Introduction: Cabrera compared to Nagua, which is a city 30km to the south and Rio San Juan 20km to the north is relatively quiet and for this reason I decided to choose this city compared to the other two. Nagua is more city like, bigger, noisier, lots of people, cars, motorbikes on the go all the time, Rio San Juan is a little less, but not as interesting or strategically positioned for what I wanted to do there.
Places: Cabrera/ Nagua/ Rio San Juan
How to get there: Caribe Tours again!! Cheap, has AC and is quite comfortable.
What to do there: The hot spots here are Diamond beach and Du Du Lagoon. (See photos & video below). They are about 10km south of Cabrera or 20km north of Nagua. Another amazing beach is Playa Grande, which is about 15km north of Cabrera, kilometres of white sand, which is normally empty! You have it to yourself! The B&B I stayed in were able to rent a moped for me and it was so easy to go to these places. Another amazing thing is that between January and March, you can see humpback whale sightings and splashing when the weather is good. It is quite a peaceful place, food is good and very cheap, locals are nice..
Where to stay: booking.com (get €15 off using my code) there are few places in Cabrera, as I mentioned before it is smaller than most cities up north, but the “hotel Malecon B&B” which is on to the coast, 100m metres from the ocean is cheap, clean, has AC, hosts are amazing. I paid $100USD including an amazing breakfast for 3N/4D. They are very helpful and can give you advice on what to do, where to go, restaurants the lot, but most importantly, get the moped and get Google Maps out and go visit places.
How to get about: The owners of the hotel are Jessica and Sebastian. The only advice I can give you here is to rent a moped or motorbike, there is not a lot of traffic on the roads, fresh air, beautiful green vegetation, sun in your hair, what more could you ask for!!