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Daily life in the Caribbean surf town of Cabarete

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The great Dominican Republic Jazz festival kicks off today: the first concert being in the Parque Independencia in Puerto Plata starting at 8pm.  Tomorrow, it moves to Sosua in the Parque Mirador, again at 8pm, before coming to the best venue (in our opinion), Cabarete Beach for the 2nd and 3rd of November in two evening shows […]

As the weather turns distinctly chilly in North America and Europe, we understand why residents of these Northern hemisphere countries start to set their minds towards warmer places for their getaway-warm-up.  There’s a wealth of countries/islands to choose from so here we are, putting forward the case for Cabarete, here on the North coast, Dominican […]

Ever wondered what an active surf vacation might look like?  Swell surf camp guest, Jon Ryder recently visited Cabarete to surf, snorkel, hike up the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua and enjoy a bit of a party in our great Caribbean town on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.   More info at Swell surf […]

A beautiful morning – no wind and some easy surfing conditions, typical of the summer months in Cabarete – so perfect for beginners to take their first rides and discover the love of surfing. Pictures courtesy of Swell Surf Camp quick chat before….. paddling out together the whole family together in the water – Yael […]

Those of you reaching for the Spanish dictionary – don’t worry, here’s the translation – we’re getting married Jim proposed to me last week after almost 4 years together. I never imagined that it was possible to meet the man who’s perfect for you in a tiny town in the Caribbean like this, but I […]

North swell arrived today – it won’t last more than 5 days or so, so at 5.30am we were on the road with our clients to make the best of it.  A spot of rain didn’t spoil our day looks at Dan’s smile – he was leaving this afternoon and had a blast on his […]

OK so nothing even changed for Cabarete after the awful earthquake in Haiti.  Still Cabarete has apparently suffered somewhat from the association.  It’s a shame for businesses who have made it through a difficult tourism year to have this one landed on them just as the world’s economy was looking up.  Cabarete though has what […]

We had a great day today at Playa Grande, surfing La Preciosa.  We took all our clients there for a really nice day; small waves, but perfectly formed! I have to remind people that Cabarete, and the whole of the Dominican Republic are completely unaffected by the earthquake that hit Haiti – we are all […]

Hurrah!  Energetic Tricia has brought a great new cafe to Cabarete, sited 1 km out of the town (short moto ride towards Sosua).  She’s buying organic coffee direct from the makers and having it roasted to produce a flavor that is quite unique and quite the nicest I ever tried (move over Starbucks). I am […]

We had a lot of fun last night – lucky to have a great group of guests staying with us and no-one was shy to square dance the night away.  Jane Palmieri (one of our guests) turns out to be a Caller and kept us on our feet.  It’s a good workout! On top of […]