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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

Sea Horse Ranch Equestrian Center between Sosua and Cabarete

Sea Horse Ranch Equestrian Center is located between the towns of Cabarete and Sosua on the north shore of Dominican Republic, on Route 5.

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Sea Horse Ranch Equestrian Center between Sosua and Cabarete

The private ranch not only features lovely privately owned homes which Select Caribbean Properties has for sale and rent, but also a beautiful Equestrian Center. The center is open to the public for horseback riding tours on over 7 miles of bridle paths, trails, and beach.

The horses are all well cared for, well trained and patient and are appropriate for novice or experienced riders. Local and visiting horse enthusiasts may hire world class instructors for lessons in riding, dressage, and jump, catering both to advanced riders and novices alike.

The Equestrian Center is situated in a luxury residential gated community called Sea Horse Ranch and offers Luxury Caribbean Dream Villas for Sale.

Sea Horse Ranch rides in Cabarete

Happy Horse Owner

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Round Pen at the Ranch

One the grounds you will find an enclosed training round pen, jumping arena and two large riding arenas, enclosed stalls and horse bathing areas for the utmost care of the horses. Outdoor horses are allowed to graze freely on large pastures. The center is professionally staffed with full time experienced grooms and farriers and is now managed by Alexandre de Wazieres, from France.

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Trail Riders

Alexandre started his work at the center in January of 2015 and has extensive experience in the horse world, having owned and operated two horse ranches in France. He is a member of the French Equestrian Federation and former president of the regional committee of Nord-Pas de Calais. He is also a medal-holder of the sportsmanship 1999 CDO Olympic departmental committee.
The Sea Horse Ranch Equestrian Center office is open from 8 am to 5 pm on weekdays.

Alexandre

Alexandre, the manager at the ranch