A traveler New Jersey, USA
This camp and its Manager (Ino) and instructors, especially Raf were a great help in teaching my friend how to surf and helping me refine my surfing. After not having surfed for 3 years getting back into a good groove was essential. I just went with a 3 day board rental and was able to change my boards out to see what I was capable of using or wasn't. They will let you surf all day or go and come back later. Ino was very courteous and helpful in helping me make decisions and corrections to my surfing. My buddy Brian was up standing in the first 15 minutes due to Raf's great instruction. The atmosphere at the camp is laid back (no localism) and everyone is happy to be out there surfing. I haven't had this much fun in a long time and I will definitely be coming back.
Nice and consistent waves throughout the year; highest waves in winter (nov - feb). I really enjoyed coming to this beach. Many opportunities to learn or improve your surf skills! Friendly surf teachers too.
Honestly the most amazing trip we have ever been on and I am so happy I found Pauhana! From the daily surfing in Encuentro to the warm and friendly people and the incredibly beautiful Las Canas accommodations, we will never be the same! We swam in waterfalls rode horses through knee deep surf, had incredible meals and watched spectacular sunsets. They treated us like family and gave us the local insight on amazing activities! I traveled with my two kids, 12 and 13. They had the time of their lives and we made memories together we will treasure forever!
A traveler Dominican Republic
Great surfing instructor, especially Rafa, has a lot of patience to teach surfing. Ino the manager is an amazing person, so kind and gives all attention you need. Would not recommend another place to learn surfing!
a traveler North Carolina
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Newbie to surfing - 54 y/o - it was a great experience. Chepe (owner) was so friendly and fun to be around - really put me at ease. Hooked me up with Nicholas, an amazing surfer my age that showed me exactly what to do. These guys are top notch. Took advantage of the surf package and stayed at the Beachcomber east of Cabarete. Jack and Renate were wonderful hosts with a personal touch and provided transfers to the beach and other excursions at reasonable prices.
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