Kiteboarding on the north coast of the Dominican Republic

Cabarete is one of the most popular kiteboarding destinations in the world. Buying real estate along this beautiful bay of Cabarete is the trend!

Kites in the sky Cabarete

Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Cabarete beach offers many options for ocean sports enthusiasts. One of the most popular sports here in the Dominican Republic is kiteboarding and here you will find several schools to choose from, for lessons and rentals alike.

Cabarete is the ideal location for kiteboarding, offering consistent side shore winds and consistent waves. In fact, it is one of the most popular kiteboarding destinations in the world. On a windy day, you will see a sky full of colorful kites hovering above the water, kiteboarders jumping and twisting in the air or surfing at high speeds across the turquoise waters.

Cabarete beach is a paradise for those who love the sea and warm waters of the Caribbean. There are many options for those looking to rent or purchase a condominium or home near the water, making it convenient to take advantage of the many activities and sports available.

Making your way west on Cabarete beach you will find several excellent kitesurfing schools. Here is my favorite and learn about other schools as well.

Kiteboarding with Audrey in Cabarete

Kiteboarding in Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Kiteboarding

Kiteboarding in Cabarete – Dominican Republic

Special kiteboarding trips to a beach called Buen Hombre are offered by this amazing group of kites. Buen hombre is a wonderful unspoiled fisherman town west of Puerto Plata, and 35 km away from Monte Cristi, on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.

Many of the schools are managed by foreigners who have come to the Dominican Republic to find a relaxed lifestyle, either renting or purchasing a beautiful home when they settle here.

There are some other kiteboarding spots on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. You can, for instance, go to Playa Bergantine which is located between Sosua and Puerto Plata. However, one of the best kitesurfing spots on the north coast of the Dominican Republic is most certainly Buen Hombre. A 3-hour drive from Cabarete, this quaint little fishing town boasts some of the best beaches around. With frequent windy days at around 30 knots, flat and crystal clear waters await you. But don’t take our word for it, just look at the pictures below to get an idea of what it’s like.

Buen Hombre kiting

Kiting

Buen Hombre Kiteboarding

Kiteboarding

 

Select Caribbean Properties Proud To Be A Member Of LeadingRE

Select Caribbean Properties, a well-known real estate company serving the north coast of the Dominican Republic, is proud to be a member of LeadingRE since 2015.

Select Caribbean Properties is privileged to be a member of LeadingRE (Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. ) It is a global network comprised of more than 500 of the best-known local and regional real estate firms, with 3,500 offices and 120,000 sales associates in the U.S. and nearly 50 other countries. Collectively, these firms produced $314 billion in sales in 2013, with over one million transactions, which is over $47 billion more than the closest network competitor

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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® is the largest network of residential real estate firms, and network affiliates are widely recognized as the premier providers of quality residential real estate and relocation services. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® also excels in the upper-end market.

LeadingRE provides its affiliates with an extensive range of brokerage services, which include lead generation, cross-market referrals, branding support, luxury marketing, online exposure, technology systems, and industry-leading professional development.

Sabine A. Mertes notes that selection as an affiliate of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® network represents another step in the development of the firm and its ability to provide real estate services in the area of Puerto Plata, Sosua, Cabarete, Rio San Juan, Cabrera, Samana, and Jarabacoa.

About Select Caribbean Properties

For over a decade, Select Caribbean Properties has specialized in luxury real estate offerings in the Dominican Republic. This highly respected, Real Estate Company represents luxury villas, affordable homes and building lots in residential communities as well as condominiums, large development parcels, farms and commercial properties. In the last years, Select Caribbean Properties realized that the market was demanding affordable homes and we added a lot of options in this market field as well.

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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) is the largest network of top independent local and regional brand-name brokerage firms in the residential sector of real estate. The 500+ firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) are represented by 3,500 offices and 120,000 associates in nearly 50 countries worldwide. Collectively, LeadingRE affiliates produced over 1 million home sales valued at $314 billion in 2013. In addition, LeadingRE affiliates hold the Number One position in terms of sales volume, transaction sides or both in more of the top U.S. markets than any other organization. Learn more at http://www.leadingre.com.

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5 Reasons to Buy Dominican Republic Real Estate

Are you looking at real estate in the Caribbean? Why consider buying in the Dominican Republic?

With a strong and stable economy, the Dominican Republic is continuing to grow and is attracting buyers from around the world.

The excitement is contagious – and there’s a reason why.

For example, the Dominican Republic’s real estate prices are among the lowest in the Caribbean.

However, don’t mistake low prices for low quality. The current low prices are actually a reflection of values to be discovered in the market.

Here are 5 reasons to consider purchasing real estate in the Dominican Republic.

1. Expansive Beachfront Bargains

Across the world, beachfront real estate remains in high demand. In fact, in most locations is also comes with a very high price tag.

However, this is not yet the case in the young luxury market of the Dominican Republic.

Beautiful villas and oceanfront condominiums are yet within the reach of many real estate investors.

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Beachfront Condos in Cabarete

2. Rising Tourism

Tourism continues to grow in the Dominican Republic.

However, the quality of the tourism is also rising with the numbers. In 2016, we had 6 million visitors:

“While sun and beach remain the country’s most sought attractions, the Dominican Republic continues to work to expand its competitive offerings in the tourism marketplace.
Between adventurous Puerto Plata, lush Samaná, sunny Punta Cana, luxe La Romana, historic Santo Domingo and more, the country prides itself on offering something for every type of traveler and budget. ” (Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism, 2016)

As you can see, there is a lot to get excited about the growth in the tourism market!

3. Strong Rental Yields

Tourism is changing the face of the rental market in the Dominican Republic. As a result, many visitors now seek apartments, condos, and villas for their stay.

In short, they want to have a more authentic experience of what life is like in this beautiful country.

As a result, tourism is rising much faster than the number of available units in the commercial sector. This is helping to create a great opportunity for private owners to achieve strong yields.

Dream villa in residential resort, Dominican Republic

Caribbean Dream Villa

4. Long Term Capital Growth Potential

Prices are low, tourism is growing, the economy is growing, and yields are good.

As the economy grows, the market’s stability improves. With continual infrastructure upgrades, eyes are quickly turning to our beautiful country.

This cycle is known to push up real estate values by a considerable amount over the long term.

5. Professional Help is Close at Hand

Navigating a real estate purchase in a foreign country can seem intimidating.

However, here in the Dominican Republic, we have excellent pathways to land and home ownership.

These pathways are found through working with trusted and reliable real estate agents. When choosing an agent, be sure to consider

  • experience and network
  • visible website client referrals
  • their ability to communicate with transparency
  • your own level of comfort

At Select Caribbean, we want to help you find the best fit for you. Contact us today and tell us how we can help you.

Unique Cabrera Oceanfront lot

Oceanfront Lot in Cabrera, Dominican Republic

7 Fascinating Facts about Cabarete

Once Cabarete on the north coast of the Dominican Republic is experienced, it’s never forgotten.

Life on the north coast of the Dominican Republic is unique, vibrant and full of cultures from all over the world. There is a steady, upbeat rhythm to life in our community and it can be seen in the strong connections that are built, the diverse cultural opportunities and the familiar faces that return here, time and again.

Cabarete is the poster child for how to create a work/life balance – and we are not scared to show it!

1. Cabarete hosts various world class events throughout the year.

Many of them linked to water, waves, and wind. Events such as the Master of the Ocean, Cabarete Classics, and the always popular Butterly Effect. These events draw visitors from all over the world who come for both the competition and showmanship, as well as to relax and enjoy the laid back lifestyle of the community.

Surf Beach - Cabarete - Dominican Republic

El Encuentro Surf Beach

2. We are proud to say that we have a vibrant and lively local “scene” for music and the arts.

Sunday nights bring the popular craft market to our beaches. Long weekends often involve music and cultural festivals such as the Jazz Festival, various art shows, and craft markets.

In addition to this, live music can be found almost ever night of the week and the performers are diverse and well-loved. From Jazz to Classic 80’s rock, we have it all.

Jazz Festival Cabarete - Dominican Republic

Jazz Festival 2016 – Dominican Republic

3. Our community knows that we thrive when we support each other.

From the popular Butterfly Effect (in support of women and girls in water sports around the globe) to community mentorship programs using Jiujitsu, performing arts, fine arts, and sports, we love to support each other.

Our local residents wholeheartedly get behind local businesses and are quick to give recommendations whenever asked. 

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Community Support – The Butterfly Effect

4. We are always open to new faces.

We celebrate visitors and new residents – and it shows in how we treat them. Help or suggestions for where to find what you need is only a simple text or community post away from being resolved. Questions can be answered through community forums and simply by asking a neighbour.

5. Cabarete has a fabulous selection of restaurants for every possible dining budget and taste.

Cabarete Dominican Republic restaurants vary from burgers, tacos, Sushi, and roadside pop up stands, to exclusive European fusion menus and wine cellars. We have it all.

In addition to this, don’t forget that happy hour is every day all along the beach and the drinks never disappoint!

EZE BAR in Cabarete - DR

Cocktail Time at EZE

6. Life is always happening outside!

The beach is a community of its own. Stretching out over 6 km’s, Cabarete beach and bay area is a playground for all things water and beach related. The weather is stable and you are guaranteed to run into friendly and familiar faces as you are out and about.

You might even catch a glimpse of some of our homegrown professional kiteboarders and windsurfers as they are out daily practicing in our backyard.

In addition to this, there are daily opportunities to get in on yoga, cycling, circus arts and even organic farming markets and wellness classes.

Kiteboarding - Cabarete - DR

Kites in the Sky

7. The Cabarete Dominican Republic condo market is growing and expanding.

New hotels and condos are steadily rising, yet the small town charm has remained strong. The people who live here understand the value of building a community.

Because of this, Cabarete real estate is considered a very desirable place to own properties and reside in. From villas to investment properties, there is something for every budget.

We have some favourites of our own. Check out this Luxury Condominium in Cabarete and this two bedroom Ocean Dream Condominium.