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Best 5 places to visit in the Dominican Republic

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The Dominican Republic is a beautiful Caribbean nation known for its stunning beaches, rich history, and vibrant culture. From its turquoise waters and white sandy beaches to its lush forests and stunning mountain ranges, there is no shortage of amazing places to visit in the Dominican Republic. Here are the top five places to put on your list:

  1. Punta Cana: Located on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana is a popular destination for beach lovers. The region is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, including Bavaro Beach and Macao Beach. In addition to its stunning beaches, Punta Cana is also known for its luxury resorts and world-class golf courses.
  2. Santo Domingo: As the capital and largest city in the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo is a must-visit destination for any traveler. The city is home to the oldest cathedral in the Americas, the Catedral Primada de America, as well as a number of other historic landmarks, including the Alcazar de Colon and the Fortaleza Ozama. In addition to its rich history, Santo Domingo is also home to a vibrant nightlife scene and a variety of cultural attractions.
  3. Samana Peninsula: Located on the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, the Samana Peninsula is a paradise for nature lovers. The region is home to the El Limon Waterfall, one of the tallest waterfalls in the Caribbean, as well as a number of other natural attractions, including the Los Haitises National Park and the Salto El Limon waterfall. The peninsula is also home to a number of secluded beaches and coves, making it a great place to escape the crowds and relax in peace.
  4. Jarabacoa: Nestled in the heart of the Cordillera Central mountain range, Jarabacoa is a beautiful mountain town known for its stunning natural surroundings. The region is home to a number of waterfalls, including the Salto de Jimenoa and the Salto de Baiguate, as well as a number of hiking and mountain biking trails. In addition to its natural attractions, Jarabacoa is also home to a number of charming restaurants and cafes, making it a great place to relax and unwind.
  5. Cabarete: Located on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, Cabarete is a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts. The town is known for its strong and consistent trade winds, which make it an ideal place for activities such as kiteboarding and windsurfing. In addition to its water sports scene, Cabarete is also home to a number of beautiful beaches, including Kite Beach and Bozo Beach, as well as a vibrant nightlife scene.

In conclusion, the Dominican Republic is a beautiful and diverse country with a wide range of amazing places to visit. Whether you are looking for stunning beaches, rich history, or breathtaking natural beauty, there is something for everyone in this Caribbean nation.

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Our favorite Red Paddle Co inflatable paddle board

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When the wind is light, we still like to get out on the water. We enjoy paddle boarding the Red Paddle Co 10’6″ Ride. It is a great all round paddle board that is stable enough for beginners, yet manoeuvrable enough for intermediate and advanced paddlers to continue using for years to come. We’ve been paddling for almost 10 years and our go-to family SUP is the 10’6″ Ride by Red Paddle Co.

Sure, we’ve had it for a while and it’s a bit dirty, but the board has stood up to all sorts of use and abuse for a long time. My 5 year old and 7 year old enjoy paddling it in the pool, and we enjoy paddling it together out the front of our apartment in Cabarete Bay and in the local river, La Boca.

If the waves are small, too small for my wave SUP and the wind is super light, I’ll also paddle it out to the reef to catch a few rollers.

The Ride 10’6″ packs down nice and tight thanks to the MSL Fusion construction. It is tough, durable and kid friendly! We thoroughly recommend this board for those who want a convenient to store, transport, and above all, excellent to paddle SUP.

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Cabarete as a SUP vacation destination

Cabarete is fast becoming a hot spot for al things watersport. In the early days, windsurfing was king, then kiteboarding came on board about 15 years ago. Then surfing had a resurgence a few years back. Now, with the rise in stand up paddle boarding, you can usually spot a paddler out in the bay, at kite beach or at Encuentro each morning.

While there are many local outfits that will rent you a board, why not bring your own! Inflatable stand up paddle boards by SUP brands such as Red Paddle Co, Naish and Starboard, are quickly making inroads into the surf breaks, rivers, lakes and waterways of your local area. Being able to simply roll up your paddle board, wheel it through the airport and check it onto the plan with no headaches of oversize luggage whatsoever, is a huge plus. There is nothing quite like riding your own gear in a new spot to ensure you have fun from the first to the last minute of your vacation.

Take a look over at Green Water Sports and check out what they have in stock for inflatable stand up paddle boards. The leaders in the industry right now are Red Paddle inflatable paddle boards, but Starboard inflatable SUPs and the Naish Air Series are hot on their heels with quality products as well. Roll up your SUP, jump on a plane and we’ll see you on the water!

And don’t forget, if you need a place to stay, check out the Cabarete condo rentals we have available. 2, 3 and 4 bedroom options right on kite beach, Cabarete.

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Not sure which Red Paddle Co inflatable paddle board to buy?

Our beach activity partners, Green Water Sports, have reviewed several inflatable paddle boards by the industry leading inflatable SUP brand, Red Paddle Co. They reviewed a board in each of the main areas you would expect to SUP. A surf style paddle board, a cruising/all round paddle board and finally, a racing paddle board. All are inflatable, all are the highest tech and all are made by the best inflatable SUP brand in the market today.

The surfing paddle board: Red Paddle Co 10ft Surfer review. 10 feet long, 30 inches and 3.9 inches thick. Featuring the patented rocker stiffening system (RSS), Tec Air construction process and industry leading 20-25PSI rigidity.

The cruising paddle board: Red Paddle Co 10ft6in Ride review. 10 feet 6 inches long, 32 inches wide and 4.7 inches thick. The single most popular stand up paddle board in the world.

The racing paddle board: 12ft6in Race by Red Paddle Co review. 12 feet 6 inches long, 30 inches wide and 5.9 inches thick. Featuring the RSS battens, this board is race ready and airport check in ready for no extra fee!

Check out each of the reviews and make an informed decision when you buy from the leading Red Paddle Co retailer.