Cabarete Beach

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Cabarete Beach shares a bay with Bozo Beach, which is where the local Kiteboarding school is located. While Bozo Beach is where the novices go to learn, Cabarete Beach is for the more experienced athletes. While this beach is not one of the best for swimming and sun bathing, watersports, dining, and drinking are what draws crowds.

Set in Cabarete, Cabarete Beach is on the North edge of the Dominican Republic. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. If you prefer to escape the buzz of the city, it's good to know that most of the Dominican Republic's beaches are quite calm and serene. Then again, some vacationers seek out the loudest and the most active areas, and are better suited for one of the few lively beaches, like Cabarete Beach.

How to Access The Beach
Cabarete is located east of Puerto Plata just off Highway 5.

Amenities and Ambiance

Cabarete Beach scoops into the coast with its golden sands and aqua colored waters. The surf can be rough here, but the onshore atmosphere is thick with excitement and adventure as kite surfers head out to catch some waves.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Remember to take into account that Cabarete Beach is in an area which is a popular spot, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the Dominican Republic's North coast. It's located near Monkey Jungle, which is a local attraction.

If a visit to the Cabarete Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Cabarete Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Monkey Jungle Zip Line Site 0.4 mi. W --

Cities and Towns

The nearest area of the Dominican Republic to Cabarete Beach is Cabarete. This location is only a half mile away, meaning it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. This area in the Dominican Republic is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Travelers seeking a place to stay close to Cabarete Beach shouldn't find it very difficult, as there are lots of hotels to pick from in the vicinity. You can find the closest and most convenient booking options by viewing what's shown below.

Accommodations near Cabarete Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Alegria 0.1 mi. NE Hotel
Hotel Sans Souci -- -- Hotel
Velero Beach Resort 0.1 mi. NE Resort
Gran Cabanna Cabarete All Inclusive 0.2 mi. W Resort
Casa Blanca Hotel 0.2 mi. E Hotel
Villa Taina 0.4 mi. W Resort
Hotel Villa Taina 0.4 mi. W Hotel
Hotel Kaoba 0.4 mi. W Hotel
Azzurro Club Estrella 0.4 mi. W Resort
Tropical Beach Club 0.6 mi. W Hotel


When you're starving for a midday meal, this beach has you covered, and you won't have to look too far away. One of the nearest restaurants is La Terrasse. This restaurant serves European cuisine. Visitors often rave about their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a little ways away.

A few nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Cabarete Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
La Terrasse (809) 886-6060 European Very Casual 0.1 mi. ENE
Eze Beach Bar Restaurant (809) 571-0586 Mediterranean Very Casual 0.1 mi. WSW
Victor’s @ Velero (809) 571-9727 International Informal 0.1 mi. NE
Cafe Pitu (809) 571-0861 International Very Casual 0.1 mi. WSW
Casa del Pescador (809) 571-0760 Spanish Informal 0.1 mi. ENE
Front Loop Cafe (809) 571-0848 American Very Casual 0.1 mi. ENE
Martini's Beach Bar & Grill (809) 915-8815 Creole Very Casual 0.1 mi. ENE
Voyvoy Grill (809) 571-0805 Caribbean Very Casual 0.1 mi. W
Bambu Restaurant (809) 982-4549 American Very Casual 0.2 mi. W
Otra Cosa (809) 571-0607 French Informal 0.2 mi. NE
Claro Cafe (809) 889-1406 American Very Casual 0.2 mi. E
La Casita De Don Alfredo Papi (809) 986-3750 Caribbean, Mediterranean -- 0.2 mi. W

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in the Dominican Republic, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You may also want to try Encuentro Beach, where there's usually lots of activity. You'll find it three and a half miles to the northwest. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Bozo Beach is a beach removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. It is located only a short distance away.

Travelers may also want to consider Kite Beach, which is located a mile and a half away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Dominican Republic; then again, visiting Cabarete Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Dominican Republic even more memorable.


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