Encuentro Beach, Cabarete

4.6
#6 of 10 in Beaches in Puerto Plata Province
Consistent breaks make Encuentro Beach a true old-school surfing paradise. Rustic tree houses and the lack of modern bars and restaurants add to the hippie atmosphere of this surfing sanctuary. Drop by one of the area's professional surfing schools to learn how to control the tremendous power of water under your feet. Although completely isolated, the beach is accessible by dirt roads. Put Encuentro Beach on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Cabarete trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • Amazing sand and surf at this hidden beach on the north coast of the Dominican. The waves are great and cater to all levels, but get there early to catch the best surf.  more »
  • It's a reef break so if you're a beginner/intermediate surfer like me, wear booties to protect your feet. The beach is lovely and clean with soft sand. The shoreline is dotted with several surf school...  more »
  • Windy and a bit crowded but the beach is clean and beautiful and the locals are very friendly. Warm water!  more »

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Where to stay in Cabarete

The coastline curves at Cabarete, and accommodations offering sea views curve with it. The most desirable places sit near the beach and include everything from budget-friendly surf clubs to mid-range hotels and luxury resorts. Many private homes in town have been converted into vacation rentals, so you shouldn't have any problem finding a room there.
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