Cabarete – Surfing Capital of the Caribbean

Cabarete – Surfing Capital for 25 years with its 14 miles of coast on the north shore of the Dominican Republic is the number 1 destination.

Cabarete Surfing Capital of the Caribbean. It started with windsurfing and grew to include kiteboarding and traditional surfing.

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It is one of the places in the world to hold important international and national championships like: The Kiteboarding World Tour, Master of the Ocean (the only water sports triathlon in the world), Kiteboarding 4 Kids, The Summer Fest, The Butterfly Effect (a celebration of women in water sports), Pablito Guzman’s Cabarete Classic, the Masters’ Surf Reunion, and The Midwinter Laser Regatta. Good stuff, responsibly done.

Two natural wind factors make Cabarete ideal for traditional surfing, Windsurfing, and Kiteboarding: a low-wind morning, excellent for teaching windsurfing and excellent for traditional surfing, and an easterly wind that picks up around noon due to thermal currents.

The kiteboarding and windsurfing take place in Cabarete Bay. In order not to have collisions caused by different sailing styles, the two groups divided the bay into two sections. The one for kite surfing to the west of the main part of the bay became Kite Beach, because of the largely greater popularity of kiteboarding. On a busy day, it can have as many as three hundred kitesurfers skipping across the chop of the waves.

The shape of shoreline changes along any coast. At the western end of Cabarete is a section of coast called Encuentro Bay. This has a low-rise bottom that creates wave breaks perfect for traditional kiteboarding.

Though a reef breaks down the waves along most of the Cabarete coast, at Encuentro the shore is open to the sea. In the calm mornings, waves roll in steadily and smoothly, ideal for surfing. When the wind picks up around noon and the waves get choppy, the surfing ends, and many go kiteboarding. So surfing of some sort is an all-day sport.

But there is more. Cabarete is not just salt-water sports, it is also fresh-water sports. And Cabarete is about choice—more water choice than you get at any other Surfing destination in the Caribbean.

Fresh-water sports include white water rafting, canoeing, underwater cave exploration (for the brave of heart), swimming at waterfalls or going down a series of natural water slides.

Cabarete and the north coast of the Dominican Republic have the greatest variety of water sports in the Caribbean basin. They are all offered as tours with guides by such businesses as Iguana Mama, the first licensed adventure tour operator in the Dominican Republic, right here in Cabarete.

For your piece of Dominican Republic real estate on Cabarete’s beach, view this modern, fully equipped and furnished, turnkey condominium.

Imagine waking up in the morning as tropical sunlight and soft sea breezes fill your bedroom. You lie in bed and see before you a broad expanse of Caribbean waters spreading out to the horizon. It is the first part of a luxurious day of ideal tropical living in this two bedroom, two bath vacation home (rentable) or permanent residence.

It has marble floors throughout with ocean views from living room and bedroom balconies. The Scavolini Italian designer kitchen has a full set of appliances, complete with granite counter tops. A unit includes 120v and 220v electricity and keyless room entry.

There are a beachside pool and a rooftop entertainment area with ocean and land views of the 44 square-mile El Choco park.

Easy access from the United States to the Puerto Plata airport that is 2½ hours from New York and 1¾ hours from Miami. A 20-minute drive from there and you are home, on the beach, in Cabarete.

For more information and photos please visit the page of this property for sale in Cabarete.

In business in the Dominican Republic

Foreigners to the Dominican Republic have contributed much to the overall business community of the country, owning, managing and working with hundreds of companies based both in the country and outside it. This fertile ground offers much to the entrepreneur, whether in the area of a small, local business catering to a local need or in the realm of International trade, manufacturing inside one of the Dominican Republic’s free zones and exporting to the world.

Like in any country, unauthorized foreign persons, i.e., those without permission to workDominican Republic here, may not seek employment, however upon gaining legal residence, foreigners may seek work in many areas of the local economy, and many opportunities exist in the areas of foreign trade, language instruction and translation, property development, education, medicine, agriculture, construction trades…the list is long.

Additionally, those wishing to create a new business or purchase an existing one will find a climate ripe for many endeavors. The Dominican Republic will provide an employer with reasonably priced labor at all skill-levels and will reward him or her for intelligent decision-making in the pursuit of success. Additionally, regulation is reasonable and vastly more workable than in many highly developed countries.

Dominican Business for SaleSuccessful businesses are everywhere in this beautiful island country. Persons wishing a change of lifestyle have come with skills and made a lovely life Sosua and Cabarete, for instance. A European couple with experience in aqua-culture, started a freshwater shrimp farm 20 years ago and now ship all over the country as well as abroad. A Canadian teacher brought his skills and now heads one of the best private schools on the island. An American architect sold his US firm and came to live the dream of designing villas for others, and himself. A German lady, highly educated and realizing that something was missing in her life, came here and, more than a decade ago, started a Dominican Republic real estate company called Select Caribbean Properties…