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  • Writer's pictureTomáš Homolka

When Is the Best Time to Visit Cabarete?

The Dominican Republic is known for sunny and warm weather, temperatures are comfortable and very constant all year round, averaging 27°C (80°F). Depending if you are coming for surfing or kiting, there are months to choose from that are known for good wind / waves. In this post we will look at what are the best months to plan your vacation and what water sports are ideal to do at specific times.

Wet Season - May To November

The wet season brings the highest temperatures, combined with high humidity. Although it rains more often during the wet season, most of the time it will be sunny and warm. At this time of year waves tend to be smaller, ideal for long boarding or for beginners. May-August is good consistent wind ranging from 16-30 knots that is ideal for kite surfing and all the other wind watersports. So if you are looking to start with your kiteboarding lessons, this can be a good time to come to Cabarete and also more relaxing, because this time of year is considered as a low season for tourism.

Dry Season - December To April

The weather during this season is characterized by warm temperatures, low humidity and sunshine days. During this time you will experience the high season of tourism in Cabarete, travelers escaping from the winter to enjoy the warm Caribbean weather.

Also the surfing season begins in December, at this time of the year where you have the best quality of the waves and most consistent, with a bigger waves. You will still be able to kite, because the wind is still around 14-24 knots strong. The temperature drops and stays around 27°C (80°F) which for most people is the ideal temperature compared to the summer. So if you are looking for a more busy time of the year with great weather and clean waves for surfing, this time of year can be your choice.

Hurricane Season

Hurricane season in the Dominican Republic is from June to November, but a hurricane rarely hits the country. September and October are the peak months for hurricanes, and you can experience some amazing clean waves during the all day, because the wind someday stays very low, making it ideal surfing conditions.


What time of year to choose to come to Cabarete?

It all depends on what you would like to do on your trip here. If you are coming to learn to kite and you prefer a calmer place with less people, the wet season can fit your needs. And if you are looking to escape the northern hemisphere winter and surf some good waves with sunshine every day, then you would prefer the dry season.

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