Dominican Republic - How To Prepare & Move Around
The best preparation is to ask us questions.
See below for some useful tips and advice.
Or click below to contact us for personal service from our staff.
Stunning & Conditions
Travel with us to the best locations to find the beauty, the power
and the adrenaline you are looking for.
Cuba is suitable for all levels, from beginner to intermediate to advanced!
Enjoy Your Space& Time
Find peace and quiet in a timeless atmosphere,
no matter if it is on or off the water.
Cuba is best explained experienced first-hand. It comes highly recommended.
Prepare for Dominican Republic
Cabarete is and has been a popular holiday destination for the last 3 decades due to its excellent water sports conditions, and has a rich history that fascinates its visitors.

See below for some tips on how to prepare and move around in the Dominican Republic.

Entry Visa
Entry Visa
Every visitor to the Dominican Republic must pay 10 USD entry fee when arriving at the airport. This is called a Tourist Visa.

Each visitor needs to make sure with its respective government if an additional visa is required for travels to the Dominican Republic.

See Money section for more information about currencies and exchange.

Money
Money
The local currency is Dominican Pesos (RDS), but some purchases will be charged in US Dollars (USD).

Kiteboarding equipment, accommodation and tourist services are usually charged in USD, while general items such as food and beverages are charged in RDS.

YThere are exhange services located on almost every corner, and the banks can help you exchange your currency as well. We recommend bringing your passport inside the bank to exchange or withdraw money This limits the risk of cash machine fraud as well as letting you get away with only one fee for withdrawals The cash machines have low limits to how much you can withdraw.

Credit Cards
Credit Cards
We recommend bringing cash to the Dominican Republic still, although the availability of credit card services is widely common. Most hotels and resorts accept credit cards. Check up front about the availability on your destination. Be aware that there could be additional charge to your purchase for using credit cards. They can be as high as 6 USD. Also be aware of credit card fraud. We do recommend withdrawing money over the counter in the bank, with your passport.
Where To Stay
Where To Stay
Cabarete offers a wide range of accommodation on all levels and in all price ranges. Be aware that there is no common guideline for accommodation rates. We recommend checking AirBnB for the absolute best deals.

Condo living is the most common in Cabarete and you can score a super deal if you choose this way. The hotels are far and few in between, with less options for luxury living than if you choose a condominium. Ask us for tips to find the right one.

How To get Around
How To get Around
We recommend asking for some help when organizing for transport in Cuba. The island doesn't provide many cars, and the ones most common are from the 50's. This is one of the reasons you would want to visit Cuba, where the car park takes you back in a time machine, but for personal transport... Ask for tips. Renting a car can be a bit costly, but there are local providers that will provide satisfying solutions. The price... we can't do much about that.

What To Eat
What To Eat
There is a growing food culture in Havana and other larger destinations on the island, while the food culture in the outskirts of Cuba is more traditional and basic. The local food culture is similar to the rest of the Caribbean, with local ingredients such as meat, rice and vegetables. The hotels and resorts provide a more international selection for tourists, but we do recommend to try out the typical Caribbean food. While in Cuba, the "Ropa Vieja" is a given! Try it, it is tasty, although it means "Old Clothes".
Internet Connection
Internet Connection
Internet is now available on the island, but don't expect to have it all the time. You should not have a problem finding connection in the hotels and some other establishments in Havana, but once moving outside of the big city you could experience a little more cyber-free time. If you are staying in a resort, you will most likely have internet.
Cuban Beaches
Cuban Beaches
The island is the largest in the Caribbean and secures top conditions for your preferred water sport and holiday adventures.

Cuba carries a reputation of hosting some of the most stunning and breathtaking beaches in the world. The island is located where the Caribbean Sea, The Mexican Gulf and The Atlantic Ocean meets and provides different beach features depending on where you travel on the island. The famous "keys", such as Cayo Largo, Cayo Guillermo etc invites to island holidays on the island! The keys are small islands right outside the mainland.

City Culture
City Culture
Cubas history is still very much alive in the city streets. Walking the streets of Havana, for example, makes you feel like being shipped back and forth in time in a time machine.
Road Trips
Road Trips
Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean and it is highly recommended to explore every corner of it. Apart from getting access to all the beautiful beaches and water sports locations, the friendly and genuine Cuban people will make sure you have the time of your life and get to explore the hidden gems.
Communication
Communication
Vacationing in Cuba gives you the perfect opportunity to not think about communication with the outside world. There are phone services and internet services available in resorts and hotels, and our communications staff and on-site staff will always help you to stay connected. Tell us about your needs so we can organize and inform you the bets we can for access to communication.
Tours & guides
Tours & guides
Be it a beach holiday or a road trip holiday it is nice to have access to local assistanse and knowledge. You are the one who knows what will make your trip the best, and we listen and provide!

Contact us for a customization of your trip and determination of your needs. We help set you up.

Kite Beach Cabarete
Welcome to the heart and soul of kitesurfing history. Kite Beach Cabarete was one of the very first Kite Beaches in the world. Many things happened first on this beach. Conditions are excellent and fun, but can get a little crowded on holidays and perfect wind days in high season. Low season is a divine moment where you can kitesurf by yourself. Try it!
Matteo Gatti
Matteo Gatti
Founder Havana Kiteboarding Club
Rent Your Gear
Travel light and safely! Rent excellent quality RRD equipment from our shop, which you can also make permanently yours when you discover you love it.
Cabarete Kiteboarding Club
Cabarete Kiteboarding Club
Your Gear Supplier in the Caribbean
IKO Instructors
All our instructors are qualified instructors following the IKO Standards. Cabarete is the heart of IKO operations. This is where it all started and you can visit the office any time you want to meet the pro IKO people.
Cabarete Kiteboarding Club
Cabarete Kiteboarding Club
Your quality kiteboarding school in Cabarete
Stunning Beaches
Enjoy stunning views of the most amazingly crystal blue waters and white beaches. It is the Caribbean... We don't really have to stress this fact. Pictures speak louder than words.
Cabarete Kiteboarding Club
Cabarete Kiteboarding Club
Your Beach Guide
Stick your toe in the sand while having a beer
Cabarete is known for its high and loud party factor and for the stretch of beach bars and restaurants right in front of where you kitesurf. You can land your kite in front of the bar and have a break. When the sun goes down the beach turns in to a colorful spectacle. Have fun!
Party Central!
Party Central!
Known for its nightlife