Skill level


Enjoy a peaceful and relaxing vacation on Dominican Republic's #1 surfing beach. Fill your days with surfing, kiting and exploring the Caribbean's adventure capital. Come alone or bring your family, Cabarete has something for everyone!
Kitesurf conditions
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Spot: Flat, Small waves, Big waves, Choppy
Gear rental
Gear storage
Lessons or coaching
Spot guidance

Because of the trade winds, the kitesurfing conditions are great in Cabarete almost the whole year. Between January-March and June-August are the most consistent months for wind. The conditions at kite beach are mostly choppy with small-medium waves forming out at the reef. Encuentro offers amazing waves which are the largest over the winter months. About 7km east of Kite Beach is La Boca- a river mouth offering butter flat water. A three kite quiver is recommended as the wind ranges between 15-25 knots. The air and water temperatures remain warm through the year. A bikini/boardshorts are suitable over the summer and a thin wetsuit/lycra are recommended over the winter.

Trip characteristics
Typical Pickup: Calle Los Cocos 120/121
Suitable for: Solo traveler, Group, Family, Couple, Non-rider
Ambience: Relaxed, Lively Bars
Experience Type: Private

The Destination

Surf, kite, relax, repeat. The accommodation is walking distance to Playa Encuentro, the #1 surf beach in the Dominican Republic and about 3 miles from Kite Beach. Encuentro is a quiet, peaceful place perfect for enjoying a relaxing holiday filled with surfing and kiting. Rent a moto or jump on a moto taxi to travel between Encuentro, Kite Beach and downtown Cabarete. Cabarete is a lively town full of restaurants, shops and amazing nightlife.

The Experience

Cabarete has become known as the adventure capital of the Caribbean and for good reason! There are so many outdoor activities to enjoy including world class kiteboarding and beautiful surfing.

Kiteboarding Lessons

Choose between hourly private lessons, semi-private lessons or really hone your skills with 6-12 hour lesson packages.

Culture and Nightlife

Head out into town in the evenings and enjoy a variety of dining at the beach with everything from American style burger joints to small local restaurants to fruit and veggie stands. Cabarete is a perfect mix of local Dominicans, tourists and expats. Enjoy Cabarete's famous nightlife. Dance Bachata and Salsa all night long in the beach clubs and bars.

Other Activities

Other than kiteboarding, there are many other awesome activities to enjoy around Cabarete. Try yoga, go surfing, stand up paddle boarding, head into the mountains and jump down the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua, visit the National Park El Choco, go mountain biking, hiking, float the river in a tube and so much more!

Getting Around

Getting around in Cabarete is easy. Take the Guagua or caro publico, or rent a car. There is about 6 miles from Encuentro to Downtown Cabarete with Kite Beach directly in the middle.


Our tropical studios are suited for up to 4 persons, including a kitchen, bathroom, potable hot and cold water, private terrace with hammock, 24-hour electricity, and optional air-conditioning. Our facilities include a swimming pool in the large, tropical garden, a BBQ grill, activity loft and a free high speed internet connection. Hooked Cabarete is within walking distance from Encuentro Beach and about 3 miles from Kite Beach.
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Your Host: Walter

Member since April 2018

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