Cabarete in Pictures, 25 stunning photos in and around Cabarete

CABARETE IN PICTURES

Sunrise Playa Encuentro

CABARETE IN PICTURES

We have a lot of text describing what a surf vacation on the north coast of the Dominican Republic is all about, but instead of writing about how pretty the scenery is here, we thought we’d show you the scenery , landscapes and action you can expect when you visit us.

All pics are taken by Swell staff in and around Cabarete.

( sorry there’s a fair few sunrise and sunset shots, because we never get tired of them)

25 VISUAL REASONS FOR A (SURF) HOLIDAY TO CABARETE

 

#1

La Boca at Sunset
La Boca at Sunset

Taken at La Boca, a few minutes east of Cabarete. They have a nice restaurant in a local ambience here. Enjoy the Seafood and Dominican food

#2

Presidente Beer
Presidente Beer

Presidente, the local beer of the Dominican Republic. Available everywhere and very tasty.

#3

Sky over the mountains behind Cabarete
Sky over the mountains behind Cabarete

Pretty skies over the mountains just back of Cabarete. Photo is taken from Swell, and most nights the sky will turn some incredible colour.

#4

Fishing boat Las Terennas
Fishing boat in Las Terrenas

Ok so technically this is not Cabarete, however if you are doing an adventure holiday on the north coast then Las Terrenas should be a place to stop for a night. No waves here but a very pretty Caribbean town, some nice restaurants too.

#5

Sunrise Playa Encuentro
Sunrise Playa Encuentro

Playa Encuentro is just a few miles west of Cabarete. This is where we take our guests surfing every day, and since we are pretty much always the first ones at the surf beach, we love taking pics of the sunrise. Palm trees, no development, chill vibes; we are blessed to call this our local surf spot.

#6

View of Cabarete Bay
View of Cabarete Bay

The stunning bay of Cabarete captured with a drone flying over Swell. Windsurfing, kite surfing and sunbathing is all done at Cabarete Bay. It’s a few minutes walk to the beach where you can also find tons of good restaurants and bars

#7

Swell surf road trip
Swell surf road trip

This surf spot is also not in Cabarete, but it’s only 45 minute drive away. It’s stunning white sand beach, lined with Palm trees. With the right Swell direction it’s also a world class surfing spot.

#8

Playa Encuentro
Playa Encuentro

This is the scenery at Playa Encuentro where we surf. No high-rise condos or McDonald’s signs here, just palms trees and good waves.

#9

Cabarete sunset
Cabarete sunset

The Sky over Cabarete bay at Sunset. This photo is taken on the west side of the bay, looking over Cabarete and kitebeach

#10

Snorkelling in the Dominican Republic
Snorkelling in the Dominican Republic

Just a 10 minute drive west of us is Sosua bay.  No surfing in Sosua but there are some very nice snorkelling spots with plenty of fish to see. At Swell we can organise this snorkelling trip for our guests ( diving and diving courses can be organised too)

#11

La Boca
La Boca

When there is no wind (kitesurfers love kiting at La Boca Lagoon where there is wind), it’s very quiet and peaceful at La Boca. Stroll along the lagoon, sunbathe on the beach or have  lunch at the local restaurants.

#12

Waves at Encuentro
Waves at Encuentro

Playa Encuentro is one of the most consistent surfing spots in the Caribbean. Warm water so leave your wetsuit at home. Have a look at the surf seasons page to see when is the best time to visit the Dominican Republic

#13

North coast scenery
North coast scenery

Drive an hour east of Cabarete and you will come across this stunning viewpoint.

#14

Playa Grande
Playa Grande

Swell regularly organises day trip to Playa Grande and Laguna dudu, See #15

#15

Laguna Dudu
Laguna Dudu

Swim in the amazing deep blue water of Laguna Dudu. There’s a zipline that can launch you into the refreshing deep water.

#16

Kitesurfing in Cabarete
Kitesurfing in Cabarete

Cabarete is considered one of the best spots in the world for kitesurfing, as a result, the local Dominicans are amongst the worlds best. Take a kite lesson in Cabarete or just watch the locals do their incredible moves a few meters from the shoreline. Cabarete beach and Kitebeach are the best places for kite surfing.

#17

Bonfire at la Boca
Bonfire at la Boca

Swell can organise a trip to La Boca, where there will be local food, cold beers and a bonfire. What more could you ask for?

#18

want a coconut?
Want a coconut?

Want a refreshing coconut? ask a local and you’ll have a refreshing drink and bite a few minutes later.

#19

Kitebeach Cabarete sunset
Kitebeach Cabarete sunset

Watch the sunset over kitebeach after a day of surfing or kitesurfing as a great way to end the day.

#20

Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) at Cabarete Bay
Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) at Cabarete Bay

Flat water inside Cabarete Bay make it an ideal place to take a SUP lessons at one of the SUP Schools in Cabarete. Want some waves. Cabarete reef also has some perfect mellow waves.

#21

Sunset at Cabarete Bay
Sunset at Cabarete Bay

Wander out of Swell and within minutes you are at Cabarete Beach. Stroll along the bars and restaurants where there’s always 1 place that has a happy hour with some good Mojito’s or cold  Presidente on offer.

#22

Pretty beaches
Pretty beaches

The north coast has too many pretty beaches & coves to name them all here. You are never far away from the next spot that is ideal for your instagram shot.

#23

Dinner under palmtrees in Cabarete
Dinner under palmtrees in Cabarete

At Swell we cook dinner 4 times per week for our clients, the other evenings all our clients usually go for a short walk to Cabarete beach to choose one of the many restaurants located right on the beach, so you can enjoy fish or a fine steak ( or pizza) with a cold beer under the palm trees.

#24

Enjoy the tropical plants and animals
Enjoy the tropical plants and animals

The Dominican Republic has very fertile soil, plenty of sun and refreshing rains, as a result there are some stunning plants & trees to be admired. This is a pic taken in the gardens at Swell.

#25

Catch good waves on the north coast
Catch good waves on the north coast

There are many different surf spots to choose from. From easy and mellow spots for a  learn to surf  vacation to reef breaks that are great for advanced and experts surfers looking to get barreled.

 

I hope this “Cabarete in pictures” post got you excited for a vacation to the north coast of the DR. There’s a good reason the saying here is

“The Dominican Republic has it all!”

 

We hope to see you soon in Cabarete

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