Sea Horse Ranch Travel & News, April 2015

Celebrate International Jazz Day and Music Education 

International Jazz Day is celebrated annually on April 30 with simultaneous events around the world. It is organized by UNESCO to honor “the virtues of jazz as an educational tool, and a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people“.

The events in Cabarete will include free concerts in the afternoon with students from the “Casa de Arte de Sosúa” String Program, and "Escuela Libre Monte de la Jagua" of Moca to be held in the neighborhoods of the Callejón de la Loma at 3pm and La Ciénaga at 4pm.

In the evening at 6pm, a fundraising event will be held at The Beach Club at Sea Horse Ranch, which will include a jazz concert by the talented Rafaelito Mirabal and “Systema Temperado”, and a fashion show. Tickets are $100 usd and proceeds will benefit the FEDUJAZZ music program.

FEDUJAZZ is a non-profit foundation whose main objective is to bring about social change through music education of Dominican youth. The FEDUJAZZ music program aims to educate and expose Dominican children ages 7-18 with structured music programs that enhance their overall education and learning, and increase their opportunities in life.

FEDUJAZZ has a new space to call home in Cabarete in a rental building which offers classroom and administrative space. Currently there are over fifty students being provided free musical instruction and training, under the instruction of music professor from Santiago, Jefry Casimiro, with program oversight from Santy Rodriguez from Santo Domingo.

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Fine Caribbean Living at Casa La Bandera

Featured Property – Casa La Bandera at Sea Horse Ranch is among one of the finest villas available in the area. This magnificent villa is directly on the beach, and its six well-appointed suites are designed for privacy in a u-shape wrap around design. Reminiscent of Caribbean manor homes with louvered windows and doors, vaulted ceilings and rustic beams, this villa will transport your body and soul to the tropical splendor of days gone by.

Here you can enjoy the trade winds and turquoise views on the wooden veranda, in the pool or on the beach. The villa is superbly decorated and boasts a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and outdoor dining over an exotic pond. The light-filled interior, colorful décor and thatch-roof exterior exemplifies the carefree atmosphere that we all seek in a Caribbean villa. Inquire with us for more details and availability.

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Cave Exploration and Diving in Cabarete

Right in Cabarete's back yard sits El Choco National park, several lagoons, and Cabarete Caves. The Caves are millions of years old, and yet are one of Cabarete's best-kept secrets. Properly known as the Sistema La Escalera, the caves are comprised of two very different looking cave systems; Cueva de los Murcielagos and Cueva La Escalera, which are connected by a huge dry cave with no outside access.

The caves are located not far off the main road in Cabarete. Passing through the bustling village of the Callejon de la Loma, you will be transported from our coastal town to the deep, lush tropical forest of El Choco National Park. Take an epic virtual tour of this world-class cave system guided by Sea Horse Ranch resident Phillip Lehman, Founding Member and Vice President of the Dominican Republic Speleological Society.

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Sea Horse Ranch, Cabarete, Dominican Republic