North Shore Travel Guide
Cabarete, on the North Shore of the Dominican Republic, is known as the surfing capital of the Caribbean; it's also an ideal location for kiteboarding and windsurfing.
If you can tear yourself away from the cruising teenagers on Puerto Plata's neighboring boardwalk, pop into this colonial fort, built to protect precious metal–rich Puerto Plata from 16th-century pirates.
Everything from swimsuits and housewares to Italian and Portuguese food, plus movie rentals and a full-service pharmacy.
Beachside palm trees wrapped in red cloth and tiny white lights announce the presence of Lax Beach Bar along the Cabarete stretch.