Fabienne Cooper Tripadvisor
I booked the 1-week surf package incl. surf lessons, transportation, daily breakfast, 4 dinners and accommodation. I stayed at Seawinds and had a nice studio on the second floor with a nice view over the garden and the ocean. It was quiet, well equipped and not far from Cabarete town.
The pickup from the airport was easy; the driver was already waiting for me. Luciano welcomed me at the accommodation and showed me around. He also gave me a ride to the next supermarket, eventhough it was already late on Sunday evening when I arrived – very nice!!
When I started my surf lessons the next days, he picked me up early in the mornings and we drove to Encuentro beach, where the surf shack is located in the best spot of the beach with a nice hammock-chillout area. He explained everything very detailed; about the water, the surfboards, how to paddle, stand up and keep the balance. He was very patient and I already saw the improvements on the first day!
After surfing we always had breakfast in a nice restaurant at kite beach, 5 minutes by car from Encuentro beach. After breakfast and depending on the weather, we drove back to Encuentro for another surf session. After that, he either drove me back home or I took a moped taxi, which was really fun and only costs 100 pesos from the surf beach.
Luciano picked me up for dinner again; we usually were a small group and he showed us nice restaurants in Cabarete (Dominican, Italian, German, seafood – everything very delicious!) After dinner we sometimes had another cocktail at a beach bar, played pool or went to a karaoke party.
I can highly recommend to take surf lessons with Luciano, he really knows what he’s talking about, the improvements within a few days are amazing! I had a great time there and will definitely come back!!