Activities and Trips around Cabarete

Playa Grande

It is about 1 hour drive direction East. Along with the soft, powder-like sand, the beach is lined with tall coconut palms and bordered on each side by rugged coral formations and cliffs. The big waves this area enjoys makes it a popular spot for surfing and body/boogie boarding. Just behind the beach are a number of food vendors who vie to be the first to offer you their freshly prepared seafood dishes and refreshments, served on tables in front of their establishments, or brought right to your chair on the beach!

Playa Grande
Playa Grande

Scuba diving & Snorkeling

Clear turquoise waters in the Sosua area, just 15 minutes from Cabarete, cater to unique scuba diving & snorkeling experiences, and an abundance of underwater life. Whether you desire gear rental, or diving certification, a number of shops located in the area will be more than happy to prepare you for the sea.

Sosua Bay
Sosua Diving

"El Choco National Park"

After just a short time in the Area Protegida (Protected Area) Cabarete and Goleta, you have no doubt in your mind as to how this lush and diverse area was named a "National Monument". Any local will tell you that its real name is "El Choco National Park". Bordered by the foothills of the Cordillera Septentrional to the south and the Cabarete Lagoon to the North, the park guards 77 square kilometers (48 square miles) of pasture land, lagoon, jungle, tropical plants, Caribbean birds, caves, and abruptly jutting hills. Many of the freshwater springs encountered in the park have subterraneous origins deep in the belly of the earth.

El Choco caves
El Choco park

Horseback riding

Whether you're a first time rider, or have been riding for many years, you will not be disappointed in the trips available through several ranches in the area. You can ride on the beach along the ocean coast, or take trails through the lush tropical mountain forests, or both!

Horseback riding in the mountains
Horseback riding on the beach

Cascading (27 Waterfalls)

Discover your extreme side and conquer the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua. Hike, climb and swim up the falls and then jump, dive, and slide back down them.
27 Waterfalls of Rio Damajagua, nestled in the rolling hills of the Northern Corridor mountain range, lie behind the long stalks of sugar cane. Mother Nature has crafted twenty-seven awe-inspiring pools, etched out of limestone rock. 

27 waterfalls
27 waterfalls

Puerto Plata & Mountain Isabel

Located 45 minutes west of Cabarete, Puerto Plata is the largest city on the north coast. It's name, 'Port of Silver', was given to it because of the silver luster of the water at sunset. There are a few attractions you can visit besides the town, such as the Amber Museum, the San Felipe Fort and the famous Brugal Rum Distillery.

Located 45 minutes west of Cabarete, towards Puerto Plata, is Mount Isabel. You can't miss it on your drive there. This is a close area to do some hiking and see some beautiful views of the countryside.

One of the singular experiences that offer Puerto Plata to the national and foreign tourists is the Cableway, unique in the country and the Antilles, that allow us to visit the top of the mountain Isabel de Torres, where Christ Redentor hopes with the opened arms at which they are ventured to watch the complete city from the stop.

At the moment one is to all capacity, this wonder constructed in 1973 and recovered in 1999 and that thanks to the work of a patronage has been improving the conditions of one of the most beautiful gardens of the country.

Teliferico Puerto Plata

Spanish Lessons

Learning another language is one of the most rewarding investments you can make. Just nexy door to Ali's Surfcamp we have a language institute. Benefit from their student-centered instruction with certified language teachers and find your Spanish coming alive as you practice with friendly Dominicans. Our courses balance theory with practice and place emphasis on oral communication. We use a variety of instructional theories and techniques to meet each student’s needs.


Located 1.5 hours west and south of Cabarete, Santiago is the Dominican Republic's second largest city. Some things definitely worth the trip are the Tomas Morel Museum of Folkloric Art, the Monument of the Heroes of the Restoration, and the Tobacco Museum. Make sure you also visit the bustling downtown area, alive with the colors, sights and sounds of typically Dominican 'big city' life.

Salsa, Bachata & Merengue

Dancing combines everything you need to stay healthy and happy! It's a social activity, great exercise, and a fantastic way to meet people and to make new friends - all at the same time! Now you can learn to dance Merengue, Bachata and Salsa in Cabarete


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Surfing Cabarete
There's a large variety of surf spots in and around town. Encuentro offers something for the beginning surfer to the experts looking for tube time.
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Quality accommodation for every budget here at Ali's. Studios, apartments, Caribbean. style huts. A good restaurant with quality food is also present, and don't forget the pool.
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The surf camp is equipped with fast internet connection, just bring your laptop with a wireless adapter and look at the swell maps..

Hungry for a good meal after a day of riding waves? The restaurant on the camp in Caribbean style is regarded as one of the best in town.

From USA to DR

  Between New York/JFK, NY (JFK) and Puerto Plata, DR (POP), each way

From Europe to DR

Between Frankfurt (FRA) and Puerto Plata (POP)

From Brussel

From Amsterdam

From London Gatwick