The World Famous Kite Beach Cabarete is only 20 minutes from the (POP) Puerto Plata International Airport. If you are unable to to fly into POP you will most likely fly into Santiago or Santa Domingo. Let me tell ya, these airports are far away and driving in the Dominican Republic is not a good idea. Let me put it another way...don´t drive. Although taxi´s and drivers are expensive, it´s worth it...if you don´t want to spend the money, the bus service is excellent, unfortunately a bit limited but Caribe Tours and Metro are bus companies which provide an excellent service for a super low price.
Taxi´s from POP Airport to Kite Beach are generally $35us or 12oo pesos. The price is not so negotiable, but the drivers have no problem stopping at the Major Supermarket on the way to Kite Beach. Take your time and purchase what you want, buy a soda for the driver and perhaps a trip, but don´t feel pressure to hurry because there is no pressure.
Don´t change money at the airport or the restaurants. It is easy to change money at the Banks and Caribe Express, the exchange rate is much better and unless you got some cheap rental, you don´t have to worry about money getting stolen here on Kite Beach. If you opt for a cheap rental, plan on problems.
All the drinking water and ice comes from bottles. With that said, most people use the tap water to brush their teeth. Don´t do that...the North coast of the DR has so much water that, basically river water is running from the taps.
Late is great for kiting. The island heats up as the day passes, this air rises, cool trade winds replace the lifting air. Good kiting action happens 2-7 daily.
Good surf happens in the am hours. Surf at sunrise.