Just a short flight from the US or Canada: Cabarete - a popular
The North Coast has it all:
Until the late 80s, the town of Cabarete was virtually non-existant,
but it's spectacular features ensured it's growth as a place
that now hosts an amazing array of vacation, sports and adventure
opportunities. The Eastern Trade Winds and warm, turquoise
ocean waters, make it an ideal playground for windsurfing
and kitesurfing enthusiasts from around the world. Even if
you don't participate in these sports you'll find the colorful
sails and kites flying in the Bay an amazing sight to see!
The action doesn't stop here when the sun sets. Restaurants
and bars lining the beach beckon you with candlelit tables,
culinary treats, and views of the ocean Bay and star filled
sky. The nightlife heats up when friendly people from all
over the world, gather to share refreshing cocktails and dance
to world beats. Sleep is a must for the next day's activities,
but it will be hard to tear yourself away from the fun!
In and around Cabarete you will find over twenty-five
different style restaurants. Great dinning under
the stars with your feet in the sand is less than a ten minute
walk from Ocean Dream and Harmony.
A few of the restaurants turn into discos at night playing
a variety of dance music, often with a local flavor like reggaeton.
Usually on the weekends one or more of the discos have a DJ
from Europe in, so get ready to party Ibiza style with dancing
right on the beach.
The Ocean Dream and Harmony complex is located on the
Western end of the world famous Cabarete Bay.
Getting to Cabarete
Take advantage of the very short flights: Flight times from
New York are only 3 ½ hours, Miami: 21 hours, Toronto
or Montreal: 5 hours. We suggest purchasing a flight to Puerto
Plata International Airport (POP), just a 20 minute drive
from Cabarete. Next closest to Cabarete is the Santiago International
Airport (STI), about 1.5 hr drive from Cabarete.
Most major airlines fly to Puerto Plata International Airport,
like American Airlines, Westjet, Air Canada, Continental Airlines,
JetBlue, British Airways and many more. Click here to see
live Flightstats to / from all airports in the Dominican Republic.
Once you arrive at the airport in Puerto Plata or Santiago,
we can arrange a personal driver for you who picks you up
and brings you directly to your accomodation at Ocean Dream
or Harmony in Cabarete.
To avoid long airport transfer times (and costs!) we do not
recommend to fly into Santo Domingo (approx 3.5hrs from Cabarete)
or Punta Cana (over 8hrs from Cabarete)!
Entry Requirements Entry into the Dominican Republic requires at least a
valid Passport and/or a Tourist Visa depending your nationality.
Requirements do change often so make sure to check everything
with your travel agent before departure. Some flights will
include the Tourist Visa in the cost of your ticket. If yours
does not, you will have to purchase one upon your arrival
for US$10 (travelers checks are not accepted). Minimal information
about yourself and your visit is required and you will be
provided with a copy of this form to give back to Customs
& Immigration when you depart the country.
The average annual temperature is 25°C (77°F), and
only fluctuates by about + or - 2°C, depending on the
The 'hottest' months of the year are from June to October,
when temperatures during the day remain constant at around
29°C (84°F). In contrast, it's slightly cooler from
December to March, with daily highs rising to around 27°C
(80°F). At night temperatures drop by about 5°C, so
that you rarely need more than a sheet for covering to sleep
comfortably at night.
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