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Playa Encuentro - Cabarete Surf Camp - Cabarete, Puerto Plata. Dominican Republic

INTRODUCTION

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Our high quality apartments are suited for one, two, three or four persons with a kitchen, couch, bathroom, potable hot and cold water, private terrace with hammock, 24 hour electricity, and optional air-conditioning.

 

Our facilities include a swimming pool in the large tropical garden, a BBQ grill, yoga platform and a free high speed internet connection.

 

It is right next to the surf spot and also only a short ride from world class kite boarding and windsurfing conditions.

 

Other activities include yoga, stand up paddling, wakeboarding, mountain biking, canyoning, kayaking, horse back riding, snokeling, diving, fishing, zip-lining, hiking and seasonal whale watching.

THE ACCOMMODATION

APARTMENTS suited for up to 4 persons, includes:

Kitchen

Couch

Bathroom

Potable hot and cold water

Private terrace with hammock

24 hour electricity

Optional air-conditioning

 

FACILITIES:

Swimming pool

Large tropical garden

BBQ grill

Yoga platform

Free high speed internet connection

THE ACTIVITIES

SURFING

1 DAY SURF LESSON – Learn the basic principles of Surfing, like positioning on the board, paddling techniques, catch your own wave and of course stand up. 

3 DAYS SURF COURSE – All the basics plus here you will learn about timing and advance techniques like turtle roll and riding side ways.

5 DAYS SURF CAMP – Here you will learn to catch bigger waves and work in your stand up trying to make the transition to smaller boards.

SURF RENTALS – all day any board

KITE SURFING

Whether you are a complete beginner, intermediate or advanced kiteboarder we have packages to suit you. Choose from Private, Semi-Private or Group lessons to suit your learning needs.

 

BEGINNER 

Our training program offers you the most comprehensive lessons you’ll find anywhere. We are the only school in Cabarete with the amazing 2-way radio helmets, that lets you stay in contact with your Instructor for maximum progress.

 

With emphasis on safety and fun you’ll learn everything you need to know whilst having a great time. All Instructors are IKO Certified and are supervised by IKO Examiner Jon Dodds. All students receive an IKO Kite Boarders Card to certify their level of Kite Boarding.

 

The lessons steps have been designed to maximise your time and get you up and kiteboarding with confidence.

 

INTENSIVE

These Intensive Kite Courses are special designed to maximize your training. You’ll get all the quality instruction offered on our other courses plus extra theory and 3 hour sessions of the Equipment under Supervision after your classes to practice what you’ve learnt.

 

This way you’ll be able to really grasp Kite Surfing in the shortest time possible. These course are for those who are serious about going home competent Kite Surfers.

 

One Week Intensive Kite Course: 12 hrs Instruction & 3 sessions Supervised Equipment Use

Two Week Intensive Kite Course: 21 hrs Instruction & 7 sessions Supervised Equipment Use

 

We will only charge you for the lessons you complete, if there is not enough wind for your lesson then we only charge you for the completed hours and we will refund the difference.

 

YOGA

Duration: 75 minutes

What a better way to relax, to recharge and to learn the basics of Yoga while on holiday in the beautiful resort in Dominican Republic.

 

Participate and dedicate some time during your holiday to learn the fundamental elements of a balanced yoga practice. Easily it can be incorporated back into your daily life at home.

 

The structure of the class includes:

Initial relaxation (Savasana)
Breath exercises (Pranayama: Kapalabhati and Anuloma Viloma)
Sun salutation (Surya Namaskar)
Basic postures (Asanas)
Final relaxation (Savasana)
Individual corrections and detailed instructions help every paticipant to do the exercises relaxed and accuarte to develop flexibilty.

 

Beginners will be introduced to the several postures with care and by adjusted light variations.

Intermediate practitioners are instructed by different classical variations and to hold the postures longer.

 

On demand for guests who require more individual personal attention, we also offer private yoga classes.

Yoga Class Guidelines: We want you to have the most comfortable and pleasant experience possible. Here are some guidelines to follow for our classes:

 

  • Attendance: Arrive 5 to 10 minutes before the class starts. Please do not enter a class more than 5 minutes after it has begun.
  • Health status: Please let us know, before the class, if you have any injuries, serious health conditions, recent surgeries, high blood pressure, pregnancy, etc.
  • Empty stomach: Do not eat for at least two hours before a class.
  • No food or drink: Please do not bring any food or drink into the class.

DIVING

We work together with a diving centre in Sosua; the best place to go for diving in the surrounding.

 

With over 10 years of experience, good equipment and instructors, you know for sure you will be diving with of one of the best, but also least expensive, diving schools. The courses are done in Dutch, English or German and with certification afterwards.

 

Next to the diving part, the centre also does snorkelling trips by boat.

SNORKELING

Sosua Bay and the surrounding reef areas offer some fantastic snorkeling. The water here is sheltered, calm and clear giving you the opportunity to get right up close to the reef and view the abundant aquatic life.

STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING

Cabarete is a great place for stand up paddle boarding. Encuentro is the obvious choice for surfing waves but there are several outer reefs that line the entire Cabarete Bay and Kitebeach which are superb for SUP.

 

A long paddle for normal surfers means these waves are always empty and wide channels allow easy paddling to the peak. Of course, inside these reefs is plenty of calm water for those who just want to paddle around!

WINDSURFING

Windsurfing put Cabarete on the map in the 80’s. Cabarete has thrived on windsurfing visitors for a long time and now(still) has several top notch windsurfing centers and schools.

 

Cabarete Bay is a prime location for learning and the outer reefs are perfect for those who like a challenge.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Get out of the heat and into the heart of the country. Jump on bikes for an exhilarating ride right through the heart of the Septentrional Mountain Range. Off road sections, including some single track are available for those seeking a challenge.

KAYAKING

Kayak your way through rapids and crystal clear pools of the River Yasica under a canopy of lush tropical vegetation. Jump in the water, swim with the fish, listen to the birds and enjoy the incredibly beautiful countryside. Kayak tours are very easy going and family friendly.

CANYONING

Canyoning differs to cascading in that it involves rappelling and is therefore slightly more technical and a little slower paced. Highlights of on of the best trips, the Magic Mushroom, include 2 rappels of up to 160 feet and exhilarating jumps of up to 25 feet into deep pools of crystal clear water.

HORSE BACK RIDING

The best way to take in the sun and views of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean on the North Coast. Beach rides include guides and roundtrip transportation from Cabarete. This is not just a nose to tail plod along the beach, these horses really love a good gallop!

 

ZIP-LINING

Newly installed and ACCT certified, this is a 4,400 ft zip line park where you can enjoy the cool breezes and spectacular ocean and mountain views. Two training cables are followed by some fast lines and there is also a 55′ vertical fan descender into a newly discovered cave.

SEASONAL WHALE WATCHING

A unique opportunity to view humpback whales in their natural calving and mating grounds here in Samana Bay, Dominican Republic. Listen to the male humpback’s courting song and see incredible displays of flippering, tail lobbing and breaching by the most active species of whale in the Atlantic Ocean.

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

We are located in Cabarete, Dominican Republic, is all about surf, kite and relax. It is the accommodation closest to Playa Encuentro the best surf spot in the Caribbean and only 3 miles from Kite Beach. Surfers, kiters, and also people who just love our quiet, clean and safe place come to stay at our little paradise.

 

Known as the Mecca for Kitesurfing, Cabarete offers great opportunities for water sports. Year by year many enthusiastic kiters and surfers from all over the world, or those who want to become one, choose Cabarete as their favorite destination for a holiday.

 

Perfect wind and wave conditions, crystal clear warm water, lots of sunshine and the beautiful Caribbean surroundings with its white beaches and thousands of palm trees are the best reasons to come. And besides surfing and kitesurfing, lots of other things to do and see.

 

Surfing! What many people don’t know is that Cabarete also offers great waves for surfing. The main Surf spot Playa Encuentro has waves all year around with the so called “winter season” from November until April as its best.

 

Within that time ground swells from Canada reach the Dominican north shore and create amazing waves. The reef break Encuentro is the most consistent spot with a couple of left and right breaks. Surf schools are open all year round as even the “summer season” and also the rest of the year brings nice waves nearly every day. In summer a bit smaller, but perfect for beginners and still very good for intermediate and advanced surfers.

 

After a day filled with windsurfing, kiteboarding and surfing, visitors to Cabarete will want to head out for the legendary nightlife.Lively nightclubs pulsing with Caribbean beats drive the nightlife scene. Not even the stubbornly two-left-footed can keep their toes from tapping when the sun goes down on Cabarete, which brims with culture and energy.

Getting Here

The closest International airport is Puerto Plata, which is 20 minutes from our camp. The taxi to the surf camp costs US$ 35. If you fly into Santiago airport, it will take about 90 minutes and the transfer costs US$ 120.

PRICES & PACKAGES

ACCOMMODATION

Single occupancy : US$ 51.00

Double occupancy : US$ 35.00 per person

Triple occupancy : US$ 28.00 per person

Quadruple occupancy : US$ 22.00 per person

AIRPORT TRANSFER

Pick-up and Drop-off at Puerto Plata Airport: US$35.00 one way

Pick-up and Drop-off at Santiago Airport: US$120.00 one way

SERVICES

Air conditioning: US$ 5.00 per day

Laundry service: US$ 6.00 per load

RENTAL

Scooter rental: US$ 15.00 per day

Bicycle rental: US$ 5.00 per day

Surf board rental all day: US$ 25.00  

Kite rental:

1hr US$ 45.00

3 hrs US$ 120.00

9 hrs US$ 300.00

LESSONS

Yoga lessons: 1 hr and 15 min yoga lesson US$18.00

 

Surf lessons:

1 surf lesson + all day board rental US$ 41.00

3 surf lessons + 1 week board rental US$ 182.00

3 surf lessons + 2 weeks board rental US$ 234.00

3 advance surf lessons + 1 week board rental US$ 215.00

 

Kite lessons:

1 hour introduction to Kite-surf US$ 70.00

3 hours kite private lesson US$ 210.00

9 hours kite private course US$ 535.00

9 hours kite group course ( 2 students, 1 instructor, 1 kite ) US$ 306.00 per person

SURF PACKAGES

1 week = US$ 539.00

Accommodation including 3 surf lessons + 1 week of surfboard rental for 1 person 

 

2 weeks = US$ 948.00

Accommodation including 3 surf lessons + 2 weeks of surfboard rental for 1 person 

 

1 week = US$ 427.00 per person

Accommodation including 3 surf lessons + 1 week of surfboard rental for 2 persons

 

2 weeks = US$ 724.00 per person

Accommodation including 3 surf lessons + 2 weeks of surfboard rental for 2 persons

 

1 week = US$ 378.00 per person

Accommodation including 3 surf lessons + 1 week of surfboard rental for 3 persons

 

2 weeks = US$ 626.00 per person

Accommodation including 3 surf lessons + 2 weeks of surfboard rental for 3 persons

 

1 week = US$ 336.00 per person

Accommodation including 3 surf lessons + 1 week of surfboard rental for 4 persons

 

2 weeks = US$ 542.00 per person

Accommodation including 3 surf lessons + 2 weeks of surfboard rental for 4 persons

KITE SURF PACKAGES

1 week = US$ 892.00

Accommodation + 9 hours of kite private lessons for 1 person

 

2 weeks = US$ 1’249.00

Accommodation + 9 hours of kite private lessons for 1 person

 

1 week = US$ 780.00 per person

Accommodation + 9 hours of kite private lessons for 2 persons

 

2 weeks = US$ 1’025.00 per person

Accommodation + 9 hours of kite private lessons for 2 persons

 

1 week = US$ 551.00 per person

Accommodation + 9 hours of kite group lessons ( 1 instructor, 1 kite ) for 2 persons

 

2 weeks = US$ 796.00 PER PERSON

Accommodation + 9 hours of kite group lessons ( 1 instructor, 1 kite ) for 2 persons

 

Please note that prices do not included 18 % official sales taxes.

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