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Prices in the Dominican?

Postby VineyardKite » Wed Feb 01, 2006 1:17 am

Hey there all you globe trotting kite bums :bye: I heading down to Cabarete on my first trip in search of good winds and good times. My flight is booked, I got a place to crash, and the kites are packed. My question is how much does the everyday stuff like bottled water, taxis, Presidente cost? should I bring all US funds or exchange it for some pesos? what are the deals to look for? :cash: HELP ME MAX THIS TRIP OUT!!!!!

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Postby laurel » Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:08 pm

Hi there!

I think the best way to organize money and paying for daily expenses here in Cabarete is to use the ATM machine to withdraw money from your bank in the States/Europe. This gives you the best exchange rate, better than bringing cash and changing it here.

You can withdraw 10.000 pesos per day, in 2 times of 5,000 pesos. That is 300 USD.

A small bottle of water is like 10 pesos, like 30 cents.

A bottle of Presidente is around 30 peso, in the market, less than 1 dollar.

A breakfast at the bakery should be less than 100 peso , less than 3 dollars.

A Dominican lunch of chicken and rice is 90 pesos, that is 2.65 dollars

A typical nice dinner out, with drinks, can be around 500 pesos each, that is around 15 dollars, but you don't have to spend that much if you are on a budget, and you can spend a lot more if you want to splurge!

Hope this is helpful and you can email me for more info, or just pass by the kite school when you arrive, we know all the inexpensive places to eat and drink!

laurel@laureleastman.com

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Other Places to stay

Postby Daudbhai » Wed Feb 22, 2006 9:57 pm

Hi Laurel,

I was just wondering if there are other places to stay other than extreme? Maybe something a little more bugdet minded or slightly less than extreme's set up.

What are the best times to come to the DR?

I'm thinking mid to end of March.

Thanks in advance.

Daud

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Postby Hooked Cabarete » Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:02 pm

Hi Daud,

Ofcourse there are other places to stay. For a smaller budget, I don't think you can find it cheaper directly at Kitebeach. But if you want, you can check our website http://www.hookedcabarete.com to see if you like the apartments. We are located at Encuentro (like 1 - 1,5 km. from kitebeach) and the prices are good. The apartmenst are newly build and open since july this year; we always have many kitesurfers and surfers here. All apartments have their own kitchen, bathroom, couch, coverd terrace and pool in the garden. At Encuentro it is great for kiting and especially waveriding, but not perfect for beginners. If you prefer to kite at kitebeach, we have free storage for our guests at kitebeach for your kites and board. And for transport, you can rent (for a small price) a scooter with your apartment or take one of the many motoconcho's or busses that drive around.
If you come around the end of March, we probably can give you a discount.

Cheers,
Chantal
BTW: for more info, just send me an e-mail: info@hookedcabarete.com

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Postby DrLightWind » Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:34 pm

Hooked Cabarete wrote:If you come around the end of March, we probably can give you a discount.

BTW: for more info, just send me an e-mail: info@hookedcabarete.com

Since Bill left Windwing and I heard they closed their testing center in Nov.in Cabarate,
Than what kind of kites could you provide for rent since you had association with WW? :?:

Or the best would be to take my own quiver? :?:

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Postby Hooked Cabarete » Sun Feb 26, 2006 3:06 pm

We have apartments at Encuentro and did run the Windwing center last year on kitebeach. The apartments are completely seperate from the former Windwing center. The Windwing Center was closed last year November.

You can check out the apartments on our website http://www.hookedcabarete.com. We work together with a kiteschool at kitebeach where we send all our clients for lessons, we can also arrange your rental if you would like that, however I would say it's always better to bring your own gear so you can ride what you are used to.

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Postby VineyardKite » Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:51 pm

Thanks for the info everyone. Laurel it was nice to meet you and your crew. I ended up staying an extra week after Boston got snowed in. Six solid days of riding was what the doctor ordered. :D

To the guys over at Extreme, thanx for the board demos, That WLF was alot of fun.


See you all again
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Postby Noble_109 » Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:45 am

Hey,
I am taking a trip to Caberette and I am stoked! Me and one of my buddies will be there from april 12-20. Can you give me any advice??

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Postby Hooked Cabarete » Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:03 pm

Just let me know what you want to know and I'm happy to help you.

cheers,
Chantal

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Postby Noble_109 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 4:18 pm

I read that Easter Week is huge in the Dominican. The article said that everyone takes the week off and goes to the beach. This is the week that we are going. Will this be a problem? Any advice on getting around these crowds?


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