Top things to do on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic

Top things to do on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic

The North coast of the Dominican republic has plenty of things to offer for the holiday makers. Plenty of people go to the DR just to sit by the pool and drink Pina Colada’s, but there’s another, more active side, to the North coast of this stunning Caribbean island.

Location: North coast of the Dominican republic, located 20 minutes from Puerto Plata international airport is the surfer town of Cabarete. Many people call Cabarete the adventure sport capitol of the Caribbean. Let’s look at what activeties this town offers:


Windsurfing is what put Cabarete on the map 25 years ago. Steady tradewinds and perfect conditions for beginners to expert windsurfers. Flat water and wave sailing conditions are present in Cabarete Bay.


When the popularity of windsurfing daded, kitesurfing took over in Cabarete as the most popular wind sport. Highly regarded as 1 of the places in the world to learn the sport of Kitesurfing. There are at least a dozen good kitesurfing school in Cabarete Bay and Kitebeach.


Surfing has quickly become one of the most popular watersports in the Dominican Republic. Why? Because the wave consistency is amongst the best in the world. Surfable waves can be found almost 350 days per year.

Stand Up Padlle Surfing ( SUP)
The fastest growing watersport in the world has also made it’s entry to surfer town of Cabarete. The flat waters of the La Boca Rovermouth are ideal for beginners and the waves on the reef of Cabarete are perfect for those trying to improve their wave riding skills. A great fitness sport for people of all ages.


The crystal clear waters in the Caribbean make it a top diving destination, Lots of coral reefs with colorfull fish and some good wreck diving can be found along the North Coast.

Canyoning and waterfall tours:

Just a 30 minute drive from the coast line of Cabarete you will find stunning waterfalls and rain forest. The Magic mushroom trip is a must do for daredevils, since you will be jumping of cliffs from 15 meters high into turquose fresh water.

When to go:

Year round warm water and weather, small chance of tropical storm activity in September

Puerto Plata (airport code POP) International airport is 20 minutes away.
Santago ( airport code STI) is 1,5 hours away from Cabarete

Where to stay:

For active adventure holiday makers we recommend Swell Surf Camp ( A brand new and purpose built surf camp, located right in the center of Cabarete