Cabarete's particular local conditions make the windsurfing and kiteboarding here some of the best in the Americas, even the world.

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Cabarete Kiteboarding/Windsurfing

A north-shore beach town that has become a world mecca for water sports, especially wind-propelled.

A short drive east of Puerto Plata, the beach town of Cabarete has become one of the hemisphere's premiere adventure-sport destinations for lovers of action on land and especially sea. And the orientation and other peculiarities of its 4-kilometre (2½-mile) strand have above all turned it into a magnet for adrenaline-seeking lovers of wind-propelled water board sports - there's a good reason why it's the site of the World Kitesurfing Championship every July. The best hours for catching the winds and the waves are as of noon, and the scene isn't for the experienced only - in addition to windsurfing, kiteboarding, and surfing rental shops, there are plenty of schools and courses available for newbies and intermediates. Down on the south coast, meanwhile, the top spot for board sports is around the city of La Romana.

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