Cabrera and its Surrounding Areas

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Cabrera is a town located on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, in the province of Maria Trinidad Sanchez. It is known for its beautiful beaches, clear waters, and lush tropical landscapes. Cabrera is cool, very little tourism here compared to other areas, however, it has its fair share of things to do. So, if you are driving up the Dominican coast, you have to stop at the beach “Arroyo Salado”. There is plenty of space to park with restaurants for those who do not bring their cooler. Again, I live here, so I kinda plan for these things with my fiancée, as the food in the DR is quite expensive. I have some photos tucked away. As soon as I find them, I will upload some for you guys to see.

Laguna Dudu you have to do, click on the link to see me fall on my arse lol It is basically a zipline you jump off into a lagoon, which is a 15m drop and 25m deep. Christian Bale, the batman actor did it a few years ago and it became popular, in the video you will hear the guy blow his whistle, I did not hear him and just fell on my back, and the second time I jumped as he blew his whistle. It is good fun, a little adrenaline, and a good laugh!

This is the platform you go from, hang then jump halfway through lol

Diamond Beach is considered to be stunning. To be honest, I did not find it to be so, and I am not sure why they call it “Diamond. Here is a picture for you to see.

Diamond beach, looks amazing from above!

One of the main activities is to enjoy the beaches and the clear waters. Visitors can swim, snorkel, and dive in crystal-clear waters As can be seen in this photo), and they can also take boat tours to see the beautiful coastline and marine life. From January to April, the humpback whales swim past here, you can see them from the coast but having a drone well, you can see them much better.

The town of Cabrera itself is small and charming, and visitors can explore the local markets and shops, and sample the delicious local cuisine. There are also a number of small bars and restaurants where visitors can relax and enjoy the tropical atmosphere. I have not really eaten here, as I tended to spend time in the nearby surrounding areas and ate at the beach. Finally, the town is surrounded by small towns and villages, that offer a glimpse into the everyday life of the Dominican Republic, especially during festivals and cultural events. You could spend a day or two here, but not much more than that as the town itself does not offer much entertainment and most places to visit are within a 20 to 30-minute drive.

Playa Grande

Playa Grande is a beach located in the town of Río San Juan, 20 minutes or so from Cabrera. It is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the country, known for its long stretches of white sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters.

One of the main attractions of Playa Grande is its excellent conditions for surfing, with consistent waves and a long break that attracts surfers from all over the world. The beach also offers other water sports such as windsurfing, kiteboarding, and paddleboarding.

The beach also offers a variety of activities such as horseback riding, snorkeling, and deep-sea fishing. Visitors can also take boat tours to explore the nearby mangrove swamps and the wildlife that lives there. it is in the middle of nowhere, plus you would need a car to get here.

There is lodging and a gold course if that tickles your fancy.

As you can see there is one road and it is miles from a nearby town. There is accommodation, Airbnb, hotels, hostels, and whatnot, you are spoilt for choice. If you fancy golf, there is a nice course overlooking the coast.

The water is lovely and clear, but quite choppy, so caution is required at all times.

Here is another angle of Playa Grande. There are bars and restaurants, which sell food and drinks, but most locals just bring their coolers and avoid the additional expense. you can rent a table with you or bring your own too.

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