Welcome to HOOKED CABARETE
Head Points Combo
Head Points Accommodation
Head Points Water Sport
Our grounds and services include :
Services non Included
The high quality surf camp apartments are suited for one, two, three or four persons with a fully equipped kitchen with gas stove, microwave, coffee maker,
fridge. Rooms also include a couch, bathroom, potable hot and cold
water, private terrace with hammock, 24 hour electricity, valuables
safe, and optional air-conditioning.
Furthermore, there is a swimming pool in the large, tropical garden and a free high speed internet connection.
We have rooms with 1 queen-size bed or with a queen and a single bed.
Additional single beds can be placed in the larger rooms if needed.
For small children and babies, cribs are available.
Hooked is a self-catering facility. However each apartment contains a well equipped kitchen and there is an covered outdoor BBQ grill. When guests arrive we drive them to the supermarket to stock up on their favorite foods and drinks.
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.
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, there are lots of other things to do and see.
Our surf school partner Pauhana (about us) is located on the surf beach Encuentro, 10mins walk away. Pauhana is the largest surf school in the country and offers private lessons with highly experienced, multi-lingual instructors who will teach you all the core skills needed for safe, successful, and enjoyable surfing.Pauhana also boasts the largest, most comprehensive quiver choices on the island for board rentals and lessons including Soft tops, Fish, Retro, SUP, Longboards, High-Performance and Foil boards.
All lessons are private 1-on-1.
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.
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…
KITESURF SPOTS :
The whole Cabarete area is pretty wide. It starts at Encuentro, the wavespot and ends at La Boca, the river mouth. There are plenty more spots along the North coast, but the best is to go with locals who know how to get there. You will find the most kiters and kiteschools on Kitebeach and Bozo beach. Here an overview of all the spots:
300 day(s) / year
Weather / Temperature
Air temperature : 30°C (Summer) / 26°C (Winter)
Water temperature : 27°C (Summer) / 24°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.
25€ for 1 night
* Price per person if 3 persons share the apartment -
3 surf lessons and daily board rental incl
TVA 18% non inclus
Rates & Packages
+ Cours/Classes Surf
+ Cours/Classes Surf
Pack 1 : 1 Pers : Logement Appartement 1 pers- Cours de Surf intensifs (3 leçons) matériel inclus
Apartment accommodation 1 person + 3 surf lessons and daily board rental incl.
Pack 2 : 2 Pers : Logement Appartement 2 pers- Cours de Surf intensifs (3 leçons) matériel inclus
Apartment accommodation 1 person + 3 surf lessons and daily board rental incl
Pack 3 : 3 Pers : Logement Appartement 3 pers- Cours de Surf intensifs (3 leçons) matériel inclus
Apartment accommodation 1 person + 3 surf lessons and daily board rental incl.
* Pour Surfer Confirmé, mêmes prestations sans les cours de surf.
Advanced Surfer Package is the same but without surf lessons
TVA 18% non inclus
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Ces Prix incluent / Price includes :
Pack 1 : 1 Pers : Logement Appartement 1 pers- 9h d'entraînement prive de Kitesurf au Kiteclub incluant équipement
Apartment, single person occupancy + 9 hours of private kite training at Kiteclub including equipment:
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