Anybody ever stay in an all inclusive in Puerto Plata or Soshua and make day trips to the kite beaches??
-rent a car or cab?
overall, was it worth it? If you had to do it again, would you spend more and stay in Cabarete?
I'll be with my non-kiting girlfriend so keep that in mind when answering...
If you look for a cheap vacation (with lots of yanks and canuks with kids surrounding you), Puerto Plata has the BIG All-Inclusive resort.
The owner of the Cabarete "Kitebeach Hotel" kite school opened a kite school there a few years ago and asked us to come with him to attract new potential students.
Kiting was ok there. It was like a big lagoon with flat water. But there were also lots of swimmers and a shitload full of those daytrip boats and yachts you have to cruise around.
Sosúa- good if you are a single, looking for a hot water bottle for the night.
Cabarete itself might be a bit boring if your girl doesn't kite.
It all depends how old and how flexible you guys are.