If you know me at all, you’ll already know that Cabarete in the Dominican Republic is pretty much my favorite place on earth. My family spends a ton of time there and over the years I feel like its more like going home than anywhere else in the world. The weather is amazing, the people are fantastic, and the kiteboarding is some of the best in the world. I love everything about it!!!!
Since I heavily recommend going to check it out for yourself, I wanted to make sure you could check out all the best spots so that you end up loving it as much as I do! Restaurants, night life, kiting, surfing, how to get there, everything you need to know is below. 🙂
Kite Club – My favorite lunch spot on the beach with the best fish tacos! Ask for tacos pescados picante for a little spice! What’s even better is they use all fresh ingredients so sometimes the tacos are a little different based on what they have fresh and available that day. Some days you’ll get avocado, or cucumber, other days they’ll have peppers, and always the pineapple salsa on the side! They also serve the tacos with two tortillas, a soft shell with a hard shell inside of it!!! And of course always mahi mahi or dorado which is the local fish. It’s always a fun surprise to see what my tacos look like that day. 🙂 The fish burger is also amazing and they have many other options on the menu as well and specials like the kiters special. The vibes here are amazing as well, sitting outside with the wind in your hair, watching the kite crowd come in and out of the water, huge smiles on their faces from an epic session.
On the beach
Right off the beach
Callejon de la loma (if you turn off the main street that runs through Cabarete across from Ocean Dream)
Kinda far, dope experience:
Going out in Cabarete is one of the most fun places to bar hop because all of the bars are along the beach! There is something for everyone so feel free to stop in any bar downtown but we typically hang out at our two favorites Voy Voy & Ojos!
Voy Voy – This chill bar is often full of expats who fell in love with Cabarete and stuck around. With surf videos playing on the wall this is the perfect bar to go meet other travelers or just hang with your crew and have a few drinks. Voy Voy also has specific activities on certain nights such as karaoke on Mondays and volleyball on Thursdays!
Ojos – This latin dance club has two floors of dancing fun! It typically is pretty empty until 10:30 pm or later but once the dance party gets going around 11/11:30 pm it can get packed and wild! Enjoy dancing to a mix of bachata, salsa, and some international top hits as it gets later in the night!
For a “to do” list so to speak of which spots to hit each night of the week, check the below which is what I typically do when I’m in Cabarete!
Kiteboarding Lessons & Equipment Rentals on Kite Beach
How to get to Cabarete!