Cabarete#1 in Best Things To Do in Puerto Plata
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Cabarete used to be quaint fishing village; now, it's a high-geared getaway for the jet-set. You should consider planning a day or two's worth of activities in this town east of Puerto Plata, where you'll find the best kitesurfing and windsurfing beaches, not to mention a smattering of bars and new restaurants.
The town's big claim to fame is Kite Beach. "It has sandy beaches and areas to launch your kite, perfect conditions and a reef 300 meters from shore," notes world66.com. "Beginners don't kite on the reef, but as a more experienced kiter it can be a lot of fun." Other popular shores include Bozo Beach (about 5 minutes from downtown Cabarete) or Encuentro Beach. Most of the surf breaks are too rough for first-timers, but never fear, Cabarete also has about 10 kitesurfing schools where you can learn the craft.
Don't leave the area before sampling some of the nightlife options. Most of the bars and restaurants are located along the main street, Calle Principal.
- This town is renowned for kite surfing and wind surfing, and numerous schools offer multi-day lessons. Kite Beach is the best area for kite surfing with flatter inside water and waves, too." -- Wikitravel
- Hip nightlife is also found at the little bars -- shanties, really -- along the beach. Tuesday nights it's salsa and merengue at Onno's Bar (tel.809/571-0461). The Bamboo Bar is the place to be on Friday night, and on Saturday the new Wave Bar and Tribal Café (no phones) draw the most patrons." -- Frommer's
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