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.

It’s time to say “hello” again

It’s time to say “hello” again to all of you, introducing myself, Sabine A. Mertes and Select Caribbean Properties.

Select Caribbean Properties which was founded in 2001. We offer all kinds of real estate from modest, tasteful homes in well-managed gated communities to large villas in the high-end projects. We list condominiums as well, of many, varied types.

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If you wish to own a farm Select Caribbean Properties lists dozens. Ranging in size from smaller properties perfect for a home and some medium to large, oceanfront or mountain farms with hundreds of acres suitable for ranching, agriculture, or residential/hotel development. The very best of all these real estate niches are to be found in the pages of the website www.selectcaribbean.com

Select Caribbean Properties has very good working relationships with lawyers, surveyors, and town officials.

We can recommend architects and builders and suppliers of everything needed to create a home in this tropical paradise. We can even arrange to get your new farm fenced for horses while arranging that the grass of the farm’s pastures is optimized for them. In short, Select Caribbean Properties stands head and shoulders above most real estate companies in the area. The reasons are simple: honesty, a dedication to quality, and the desire to see each client satisfied with their purchase or sale.

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The Name You Trust

My absolute passion is my horses.

I am living in the Dominican Republic since 1992 and I am still very happy on this beautiful island. I am enjoying the sun, the blue sky and the wonderful Atlantic ocean on the north shore every day. Life is different here. Outdoor activities are available the whole year like surfing, kite surfing, sailing, snorkeling, golfing, horseback riding, rafting etc. All this makes this place very special.

I rescued a few of them and gave them a new home in the pasture of the Sea Horse Ranch Equestrian Center. I am not just interested in riding horses. My goal is to understand them and to listen to them. They have lots of stories to tell and you can learn a lot from them.

The most important thing for me is that their hooves are in perfect condition. A very good friend of mine who lives now in California taught me how to trim the horse’s hooves. The best example for a healthy hoof is the one of a “Wild Mustang”.

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Riding On The Beach

If you like to get more info about healthy hooves and happy horses, please look at Paige Poss website who was visiting us this Spring 2013 in the Dominican Republic to teach us more about this wonderful animal. http://www.ironfreehoof.com/ 

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Riding Magnum On The Beach

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Villa Windsong: An Exclusive Opportunity to Rent or Own in The Dominican Republic

We would like to introduce you to Villa Windsong, an exclusive real estate and rental opportunity on the north coast of Dominican Republic.

Villa Windsong is an elegantly appointed beachfront villa, located in one of the most prestigious gated communities on the north coast of Dominican Republic. In fact, we feel that it is a true reflection of the luxurious Caribbean lifestyle. Many people dream of living or staying here – are you one of them?

Villa Windsong is an amazing example of Cabarete real estate which is for rent and for sale and represented by Select Caribbean Properties.

A large part of the beauty of this home is the clever design and layout of the entire home and property. With five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms, Villa Windsong is ideal for hosting large families or events. In fact, each one of the beautiful and luxurious bedrooms can be entered from a hallway along with a tropical garden or directly from the ocean side.

Spacious and well equipped, the villa’s kitchen is artfully designed and makes entertaining a pure joy.

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Kitchen of Villa Windsong

The marvel of this home, however, is the 200 square meter oceanfront living room that faces out over the Atlantic Ocean.

Sweeping, cathedral style ceilings allow the Caribbean breeze to flow freely throughout the home and out over the property. To provide unobstructed views of the ocean, all doors have also been designed to fold or retract toward the wall, adding to the unique and classic charm of this villa. It’s truly a beautiful space.

Outside those doors is an expansive infinity pool with the beach-style entrance. This pool area is surrounded by your own ocean front coco bar and outdoor pizza oven. Imagine the parties and family gatherings that could happen in this space!

Just beyond that area, the property extends out to a private beach that is also available for to explore and enjoy.

In addition to the beauty of the property, the entire building has a central water purification system. This thoughtful addition provides both peace of mind and convenience.

Beyond the principal home, there is also a staff area containing two separate bedrooms and bathrooms. Many members of the team have been working there since the beginning. All guests have enjoyed and commented on the quality of their care and help over the years.

The villa’s garage has parking space for up to four large vehicles, allowing for extra space in the driveway.

Villa Windsong is located in a very secure and welcoming neighborhood. The area contains homes and properties that are filled with locals and visitors, alike.

Nearby horse stables, tennis courts, and ocean view dining add to the charm of this location.

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Sea Horse Ranch Beach Club

In addition to all of the above, the surrounding area and the community are full of adventure and opportunities to explore. The best windsurfing and kiteboarding beaches on the island are only ten minutes away. The entire area is perfect for guests seeking different sports and ocean adventures.

Getting here is effortless. The Puerto Plata international airport is a quick 15-minute drive to the east. This allows for convenient and affordable access to and from the villa.

Does your heart want to call this your new home? Although Villa Windsong is currently a coveted vacation rental home, it’s also available to buy.

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Backyard of Beachfront Villa

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Living Room of Villa Windsong

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Pool at Night

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Vacation Rental Villa with a private beach

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.

Shopping in Cabarete

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Shopping Boutique in Cabarete

Shopping in Cabarete on the north coast famous surf town in the Dominican Republic is lots of fun. So many beautiful different handmade products are offered by the members of this international community.

Looking for a CD of Merengue- Salsa-themed music? We’ve got it. A native made lamp from a calabash gourd or locally made honey? We got it. Fine handcrafted jewelry or locally made handbags? Yes and yes. A bottle of fine rum or a very cold Presidente beer? Take your pick. The Cabarete art & craft markets are offering various handmade products and the tourists just love it.

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Handmade Bracelet

From souvenirs to Shaker rockers, kiteboards to the classic wooden model of a surfboard, the north coast especially in the Cabarete area, offers a varied shopping experience.

Granted, the closest malls are about two hours away – west and south – but our dazzling mix of specialty shops, boutiques, markets and art-and-crafts shows will keep you busy for days.

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Leather Bag designed and made in the Dominican Republic

Explore at our leisure amid the relaxed ambiance of our welcoming villages and gentle country roads. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of discovering a perfect little shop that seems customized for your tastes. The Cabarete area teems with such places. And in many cases, once you’ve discovered “your” shop, you can go back again and again – even after you’ve returned home – by visiting their Web site. Not to mention that much local business is happy to ship the treasures you find while you’re here on vacation.

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!

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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.

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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.

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Eaties at Cabarete Beach

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

Where to go in Cabarete, north coast of the Dominican Republic!

Hi, I am Janet, a newcomer to the Dominican Republic, on the island of Hispaniola and will tell you where to go in Cabarete.

I was pleased to discover many fine gems in the heart of bustling Cabarete beach, on the north shore of the island. It is a nice place to start a new life and a business. Several good opportunities are available for sale.

My most recent discovery was a small stretch of beach on the east side of Cabarete which contains four interesting businesses in one convenient location, EZE Beach Bar and Restaurant, The Laser Training Center, Mistral Club Windsurfing and Carib Wind Cabarete clothing store.

EZE Beach Bar and Restaurant is a hip little open-air restaurant that offers light fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as coffee drinks, beer, wine and mixed drinks.  I find the music they play to be relaxing and soothing. Whether you are sitting enjoying a meal or drink, relaxing on a padded wooden recliner under a beach umbrella, flopped on a bean bag chair in the sand, or sitting at a shaded table with friends and family, EZE Beach Bar and Restaurant is sure to please. WiFi is available.

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Next door is the Laser Training Center which is owned by Ari Barshi. At the center, Laser sailboats for rent are available by the hour or day, Laser clinics and regattas are hosted, and lessons and coaching are offered.  The Laser Training Center has hosted many world-class and Olympic sailors, but also welcomes beginners, or those who simply want to improve their Laser sailing skills.

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Club Mistral Windsurfing, run by Oli Habermann and Suzanna Hein, is located at the Laser Training Center and offers windsurfing rentals and lesson. They are open year round with daily hours 10 am-6 pm.

Club Mistral

Carib Wind Cabarete clothing store is your one-stop ocean sports equipment and clothing shop.  Whether it’s sunglasses, shorts and tops, dresses or flip flops you’re looking for, or kite sailing, windsurfing or sailing equipment, you’ll find it all here.  Stop in and take a look around!

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