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.

Ocean Point 1 Aerial

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 kitesurfing 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 beach house Cabarete which comes fully equipped and furnished, turnkey ready.

Beach House Cabarete, Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Beach House Cabarete

Imagine waking up in the morning as tropical sunlight and soft sea breezes fill your bedroom. It is the first part of a luxurious day of ideal tropical living in this three bedroom, two bath vacation home (rentable) or permanent residence.

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.

What a View! Beachfront Condos Sosua

Sosua - Generals beach in front of Hispaniola Beach

Sosua – Generals beach in front of Hispaniola Beach

Beachfront condos Sosua are now available in picturesque, wood-clad, Victorian-style buildings surrounded by beautiful gardens, palm trees, and red-flowered, Royal Poinciana trees.

Your opportunity to purchase top-of-the-line Sosua real estate.

Beachfront Condos Sosua

Beachfront Condos in Sosua

The development is on prime, waterfront property on a broad sand beach overlooking crystal-clear, turquoise waters with a view of majestic Mt. Isabela in Puerto Plata in the distance. Adjacent to the beach is an Infiniti pool and Jacuzzi. The grounds are made with wide sidewalks to use with golf carts to move heavy luggage or carry groceries.

You will have all the amenities one can imagine in these spacious, open, airy and full-of-light units of two and three bedrooms, each with its own bath. The colors of the units are warm and soft, so you get that “Caribbean feel,” which is why you come here in the first place.

Sosua condos

Sosua condos

The customized, fully-equipped, designer kitchens have granite preparation and breakfast counter tops. The utensils, stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, cooking range, hood and stainless steel equipment have been specially chosen for style and beauty, yet with practicality and quality in mind.

The living and dining rooms face the balcony and the great outdoors. Leave the sliding doors of the picture window open and the outside and the inside merge to become one. Additionally, each unit comes with a relaxing Jacuzzi.

Sosua condos for sale

Sosua condos for sale

This epitomizes Sosua property for sale at its best. The location is ideal, close to downtown Sosúa where most restaurants, hotels, residential developments, drug stores, shops, banks, and supermarkets are located.

Check these out. There is only so much prime, beachfront real estate. When they are gone, they are gone. Rental pool and management are available.

Prices starting at US$286,000 depending on location and floor level. Financing is available! More information here.

Cabrera Waterfront Property on the north shore of the Dominican Republic – Sold

This Cabrera waterfront property represents a unique and wonderful opportunity to purchase a piece of Cabrera real estate smack-dab on the ocean’s waterfront.

This prime Cabrera waterfront property is increasingly difficult to find, particularly along the lush coast of Cabrera in the Dominican Republic. . . this is very much choice land.

This Cabrera property for sale is best described by the words, lush, private, secluded and intimate.

This magical, Cabrera waterfront property with its guesthouse was built in 2008 on over an acre of oceanfront property with incredible views of the ocean.

Have you heard of the three cardinal rules of buying real estate? Location, location, location! Well, this is a prime example. For any buyer, this would surely represent “pride of ownership.”

Cabrera Oceanfront Property for sale, Dominican Republic

The one of a kind dream waterfront property

The home is at the water’s edge, next to an expansive lawn at the end of a driveway shrouded by three, ancient and majestic ficus trees. (Those are the huge shade trees with aerial roots that upon touching the ground become secondary trunks to support its large branches.)

The house is built with local materials, which include custom-made mahogany windows and doors—no detail was overlooked in designing a great beginning to an incredible compound. It consists of a bedroom and sitting area with a cathedral ceiling, kitchen and large outdoor living room with gas grill. There are a bathroom and an outdoor shower.

Villa For Sale in Cabrera

Oceanfront Swimming Pool

It is a unique experience to shower in the great outdoors with the sky open above you—the feeling is exhilarating and uplifting. There is also a laundry room and a detached, two-car garage. Next to the house, and overlooking the ocean, is an infinity pool, at the far end of which is a Bali bed.

This charming, Cabrera waterfront property which is for sale for US$ 395,000 can be lived in while a new main house is being built to the owner’s specification. Or it can be left as is, for a small, romantic or restful get-a-way bungalow.

It is only a few miles away from the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Playa Grande between Rio San Juan and Cabrera on the north shore of the Dominican Republic.

Cabrera Oceanfront Property for sale, Dominican Republic

At great place to be – Magical oceanfront property in Cabrera

The Dominican Food Culture as a Reflection of Cultural Aspects

Dominican Food Culture has a lot in common with the gastronomic traditions of the neighboring islands of Puerto Rico and Cuba, as well as with the country it shares the island of Hispaniola with, Haiti.

The Dominican Food Culture has less in common with other Latin American countries, although there are some shared traditions there too.

The different cultural influences that combined to make the Dominican people are also reflected in their favorite foods. The three primary ingredients in this recipe are Spanish, Taino, and African, with a peppering of Italian, Chinese and Arab.

Fish

Fish with plantains

The breakfast buffet will always include mangú, which is a savory puree made with mashed plantains, yautía (taro) or yuca (cassava). Another variation of mangú is ‘mazamorra’, made with the pumpkin-like squash known in the Dominican Republic as ‘auyama’.

‘Mangú’ is traditionally served with fried red onions, and can also be accompanied by fried white cheese, eggs or salami.

Tropical fruits are eaten at breakfast and other times of the day. This is one attraction that the foreign visitor will always be drawn to, even if he or she is unadventurous when it comes to prepared dishes. Papaya, passion fruit, pineapple, and the sweetest bananas you will ever taste are always in season. When it is the time of year for mangos, you will be in mango heaven. There are also several less familiar fruits like ‘jagua’ and ‘zapote’ that you might wish to try, either as juice or by eating the fruit itself.

fruits plate

Caribbean Fruits

Lunch is always ‘La Bandera Dominicana’ – the Dominican Flag – which is made up of bean stew, white rice, and meat. There are many variations of this tricolor treat. The beans can be black, red, white or ‘guandules’ (pigeon peas). The rice is usually white, but Dominicans sometimes also make rice with noodles, rice with sweet corn, or rice with vegetables. The meat can be chicken, beef, pork or goat, and these are made in any number of ways too: stewed, fried or roasted. Codfish stew is sometimes served instead of the ‘meat’ option. The ‘bandera’ is usually served with a small mixed salad or a plate of boiled vegetables.

Caribbean Food

Caribbean Dish

On the menus, you will see mentions of ‘salsa Criolla’ or Creole sauce, which is the Dominican name for a vegetable based sauce made with onions, green peppers, and tomatoes, which can be combined with fish, shrimp, chicken or other meats. Other popular sauces or seasonings include ‘al ajillo’ – garlic sauce, or ‘a la crema’ – similar to a béchamel sauce.

The evening meal is usually light and can be a variation on what is eaten at breakfast, a simple sandwich, and a hot drink, or in the hotter months, simply a glass of natural fruit juice. Dominicans are also particularly partial to ginger and lemon grass teas and thick hot chocolate drinks.

One of the enjoyable parts of discovering a new cuisine is encountering unfamiliar ingredients. ‘Yuca’ and ‘yautía’, ‘tayota’ (chayote or christophene) and ‘plátano’ (plantain) are virtually unknown in Europe and North America, which comes as a big surprise to many Dominicans for whom these foods are as familiar as cornflakes and milk are for the tourists. In addition, the visitor will find familiar ingredients prepared in new ways, like boiled green bananas which are commonly served as side vegetables.

On special occasions, Dominican Food Culture takes on a festive air. Sancocho, a thick stew made with up to seven types of meat and a large array of vegetables and tubers, is the ultimate Dominican party food. Christmas time is when families get together to share a roast suckling pig (lechón asado) accompanied by moro de guandules (rice and pigeon peas) and potato salad. At Easter, a large vat of the unique ‘habichuelas con dulce’ (sweet beans) bubbles on every Dominican household stove.

Chicken soup with lemongrass and avocado

Chicken Soup

Street corner food stands and roadside sellers are a picturesque part of the Dominican Food Culture. It is advisable to take this slowly if you are a newcomer to the country, because hygiene is not always that great, and your stomach is still adjusting to being in a different climate. Once you feel you are ready, frituras (fried snacks), chicharrones (pork rinds) pollo frito (fried chicken) and chimichurri (hamburgers) are all there for the taking.

Relocate or Retire in the Dominican Republic

Relocate – retire in the beautiful Dominican Republic.

If you dream of a life on a tropical island, look no further. Relocate and retire in the Dominican Republic.

Direct, daily air service from the USA and Canada as well as from Europe is well established, serving several major international airports. The climate is perfect for warm nights and warmer days. Constant trade winds blow from the east all year bringing an ideal mix of abundant sunshine and adequate rain. The island nation is large and diverse with lovely beaches and lush, green mountains.

The government of the Dominican Republic encourages foreigners to relocate and retire in this wonderful country. Labor is inexpensive and a great choice of building materials and skilled contractors means that a fine choice of tropical homes in a variety of settings is available. Want to start a business in paradise? Hundreds of opportunities await the new resident from agriculture and dairy farming to manufacturing in the numerous free zones. The stable, friendly government of the Dominican Republic welcomes entrepreneurs.

Mountains - Dominican Republic

Aerial mountain view shot

For those interested only in staying for a few weeks or months each year, no special permits are needed. If the intention is to work, start a business, relocate – retire for long periods, foreigners may easily obtain residency in the Dominican Republic. The process is fairly simple. The applicant will need an original birth certificate, valid passport, good conduct police report from their home country and a simple medical exam performed in the Dominican Republic. Approval takes a couple of months.

Once the approval is given, a legal resident may work and conduct business without restriction. A legal resident passes quickly through inbound immigration and pays no tourist fees. And once established, the legal resident may import personal and household items, including an automobile, without paying duty. There are reputable customs agents who will speed the process for the new resident, saving time and money.

The Dominican Republic is an interesting mix of the traditional and the modern. Fiber-optic lines have been installed nationwide, ensuring up to date internet, phone, and TV service. Cell phone towers are located near every population center and the most modest beach bar will have good Wi-Fi. Shopping for basics is easy. Supermarkets filled with fresh produce, bread, meats, and fish as well as goods from all over the world will be found in every tourist destination. International restaurants, lively nightlife, and specialty shopping are abundant.

When it comes time to shop for a home, the choices are many. From modest mountain bungalows to ultra-modern condo projects, the new resident wishing to relocate or retire in the Dominican Republic will find it all. There are well-established communities of smaller homes, reasonably priced, with nearby beaches and other amenities. Condo projects are available in many locations including direct beachfront. A luxury villa equal to anything in Atlantic Florida or the South of France may tempt the resident. Perhaps a few hundred acres of lush farmland high in the green hills overlooking the sea will appeal.

Whatever the reason for coming, it is certain that you will love your new home. The welcoming people and ideal climate will entice you. All you need is here…and more.

New condos in Sosua for sale Dominican Republic

New condos and Townhouses in Sosua

Condo and townhouse prices in a new gated residential development in Sosua on the north coast of the Dominican Republic are starting at US$ 39.500 for a 1 bedroom condo and $145,000 for a townhouse. A common area for the condos and the townhouses will be built with a BBQ pit, a common swimming pool, and a covered event/activity space.

Sosua beachfront condo

Beachfront condos in Sosua

Alternatively, live in a new beachfront, Victorian-style condo complex next to the sparkling waters of Sosua Bay.Two and three bedroom units range from US$ 286,000 and US$452,000. The property is interlaced with gardens and palm trees. It is close to downtown with its restaurants, bars, discos, casino, shops, and supermarkets.

Retirement home in Cabrera for sale

Waterfront home in Cabrera

The Perfect Cottage is a one-bedroom, cathedral-ceilinged, one acre + charmer located smack-dab on the seaside hills of Cabrera, one of the lushest areas of the Dominican Republic. It is virtually one of a kind. Usually, these properties are the domain of six and ten bedrooms, sprawling villas. Not here.

It is ideal for the person who wants relocate or to retire in the Dominican Republic, perhaps a budding Hemingway or Jack London. Alternatively, build a large home on the remainder of the site. Priced at: US$ 550.000

 

The New Samana Highway

The highly anticipated opening of the Dominican Republic’s newest, and perhaps most spectacular, Samana Highway has taken place at last!

This modern roadway connects all the major tourist centers of the world-famous Samana Peninsula region with the rest of the island nation and with the convenient Samana-Sanchez International airport.

From this airport, serviced by European and North American airlines, all of Samana, now lies within an hour and fifteen minutes of a major overseas gateway.

Las Terrenas Highway

New highway to Las Terrenas

Known as the Atlantic Boulevard, the highway winds along the north coast from near the International airport through Las Terrenas, El Limon, Samana town, and Las Galeras at the peninsula’s eastern end. But it is not the towns and villages, as lovely as they are, which grasp the eye. Rather, it is the amazing variety of natural beauty which rewards the eye of anyone fortunate enough to drive this wonderful highway.

New highway connection Las Terrenas and Santo Domingo

Highway Samana-Santo Domingo

On a trip east along the Atlantic Boulevard, the driver or passenger will experience the mystical beauty of the Los Haitises National Park and spectacular vistas at the Bay of Scotland. Too, the tourist will experience the world’s largest contiguous stand of coconut palms, listed by the United Nations as a World Heritage Site. Indeed, dozens of miles of the once-remote, nearly inaccessible Atlantic coast of the Dominican Republic are now reachable via a modern road complete with safety features as modern as any in the world.

In the months of January, February and March, another treat awaits the traveler along this path. The annual migration of the Atlantic Humpback whales ends at Samana Bay, where females calve and nurture their calves. In the Atlantic, close to shore, bands of Humpbacks, often bachelor males, may be seen feeding close to shore.

Several decades of tourism in the Samana region has finally seen the area reach a kind of maturity. European tourists of French, Italian, British, Spanish and German backgrounds have mixed with Canadians and Americans to create a truly international feel in places like Las Terrenas and Las Galeras. Many artists and craftspeople have mingled with restaurant operators and hoteliers to lend these charming Dominican towns a flavor that should not be missed.

Donna chose to live in the Dominican Republic

We are starting today a series of interviews of people who have decided to choose the Dominican Republic way of living.

In today’s article, Donna Milligan tells us why she chose the Dominican Republic.

donna-miligan-cabarete

I came to the Dominican Republic because I love the Caribbean. I left the states in 2005 and went to St. Croix, the Virgin Islands for the beauty of the Island and to enjoy sailing and snorkeling.

The cost of living there became extremely high, and there are not many amenities. I decided to move to the north coast of the Dominican Republic because it has the Caribbean lifestyle, stateside prices, and more things to do and modern amenities.

I purchased a beautiful spacious lot in Hacienda El Choco, a hacienda style residential community, through the real estate company Select Caribbean Propertiesand I am currently building a villa designed by the Cabarete based architect Eric McGregar Urbahn.

I like the fact that I can find in the Caribbean besides beaches, waterfalls, lakes, and streams a lot of other activities to enjoy myself and entertain my friends and family members who are visiting. My favorite thing to do is ride my horses at the Seahorse Ranch Equestrian Center and enjoy the beach (swimming, snorkeling, and long walks).

The traffic is not as congested as in the United States. However, the drivers are quite daring and challenging. The expats I have met here are very cordial and the locals are very friendly. I find that the local restaurants are much more accommodating than the ones in the Virgin Islands and locals are happy to have the business and are more service oriented. Dominicans in general, are very friendly people and are happy to be around foreigners. A lot of friendships have been developed over the years between locals and expats.

Medical Tourism in Dominican Republic

It used to be people took trips to the Dominican Republic to vacation in its all-year balmy weather, along palm-fringed beaches, under warm, clear blue skies next to warm, clear blue water. Throw in a hammock, a piña colada and a lazy afternoon and you have the perfect Caribbean destination.

But these days there is another reason to go—health and beauty.

Affordable
With the high price of medical and dental treatment in the United States, Canada and Europe, people come to the Dominican Republic for quality services in elective surgery, plastic surgery, heart surgery, cardiology, eye surgery, cancer treatment, orthopedic work, fertility treatment, wellness and spa, anti-aging, weight loss and dental work of all kinds including cosmetic treatment and implants.

With the current advancement in minimal intrusion, facial plastic surgery, which is accomplished with laser accuracy, a politician, for instance, can come down here for a 10-day trip, get surgery, relax and do some work as well. When the surgery is in a series of visits over a few years as we get older, it can be minimally done and minimally noticed, but when finished, can create results making a person look 15 years younger and even more attractive. Perhaps more attractive than when a student at Yale. While here, why not throw in liposuction to rid the body of that motion-limiting fat around the midsection, all for less than back home?

The price of a facelift in the United States is about $9,000. In the Dominican Republic, the price is about $4700—a savings of almost 50%. Today’s advanced facelift surgery yields a no-stretch look to prevent that silly facial expression people get several years later. The Dominican Republic is the near-home destination for affordable cosmetic surgery.

For information about available surgeons, email info@sodocipre.net or call 809-682-5808l.

Dentistry
In the United States where a three unit bridge (2 crowns and one pontic) can cost between $4500 and $6000, in the Dominican Republic, it can be $900-$2000. For implants, including crown, in the States it will range from $3000 to $6000, in the DR, the range is $1500 to $2700, less expensive per tooth for several implants. In the DR, upper and lower dentures are about $1500, depending on the work.

The north coast is the most naturally lush shore of the Dominican Republic. If you are having medical treatment and also want stay where it is pretty, this is the spot. In its principle city, Puerto Plata is the Joaquin Lopez Marcos dental clinic of four dentists. You can email them at info@dentallo.com or call at 809-261-6776 for pricing information.

There is a great range of activities to do and sights to see on the north coast, from astounding history— La Isabella, the first permanent European settlement in the New World— to astounding nature— the Bay of Samana, where whales come to calf and breed from February to April every year. And in between there is everything you possibly want to do on a tropical vacation including, but not limited to, water sports like fishing, Scuba, snorkeling, kite surfing and sailing, in addition, there are land sports like horseback riding, caving, rappelling, dirt biking. There are a greater variety of activities here than any similar destination in the Western Hemisphere.

While recovering from surgery, you also have the opportunity to visit remarkable values in affordable property in the Dominican Republic. Farmland is getting increasing attention in the U.S., Canada and worldwide as a hedge against economic collapse. For one reason, you can grow your own food, and healthy, if it is an organic farm.

A long, gated driveway leads to the main, three-story house. The kitchen has restaurant-quality cooking equipment and granite counter tops. The second floor has two master suites and an office. The third level is an airy, breeze-swept, grand salon.

Family and friends can stay in the three separate cottages adjacent to the main residence. Altogether, there are 9 bedrooms, 9.5 bathrooms, plus the gardener’s cottage. There is a jungle gym play area for children.

Agricultural production of the farm includes a variety of herbs including chamomile, comfrey (comfrey juice mixed with pineapple juice is a good healer), lemon grass, basil, thyme, parsley, and wormwood. Vegetables include collards, zucchini, mesclun, romaine, tomatoes, and yucca. A variety of fruit is now growing: watermelon, passion fruit, ruby grapefruit, coconut, papaya, bananas, plantains, sugar cane, guava, and mangoes.

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…

The Dominican Republic Horses, the Paso Fino

Christopher ColumbusOn Christopher Columbus’ second voyage in 1493, he returned to what is today the Dominican Republic bringing oranges, limes, citron, olive and walnut trees, wheat, rice, cinnamon, cloves, peaches, apricots, sheep, goats, cattle, pigs and . . . horses.

Settlers used these horses in farming, gold mining and mercantile enterprises. Their descendents are today’s Paso Fino, a clever and planned mix of several Spanish breeds. It is the oldest native breed in the Western Hemisphere.

Paso Fino translates as “fine step” in English. Its premier characteristic of a smooth and even gate was inherited from the now-extinct Spanish Jennet. Add to that the genes of the Spanish Barb for hardiness and the Andalusian for a natural presence , and you get a remarkably versatile horse—much like the Morgan, but more so.

Horses Sea Horse RanchDo you want a no-bounce ride? Then the Paso Fino is your horse. Its trail gait is a corto, which is comparable to a trot in other horses. Its four-beat lateral gait gives a smooth ride unparalleled by other breeds. Consequently, it can travel at this speed for hours covering distances quickly with no discomfort for the rider or horse as the group of riders in this photograph are doing who are traveling the eight miles of trails through woods and beach at Sea Horse Ranch in Cabarete.

Because of its smooth ride, it is an excellent choice for people with back, neck and arthritic pain. For this very reason I learned to ride a second time on these at the instruction of Daniel Grey at Rancho Lobo Gris in Sosua with my painful lumbar. Daniel has also become well-known for his work with the handicapped with horses at his ranch in Colorado.

In addition to trail riding, the Paso Fino can be trained for other uses. Its compact size, for ease of mounting and dismounting, comes in handy on ranches and bird dog work. The Paso Fino is used at ranches in South America and is prized for its versatility, endurance, beauty and smooth, natural gait.

One of the best stable facilities in the Caribbean is on the Dominican Republic’s north shore at the gated community of Sea Horse Ranch in Cabarete. It boards Paso Finos, Quarter Horses, thoroughbreds and ponies for the kids.

It is has 16 spacious, airy stalls, a riding ring and corrals for jumping and instruction. Boarding horses include veterinary services, daily grooming services, weekly training, shoeing services and overall care for your horse in your absence.

Sea Horse Ranch also has a world-class tennis facility, beaches and beach-side pools among the trees next to an ocean-front restaurant serving international cuisine.

Your Villa at Sea Horse Ranch—Windward House
6-Bedroom, 6 ½ baths,
a Jewel in a Gem of a Community

Sea Horse Ranch villa

Windward House is a 7000 square foot (700 m2) villa in Sea Horse Ranch, an exclusive, sea-side, guarded and gated community of winding, tree-lined country roads in Cabarete, on the north shore of the Dominican Republic.

Windward House is a turn-key opportunity. Completed in 2009 it is designed by award-winning American architect Eric M. Urbahn. It has a heated pool and Jacuzzi, terraces and a waterfall. Furniture and gourmet kitchen appliances come from all over the world giving the house a unique elegance with an eclectic and international atmosphere without neglecting the openness of the interior to catch the sea breezes.

It is characterized by curving stairs to the upper floors, of which there are three, 15 foot common-area ceilings, in and outdoor kitchens, wine room, laundry room, staff apartment and a two-car garage with a storage loft. All together, a first-class home.
For your piece of real estate in the Caribbean, go to the Sea Horse Ranch property.