Kiteboarding Travel Guide: Punta Salinas, DR - Destinations EP 08
When kiteboarders think of the Dominican Republic, the first thing to comes to mind is typically the busy beaches and party vibes of Cabarete. But sometimes a kite trip should be about just that – kiting. On the southern coast of the DR is a kite spot so pure, it will blow you away. This sleepy kite spot is a windy escape for the locals, but they’re ready to welcome some new faces.
Ready for your secret session in the Dominican Republic? Head to Punta Salinas! When it comes to hidden gems, this spot is a rare one. Only an hour from a major airport, Punta Salinas is a small ocean front fishing village at the end of a bay which is home to a salt mine and naval base. When you first drive up to the kite spot, it feels like discovering something special.
But this spot may not be a hidden gem for long. The Puntarena project has broken ground across the bay. This sustainable tourist development will be bringing vacationers from the DR and around the world to enjoy this natural paradise, and open the door for kiteboarders and watersports lovers to experience this spot.
We’re going to give you the low down on Punta Salinas as well as everything you need to know to plan a trip here!