Sports in Cabarete
Cabarete is a kiteboarding paradise! Find out for yourself why Cabarete is the most popular destination on the Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) World Tour. Wind and water conditions offer exhilarating opportunities for both experts and beginners alike. At Millennium Resort you’ll be just steps away from the beach to launch your kite and board away. And if you’re interested in lessons or renting equipment, please visit our world-renowned kiteboarding school right on site, LEK.
Ranked as one of the 10 best windsurfing destinations in the world, Cabarete is where it’s at if you have a passion for the sport that put Cabarete on the map in the late 80’s. Several windsurfing outfitters line the beach offering kit rental, storage and lessons. And if you have your own kit, just walk a few steps down to the beach and sail away.
Surfing & Boogie-Boarding
The North Coast of the DR is one of the best-kept secrets in the surfing world. Safe, warm and uncrowded waters allow you to catch waves of different sizes and difficulty. During certain times of the year you can surf or boogie-board right in front of our resort. Or, visit Encuentro Beach, just a 10 minute ride west of Cabarete. At Encuentro you’ll find cool beach shacks offering board rental (of ever size) and lessons for every level.
Yoga & Pilates
Yoga & Pilates classes are available through a number of Instructors and locations in the Cabarete area. Some windsurfing/kiteboarding outfitters offer classes through their site, others offer classes right on the beach, and others offer classes in their studios. Please contact our Concierge Services for recommendations based on your level and schedule.
Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
Whether you’ve done major dives, or you’re just a beginner, you’ll enjoy the wonderful underwater exploration of diving or snorkeling in the Sosua Bay area, located just 20 minutes from Cabarete. The clear, warm Caribbean waters are abundant with beautiful, colourful marine life. Diving and snorkeling gear is available for rent, as well as diving lessons and certification.
Offering everything from a stroll in beautiful mountain nature to the challenge of an army obstacle course, canyoning is the adventure activity par excellence of the DR. Nature-lovers are amazed by it, hikers and swimmers love it, climbers love it and you will too!
Ride the perfect wake on the smooth and flat river Yasika, just 7 km west of Cabarete. Cruise and jump on the water while you take in views of the lush tropical surroundings and incredible mangrove forests.
World class mountain-biking tours are offered by an internationally renowned Cabarete outfitter. Daily scenic excursions range from beginner trails to challenging advanced-level rides through the tropical mountain that surround Cabarete.
Dirt-biking, Motor-cross & Enduro tours
The mountain terrain surrounding Cabarete is a ‘heaven on earth’ for dirt-biking and motor-cross enthusiasts. Its a beautiful riding playground for enduro-bikers. Motor-cross professionals will provide you with all the gear you need and guide you on what will sure to be one of your most exhilarating days in Cabarete.
The Cabarete area offers several nearby equestrian ranches. Rides include mellow trots along the beach, adventurous and challenging rides through lush mountain and valley trails, and everything in-between.
You can play a quick round of 9 holes on a public course just minutes west of Cabarete, or head an hour east to one of the most beautiful green-ways in the country, if not the Caribbean. The Cabrera Playa Grande Golf Course was designed by world-renowned Golf Course Architect, Robert Trent Jones, and 10 of its 18 holes run alongside incredible towering ocean cliffs. Or visit the Playa Dorado Beach Resort’s 18-hole course, also designed by Robert Trent Jones and located just 30 minutes west of Cabarete.
Along with walks exploring rugged beach areas and the lagoon just behind Cabarete, you can hike the endless array of unpaved tracks around Pico Duarte, the highest point in the Caribbean. In addition to hiking up and down mountain terrain, the unpaved tracks take you through colourful and friendly Dominican communities. Mt. Isabel de Torres, overlooking the city of Puerto Plata and Puerto Plata Bay, has beautiful manicured gardens you can walk through and enjoy the variety of tropical plants, birds and small animals throughout.
More info is available at ActiveCabarete.com