Thought I would give a quick "Caberette" Trip report.
I stayed Aug 24rd through Sep 3rd. I stayed at the "Palm Beach Condos"
which I booked via Vela.
The wind was hot great.
First 4 days 5.0 Infinity, 4.7 Zeta Mistral Stinger, Energy
Remainder needed 5.5 to 6.0 North Prizma and Screamer or Energy.
All in all though it was a very enjoyable vacation. It is definitely a
Windsurfers Dream destination. All the sailing is done in one big bay. About
a mile offshore there is a dead c***reef that generates some really
nice waves. I had never sailed in the waves before but now I am hooked.
I intend adding some Wave sails to my Sail Collection. The waves make
perfect ramps for jumping and also make for perfect "Surfing Experiences".
Caberette itself is a small town. The picture in "WINDSURFING" is dead on
the money. Just one Big street!!!! The accommodations varied in quality from
bad to excellent. It was fun swapping stories and sharing "Quality of
Accommodation" stories with the people that you meet. The biggest group of
tourists seemed to be German followed closely by the British. The British
sailors all seemed to stay at the WindSurf Apartments. For the record these
did not seem to be too nice. One of the rooms did not have running water in
the kitchen sink. Vela offered 2 choices, Casa Laguna and Palm Beach Condos.
Palm Beach is definitely nicer and worth the extra money. Apart from the
fact that it is right on the beach, the condos are really nice. All of the
women who came to visit us at Palm Beach gave their husbands/boyfriends the
"Why are we not staying here look?". (Please no sexist flames, it just seems
that women seem to appreciate some of the finer accommodations more than men).
The food was excellent and depending upon where U ate was moderately priced.
Eating at the better establishments ran about $18 a head including a couple
of beers. ( For lobster make it about $24 ). There were also some excellent
All U Can Eat buffets for 100 Pesos ( hope that is right). It was approx
12 pesos to 1 US Dollar so for $8 you could eat all U want. I would
recommend Luci Mar for seafood. The Pizzeria has excellent Italian food.
Other things to do included Horse Back riding $35 for the day. Mopeds cost
$20. Scuba Diving for beginners $35. I did not do these( too busy trying to
sail) but everybody who did had a lot of fun.
The only drawback to the whole trip was the "STOMACH SITUATION". There were
about 11 people there that I felt I could share this sensitive topic with.
Of the 11 people I talked too ( there were more that I know of) 8 of them
went through a patch of about 3 days where they did not want to be far from
a bathroom. ( I was lucky and did not have any trouble until I arrives home)
The english friends that I met had some pills called "Arrete" that really
seemed to work well. For any future travellers BE PREPARED, get some
heavy duty "STOMACH Medicine", ( Pepto-Bismol does not cut it).
I will go back to Caberette. I will stay again at the Palm Beach, (Casa Laguna
was okay too but the power kept on going out). Next time I will probably bring
my own equipment. The equipment at Vela was okay but a little worn out.
many thanks for advice I received before I left. U know who U are.