Here’s Why Sosua and Cabarete are the Jewels of the Dominican Republic

Sosua & Cabarete are more than just towns on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. They are filled with an allure that continues to entice visitors and residents from around the globe.

People may first choose to visit Sosua and Cabarete for the weather or the promise of an adventure. However, they soon realize that there is so much more to experience.

In fact, there’s something for everyone. From water sports and outdoor adventures to lazy afternoons in the shade of a palm tree, you can find it here. From quiet nights into dinner parties and dancing until dawn, the options are numerous.

The natural beauty and rhythm of the north coast are found in the people that visit and live here. This is a place like no other.

In fact, this video seems to capture that spirit of adventure in a unique way. Many people come here thinking they will find something new to discover in the world, and they do. However, many of them discover that there is always more to experience and enjoy that is waiting just around the corner.

Why not discover it for yourself?

At Select Caribbean, we welcome the chance to introduce others to our world here in Sosua and Cabarete. We live here and we love it! We also love to share this place with others and welcome you to our community of excitement and wonder.

Whether you are seeking the vacation of a lifetime or a new place to call home, we want to help make your dreams a reality, right here.

A Freelancer’s Perspective on Working and Living in Cabarete

Kristina Paider

Cabarete Freelance Writer

Meet Kristina Paider, a Cabarete freelance researcher, writer, and editor based out of this famous surf town in the Dominican Republic.

Originally from Wisconsin, Kristina, a Cabarete freelance writer, has worked and lived in many locations around the globe. We wanted to find out what drew her to Cabarete and how she keeps her work/life balance when living abroad. Her answers might surprise – and encourage – you!

1. What drew you to Cabarete? 

I first came to Cabarete to do the “27 Waterfalls” as immersion therapy. After leading a rescue of two drowning boys, I developed panic attacks. I had tried several things (unsuccessfully) to quell them, and in 10 years, nothing had worked. I stayed because of the wonderfully diverse and supportive community of ex-pats, locals, entrepreneurs and water enthusiasts – it felt like home.

2. What do you do? 

I’m a writer, researcher, and editor. I help storytellers of all kinds – fiction and non-fiction, personal and business, craft their message to attract and engage a wider audience.

3. What’s a highlight of your life/work balance?

It’s hard to pick just one! It seems that here, time passes at a more relaxed pace, and there is always time for the things I want to do. Specifically, I love the mornings when I walk and swim with a friend from my writing group. Not only is it efficiently working multiple muscle groups, but we also get our brains in gear and problem-solve the next move in whatever material we’re working on.

Plus, we are in Cabarete Bay and use an infinity pool overlooking the ocean. We usually end up laughing hysterically at something – or everything. It’s hard to beat that. These are the most productive hours of my week.

Cabarete Real Estate, Dominican Republic

Cabarete Bay

4. What’s one or two tips you have for people seeking to make a move such as yours? 

Bring an open mind and a good attitude. Embrace and learn as much about your new surroundings as possible. If you try to re-create everything you had exactly as you had it at home, a move like this will be frustrating.

However, if you can embrace new things and entertain your curiosity, it could be the time of your life.

Also, you can do a gut-check with this question: “What would I regret more: DOING it, or NOT DOING it?” That’s usually a good barometer.

Kristina is one of the many freelance professionals that make up the growing mosaic of Cabarete. Our community is active, friendly and engaged in local connections.

Contact us now to find out more about how Select Caribbean Properties can help you relocate or enjoy a long term stay in Cabarete and the surrounding area.

Find out more about Kristina’s work at www.kristinapaider.com.

Beachside Eateries in Cabarete

Beachside Eateries in Cabarete – If you are looking for a nice, open-air restaurant on the beach with great views, music, and atmosphere, there are many to choose from at Cabarete Beach in the Dominican Republic.

Many restaurants and Beachside Eateries in Cabarete offering 2 for 1 food and drink specials at Happy Hour. Each restaurant offers different times to enjoy these specials. You could virtually find Happy Hour from 12 noon till 12 midnight!

Eze Bar at night

Cabarete at Night

Eze Bar and Beach Restaurant is at the east end of Cabarete beach near the Laser Training Center and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner items. Moving west on the beach you will find Lazy Dog Restaurant offering two Happy Hours per day; 4-6 pm and 10-midnight.

Eze Bar

Cabarete Beach Restaurant

Lax Bar offers theirs from 12-2 pm and 4-6 pm. Onno’s offers 2/1 pizza every night, plus 2/1 deals on many drinks. Continue west on your sandy walk and find VoyVoy, Kahuna, Havana Club and Los Gringos. Los Gringos offers Monday night Blues from 7-9 pm.

Cabarete Beach

Eaties at Cabarete Beach

Come enjoy the beauty and appeal of what Cabarete has to offer!

Pauhana Surf School in Cabarete, Dominican Republic

The Most amazing Surf School in the Caribbean!

pauhana shack

About 5 years ago Jack and Chepe started Pauhana Surf School in Cabarete. They saw that there was missing a surf club for kids, so they started with a week of summer surf camp for kids and  it became a big success. They created a big Pauhana family in the community, they are teaching surfing, recycling, values and helping local kids with school supplies and lessons on the beach. Also kids were sent abroad to compete in international surf events. Now they just opened a surf camp & retreat to provide healthy surf holidays with lots of fun and action.

kids surf

Surf lessons, rentals, surf trips and more! We contribute to the community by giving the chance to kids of the Dominican Republic and kids all over the world to learn the passion of Surfing.

Every year the Pauhana Surf School is organizing surfing competition events and Select Caribbean Properties is proud to be one of the sponsors.

And recently they opened their surf camp and retreat right on the beach.

surf school Cabarete