Top three reasons to kiteboard in Cabarete
Turquoise bays where wind and sun deliver 300 days per year
Arguably the best kiteboarding destination in the Caribbean, if not the world
Warm weather and water, good vibes, safe for solo travelers and easy access to public transportation
Spend a week on the ultimate kiteboarding adventure in Dominican Republic! The small town of Cabarete is known as one of the world’s best water-sport destinations, and Kite Beach where you’ll spend your days is a small bay protected by a reef, so no matter what, the water always remains flat. The wind here delivers 300 days a year, and the beach, food, culture and island vibes, make it the ultimate getaway spot. The prime conditions don’t just reside in Cabarete, though. Just down shore a few hours, lie some of the country’s best hidden kite spots. So grab a group of friends and spend a week on the ultimate kiting adventure! Find out more about this stunning location and why it is a world-renowned wind-sports destination from a local legend Tracy Shayhorn, founder and co-owner of Cabarete Kite Point Kiteboarding School.
Peak season is June to August, but you can also kiteboard from December to February
Puerto Plata is just half an hour away and Santiago de los Caballeros is 2 hours away
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7-Day Kiteboarding Trip to Cabarete
The calm water and void of meddling chops is perfect for tricks. Nice, soft sand, 17 wind knots average, warm weather year-round, and amazing community vibes — what more could you ask for? Spend your day on the water and your evening soaking in everything the town has to offer. Let your expert IKO certified guide take you step-by-step through the art of kiteboarding and practice your new skills in a most amazing location! In no time, you’ll get the jist and start learning more advanced techniques. Relax after a day at the beach with your group in the gorgeous beachfront complex before retreating to your private room where you can re-energize for the next day. Before you know it, you’ll be heading home and planning your next kiteboarding adventure!
Kite. Eat. Sleep. Repeat.
On this week-long adventure, your group will make their way to the middle of the world-famous Kite Beach in Cabarete. A shallow turquoise bay with buttery flat water and lots of wide open space makes for the perfect backdrop to gain more experience or level up your skillset. Enjoy the sunny weather of the Dominican Republic and don’t waste a minute of your time! Spend the evenings experiencing all that this amazing town has to offer. Discover the unique restaurant scene, get to know your fellow outdoor enthusiast, and master the art of kiteboarding. This is an island-hopping adventure you’ll never forget!
Meet your guide
Cabarete Kite Point Kiteboarding School
Things to know
Covid measures in Cabarete
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Cabarete, Dominican Republic, please refer to the Go Dominican Republic.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
- An experienced IKO certified guide with extensive knowledge
- 7 days of kiteboarding depending on your chosen itinerary
- 7 nights in a private room at a beachfront complex
- 9 hours of private kiteboarding lessons
- 6 delicious meals (up to 300 DOK per day)
- All technical gear
What’s not included:
- All non-mentioned food and snacks
- Transportation to and from Cabarete
How fit do I need to be?
You don’t have to be that fit to kiteboard. Compared to other water/wind-sports, kiteboarding is relatively easy to learn! The instructor will teach you how to control the kite, which is more about the technique rather than the fitness. However, the fitter you are, the easier it gets. It is recommended to stretch before each session.
What do I need to bring?
Your instructors will make sure you have all the equipment and gear. Besides that, you will need:
- Clothing for 7 days in Cabarete
- Bathing suit
- Beach towel
- Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
- Camera — optional (but recommended)
Group sizes and age requirements
Group sizes and prices:
- The Cabarete adventure is not private and you will join other kiteboarding enthusiasts. The cost is per person and does not change as your group increases in size. You will have your own private room, but plenty of time to connect with other surfers!
Kiteboarding in Cabarete can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
- If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
- Minors can be permitted to join the group on a case-by-case basis.
If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Deposits and cancellation policy
Registration for an adventure with your guide requires a 30% deposit. The balance of program fees will generally be due 90 days prior to the starting date of the program. It is your responsibility to adhere to the fee payment schedule. Late payment will result in cancellation of program reservations and forfeiture of all fees paid.
The 30% deposit is non-refundable. All other program fee payments are refundable according to the following cancellation policy:
- If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to thirty (30) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund.
- For cancellations fourteen (14) to twenty nine (29) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the total amount paid when Booking.
- For cancellations zero (0) to thirteen (13) days in advance, the Client is not entitled to any refund.
In some cases, if you are required to forfeit your spot, you may find an acceptable replacement in which case your deposit and fees would transfer to your replacement without penalty.
Getting there and meeting location
The Dominican Republic has several international airports that are well-serviced by charters from both Europe and the Americas. To get to Cabarete, most people fly into Puerto Plata International Airport just half an hour away. Santo Domingo and Punta Cana are further away but many charter flights fly to these airports at very interesting prices so sometimes it can make sense to fly into one of these airports and organize a taxi to from the airport to Cabarete. From there, you can take a taxi or a shuttle to your accommodation.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet.