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Dominican Republic
kitesurf features
kite-in kite-out accomodation
1-2m waves
2m+ waves
launch space 20m+
destination ratings
nightlife 4/5
beginner friendly 4/5
family friendly 5/5
flat water 3/5
not crowded 2/5
other activities 4/5
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cost rating
breakfast + bed + dinner
wifi at the destination
# of restaurants in the area

season overview

foil wind is more than 8 kts
wind for big kites is more than 12 kts
freeride wind is more than 17 kts
big air wind is more than 22 kts
air temperature
water temperature

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New! The room map includes both airbnb and hotel options in Cabarete. For the best kitesurf holidays, we recommend staying within walking distance of the main kitespot when possible.

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Destination info

Contributor content provided by Laurel Eastman at Laurel Eastman Kiteboarding

Destination Overview: Friendly helpful, fun locals make kiteboarding in Cabarete really special! Consistent winds, warm water all year round, surfing at Encuentro, and great nightlife ensure there is something for everyone. The kitespot is 20min away from the airport, making Cabarete one of the most easily accessible holiday kiteboard destinations. There's also a ton of "kite-in kite-out" accommodation where you launch so you can just hit the water when you see the wind; no car required!

Kitespot(s) Overview: Cabarete is an excellent kiteboarding destination due to its steady trade winds all winter and the strong trade wind plus sea breeze during summer. Summer mornings are perfect for foilboarding, and it's not crowded at all. Winter afternoons on the reef make for awesome wave riding.

Other activities & things to do: Surfing at Encuentro, canyoneering, horseback riding, fitness, yoga, massage, shopping, cafe life, swimming, beach walking.

Best beginner spot(s) in the area: The two main kite spots: Cabarete Bay and Kite Beach.

Best flat water spot(s) in the area: La Boca (20 minutes away, advanced riders only as it's very small.) The best beginner flatwater spot is Buen Hombre, a few hours away, however.

Best wave spot(s) in the area: Encuentro and the downwinder from LEK to Encuentro is pretty epic!

Significant wind patterns: trade winds and thermals.

After-kite drinks or other notable bars & restaurants: Cabarete has a dozen bars and restaurants right on the sand overlooking the kite spot. Yalla, Aqua, Mojito bar, Lax/Ojo, Leaf, and more.

Local intel by Laurel Eastman
More than just a kiteboarding school - Laurel Eastman Kiteboarding in Cabarete is the place to live your kiteboarding dreams. No matter what level kitesurfer you are, there is something fun for you, your friends, and your family.

Wind forecast

Current wind and weather forecast at Cabarete. To see best months to kite foil, freeride kiteboard, and for big air, see “season overview” at top. You may have to slide map up to see kitespot.

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