The Dominican Republic has 2 seasons: the cool season, lasting from November to april with average temperatures ranging from 29 degrees celsius during the day to 19 degrees celsius during the evening, and the hot season, lasting from May to october with average temperatures from 30 degrees celsius to 22 degrees celsius. Rainshowers are more frequent during the month of May until the middle of June. Sunlight hours stay about the same for the entire year.
The north side of the Island along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean is made up of long beaches with fine sand and sugar cane fields. The ocean breezes which blow from the East bring a refreshing coolness on hot days.
Cabarete, which is situated on the Cabarete Bay, is 25 km east of the Puerto Plata International Airport. Cabarete has been called the “Windsurf capital” because of the excellent winds. A coral reef is located just outside the bay where it is not at all uncommon to find waves 3 to 4 meters high. However, windsurfing should not be the only reason to plan a vacation at Cabarete. The 3 km long beach is perfect for long walks, where one can discover perfect lagoons. Cabarete has managed to preserve its pleasant and relaxed atmosphere, in spite of the fact that tourims has become the largest interest for the village. Here, vacationers mix easily with the locals and one will not find a large hotel complex to disrupt the tranquility of the setting.
Forget the all-inclusive hotels. Cabarete has a great choice of restaurant for all budgets. If you want something typical and cheap, go to the Dominican Village or if you want some nice romantic restaurants, choose one on the beach.
The action does not end at the dinner. Every night the bars fill with people looking to meet and mingle and bands are playing local music (merengue and bachata) as well as rock and roll.
While dancing, drink a cuba libre or a piña colada and you will start to enjoy the Caribbean lifestyle.