Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Lifestyle Cabarete NewsThere is a lot to say about the Cabarete lifestyle, but one way of painting a good allover image is with the word FUN! Cabarete is known for providing all-year-round great conditions for action and adventure sports, but there is so much more to it. The events, the nightlife, the nature, the beach life… 

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Kim Hanskamp - Women Making Waves Interview

Kim Hanskamp surf photographerKim Hanskamp has been blessing Cabarete with her soulful and professional surf photography for some time now. We stumbled across this fun and inspiring interview with Kim, from online magazine She has put women in the front seat of surf photography, inspiring more women to get out there and follow their passions and their bliss. Cabarete and the surfers are fortunate to have Kim by the surfers side in the

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The Stories Untold: Barrio Blanco’s Haitian Women

barrio blanco ladiesOver the last few years Barrio Blanco has received a gift. Once known as the most dangerous part of town, a place no one went into, is now transformed. Thanks to Ron Zauner and the Providing Opportunity For Self Improvement organization, many lives have changed for the better thanks to generous donations from big hearts accross the world. However, there are still some voices that need to be heard; such as the voices of the women. We are bringing you their stories in this series of 5 one-on-one interviews about the strong Haitian women building houses in Barrio Blanco - for self improvement.

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A Father’s Love

fathers day cabarete“Being a father is hard.”
You may have heard this phrase before, specially from other parents. But there’s something really big, important and rewarding about male parenting. 





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Coloring Cabarete Through the Arts

Creatividad en Pote“The kids actually call me ‘Miss Nice,’” shares Emma Nice Grullon Balaguer, interior designer, illustrator of children’s books, and founder of Creatividad en Pote. Indeed, the name could describe Balaguer’s heartfelt, proactive movement to color young lives through creativity. The Dominican-born visionary has established a multi-cultural school for the arts, with a side of science, using recycled, organic materials.

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How New Year's Resolutions Become Realities

Beach in the Dominican RepublicA few years ago, I ushered in the New Year with bare feet and new friends, just beyond the border of plush chaise lounges that extend Cabarete’s beach bars toward the open sea. Fireworks shot into the sky, and our international crew of traveling surfers gazed upward, into bright stars and dreams for the New Year. We didn’t talk about our resolutions, not then, anyway, but I know we all hoped that this would be the year we stuck to our best intentions.

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High Season Knocking on Our Door

Cabarete beachCabarete is an all-year destination with event, activities, sports and fun, but peaks from December to April. We are almost there, and we can tell with all the events happening everywhere. Town is buzzing with expectations and business owners and residents are dusting the corners and getting ready for the Christmas Rush. Are you curious what Cabarete has on its schedule this season? You can find out in our Event Calendar!

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Bringing Christmas to Barrio Blanco

Christmas in Barrio BlancoNever a big holiday person, one of my first impressions of Cabarete in December was the relative absence of commercialized Christmas. In the US, Christmas starts just after Thanksgiving and consumes every TV, radio, and signpost along the way.  I remember joking to a friend while booking my trip: “Where can I go where I won’t be force-fed ‘Christmas cheer?’”


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