John's Recovery Guest House,
Cabarete, Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic:
The Dominican Republic is a colorful tapestry of Spanish, French,
Haitian, and African influences woven by a rich and storied history.
Christopher Columbus described this lush land as "a beautiful
island paradise with high forested mountains and large river valleys".
This statement is still as true today as it was in 1492. In addition
to the comforts of sun, sea, and sand, the Dominican Republic offers
an exciting and unique cultural experience that will captivate your
This is a destination like no other - a sensual feast of dazzling
landscapes, exotic cuisine, and a remarkable variety of arts and
entertainment options. The pulse-pounding thrill of the merengue,
intriguing relics from centuries past, and even world-class baseball
await you. The Dominican Republic is a surprising place that will
delight even the most experienced traveler.
Cabarete is located at the North Coast of the Dominican Republic.
Over the past few years Cabarete has grown to achieve international
fame, especially with a younger audience. The reason may be found
on the town's beach, ranked as one of the world's top five kiteboarding
and windsurfing destinations. So good are the conditions here, in
fact, that Cabarete is regularly a stop in International competitions.
But Cabarete offers more than just kiteboarding and windsurfing.
Adventure sports enthusiasts come here for a range of activities
including mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, whitewater rafting
and the like.
How to get to John's Recovery Guest House:
We suggest purchasing a flight to Puerto Plata International Airport
(POP), just a 25 minute drive away from Cabarete. Next closest to
Cabarete is the Santiago International Airport (STI), about 1 hr
drive from Cabarete.
Most major airlines fly to Puerto Plata International Airport, like
American Airlines, Air Transat, Air Canada, Delta, Continental Airlines,
JetBlue, British Airways and much more.
Flight times from New York: 3 ½ hours, Miami: 1 hour, London:
9 ½ hours
Once you arrive at the airport in Puerto Plata or Santiago, we
can arrange a personal driver for you who picks you up and brings
you directly to your accomodation at John's Recovery Guest House in
Entry into the Dominican Republic requires at least a valid Passport
and/or a Tourist Visa depending your nationality. Requirements do
change often so make sure to check everything with your travel agent
before departure. Some flights will include the Tourist Visa in
the cost of your ticket. If yours does not, you will have to purchase
one upon your arrival for US$10 (travelers checks are not accepted).
Minimal information about yourself and your visit is required and
you will be provided with a copy of this form to give back to Customs
& Immigration when you depart the country.
The average annual temperature is 25°C (77°F), and only
fluctuates by about + or - 2°C, depending on the season.
The 'hottest' months of the year are from June to October, when
temperatures during the day remain constant at around 29°C (84°F).
In contrast, it's slightly cooler from December to March, with daily
highs rising to around 27°C (80°F). At night temperatures
drop by about 5°C, so that you rarely need more than a sheet
for covering to sleep comfortably at night.