The Dominican Republic has 2 seasons: the cool season, lasting from
November to april with average temperatures ranging from 29 degrees
celsius during the day to 19 degrees celsius during the evening, and
the hot season, lasting from May to october with average temperatures
from 30 degrees celsius to 22 degrees celsius. Rainshowers are more
frequent during the month of May until the middle of June. Sunlight
hours stay about the same for the entire year.
Situation of Cabarete
The north side of the Island along the shores of the Atlantic
Ocean is made up of long beaches with fine sand and sugar cane fields.
The ocean breezes which blow from the East bring a refreshing coolness
on hot days.
Cabarete, which is situated on the Cabarete Bay, is 25 km east of
the Puerto Plata International Airport. Cabarete has been called the
"Windsurf capital" because of the excellent winds. A coral reef is
located just outside the bay where it is not at all uncommon to find
waves 3 to 4 meters high. However, windsurfing should not be the only
reason to plan a vacation at Cabarete. The 3 km long beach is perfect
for long walks, where one can discover perfect lagoons. Cabarete has
managed to preserve its pleasant and relaxed atmosphere, in spite of
the fact that tourims has become the largest interest for the village.
Here, vacationers mix easily with the locals and one will not find a
large hotel complex to disrupt the tranquility of the setting.
Forget the all-inclusive hotels. Cabarete has a great choice of
restaurant for all budgets. If you want something typical and cheap,
go to the Dominican Village or if you want some nice romantic
restaurants, choose one on the beach.
The action does not end at the dinner. Every night the bars fill with
people looking to meet and mingle and bands are playing local music
(merengue and bachata) as well as rock and roll.
While dancing, drink a cuba libre or a piña colada and you will
start to enjoy the Caribbean lifestyle.