Activities - Surfing
The Dominican Republic is a very popular Wind and Kite Surfing destination, it’s not very well known for its Surfing, because most attention is on the neighboring island of Puerto Rico. Although we do get world class swells most of the time throughout the year.
Just 5 minutes from our hotel is the most known surfing beach on the island on the island called Encuentro beach, it contains about 5 peaks. Their all reef breaks. The “Rights” is the easiest of them all, and best for intermediates, it usually requires a NE swell to break. The “Lefts” is a much quicker, hollow wave, and it can get quite shallow. Another one is “Destroyer”, it’s very similar to the “Lefts”, they both require a north swell to break.
East of Cabarete is a beach break named “Mañanero” picks up summer swells very well. This fast and hollow beach break is exposed to wind, so it’s best to get there early.
45 minutes from Cabarete (going east) is Playa Grande, a huge beach/bay which is stunning, just passing by this bay is one of the best breaks to ride “La Preciosa” and “El Barco”, on a winter north or north east swell, these are world class waves.