The Healthy & Adventurous Cabarete Guidebook

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The Healthy & Adventurous Cabarete Guidebook

Bodywork & Healing

Cab is quickly becoming a health hub. These are some spots that offer great options for staying healthy while on vacation.
"We Fix Humans" Best 3 hour reset your body and mind will ever receive! Highly highly recommend for chronic pains, aches, sports injuries, and just overall maintenance. You get walked on. You get sound-bathed. You get talks about spirituality and consciousness... each time is different! :) Healthy: 5/5 Fun: 5/5
The Body Temple
"We Fix Humans" Best 3 hour reset your body and mind will ever receive! Highly highly recommend for chronic pains, aches, sports injuries, and just overall maintenance. You get walked on. You get sound-bathed. You get talks about spirituality and consciousness... each time is different! :) Healthy: 5/5 Fun: 5/5
Good little spot for a tea, a tisane, and a wonderful healthy cookie! Alita, the owner, is known as the "herbalista" in town and is well versed in many herbs, supplements and the like! It's a small spot right by Janet's and you'll probably spend 15+ minutes in side just looking at everything and waiting for your tea to brew. So, sit, chill, and enjoy some island living! Tell Alita I say hi! Healthy: 5/5 Fun: 5/5 if you get to chat with Alita
Herbalista
Good little spot for a tea, a tisane, and a wonderful healthy cookie! Alita, the owner, is known as the "herbalista" in town and is well versed in many herbs, supplements and the like! It's a small spot right by Janet's and you'll probably spend 15+ minutes in side just looking at everything and waiting for your tea to brew. So, sit, chill, and enjoy some island living! Tell Alita I say hi! Healthy: 5/5 Fun: 5/5 if you get to chat with Alita
Upscale massages, facials, and body treatments. At much less than what you would pay for abroad! Ask for Larisa for a facial / massage- she's hands down the best. Healthy: 5/5 Fun: 3/5 -- more meditative and restorative than fun...
Andari Spa
Upscale massages, facials, and body treatments. At much less than what you would pay for abroad! Ask for Larisa for a facial / massage- she's hands down the best. Healthy: 5/5 Fun: 3/5 -- more meditative and restorative than fun...
The spa here is lovely and allows for a massage on the beach... Healthy: 5/5 Fun: 3/5 -- more relaxing and meditative than "fun"...
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Natura Cabana Boutique Hotel & Spa
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The spa here is lovely and allows for a massage on the beach... Healthy: 5/5 Fun: 3/5 -- more relaxing and meditative than "fun"...
Moringa is not just a superfood, but also an incredible oil with wonderful skin healing propertiesl! Moringaia is an incredible farm that grows and sells products made from moringa! Follow @plantmadr or @moringaia and tell him George sent you!
Moringaia
Moringa is not just a superfood, but also an incredible oil with wonderful skin healing propertiesl! Moringaia is an incredible farm that grows and sells products made from moringa! Follow @plantmadr or @moringaia and tell him George sent you!
Need to throw off some stress? This is def the spot for you! Run by "Papo" - this place is a healing home for martial arts! In addition to the daily open Practice for all levels, they offer classes several times a week: Jiu Jitsu/ Self Defense for Women Boxing Jiu Jitsu Program for Kids Functional Movement and Fitness Try out a class and you'll be HOOKED! This is especially great for single female travelers -- as he will teach you how to protect yourself and feel comfortable walking around ANYWHERE in the world!
Jiu Jitsu de la Costa
Need to throw off some stress? This is def the spot for you! Run by "Papo" - this place is a healing home for martial arts! In addition to the daily open Practice for all levels, they offer classes several times a week: Jiu Jitsu/ Self Defense for Women Boxing Jiu Jitsu Program for Kids Functional Movement and Fitness Try out a class and you'll be HOOKED! This is especially great for single female travelers -- as he will teach you how to protect yourself and feel comfortable walking around ANYWHERE in the world!

Food scene

Food in Cab is a bit hit or miss... bad oils unfortunately and / or overpriced tourist spots. The ones we've listed here are the better ones in town. If you want REAL Dominican food -- look for a comedor right off the side of the street. That's where you'll find the legit stuff -- the mofongo, mangu (mashed plantain), tostones, cassava (toasted mmm)....
Best spot for a romantic dinner! Make a reservation for 45 min before sunset and bask in the epic views of the endless ocean! Mmmm you'll LOVE it. Sunday brunch is also great here -- especially the mangu and usually there is live music as well. They take great care to have wonderful food options. The curry is our favorite! Healthy: 5/5 Fun: 5/5
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The beach club
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Best spot for a romantic dinner! Make a reservation for 45 min before sunset and bask in the epic views of the endless ocean! Mmmm you'll LOVE it. Sunday brunch is also great here -- especially the mangu and usually there is live music as well. They take great care to have wonderful food options. The curry is our favorite! Healthy: 5/5 Fun: 5/5
Smoothies! Bowls! Brownies! Get one of each and you will have a smile on your face! Great spot to people watch as well. Working is fun, but you'll end up seeing a friend or two and get caught in a conversation. (Which is not always such a bad thing ;P) Healthy: 5/5 Fun: 5/5
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Fresh Fresh Café
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Smoothies! Bowls! Brownies! Get one of each and you will have a smile on your face! Great spot to people watch as well. Working is fun, but you'll end up seeing a friend or two and get caught in a conversation. (Which is not always such a bad thing ;P) Healthy: 5/5 Fun: 5/5
Drinks are good. Live music is bomb. Food is tasty. It's on the beach. It's where the Cabarete kewl crowd goes to. Want to be cool. Go there. The Spanish shrimp is extra tasty. Healthy: 3/5 (drinks & sometimes the oils seem a little off) -- but TASTY More Healthy Option: Get a fresh juice! Fun: 5/5
Drifter
Drinks are good. Live music is bomb. Food is tasty. It's on the beach. It's where the Cabarete kewl crowd goes to. Want to be cool. Go there. The Spanish shrimp is extra tasty. Healthy: 3/5 (drinks & sometimes the oils seem a little off) -- but TASTY More Healthy Option: Get a fresh juice! Fun: 5/5
You know those sushi spots that skimp you on the fish and give you a load of rice? Yea. This place is the opposite of that. Try the papaya salad. The Tataki. The fried rice. And a bit of sake. Say Shawn (owner) & Rigo (his main dude) I said hello! Healthy: 5/5 Fun: 4/5 -- unless you add sake, in which case...
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Yamazato Cabarete
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You know those sushi spots that skimp you on the fish and give you a load of rice? Yea. This place is the opposite of that. Try the papaya salad. The Tataki. The fried rice. And a bit of sake. Say Shawn (owner) & Rigo (his main dude) I said hello! Healthy: 5/5 Fun: 4/5 -- unless you add sake, in which case...
Owned by Carolina and Spencer, the HoneyCo is right below the Body Temple and a beautiful spot to grab a coffee, pet their cat (aptly named Honey), and a yogurt parfait. Sit outside and people watch or chat with Carolina about all things Cabarete and the like! Healthy: 5/5 Fun: 4/5 unless you get into some fun stories...
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The Honey Company
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Owned by Carolina and Spencer, the HoneyCo is right below the Body Temple and a beautiful spot to grab a coffee, pet their cat (aptly named Honey), and a yogurt parfait. Sit outside and people watch or chat with Carolina about all things Cabarete and the like! Healthy: 5/5 Fun: 4/5 unless you get into some fun stories...
Coffee + Waffle. People watching. On the weekends, it gets packed with out-of-towners; get there early. There's also sometimes a market there with local things and live music! Fav: guava jam + feta cheese -- ask for extra jam... Healthy: 2/5 -- its waffles.... Fun: 5/5 - especially when Emiliano plays his guitar!
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Vagamundo Coffee & Waffles
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Coffee + Waffle. People watching. On the weekends, it gets packed with out-of-towners; get there early. There's also sometimes a market there with local things and live music! Fav: guava jam + feta cheese -- ask for extra jam... Healthy: 2/5 -- its waffles.... Fun: 5/5 - especially when Emiliano plays his guitar!
Tasty tasty French food! Great for meat lovers, less options for vegetarian. Wine is good, ambience is chill. Healthy: 5/5 Fun: 5/5
La Boheme
Tasty tasty French food! Great for meat lovers, less options for vegetarian. Wine is good, ambience is chill. Healthy: 5/5 Fun: 5/5
Wonderful evening experience with you + 7 of your friends! They have a minimum of 8 guests, so plan and book ahead for a night of 8 and then meet some friends along the way. :) Or, let us know when you want to go and we can help coordinate a group. The drive is about 20 min north into the mountains -- and the views are stellar! Healthy: 5/5 Fun: 5/5
Blue Moon Indian Restaurant And Retreat Center
Wonderful evening experience with you + 7 of your friends! They have a minimum of 8 guests, so plan and book ahead for a night of 8 and then meet some friends along the way. :) Or, let us know when you want to go and we can help coordinate a group. The drive is about 20 min north into the mountains -- and the views are stellar! Healthy: 5/5 Fun: 5/5
If you eat bread, then this is the place to go! Run by Lena, a wonderful Russian lady - she makes a beautiful sourdough and rye bread. Order a day in advance and enjoy beautiful warm, fresh bread the next day! Healthy: 2/5 -- if you get the rye... Fun: 5/5
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If you eat bread, then this is the place to go! Run by Lena, a wonderful Russian lady - she makes a beautiful sourdough and rye bread. Order a day in advance and enjoy beautiful warm, fresh bread the next day! Healthy: 2/5 -- if you get the rye... Fun: 5/5
Great little food truck park Nice, chill vibe -- best thing there is the hummus lady Her babaganoush is pretty yum too!
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Encuentro Food Park
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Great little food truck park Nice, chill vibe -- best thing there is the hummus lady Her babaganoush is pretty yum too!
Vegan, Dominican food! YESSS
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Vegan, Dominican food! YESSS

Sightseeing

Beautiful spot for sunset swim & sungazing Healthy: 5/5 Fun: 5/5
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Playa Alicia
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Beautiful spot for sunset swim & sungazing Healthy: 5/5 Fun: 5/5
Highly recommend going with guide to show you the magical spots. So close to Cabarete and yet, once you enter - it's a magical spot where you feel like you've been pulled back in time, away from the hustle and bustle and back to Mother Nature!
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El Choco National Park
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Highly recommend going with guide to show you the magical spots. So close to Cabarete and yet, once you enter - it's a magical spot where you feel like you've been pulled back in time, away from the hustle and bustle and back to Mother Nature!
Great spot to each and chill post surf! The food is a bit pricey for what you get -- but the ambience is nice :)
Plaza Encuentro
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Great spot to each and chill post surf! The food is a bit pricey for what you get -- but the ambience is nice :)
Good times... but a bit touristy Personally, I'd skip it... unless you go on a weekday.
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27 Waterfalls
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Good times... but a bit touristy Personally, I'd skip it... unless you go on a weekday.
Really cute little hidden beach
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Playa Chiquita
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Really cute little hidden beach
Wonderful mountain village Worth going up there for 2+ days so you don't feel rushed! Very different feel than the rest of DR Let me know if you'd like to organize a trip up there -- I have a number of connections to make it a fun-filled adventure :)
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Jarabacoa
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Wonderful mountain village Worth going up there for 2+ days so you don't feel rushed! Very different feel than the rest of DR Let me know if you'd like to organize a trip up there -- I have a number of connections to make it a fun-filled adventure :)

Shopping

Wonderful clothing shop for something chic French-inspired clothing -- the linen pants are super light and fun!
Lililou Boutique
Wonderful clothing shop for something chic French-inspired clothing -- the linen pants are super light and fun!
Nice little clothing store in case you need some dresses / a shirt for your boyfriend / hubby
OLIVIA'S CABARETE
Nice little clothing store in case you need some dresses / a shirt for your boyfriend / hubby
If you are visiting Cabarete, chances are that you are into some wind/water sport. Carib Wind is the spot for all things wind/water. If you are in need of sporty bathing suits or gear -- this is the place. The owner, Ari, is a sailing aficionado and has all the stuff you'll need. Inquire with them for classes as well!
Carib Wind Cabarete
If you are visiting Cabarete, chances are that you are into some wind/water sport. Carib Wind is the spot for all things wind/water. If you are in need of sporty bathing suits or gear -- this is the place. The owner, Ari, is a sailing aficionado and has all the stuff you'll need. Inquire with them for classes as well!

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Playa Encuentro Surfing in the Morning!

Look up "Playa Encuentro" and drive down there in the morning for some amazing surf, a cup of coffee / smoothie. Great little hang out spot for early morning or for Saturday/Sunday from 8am - 12pm.
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You really don't need a car if you are coming to Cab ...

Taxis are easy to find -- just make friends with the cabby and have his WhatsApp number on hand to pick you up. It'll be less stressful than driving and you then won't have to deal with insurance, parking, etc.
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Follow @holisticacabarete to find out the latest happenings

Our friends on Instagram (@holisticacabarete) always are listing out the latest things that are happening. Follow them and you'll be in the know of what's what in Cab! And while you are at it -- follow us @peaceofthejungle for the latest honey creations!
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Cacao Wine!

It's a speciality here! And isn't easily found in too many places... Let me know if you'd like to try some and I'll source you some! The question will just be... which do you prefer -- warm or cold?
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BlueMoon Restaurant

It's tasty and a great experience! But often needs to be booked in advance. Note - you need a minimum reservation of 8 people to book it. If you need help filling it, let me know and I can help coordinate a group together!
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MyPutchi

Beautiful little jewelry spot and eclectic hatmaker in central Cabarete Whatsapp the owner (contact below) if you cannot find it -- Mirthyz Putchi +1 (829) 359-9088 If the flamingo is outside, then it is open! https://www.myputchi.com/blogs/karat-collections
Frasi utili

"Que lo que"

literally translates to "what the what" basically a way of saying "what's going on?" or "how you doing?" its asked as a question, but really is a greeting!