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More than meets the eye: Callejón de la Loma

Callejón de la Loma Cabarete dominican republicCome, put your sneakers on we’re going for a walk.

Sightseeing fun spots is one of our favorite things to do. Each one of them seems to proudly carry it’s own unique style, more like a personality impressed in walls and structure. Our eyes quickly shift from side to side taking it all in: a small truck cruises slowly selling colorfull watermelons, further on a terrace is painted with a political party colors, the fish shop is packed with fresh catches of the day, a funky graffitti displays a black and white woman, a young man with dreadlocks drinks coffee as the dogs sunbathe on the side of the street.

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The waterfalls of Damajagua

27 waterfallsThe well-known 27 waterfalls, some of which are up to eight meters high, are tucked away in the green lush back hills just past Puerto Plata, about an hour’s drive away from Cabarete. Anyone who loves the outdoors, likes to hike and climb down waterfalls or jump into waterfall pools should visit these iconic falls, when in the north of the Dominican Republic. Be prepared to be amazed by the views, the falls and the guides.


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North Coast gems - Playa Diamante

Playa Diamante - photo credit - gocabrera.comCabrera, known for its cliff-riddled coastline, harbors a well-hidden gem. Tucked in between two headlands, Playa Diamante has beautiful crystal clear turquoise water that stays shallow without any waves or currents for a at least hundred meters from the shore. 

Perfectly protected from the Atlantic, this beach is very popular with families as it provides one of the safest bathing environments in the area, especially for small children.

 

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North Coast jewels - Playa Caleton

Playa caleton - small but beautifulPlaya Caleton is famously located in a small u-shaped bay oriented away from the typical swell direction, which means no waves or currents. This is where the mighty Atlantic Ocean is tamed forming a beautiful natural pool with crystal clear water.  The sandy beach slowly descends into the water making this the ideal playground for the whole family.

 

 

 

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A day out in Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata old town - photo credit:godominicanreplublic.comThe beautiful North Coast of the Dominican Republic has a lot more to offer than just extreme sports,  waves, wind, beaches and tropical cocktails. Sometimes it’s nice to get away for a day and experience something different, maybe even absorb a bit of history... Puerto Plata, officially called San Felipe de Puerto Plata, is only 30 minutes away from Cabarete and has some pearls on offer for those interested in looking for them.

 

 

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