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Dominican Republic surf School BoBo Surf’s Up, the professional surfing school in Cabarete, Learn to surf and share some fun waves in the Caribbean with
a local surf expert, professional surf instructor, former Dominican
surfing champion the Legendary Victor Peralta (aka BoBo), pionner of Surf school in Encuentro Beach.
We are located At the surfing beach called ‘Encuentro’, the most famous surf spot in the Dominican Republic directly in BoBo´s point surf spot the best place for surfing lessons in the Caribbean,Our Surf school is 5 minutes drive from Cabarete and 20 minutes from (POP) Pto Plta International Airport.
We can organize others activities like
snorkeling, sup,yoga, monkey jungle,zip line..transfer available
There are a some attractions you can enjoy with your family and
friends to visit in and out side the town of cabarete, discovered the
ideal windsurfing ,sailing and kite board conditions in Cabarete Bay.
Our beautifull beach and the deep forest makes it ideal setting for horseback riding and mountain biking. In Puerto Plata you will just feel like a kid again swimming with the dolphins, shark encounter pool, exotic birds and monkeys ,is just a 45 min drive to the west of Cabarete.
Puerto Plata and Mountain Isabel Torres, ( wonderfull view from Teliferico )
Surf packages include Surfing and Accommodation. You will be able to
enjoy the Dominican surf life style. All accommodations are located only
20 min drive from Puerto Plata International airport, on Encuentro beach
-Standard lodging Beach front :
Located within 5 min to our surf school Bobo Surf´s Up at the Surf Beach, approx 3min drive from Cabarete town. Oceanfront hotel located directly on Kite Beach. All apartments are equipped with their own bathroom with shower and shared kitchen or own,maid service, Wi-fi internet, digital cable TV (optional AC or Fan). Is a perfect place for budget or individual eco-travelers in search of adventure, action and relaxation,Ideal for people who also enjoy wind sport,in Cabarete,located 5 minutes drive distance.,several restaurants/bars within a 10-minute walk.
- Deluxe lodging Beach front :
Studios, 2 or 3 bedroom condos, all with garden / pool view, only steps from the beach, with fully equipped kitchen, A/C, TV with cable and Internet WI-FI connection. Proximity to the little village of Cabarete, with supermarkets, stores, bars and many different restaurants within a short 5 min walking distance. To our Surf school Bobo Surf´s Up at the surf beach it’s a short 5 min drive
- Premium lodging Beach front :
For those that want only the best of the best choose the 4 bedroom condo, direct beachfront with stunning ocean view, fully equipped kitchen, A/C, TV with cable and Internet WIFI connection. Proximity to the little village of Cabarete, with supermarkets, stores, bars and many different restaurants within a short 5 min walking distance. To our Surf school Bobo Surf´s Up at the surf beach it’s a short 5min drive.
We provide professional local
services with daily surf courses, Stand Up Paddle lessons, surf board and SUP rental and
repairs, surf board sales, surf board storage, surf trips, high
performance surf training.
Cabarete and Playa Encuentro is a perfect and strategical place for beginners to learn and practice with safety in the reforming white water, while at the same time the intermediate and advanced surfers can perform and enjoy the unbroken clean face of the waves.
Standard Accommodation 1 WEEK
Surf packages includes :
7 nights with 2 hours daily private or semi-private surfing lessons (max 2 students per instructor), theory and practice in the waves with full coaching and supervision, Full surf equipment-according to your surf level and physical. Daily transfer to and from our Surf spot + daily breakfast.
Deluxe Accommodation Surf packages :
6 nights Surf packages Includes :
Accommodation beach side in studio or 2 and 3 bedroom condos, just one step from the beach.
2 hours daily private or semi-private surfing lessons (max 2 students per instructor), theory and practice in the waves with full coaching and supervision. Full surf equipment according to your surf level and physical.with daily breakfast and 5 meals.
Premium Accommodation Surf Packages :
6 nights Surf Packages includes :
Luxury 4 bedrooms condo,direct beach front, stunning ocean view.
The Dominican Republic’s Northern coast called « La Costa » gets the swell right away from the Northern Atlantic from November to March. Depressions off Florida generate waves going from 0.50 to 3 meters, even sometimes up to 15’, twice or three times a year.
From May to September, you can surf on the Caribbean coast in the South of the island because the North coast only gets a little swell.
Locals are friendly and not too many around the spots.
The country provides a good amount of spots over fifty kilometres or so. You can imagine how great surfing can be in Haiti, but unfortunately it has been advised against, those past few years.
WINDS & TIDES
The N/NE dominating winds strongly blow all year long. Fortunately, the spots near Sosua and Cabarete often remain offshore. Morning sessions or at the sunset are advised. Gorgeous white sandy beaches with rocky creeks are sprinkled along the North coast. The bottom is mainly coral.
Cabarete : Many right and left spots at the entrance and the end of the town. A large reef blocking the surfing conditions in the bay. It is more for funboarders and kitesurfers.
La Isquierda : A tubular wave. 2 sections that join in a long and powerful wave. Perfect in N N/W swells. Careful to the reef at low tide.
La Derecha : One of the best spot on the North coast of the island. 2 peaks with regular waves? A reefbreak breaking more like a point break. Hold big size. Long lefts to the shore.
Bobo's Point : Easy peaks and mellow waves. Good for beginners . Works on N/E swell. Left & right waves.
Coco Pipe : The Domenican pipe ! A powerful and hollow reef break. Perfect at high tide. Start working at 4 ft and hold big swell. Rights and lefts on a shalow reef at low tide.
Playa Goleta : Several peaks in Cabarete – Watch out for sea-urchins.
Gun Point : A right reaching up to 1.50 meters.
Yellow Rock Reef : Small sized left but fast one.
Yucca Bay : Many peaks of left and right in the bay.
Encuentro : The best wave of the island. Many people in the water when the swell comes around. An easy take-off on the right, then a fast section on a sand-bank. A left that provides powerful barrels on a coral bottom.
La Boca : Exposed to the « alizés » - A consistent beachbreak working well in calm wind.
La Bahia : Near the town of Sosua. In heavy Northern swells, an impressive left – Long wall to ride.
La Puntilla : Near the colonial fort of Puerto Plata. 35 km from Cabarete. Urban and nice spot. Lefts and rights that work in heavy Northern swell.
Playa Grande : 15 min from Rio San Juan and an hour away from Cabarete. A gorgeous white sandy bay – Not many people in the water because there are many peaks.
Long and powerful rights turning into a nice and fast shorebreak.
La Preciosa : Next Playa Grande. A consistent wave with an amazing view point to take pictures of.
More on the East part, coming down towards Samana, some secret spots but often less consistent ones.
The region is beautiful and rather wild. It just needs to be explored…
Weather / Temperature
Air temperature : 30°C (Summer) / 27°C (Winter)
Water temperature : 27°C (Summer) / 27°C (Winter)
Ay Muchacho ! What an ambience ! A Latin American touch and a good amount of the Caribbean atmosphere : here comes the explosive cocktail of Dominican Republic.
The North coast is full of turquoise water spots and quite easily reachable : Cabarete, Playa Grande and Sosua. And every night, listening to salsa and merengue music, you move and dance, a little thanks to the Cuba Libre and to the smiles of the Dominicans…
The first inhabitants of the island were the Lucayos, Ciguayos, Tainos and Caribes, fishermen and farmers communities.In December 1492, Christopher Columbus arrived on the island of Quisqueya and named itEspañola. In 1697, a part of the island was conquest by the French.
In 1795, the city of Santo Domingo was given up to France.
In 1821, the colonial paymaster, José Nuñez de Cáceres, declared the independence of Santo Domingo and in 1822, the Haitians invaded and occupied the colony for 22 years until the Independence of the country was proclaimed. After many years under dictatorship, civil war and American domination, the Dominican Republic was ruled for 30 years (1930-1961) by Rafael Trujillo.
The Dominican Republic is located in the archipelago of the Caribbean. It shares with Haiti the Hispaniola Island and constitutes on its own the two third of the island in the East.
A 388 km border divides both countries.
In the North, the Northern Cordillera follows the coastal plain that hugs the Atlantic. The central Cordillera is located in the centre of the island: el Pico Duero, highest mountain of the Caribbean is 3 175 m high. Plains and hills dominate in the East.
Its landscapes include forests, mountains, valleys, plains and plateaus at the same time.Beautiful beaches on the sides of the mountains are located in the North, Southeast and East of the coasts.
Old areas of the capital of Santo Domingo have been rehabilitated and carefully restored in order to preserve their colonial charm. The modern zones include a prosperous harbour city with night clubs and casinos. The traditional Dominican cuisine mix Spanish influences and local products. The local meals are the bandera (white rice, red beans, cooked meat, salad and fried banana) and the cassava (fried potato-like vegetable)
The beer is locally produced, as rum, and they are both rather cheap. The national music, the Merengue, is played in several festivals and attracts many national and international musicians.
For French nationals, a valid passport is compulsory.
When you arrive at the airport, you will pay a 10 US dollars fee (tourism card)
The national capital is Santo Domingo in the South of the island. The entry port in the North (wave zone) is Puerto Plata.
Spanish is the official language. It is spoken by 99% of the population.
The tap water should not be consumed: you will have to purify it or drink water bottles.
Malaria, passed on by mosquitoes exists in the rural zones of low altitude. Your doctor will prescribe a preventive treatment to begin one or two weeks before your departure.
Once you are there, watch out for mosquitoes also carriers of dengue.
Poliomyelitis vaccine recommended.
Time differences :
When it is noon in Paris, it is 6.AM in Santo Domingo in summer and 7.AM in winter.
Tropics = humidity: if the annual average temperate is 26°C, the heat might be sticky in low altitude when there is no breeze.
August is the hottest month, January and February the coldest. Temperatures vary between 20° and 30°C in the coastal zones and do not go beyond 20°C in the mountains, where they can drop below 10°C.
The rainy season shifts according to the regions: in the North, it goes from October to May ; on the South coast, less watered, it lasts from May to October.
And when it rains in the Dominican Republic, it is not showers only lasting in order to refresh the atmosphere but waterspouts are falling during half of the day and then fall again a few hours later.The hurricane season goes from June to September.
Driving conditions :
If you rent a car, know that the renting rates are high and that the Dominican drivers are not famous for their quite driving.
It is easy to rent a motorcycle but once again you will require a good driving experience due to the unsafely road.
Busses and taxi-cabs are safer transportation means to travel almost everywhere.
Taxis are not often equipped with mileage indicators: before riding it, agree on the rate with the driver.As for the motoconchos, the motorcycle-taxis, they are cheap but quite dangerous. The motorcyclists have an annoying tendency to drive too fast.
From 115 V to 125 V, 60 Hz (like in the US and Canada)
It is usually easy to exchange American dollars in the tourist attractions, but not the other foreign currencies.
Banks have more interesting rates than exchange offices.
Credit cards and travellers’ checks are not frequently accepted out of Santo Domingo. However, many institutions take a 5% commission on every payment done by credit card.
If you plan on travelling within the country, the best thing to do is to have American dollars along.
241€ for 7 nigths
7 Nights - Bed and Breakfast including 3 surf courses
Rates & Packages
|Standard Room with A/C
|Surf School||1 Jour/Day||3 Jours/days||1 Semaine/Week||2 Semaines/Weeks|
|Cours Privé /Private lesson||33€||91€||196€||349€|
|Semi- private lesson 2-3 per max||29€||76€||164€||305€|
|Group lessons 4 up to 15 per max||25€|
|Surf board rental||15€||33€||58€||102€|
|Standard Accommodation Surf packages||Tarif à partir de 375€/Pers - Base chambre Double|
|1 WEEK Surf packages includes: 7 nights with 2 hours daily private or semi-private surfing lessons (max 2 students per instructor), theory and practice in the waves with full coaching and supervision,Full surf equipment-according to your surf level and physical.Daily transfer to and from our Surf spot +daily breakfast||Forfaits de surf 1 SEMAINE comprend: 7 nuits avec 2 heures de cours de surf privées ou semi-privées quotidiennes (max 2 élèves par moniteur), la théorie et la pratique dans les vagues avec coaching et supervision, l'équipement complet. Transfert quotidien de et vers notre lieu de Surf + petit-déjeuner tous les jours|
|Deluxe accommodation surf packages||Tarif : 470€/Pers - Minimum 2 pers/Maxi 6 Pers par logement|
|6 nights Surf packages Includes :Accommodation beach side in studio or 2 and 3 bedroom condos, just one step from the beach ,with garden / pool view, fully equipped kitchen, A/C, TV with cable, Internet WIFI connection,full security-||Le forfait comprend 6 nuits avec côté en studio ou 2 et 3 appartements d'une chambre, proche de la plage, avec vue sur le jardin / piscine, cuisine entièrement équipée, A / C, TV par câble, connexion Internet WIFI, une sécurité complète -avec 2 heures de cours de surf privées ou semi-privées quotidiennes (max 2 élèves par moniteur), la théorie et la pratique dans les vagues avec coaching et supervision, l'équipement complet. Transfert quotidien de et vers notre lieu de Surf + petit-déjeuner tous les jours.|
|Premium Accommodation Surf Packages||Tarif : 625€/Pers - Minimum 8 personnes par logement|
|Premium Accommodation Surf Packages in luxury 4 bedrooms condo,direct beach front, stunning ocean view. best option to enjoy your Caribbean surfing holidays in the town of Cabarete ,DR 6 nites Surf Packages includes : best area in town ,quite ,safe and relaxing atmosphere., fully equipped kitchen, A/C, TV with cable, Internet WIFI connection full security, 24 hours electricity. + daily breakfast - 2 hours daily private or semi-private surfing lessons (max 2 students per instructor), theory and practice in the waves with full coaching and supervision,Full surf equipment according to your surf level and physical.with daily breakfast.||Hébergement Premium en résidence de luxe 4 chambres condo, direct sur la plage, vue imprenable sur l'océan. Meilleure option pour profiter de vos vacances de surf aux Caraïbes dans la ville de Cabarete. Le forfait comprend 6 nuits - une cuisine entièrement équipée, A / C, TV par câble, connexion Internet WIFI plein la sécurité, 24 heures sur l'électricité. + Petit-déjeuner quotidien- 2 heures de cours de surf privées ou semi-privées quotidiennes (max 2 élèves par moniteur), la théorie et la pratique dans les vagues avec coaching et supervision, l'équipement complet. Transfert quotidien de et vers notre lieu de Surf|
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