Cabarete Beach

Denmay565

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We always want to support the local vendors. However has anyone noticed the increase in the number of vendors patrolling the beach in Cabarete? Some tourists have told us they now avoid the beach because of the volume of vendors constantly hounding them. Don’t want to see any of the workers lose their income yet if people avoid the beach they will lose out anyway.
 

jd426

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We always want to support the local vendors. However has anyone noticed the increase in the number of vendors patrolling the beach in Cabarete? Some tourists have told us they now avoid the beach because of the volume of vendors constantly hounding them. Don’t want to see any of the workers lose their income yet if people avoid the beach they will lose out anyway.
Cabarete Beach vendors are the WORST . and are hurting businesses .
Had some bad experiences with them, and do not EVER ask them Which Direction a certain Bar or spot is at .
2 seconds of a finger point and they will Follow you like a Stray Dog, and then swear to the owner that THEY are the Reason you came to that restaurant, and then will Demand a Payment , you will then be Forced to make a decision to pay More for your Food and drink, or walk away . they are disgusting Vermin ..
 

Tarheel

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Cabarete Beach vendors are the WORST . and are hurting businesses .
Had some bad experiences with them, and do not EVER ask them Which Direction a certain Bar or spot is at .
2 seconds of a finger point and they will Follow you like a Stray Dog, and then swear to the owner that THEY are the Reason you came to that restaurant, and then will Demand a Payment , you will then be Forced to make a decision to pay More for your Food and drink, or walk away . they are disgusting Vermin ..
The way I see it, they are just trying to make a living. Nice people for the most part.
 

jd426

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The way I see it, they are just trying to make a living. Nice people for the most part.
Let me Dial it back a bit , better said they are WAY TOO AGRESSIVE , and therefore turn a Pleasant day into a " Lets run away from this harassment " day .
Only in Boca Chica , have I have seen such Aggressive behavior by Beach Vendors who are basically selling Garbage trinkets .
The exception are the ladies and Kids who sell Their Fried food and nuts etc
but every adult male is a P I T A and a Scammer .
 

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Let me Dial it back a bit , better said they are WAY TOO AGRESSIVE , and therefore turn a Pleasant day into a " Lets run away from this harassment " day .
Only in Boca Chica , have I have seen such Aggressive behavior by Beach Vendors who are basically selling Garbage trinkets .
The exception are the ladies and Kids who sell Their Fried food and nuts etc
but every adult male is a P I T A and a Scammer .

We had the same 'turn a pleasant day into lets get out of here' experience at the pubic beach in Guayacanes recently while driving in and parking the car. I did not want to get out of the car to deal with the 5-10 young men/ lads waiting for parking assistance payment which we definitely did not need. We ended up driving away and going to Nicos.
 

drstock

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The way I see it, vendors on all the north coast beaches are the same. But I have found that just saying "No thank you" with a pleasant smile works. They have had a terrible time during covid and have to pay a lot of money to wear those blue shirts.
 

drstock

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We had the same 'turn a pleasant day into lets get out of here' experience at the pubic beach in Guayacanes recently while driving in and parking the car. I did not want to get out of the car to deal with the 5-10 young men/ lads waiting for parking assistance payment which we definitely did not need. We ended up driving away and going to Nicos.
Yes, I had that experience at the nearby "old" Juan Dolio beach.
 
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jd426

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Yes, I had that experience at the nearby "old" Juan Dolio beach.
I forget where exactly, but it was on the way to Samana, we pulled over to check out a beach , and were told to NOT park just anywhere we wanted to because a Coconut was sure to fall on our Car ( more of a threat than a warning ) . And of course they had their SPECIAL spots , which of course Cost Money for them to watch . Being Hustled is not a pleasant way to start a beach stop . I don't have a problem throwing a person 100 pesos , but sometimes it feels more like Extortion than a Propina.
 

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I forget where exactly, but it was on the way to Samana, we pulled over to check out a beach , and were told to NOT park just anywhere we wanted to because a Coconut was sure to fall on our Car ( more of a threat than a warning ) . And of course they had their SPECIAL spots , which of course Cost Money for them to watch . Being Hustled is not a pleasant way to start a beach stop . I don't have a problem throwing a person 100 pesos , but sometimes it feels more like Extortion than a Propina.
Reminds me of the guys who hang out around the PN stations wearing uniforms on the back roads.
 

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Well you'll find me reading iinfront of OceanOne most afternoons and no-one bothers me unless I wave them over (like that Haitian sweets). Just move up the beach and you'll be fine ....
 
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drstock

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Well you'll find me reading iinfront of OceanOne most afternoons and no-one bothers me unless I wave them over (like that Haitian sweets). Just move up the beach and you'll be fine ....
Ah - now I recognise who you are, as I walk past there most afternoons!