We stayed at El Cabito for two nights. The hotel is in a peaceful location – about 3-4 kms out of Las Galeras which means you either need to pay around 100pesos each way for a motoconcho or walk for around 30 – 40 mins. The cabins are basic but fine as long as you do not mind sleeping under a mosquito net and the views are lovely. My main criticism of the hotel is the restaurant which is very overpriced and feels as though they are capitalising on being located further away from any local competition. There are absolutely no shops or restaurants nearby so either you need to go to town to buy your supplies and eat out or eat and drink in the hotel. If you choose to eat at El Cabito, while the views are amazing, you can expect to pay at least 200 pesos more per dish than you would pay in the majority of places in Las Galeras town for exactly the same food. The restaurant also charges significantly more for smaller bottles of beer and water than you would find in the town (150 pesos for a small bottle of beer when a large one should only cost between 100-125). Originally we had planned to spend 4 nights in El Cabito but we decided to move into Las Galeras and cut our costs on food and drinks. It was quite disappointing and I would not stay there again for that reason unfortunately the location does not quite make up for the elevated prices of eating and drinking in the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Cabito is an eco-friendly business, perched on the cliffs of Cabo Cabron, overlooking the spectacular Rincon Bay. It is a place where nature speaks for itself, and where one can feel a natural radiation of energy. Our vision for El Cabito is to create a place of tranquility and serenity, where people can unwind from a hectic lifestyle and connect with nature. Our strategically located restaurant and accommodations contribute to this unique experience. We have designed a number of flexible accommodation options to meet everyone's budget. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- El Cabito Samana, Dominican Republic