4 Days Surfing Dominican Republic

  • Cabarete Surf Camp, Calle Bahia 11, Pro Cab, Cabarete, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Overview

Dominican Republic Surfing

Cabarete surf school is located on the north shore of the Dominican Republic at Encuentro beach. Encuentro beach (known as Playa Encuentro by locals), having one of the most famous reef breaks on the north shore and powered by the Atlantic Ocean, is one of the best places in the world to learn to surf, practice and improve surfing skills. Staying here is a perfect way to escape from your hectic schedule, slow down and experience life in a new way. You will meet people from all over the world, share your interests, and make new friends while enjoying incredible surfing in the Caribbean.

Highlights

  • 3 days surf course
  • Professional instructors
  • Great waves and best surf spots in Cabarete
  • The highest quality service for the very best price
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • For all ages and levels

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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Basic (cottage with shared bathroom) - 1 person

It is a private room with a sink, shared shower and toilet, and perfect for a single traveller on a low budget. The facilities include single bed, swimming pool, maid service, free Wi-Fi and ceiling fan. Towels and sheets are present in all rooms. The towels will be changed every 2 to 3 days. The bed sheets will be changed every 5 to 7 days.

Comfort (bungalow) - 1 or 2 persons

It is a single or double private room with private bathroom (toilet and warm water shower) and a safe to store your valuables. Besides, it includes 2 single beds or 1 double bed, swimming pool, maid service, free Wi-Fi and ceiling fan. Towels and sheets are present in all rooms. The towels will be changed every 2 to 3 days. The bed sheets will be changed every 5 to 7 days.

Comfort (apartment) - 3 to 6 persons

The apartment has 2 bedrooms (one double and one single bed), private bathroom with shower (warm water), living room area, fully-equipped kitchen with a fridge and a terrace overlooking the garden. The facilities include ceiling fans, spacious terrace which is perfect for relaxing and sunbathing, swimming pool, daily maid service and free Wi-Fi. Towels and sheets are present in all rooms. The towels will be changed every 2 to 3 days. The bed sheets will be changed every 5 to 7 days.

Beginners will catch waves and stand during their first surf lesson. More advanced students will learn valuable techniques to improve their performance. All Cabarete Surf Camps surfing lessons include the following: transportation from Cabarete Surf Camp to Encuentro surf beach and back, surfboard, rash guards/ lycra, surf shoes, 30-minute theory, warm up and yoga, 1.5 hours of instruction in the water. In the afternoons, upon request and if the weather permits, students have the opportunity to surf on their own while still being in a safe and supervised environment.

Beginner lessons

Day 1: Land and ocean knowledge

  • Learn about body position for surfing, paddling and taking off by using a board simulator on land. Learn to ride the white water!
  • With your instructor, you will enter the ocean on a large beginner board and will practice positioning, paddling, taking off and catching waves.

Day 2: Learn how to evaluate wave conditions

  • Discover vital information about wave size, direction and second periods. More practice on the board simulator and learn to take off and turn in the front-side.
  • Get back into the water to put what youve learned into practice.
  • Surf, surf, surf!

Day 3: Further ocean knowledge

  • Swap your beginner board for a 7.2-feet Malibu board.
  • Learn to sit on the line up and select waves.
  • Learn the rules of surf riding.

Advanced lessons

For those who already have a little (or a lot) of surfing experience, Cabarete Surf Camp provides tailor-made lessons for your skill level. One of their professional instructors will evaluate your abilities and together you will work on improving your level of surfing. Cabarete Surf Camp can help you fine tune your skills and teach you some tricks, like improving your duck dive or floater, learning how to get some air, or learning some other exciting and radical maneuvers.

This holiday will take place in Cabarete Surf Camp, Calle Bahia 11, Pro Cab, Cabarete, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.

Nearby places

  • Cabarete surf school in Cabarete's main beach - 10-minute walk
  • Cibao International Airport (STI) - 1.5-hour drive
  • Encuentro surf beach - 5-minute drive
  • Gregorio Lupern International Airport (POP) - 30-minute drive
  • Janet's Supermarket, Cabarete's largest market - 5-minute walk
  • Las Amricas International Airport (SDQ) - 3.5 hour drive
  • Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) - 8-hour drive
  • Shops, bars and restaurants in the center of town - 10-minute walk

Continental breakfast (7:30 - 11:00)

It includes black dominican coffee, juice, 2 pieces of bread, butter, marmalade and honey.

Dinner (19:30 - 21:30)

It includes a salad, a plate of the day, which is always a dish Cabarete Surf Camp chooses from their menu of barbeque and curry dishes, fish, seafood, pasta Dominican food and other international plates.

Exclusions:

Drinks for dinner

Lunch

  • Do horseback riding: beach and mountains
  • Do mountain biking
  • Enjoy the nightlife in Cabarete
  • Go hiking
  • Go snorkeling and scuba diving in Sosua
  • Go swimming
  • Go to market
  • Kite surfing
  • Learn Spanish, Salsa, Bachata and Merenque
  • Visit 27 waterfalls and Rio Damajagua
  • Visit Gri-Gri Lagoon, Rio San Juan: a nature lovers paradise
  • Visit Lake Dudu and Blue Lagoon, Cabrera
  • Visit National Park El Choco and Caves of Cabarete
  • White water rafting
  • Yoga
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Bed linens and bath towels
  • Board, leash, lycra, wax, and sun blocker
  • Breakfast and dinner at Ali's restaurant
  • Daily transport to the surf beach
  • Parking place outside of the surf camp
  • Wi-Fi
  • Lunch
  • Shampoo, soap and beach towels

Arrival by airplane

If you arrive at Gregorio Lupern International Airport (POP), you can take a taxi of Cabarete Surf Camp at 35 USD/way, or you can catch a bus. There are no public buses available directly at the airport. The only buses are on the main street which is a 20-minute walk from the airport. Once on that busy, you must switch to a second bus in Sosua and walk from the main street to the surf camp.

If you arrive at Cibao International Airport (STI), you can take a taxi of Cabarete Surf Camp at 80 USD/way, or you can catch a bus. There are two bus companies that go from Santiago to the north coast. Take either bus from Santiago to Sosua, the town next to Cabarete, which takes about 2.5 hours. From Sosua, take a taxi to Cabarete for 15 USD or a local bus (called a Gua Gua) for about 1 USD. Tell the driver of the taxi or local bus that you are going to Pro Cab (the name of the gated neighborhood where the surf camp is located) in Cabarete. If they do not speak English, say voy a Pro Cab en Cabarete. Get off at the entrance of Pro Cab. Walk through the gate and down the short road until it ends. At the end, take a right. Walk about 100 meters until you come to the first street on your right. Take that right. At the end of this short road, you will see the colorful entrance of Cabarete Surf Camp (Alis Surf Camp).

If you arrive at Las Amricas International Airport (SDQ), you can take a taxi of Cabarete Surf Camp at 180 USD/way, or you can catch a bus. You will need to take a taxi from the airport to one of the Santo Domingo bus stations at 30 USD. There are two bus companies that travel from Santo Domingo to the north coast. Metro buses depart at 7:00, 11:00 and 16:00 each day. It takes approximately 4 hours. The cost is 10 USD per person (one way). Please double check times and rates as this information is subject to change. Caribe tour buses depart every hour from 6:00 until 19:00 each day. It takes approximately 5 hours. The cost is 10 USD per person (one way). Please double check times and rates as this information is subject to change. Take either bus from Santo Domingo to Sosua, the town next to Cabarete, which takes about 2.5 hours. From Sosua, take a taxi to Cabarete for 15 USD or a local bus (called a Gua Gua) for about 1 USD. Tell the driver of the taxi or local bus that you are going to Pro Cab (the name of the gated neighborhood where the surf camp is located) in Cabarete. If they do not speak English, say voy a Pro Cab en Cabarete. Get off at the entrance of Pro Cab. Walk through the gate and down the short road until it ends. At the end, take a right. Walk about 100 meters until you come to the first street on your right. Take that right. At the end of this short road, you will see the colorful entrance of Cabarete Surf Camp (Alis Surf Camp). If you arrive at Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), you can take a taxi of Cabarete Surf Camp at 400 USD/way, or you can catch a bus. You can take Bavaro Express from the airport or from Bavaro to Santo Domingo, or a bus from Higuey to Santo Domingo. If you'd like more details about this, please ask Cabarete Surf Camp when you make your reservation. To learn how to get from Santo Domingo to Cabarete, please read the Santo Domingo section above. In total, the bus trip will be approximately 10 - 12 hours. You also may rent a car at any of the airports either from a rent-a-car office or online.

Arrival by car or public transportation

Tell the driver of the taxi or local bus that you are going to Pro Cab (the name of the gated neighborhood where the surf camp is located) in Cabarete. If they do not speak English, say voy a Pro Cab en Cabarete. Get off at the entrance of Pro Cab. Walk through the gate and down the short road until it ends. At the end, take a right. Walk about 100 meters until you come to the first street on your right. Take that right. At the end of this short road, you will see the colorful entrance of Cabarete Surf Camp (Alis Surf Camp).

For information about the booking conditions, please send Cabarete Surf Camp an inquiry.
  • Review by Simone

    "We loved Ali's! Great place to stay. The staff are nice: they answered all our questions and helped with bookings. We visited during low season and got an upgrade. Rooms are clean and spacious. Good working fans! Rooms get cleaned and restocked daily. Good facilities as far as surfing goes as well. We had a faulty sink and got moved to another room as soon as we told. They actually appreciate any comments you may have. Food is great! We felt at home and stayed a full week instead of two nights!"

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  • Review by A traveler from Brno, Czech Republic

    "We stayed in the Camp for 18 days with a friend of mine and I would stay there much longer without any hesitation. Very nice, tidy and harmonic place.. even in the heat of the day there was still enough spirit for some gardening and decoration of the colorful peaceful homely ambience. Pool to chill, rooms with vents and mosquito nests to rest, everything clean with daily room service, very good restaurant and friendly vibe. The instructors whom Antonio gathers in his surf school are local dedicated and experienced surfers, who can show you the taste of fruits of daily meaningful practice. There is also kite and windsurf school and gear rental, taxi service and all in just everything what you need for chilled and unforgettable holidays!"

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  • Review by a traveler from El Paso, Texas

    "Excellent simple food - try the churasco steak - it is superb!!!! The cuba libre's are potent as they should be and the service is excellent - very laid back and relaxing!!!!"

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  • Review by Anne Grisela from New York City, New York

    "I often travel to the Dominican Republic however; each time I visit I’m looking for something new to experience. This time I decided to take some surf classes in Cabarete. I can’t say that I know what the hotel looks like or what it provides because I commuted to the surf camp every morning. I can say the people giving directions from the hotel can be a little more helpful and specific. As far as the camp the atmosphere was great and at the camp they have all types of Surfboards available for rental for those who want to go out on their own. As for me I purchased three days of classes at this camp for a fair price. I also had a different teacher with me each day so I challenged myself more but again this was a great experience and as the result for the three days of classes I am now enjoying a fun board. "

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  • Review by Gabriel from Sao Paulo, Brazil

    "I had a wonderful stay over there. The beach was amazing; the surf area and wind surf vans were special points every time. The food was incredible; please ask for the steak and the barbeque ribs. The included breakfast wasn't amazing, just some bread with butter and a juice, but it's good if you are going to surf until lunch. Everybody is very friendly and the place is magic. The place is owned by Germans, so you know it is organized, they also have some dogs over there and they are pretty cool! Definitely recommended!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Long Beach, New York

    "I stayed in a bungalow for 3 nights and loved it. I was traveling alone but met up with new friends when dining at Aly's restaurant, as part of the included dinner. The bungalow was bare bones and just what I needed. Full size bed, fan, private bathroom with hot shower, safe, and a bug net. The surf camp is a 5-10 minute walk to the beaches and main street but very safe. A "motor" will take you for 50 Pesos during the day and 100 Pesos at night. Most usually just walk. The food at the restaurant was amazing, which is hard to believe that it was included in the price. The drinks were super cheap as well (grand Presidente was 135 Pesos.) I will definitely be staying here again when I inevitably return! "

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  • Review by Renee from Green Bay, Wisconsin

    "It is exactly what it says - a surfcamp, not a 5-star hotel. I was looking for accommodations that were relatively inexpensive yet clean, quiet and comfortable. This place fit the bill! I had a bungalow which is very rustic but clean and comfortable. There were 2 twin beds, a private bathroom with hot shower and commode, a sink with mirror and a small table and chairs. Didn't really require much as the room was only to sleep, as I was out on adventures all day. Breakfast - fruit juice, fruit and bread - and dinner were included with the room. The evening dinners were amazing and more food than I could eat. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It is only a 5-minute walk to the beach, grocery store, liquor store, restaurants, etc. I will definitely return!"

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  • Review by Robin from Tenessee

    "We stayed in the jungle house/tree house and all four beds were most comfortable. The house had some charming touches and decor; it was far from a cold, sterile hotel room. We had simple housecleaning (swept out the sand, brought fresh towels). Pretty surroundings and off the noisy main road but walking distance to beach."

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  • Review by Conner

    "Great value for the money. Nice equipment to rent, loads of cool people around to meet. Organized surf trips every morning when therere waves. Free/cheap food around, well located, and nice! Mosquitoes were present for sure, but nearly as bad as I had feared from reading reviews. Also, the place is run by (and also heavily visited by) Germans, so you know it's good! Thumbs up!"

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  • Review by Felipe from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

    "The best atmosphere and energy in all Cabarete. Rooms are super clean and very nicely decorated. The restaurant is amazing and very cheap. I have become a regular client at this amazing hotel and I strongly recommend this to all my friends. I cannot wait to come back and stay at the Cabarete Surf Camp. Cheers."

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Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Cabarete Surf Camp offers surf courses for beginner, intermediate and advance surfers in Cabarete.

Speaks English

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Availability

This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

 

Low season
  • May 1 - October 31

 

High season
  • November 1 - April 30

 

Holiday season
  • December 15 - January 15 all prices increase by 25%

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