Fun Trips DR - Kiteboarding Trips around Cabarete

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bird Island Kite Trip 14,15 august

This picture album is a collection of best moments kiteboarding photos from Kiteboarding Trip in Bird Island. (7 Hermanos islands) close to Monte Cristi north coast of Dominican Republic

Also you can visit our special album of sunset kiteboarding pictures !


Thanks to all participants for this Kite trip and specialy Tracy ;)

 If you want to join us for the next Adventure and photoshoot trip with 2 or 3 day  to Bird Island, contact us the most shortly!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Flights to Puerto Plata

Even if you can purchase almost anything here, bring your sunglasses, high SPF sun block, a hat and a long sleeve shirt. These are advisable for the warmest parts of the day...

As far as possible choose a direct flight for the airport of Puerto Plata (POP code). 

If you must however arrive by Santo Domingo, avoid remaining there and directly travel by a bus for Cabarete (Bus), or a taxi* (at least 3 or 4 people).

Information Taxi and Buses


  • All nationalities require a valid passport
  • Tourist Card must be purchased upon arrival at the airport. Currently the price is US $10.
You will have to pay an Airport Departure Tax about US $20.

When you arrive at the airport you will go through immigration and pick up any checked luggage in baggage claim. Once outside the airport you will find many young Dominican men eager to help you with your baggage who expect a tip. Two US dollars or 50 RD$ is a good tip
If you don't want to feel pressured to tip, you should insist that they not pick up your bags. 
Do not pay any money at customs.

Cabarete is about 20 minutes' drive from Puerto Plata Airport.
*For going to Cabarete in taxi you pay 35 usd$ dollars and 200 usd$ from Santo domingo

Contact us for book your transfert with better prices !

From Europe
  • Condor to frankfort with routing from all Europe 
  • Air Europa from Madrid landing to Santo domingo
  • Jet Airfly  from Brussels landing to Santo Domingo
  • Arkefly from Amsterdam
  • Promovacances (FR) you can find Hotel + Flight for 1000 euros !
From USA
  • American Airlines
  • Jet Blue are he best airlines compagnies to flight to Puerto Plata or Santiago International Airport( POP). There are several flights daily. Ask your local Travel Agent if there are any Charter Airline flights available. Charter flights are available from many northern US cities in the winter season.
Jet Blue has the best New York (JFK) Puerto Plata flight.

From Canada

There are several airlines and charter airlines that fly non-stop to Puerto Plata International Airport.for exemple: 

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Transportation from Santo Domingo

Bus
The large busses that take you cross country are full size modern vehicles equipped with air conditioning. 
The average price from Santo Domingo to Sosua Cabarete by bus is about $10USD (2014-prices are an average). 
Remember to take a sweater on the bus. They can get very cold as they keep the air conditioning quite high. 

The bus is a really comfortable way to travel any long distance. you have three companies:
Caribe tours, Metro and Cibao Express

Caribe Tours bus schedules and rates 
  • Cost: RD $300 
  • Duration: 4 and 1/2 to 5 hours 




Taxi
Traveling by taxi is usually the fastest and most reliable form of transport from Santo Domingo airport to Cabarete. Finding a taxi outside the airport to drive to Cabarete is not a problem
If you need information about flight to Dominican Republic visit our special page here
  • Cost: About US$200
  • Travel Time: 3h30 hours

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Kite Trip Cabarete to Bird Island

This photo album is a collection of best moments kiteboarding photos from Kiteboarding Trip in Bird Island

Also you can visit our special album of sunset kiteboarding pictures !

Enjoy the world of amazing colors and shapes.


If you want to join us for the next photoshoot trip with 2 or 3 day of adventure to Bird Island, contact us the most shortly!

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Sunset Kiteboarding

Sunsets are like kitesurfing, something special, but both together are pure awesomeness! 

This photo album is a collection of best sunset kiteboarding photos from Kiteboarding Trip in Bird Island
Enjoy the world of amazing colors and shapes.

If you want to join us for the next Sunset photoshoot trip with 2 day of adventure to Bird Island, contact us the most shortly!

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Cabarete Banks and Money Converter

The legal coin of the Dominican Republic is the
Dominican Peso, written RD$ (Stock Market code = DOP).

To obtain RD$ within Cabarete 

  • You can directly withdraw money with your credit card from ATM distributors, 
  • Or, with your credit card into Bank* and currency exchange offices (Agente de Cambio), or to change your cash in banks or currency exchange offices.
  •  Hotels and all services suppliers into Cabarete (Internet Coffee, rent a car, etc) can change your currencies, but with not really favorable exchange rates.
*Banks and currency exchange offices will require a valid passport for any operations.

This currency echange converter convert directly any amount in American or Canadian Dollar, Euro, Swiss Franc or British Sterling Pound to RD$ (Dominican Pesos). 
Just write amounts into the corresponding field of the converter.

Banks :

Banks apply the official exchange rates of Banco Central de la Republica Dominicana.
Currently there are 5 banks in Cabarete to change its currencies and to carry out all banking
operations (Each one also has ATM machines).
Business hours from 9 AM. to 6 PM. from Monday untill Friday, and from 9 to noon on Saturday.
  • Banco Popular - Tel : 809-571-0903 (Cabarete entrance while coming from Sosua)    
  • Banco de Progresso - Tel : 809-571-0621   
  • BHD - Tel : 809-571-0662 
  • Scotiabank - Tel : 809-571-0292 (Cabarete output while coming from Sosua) 
  • BanReservas - Tel : 809-571-9505 (Cabarete output while coming from Sosua)
Official currency exchange offices, at least give the best rates for direct cash exchange.

    Wally Agente de Cambio (open every days from 8 AM to 10 PM)

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Rules and Safety Paddle Surfing

Put and adapted leash when you are practicing : it links the surfer’s foot and the board…surf’s leashes are usually not enough strong to manage SUP board inertia. 
They used to break really quickly releasing your board which becomes a danger for others, and swimming with a paddle is not so easy !

Going to the open sea, don’t paddle behind another paddle board and check regularly that no one is behind you. Otherwise, move on the left or on the right. Anticipation is the best way to avoid a collision

Priority rules in surf

Each person who glides on a wave using the energy of this one, is actually surfing so as to be considered as a surfer
Which means that includes, in natural order of  body surf evolution, bodyboard, kayak surf, skimboard, longboard, surf and SUP 

And surfing is respecting priorities rules of surf

Rule number 1 : one only surfer per each wave. The first one who’s in action on a wave has the priority all along the wave, either because he begins in the higher position or because he stood up before the others

For the SUP , one surfer in paddle board begins in stand up position so he’s considered on surf action as he glides using the energy of the wave. He don’t use anymore the paddle to propel himself on the wave

On the illustration, below, surfer A in green has priority on each case. On the illustration, surfers are ‘in surf action’ when they have 3 small lines in the wake of them, or ‘on move’ when they are paddling

If at the initial point of the take-off, right and left sides are both available, priority is for the first surfer to be in action. He could announce his choice saying ‘right’ or ‘left’ following the way he chose. Another surfer can then taking the same wave in opposite direction

One person in surf has the priority on a surfer who paddle on the way to the open sea . A surfer who come back to the higher place has to circle surf zone. 
If one surfer is on the way to another surfer’s path, he has to let the wider place he can to this surfer and has to paddle on foam direction. Anyway, the surfer who has the priority has to do whatever he can to avoid the collision .



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