I've mentioned before that my favorite place on the island is Puerto Plata. Perhaps I should expand that to the entire North Coast, which includes Puerto Plata, Sosua, and Cabarete. Cabarete will probably always hold a special place in my heart, as it was the first place outside of Santo Domingo that we visited after arriving in the Dominican Republic over a year ago. It's a little coastal town known for its kite beach, but it also offers good restaurants, great scenery, a relaxing beach, and a little shopping.
We drove up on Thanksgiving Day, a little worried about the weather. The North Coast has been experiencing a lot of rain in the last several weeks, which has caused flooding and mudslides. We decided against driving the usual route (which includes going over a mountain) and opted to head to Puerto Plata (via Santiago) and then cut back to Cabarete. The route was a bit longer than usual, and we were delayed by a crew fixing a bridge that had been flood damaged, but otherwise we didn't experience any difficulty.
|Sunrise view from our balcony.|
|Double luck. Taken with our cell phone.|
We took an early morning walk along the beach and then ate a leisurely breakfast and did a little shopping.
|What Cabarete is famous for.|
|Sunset view from our balcony.|