Cabarete, on the Dominican Republic’s North Coast is rapidly becoming a mecca for adrenaline junkies. The town has developed
the capacity to cater to a vast quantity of adventure sports, including surfing, kiteboarding, mountain biking and hoarse riding. Though Cabarete has witnesses a virtual implosion in adventure and eco tourism, the town has maintained its cozy, off-the-beaten-path feel.
“Whether you are an adrenaline junkie or a beach bum, everyone who comes to Cabarete must experience a bit of adventure. Although laying on the beach, soaking up the sun and enjoying a ice-cold mojito is tempting, experiencing one of the many adventure travel options is the perfect way to shoot a bit of adrenaline into an otherwise lazy vacation.
Cabarete is considered by some as the kiteboarding capital of the world. With its open seas and regular winds, this isn’t hard to believe. Kiteboarding is a combination of snowboarding and parasailing that originated in Hawaii. One straps a board to their feet, harnesses a giant parachute-like kite to the waist, and lets the wind carry them flipping and spinning over the waves.
From day hikes through mist-hidden El Choco National Park to scrambling 2,700 feet to the crest of towering Mount Isabel de Torres; from galloping bareback along the beach on horseback to playing Old Man and the Sea on a deep sea fishing trip, there truly is an adventure for everyone.”
“How can you say no to jumping off waterfalls or biking headfirst down a mountain?” Leon asks in sincere wonder. “These are the things that give your vacation a story — something you can share for years to come.”
By Nicholas Klenske, travel writer for GoNOMAD.com