHICH ARE MOTO TAXIS.
THERE ARE EVERYWHERE AND THE PRICES ARE VERY AFFORDABLE.
FOR EXAMPLE, TO GO FROM CABARETE TO KITE BEACH THE FARE IS APPROXIMATELY 50 PESOS ($1) FOR ONE WAY.
BE CAREFULL WHEN GETTING ON AND OFF THE MOTO. ALWAYS USE THE LEFT SIDE BECAUSE YOU HAVE GOOD CHANCES TO GET MARKED BY A DOMINICAN TATTOO… (THE MUFLER WILL BURN YOU)
ENCUENTRO AREA is ideal if you are coming for surfing and are looking for a more quiet and family community. Here, we recommend that you rent a car or a scooter to get around easier and reach the grocery store.
The selection of accommodations are mostly apartments but few hotels are also available like El Encuentro Surf lodge or La Curadiña, a surf lodge soon to be open.
For surf lessons, you need to reach Playa Encuentro where you will find our surf school and can take surf lessons with us. Please don’t hesitate to write us for more informations. Get 10% off if you book on our website.
Perla Marina is another neighborhood that can be interesting for those who want to rent a house. Many families have settled in this private community.
Again, Airbnb can be your best friend to find a place here but few hotels options are also available like Maravilla Beachfront Eco Lodge or Natura Cabana. You can enjoy yoga classes, restaurant and spa. Once a month, they organize a very nice market on the beach where you can find local products and clothing.
CABARETE EAST (LA BOCA)
Cabarete east is an oceanfront neighborhood a bit far off the center but that can be interesting for those who are looking for affordable lodging. The sector is also booming, lots of pre-construction projects going on.
The beach is a long wild beach where it can be found a surf break called Mañanero.
SEA HORSE RANCH
This luxury oceanfront neighborhood offers amazing villas for rent. The complex have an equestrian center, tennis club, a restaurant and each Saturdays a local market open to public (10h to 13). This is truly beautiful place, if you have the budget for Sea Horse Ranch, go for it!
Hope this short explanation helped you to make up your mind.
Have a great vacation and see you in the water!
Cabarete Surf Company
2 thoughts on “Which neighborhood to stay in Cabarete? A practical guide to help you decide.”
We met in Encuentro and we are 100% behind you
What a nice website ! Everything is clear and well described …Too old to begin surf, we are sure Victor is an excellent teacher as he is an excellent surfer ! as he is a not complicate renter 😉 Encuentro is a paradise, an amazing place !!!
Thank you Dominique! You can chill at our surf shack even if you can’t surf:)