Cabrera Town was previously called Tres Amarras where Christopher Columbus sought refuge and reinforced the moorings of his boats to avoid capsizing.
Cabrera is a town in María Trinidad Sánchez province, Dominican Republic.
It is located at the eastern end of the country's north coast, at the western extreme of the Scottish Bay, 130 kilometers north of Santo Domingo.
The town was originally named 'Tres Amarras', the name it used to be called since its foundation day on July 1, 1891.
The city was renamed to 'Cabrera' in honor of the hero of the Capotillo Battle, General José Cabrera.
Cabrera is located on the northeast coast of the country, two and a half hours from Santo Domingo, the capital city of the Dominican Republic, east of Puerto Plata and west of Samaná, just 38 kilometers from the municipality of Nagua, head of the María Trinidad Sánchez province.
It limits to the west with the municipality of Río San Juan, to the south with Nagua to the north, and to the east it has the Atlantic Ocean. The territorial extension of this geographical demarcation is 276 km2.
Cabrera Known as The Green coastfor the exuberance of its beaches and coastal landscapes.
With a population of over 39,000, Cabrera’s main source of income are cattle, meat, and milk.
In the agricultural aspect, the production of coconuts and rice are noticeable sources as well and now day tourism is growing significantly becoming a big source of income for the community.
Located facing the Atlantic, Cabrera has beaches, rivers, exotic vegetation, and other natural features and attractions.
A National Park reserve is located in El Breton, a small section of Cabrera called Cabo Francés Viejo (Cape Old Frenchman).
The most attractive beach in the area is Playa Grande (Big Beach), cited by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Other local beaches include Playa Precioso, El Diamante (Diamond Beach), Playa La Entrada, El Caleton de Dario (where Villa Tres Amarras is located), El Caleton del Medio, and El Caleton Chiquito.