Kitesurfing in Cabarete
Cabarete is a charming beach town located on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, full of life, both day and night. Full of first-class hotels, extraordinary restaurants, magnificent apartments, bars and many tourists from all over the world, mainly young people. It offers white sand beaches and crystal clear waters perfect for surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, the most popular sports around which several championships have been held.
Kitesurfing spot of Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic is a mythical destination within the world of windsurfing originally and later with the kite. A fascinating place called Cabarete, where the tropical climate raises the temperature of the water and its people. A place where you can kitesurf for hours on the Kitebeach reef, where the wind is on during the months of January, February and March is spectacular. A place in short … perfect !!
To start we will give you the keys on how to get there: either via Santo Domingo or Puerto Plata. Once there, you travel by taxi from Santo Domingo (about two and a half hours) or from Puerto Plata (one and a half hours).
Once in Cabarete, the surprise is brutal; the setting in its streets, the amount of nightlife, hotels, restaurants, etc … Therefore, not only man and wind live. There are thousands of things to do and the nightlife is impressive.
Water at 28º centigrade will not prevent you from staying for hours in the water. A dream. The location of the Meeting is very close to Kitebeach in the opposite direction to Cabarete Beach.
Once the morning is entered, the wind begins to rise and the 20 knots are secured during the months of January and February, months in which this year there were at least 25 days of wind.
As for the size of kites, be sure to take a 9 and an 11 meter. Regarding tables, anything goes !! Take a surf kite to enjoy the best strapless, since the wave is simply spectacular in the kitebeach reef or a twin tip to fly sack. In the same reef once the wave dies, there remains a platform that will allow you to iron the best tricks unhooked or old school depending on your style … As we always say : Anything goes !!
As for accommodation and food it is very affordable once there. We recommend local Dominican food that is exquisite and beachfront accommodation whose offer is very varied.
Wind, sun, warm water, forget about the wetsuit and sail for hours, see huge turtles that come out of the water and accompany you on your journey. You and the Dominican Caribbean. You can’t miss it, so live every second as if it were the last.
Las Terrenas, another great kite spot near Cabarete!
Las Terrenas is a town located on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, on the Samaná peninsula, about 150km from Cabarete, 3 hours by car.
Known for its spectacular virgin beaches of white sand and crystal clear waters surrounded by palm trees in a tropical setting with spectacular nature. With perfect conditions for kitesurfing with the trade winds and the warm temperatures throughout the year of 25 degrees.
Las Terrenas is known for its crystal clear and shallow waters perfect for kitesurfing. It is a wild beach a lot of palm trees with shade flat water safe bay wind Side shore.
It is a very easy spot for all levels and very good for those who are just starting since it has shallow waters. There are no waves. In Las Terrenas there are two spots for kitesurfing, Punta Popy in front of the Afreeka hotel and El Portillo Beach. The wind in Las Terrenas starts in December until the end of August. The best windy months are February, March, April, June and July. Thermal winds of 10 to 20 knots and it begins to plug in around 1 noon.
The most commonly used kite is 12m and at the end of the day sometimes 9m. The spot is difficult to find. It is best to go to the Kiteworld Las Terrenas school in Punta Popy at the Hôtel Afreeka. Where you can do your course, rent equipment and they also offer Downwind and kite safari.
There are stones in the water and it is better to ask and know where they are located before sailing. It is a perfect destination for families because there are more activities than kitesurfing. Visit the waterfall, the Haitises national park, between December and mid-March whale watching in the Bay of Samaná, horseback riding, the coffee road