The winds and terrain of the Dominican Republic make extreme sports here a favorite among tourists, year-round residents, and anyone who’s up for an adventurous Caribbean experience. Kite Excite is just one of many companies in the country offering this sort of paragliding experience (either on the water or through the mountainous interior).
Cities like Jarabacoa are especially suited for these kinds of adventure sports, since you can start from higher elevations and extend the duration of the ride. In paragliding, users are attached to a parachute by a suspended harness, and with a running start, they jump from heights of up to hundreds of feet. Depending on where you start and the tropical winds, you could be in the air anywhere from a few minutes to up to an hour!