Cabarete Blog

Daily life in the Caribbean surf town of Cabarete

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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. ┬áThere’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 […]

Swell Surf Camp We have always been very proud of the hotel Jim and I created, which has been #1 in the Trip Advisor Popularity Rating practically since we opened, but Swell is now an award-winning hotel, receiving the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, 2011. Our guests return time and time again – if you […]

Here’s a lovely little video that Jim put together of him out on the SUP this week. Conditions were glassy and relatively small waves – but it gives a good indication of how Stand Up Paddle boarding is here in the bay of Cabarete. Stand up Paddleboarding Cabarete Enjoy and then come and join in […]

Flat, blue, clear water, not a wave in sight today. Days like this in Cabarete take on their own beauty. Swell clients took to the SUP’s and had some fun racing their stand up paddleboards across Bozo, the main bay of Cabarete.

So, Igor began to affect the waves in Cabarete today and guests of Swell enjoyed some nice rides this AM. It will get much bigger (a whole week of whoppers is forecasted courtesy of Igor, CAT 4 Hurricane and following close behind, Julia, also now a CAT 4 Hurricane). We are so very fortunate in […]

Great morning SUP and surf session, which began with the alarm clock ringing at 5.15am Beautiful weather, water and waves combined to produce the following; Jim on the SUP board Luciano Gonzalez ripping as always Jim and Drew watching the sets coming Dave Luciano Jeff Dave again – Australian surfers rip too Simon

It is smoking hot in Cabarete; summer is not our favorite time here – it’s good for wind and smaller waves for beginner/intermediate surfers, but it is so hot that we start to crave those cooler European daytime and evening temperatures. Surfing Cabarete and it’s various surf breaks, or kite surfing or being out on […]

Cabarete has so much to offer the watersportmen and women; early birds get up for the surfing or Stand up paddle boarding now growing so fast on the town’s various reefs. Wind kicks in around lunchtime and then the kiteboarders, windsurfers and sailors are happy too. Another nice swell is on it’s way this week […]

We had fun today with Jim and Jack – visiting Cabarete and staying at Palm Beach condos (a nice beach front condo development), they had contacted us for some SUP lessons. Luckily, the conditions were as perfect as can be for a first lesson; water like glass and a tiny ripple of a wave. These […]

Six months ago, we opened our new hotel. So far, it has been a success and we have had an overwhelmingly positive response from our clients. We’re not perfect, far from it in fact, but we’ve brought something new and fresh to a town that has suffered for the last 2 or more years from […]