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  • Writer's pictureTomáš Homolka

Best Places to Visit Close to Cabarete

Cabarete, a small coastal town in the Dominican Republic, is widely recognized for its exceptional natural beauty and diverse range of tourist attractions. While it is known for water sports and vibrant nightlife, the region surrounding Cabarete is also home to several destinations that offer amazing experiences for visitors, that are either seeking adventure or just simply to explore places that Dominican Republic has to offer in close distance to Cabarete.

In this post, we will look in the best places that are worth of visiting during your stay in Cabarete

Mount Isabel de Torres:

  • Just outside the city of Puerto Plata, which is about a 45-minute drive from Cabarete.

  • Cable Car: One of the main attractions is the cable car (Teleférico) that takes visitors from the base of the mountain to nearly the top. It's one of the only cable cars in the Caribbean and offers stunning panoramic views of Puerto Plata, the Atlantic Ocean, and the surrounding areas.

  • Top of the Mountain: At the top, you'll find a beautiful botanical garden with a wide variety of tropical plants and flowers. There's also a replica of Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer statue, offering a perfect backdrop for photos.

  • Hiking: For the more adventurous, there are hiking trails up and down the mountain. The hike is considered moderately challenging and offers a different perspective on the lush landscape and local wildlife.

27 Waterfalls (Damajagua Cascades):

  • About an hour's drive from Cabarete, in the hills of the Northern mountain range.

  • The 27 Waterfalls are a series of waterfalls and rock pools. The adventure involves hiking, swimming, and jumping or sliding through the falls up to 7 meters

  • Best Time to Visit: the water level can vary significantly depending on the season, with the wet season offering the most water. It's always best to check current conditions and go with a tour operator who can provide safety equipment and guidance.

Sosua Beach:

  • Sosua, a small town located approximately 10-15 minutes by car from Cabarete.

  • Sosua Beach is in a small bay, protected by coral formations, resulting in calm and clear waters. The beach is famous for its golden sands and the colorful fish and coral, making it an excellent spot for snorkeling and diving. The water is generally calm and clear

  • The beach is lined with a variety of restaurants and bars offering local Dominican cuisine as well as international dishes.

  • The town of Sosua has an interesting history, including a period when it was a refuge for Jewish settlers during World War II. This has influenced the local culture, cuisine, and architecture, making it a unique place to explore beyond just the beach.

Playa Grande, Rio San Juan:

  • Playa Grande is located on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, approximately an hour's drive east of Cabarete. It's easily accessible by car

  • Known for its stunning beauty, golden sand and crystal-clear waters

  • Several beachfront restaurants serve fresh seafood and traditional Dominican dishes

  • On the right side from Playa Grande, you will find Playa Preciosa that has a untouch tropical nature, usually less crowded

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