Cabarete is still a great place to go for kiting and there are also many other things to do and to see. If you want do a trip while you are here, I can recommend you the 27 waterfalls of damajagua which are 30min after puerto plata. Great nature with a lot of adventrure. For the kiting I think Kite Club is the best and also most fun place to go. If you have some days with really strong winds check out la boca (the rivermounth, about 3km after Cabarete). The best downwinders are from Kitebeach to Encuentro. You will find a lot of nice waves and there are hardly any other kiters around.
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