Kitesurfing in Cabarete
Bahia Residence, which is located in Bahia de Arena, has its own private entrance to Bozo Beach, one of the best spots to go kitesurfing in Cabarete. As many other visitors and residents at Bahia Residence are kiters, the athmosphere is super relaxed. You will always find someone to help you launch your kite, to go ride with, or have a beer with afterwards.
The wind in Cabarete usually picks up in the early afternoon when the thermal winds start developing from the east, creating a safe cross onshore wind.
Gear and lessons
If you don’t want to bring your own gear, or need to have some (extra) lessons, Bahia Residence can hook you up with a number of professional schools located close-by. Check out our kite packages.
Cabarete kite spots
Bozo Beach covers the western side of the Cabarete Bay, starting about half way until the reef point on the western side of the Bay. Here, kiters have all the space they want for tricks, jumps and anything else. Those into waveriding will be delighted when the swell comes in on the protective reef about one kilometer into the ocean. This truly is the perfect spot for all riding styles!
Kite Beach is probably the most well-known spot of Cabarete and is the spot to go to for those who really want butterflat water. It’s a 10-minute walk away from Bahia Residence or just start out from Bozo Beach, ride past the reef and go downwind a bit. Sometimes Kite Beach gets a bit busy so being located a little bit upwind provides you with the perfect opportunity to choose whether you want to go or stay at Bozo Beach.
Other close-by spots
Kiting at La Boca
La Boca is the estuary of the Yasica River, located about 8km (5 miles) to the east of Cabarete. The river mouth is spectacularly flat but relatively narrow so this spot is recommended for more advanced kiters.
Downwinder to Encuentro
Another fun day, especially when the spots are quite busy, is taking off either from Bozo Beach or Kite Beach and do a downwinder to Encuentro, the local surf spot about ten kilometers to the east. Just be sure to ask locals where the fun areas and danger areas are; or better yet, befriend some locals and let them take you.
Along the Malecon of Puerto Plata
Also Puerto Plata has a kite spot that is nice and flat. Just be sure to go there when the tide is high, otherwise it can get dangerously shallow. Also talk to local riders there as there are some fantastic wave areas to ride but again that spot comes with a manual.
Other spots & downwinders
Many other downwinders can be organized and if you stay in Cabarete for a couple of weeks you can always rent a car and check out some other spots like Las Terrenas or Montecristi.