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The ultimate two-day kiteboard adventure in Buen Hombre and Paradise Island
Cabarete, Dominican Republic, is arguably the best kiteboarding destination in the Caribbean, if not the world. 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, hit the bus, and spend two days on the ultimate kiting adventure.
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Two-day Kiteboarding Trip to Buen Hombre and Paradise Island
Buen Hombre is a peaceful bay with even more consistent winds than Cabarete. The calm water, void of meddling chops, is perfect for tricks. Spend your day on the water and your evening soaking in everything the town has to offer. On the second day, travel by boat to Cayo Arena — AKA Paradise Island — a little sand bar held up by a coral reef off the coast. Snorkel the turquoise waters before setting off on a 1-hour downwinder. This trip requires a minimum of five people, so grab some friends and hit the water for the ultimate Caribbean kite adventure.
On this two-day adventure, your group will make their way from Cabarete to Buen Hombre by bus. A little off the beaten path, this small fishing town is three hours west of Cabarete and well worth the trek. 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. Spend the evening experiencing all the local flavor this town has to offer. Day two will see you and your group heading to Paradise Island, an aptly named coral islet 35 km east of Buen Hombre. You’ll snorkel, then enjoy a 1-hour, 27km downwinder along mangroves. This is an island-hopping adventure you’ll never forget. Oh, and did we mention there’s a photoshoot?
Things you need to know
Why should I book with 57hours?
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Why should I go kiteboarding?
Gliding through the air, while wind and waves rush past you sounds heavenly, but trust us, it feels even better! So don’t blame 57hours when you get addicted.
Kiteboarding is fun and it’s a great workout. Everyone can do it, no matter your previous skill level with any water sports — you pick your own pace and the guides will find conditions you feel comfortable in. And no, you can’t fly away! The equipment is designed to move with you. It will seem like you’re flying, which is the best part. If you ask us, there’s really no reason not to try Cabarete kiteboarding!
What you get in this adventure:
- Transportation in a spacious and comfortable bus
- Shared accommodation for one night
- Two meals per day, buffet style
- Boat for downwinder
*This trip is “bring your own gear,” but rentals are available upon request.
What should I bring to the beach?
Swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, water, snacks, good vibes, and your own kiting gear. If you don’t have your own gear, let us know during the booking process and rental arrangements will be made at an additional cost.
What's the itinerary?
- 8:00 am: Pick-up Cabarete Kite Point Kiteboarding School on Kite Beach
- 11:30 am: Arrive at hotel in Buen Hombre and eat lunch
- All afternoon: Kiteboarding in the bay with photoshoot
- 8:00 pm: Dinner at the hotel
- 8:30 am: Breakfast
- 10:00 am: Boat to Paradise Island
- 10:30 am: Snorkeling at Paradise Island
- 12:00 am: Leave for photoshoot in the lagoon, then 1-hour downwinder along mangroves (27km)
- 4:00 pm: Lunch
5:30 pm: Return to Cabarete
How fit do I have to be?
There is no minimum fitness requirement, but there is a minimum skill level requirement. This is an intermediate level adventure, and kiteboarders need to be able to confidently ride upwind to participate in this trip.
Is there a minimum age requirement?
While there is not necessarily a minimum age to kiteboard, there is a minimum skill level requirement. If you’re travelling with minors that are able to confidently ride upwind, contact us prior to booking and Cabarete Kite Point will let you know if it’s safe for them to participate in this adventure.
What about group sizes and pricing?
This two-day tour requires a minimum of five people and is priced at $150 per person, making it the perfect adventure to go on with a group of friends. If you’re travelling with a party of less than five people, contact us prior to booking and we will do our best to accommodate your group.
What if there is no wind?
On average, 20 out of 30 days in Cabarete are windy, but you’ll find plenty of alternative activities and on rest days! Trips are subject to wind conditions, and despite instructors’ best forecasting efforts, sometimes fickle wind requires trips to be called off. In this case, your tour will be rescheduled for a more favorable day. If no such arrangement can be made, you will be issued a full refund.
All policies regarding cancellation, rescheduling and trip insurance will be clearly laid out by your instructor prior to booking your adventure. Contact us if you’d like more information on a specific adventure.
Getting there and meeting location
Flying into Puerto Plata (POP) is the fastest and easiest option, which is a short 20-minute cab ride from Cabarete. You’ll meet your instructor at Cabarete Kite Point Kiteboarding School.
Be sure to arrive about 15 minutes early so you can check-in, and prepare to hit the bus for your two-day adventure.