One of our stops on our trip through the Dominican Republic was Cabarete. Cabarete is an area and a town, very popular with surfers from all over the world. This is the windy side of the island and waves can be quite powerful. The beach was long and ideal for beach walking, but due to strong currents swimming was not ideal. You also really had to watch out for waves. Accommodations in Cabarete vary widely but there are good, less pricey options available. We stayed at a very simple place right at the ocean. Had a small terrace overlooking the ocean, just what we needed at that time.