Hotel El Magnifico

3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars

Cabarete, Caribbean
Hotel El Magnifico
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Rated 10% higher but also costs 25% more than other 3.5 star hotels

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  • Families91
  • Couples100
  • Solo100
  • Business0

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Canyoning and other 'adventure' sports

by Elithian

Hi, I'm planning to visit Cabarete early January. Besides hitting the beaches, I'd also love to do some 'adventure' sports. Mountain biking is high on the list, but I'm also a sucker for canyoning. I checked and it's mentioned there, but I can't find any details. Does anyone know if it is possible to go on a canyoning trip in Cabarete or anywhere else in the DR?

Other tips always welcome!

Many thanks...

Re: Canyoning and other 'adventure' sports

by trave

Hello everyone...

Yes friend... it is possible canyoning trip in Cabarete. You can find the all information on google search engine.

If, after that you need any help then you can ask me....

Re: Canyoning and other 'adventure' sports

by marielexoteria

Afaik you can do canyoning in Jarabacoa. Check out
Rancho Baiguate also offers more adventure tourism.

Jarabacoa is about a 2-hour bus drive from Puerto Plata.

Re: Canyoning and other 'adventure' sports

by Elithian

Thanks for your quick and helpful replies! I'll be sure to check out Jerabacoa as it seems an excellent option!

Re: Canyoning and other 'adventure' sports

by shawn1234

I am in cabarete at this very second typing at the internet cafe. There are at least 5 tour companies in town with canyoning trips prices range from 65 to 100 dollars. regardless the prices you see on the internet or signs or in your tea leaves the price will be at least 25% higher than advertised. This town is a truely caveat emptor (buyer beware) If you are comming for the wind it is currently crappy but apparently will improve by January. If you are planning on learning any water sports. ie kite boarding windsurfing surfing etc. this is not the place to go. There is a vicous shore break even inside the lagoon and the water is very confussed. Even the instructors say if you can kite/board/surf here you can do it anywhere in the world. They advertise mountain biking but I think most of it is guided and most of it is on roads. There is some single track but my understanding is that there is not much. I am going by hearsay I haven't done it.
good luck sk

Re: Canyoning and other 'adventure' sports

by ladrivas

Come to Residencial Casa Linda. We will book these excursion for you great company in Cabarete, professionals and specialist in Eco tours, please contact me if you require any further info.

Travel Tips for Cabarete

this is what i'll be packing next time

by sunshinenow

perhaps a small purse you don't have to carry for going out at night. i didn't have one, as i don't like them for style...but it would have been practical if i'd brought one. summer clothes don'e have pockets. well, mine don't.

i used a back pack for going to the beach (towel, water bottle, sunscreen, book, camera) you could wear whatever you wanted, but i wish i knew:

daytime beachwear: some surfer/athletic types. some matchy swim sets. i threw a sarong and a tank or a little dress over my swimsuit. people do not walk around in their bathing suits, only on the beach or poolside.

it is not hot at night, though not too cool. i wished i'd had cool linen drawstring pants, jeans or capri's and possibly something lightweight to cover my shoulders. i didn't even bring a short sleeve t-shirt. although i faired just fine. everyone wears flip-flops/thongs. the dress-code seemed casual, but very put together, minus the flash or polish found in US cities.

The scene here is not as casual as other beach places i've been, ( puerto vallarta, mexico or nigril, jamaica for comparison's sake), probably because of the european presense.

i found it very comfortable. my friend rolled up a pair of pink scrub pants and looked perfectly cute and comfy with a pink tank. i wished i'd thought of it. sunscreen
mosquito repellant - for evening
you could buy these and anything else you'll need there, but you'll definately want these if you're going to do water sports - bring those shoes you walk in the water with. sorry, i don't know what they're called...i attempted surfing without them and regretted it. they had some there, but i didn't know i'd want them. the bottom were we surfed (playa encuentro) was hard and full of things like sea urchins. i got a little scraped up. BATTERY POWERED clock (freq power outages)
safety pins (couldn't find one in town)
bottle opener (few, if any twist tops)
citronella candles (i hate mosquito bites)
a black marker (fixes all kinds of problems)
hair ties/elastics
small, round tipped scissors (stored them opened so they can see they're round and you can get them on the plane.)
camping set of silverware etc, if you like to go to the grocery store...or you could buy plastic there, whichever is easier.
i never bring any jewelry on vacation. i never want to look like i have anything anyone would like to steal.

Exchange rates in DR and Cabarete

by JoshMarlin

"Banks and official currency exchange offices"

There are 5 banks and some official currency exchange offices.
Be carefull with street echange people : lot of false banknotes !

Best change is with ATM machines close to the banks or, in cash, by official exchange offices for example Wally Agente de Cambio.

Banks listing :
Banco Popular - Tel : 809-571-0903 (Cabarete entrance while coming from Sosua)
Banco de Progresso - Tel : 809-571-0621
BHD - Tel : 809-571-0662
Scotiabank - Tel : 809-571-0292 (Cabarete output while coming from Sosua)
BanReservas - Tel : 809-571-9505 (Cabarete output while coming from Sosua)

"Online exchange rates"

Every morning Banco Central De La Republica Dominicana edit official rates at the internet adress :

Online rates that you really get into Cabarete are into the internet site CabareteGuide, adresss :


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