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North coast Dominican Republic« on: August 07 2006 16:08:00 »
Just wanted opinions on the northcoast surf from some actual travelers, thinking of a late october trip,,,encuentro, sosua,,playa grande cabarete. Looking for ideas on where to stay in relation to getting to these spots and which ones were the best ie. is it best to use cabarete as a base to trave either east or west to the alternatives,,or just spend a whole week in sosua or over in the playa grande area.
RE: North coast Dominican Republic« Reply #1 on: August 08 2006 00:08:00 »
Where to stay? Ali's surf camp. They organize morning surf transfers and lessons to Encuentro, and will go to Playa Grande and Preciosa in the afternoon if the surf is good there.
Also it's 5 minute walk into town for the nightlife.
RE: North coast Dominican Republic« Reply #2 on: August 08 2006 08:08:00 »
thanx for the quick response,,,so how was your experience there, gotta novice and beginner as far as skill level,,were throwing around the idea of troncones, mexico but started hearing alot about the DR, when were you there and how were the waves? Ive researched Alis and also saw a 1, 2, 3 camp i believe---thanx for the help ---------
RE: North coast Dominican Republic« Reply #3 on: August 08 2006 10:08:00 »
My experience has been very good here, hence the fact that I have been living here for last last couple of years.
321 is a surfschool and not a place to sleep / surf camp. Ali's is the only surf camp in this town.
RE: North coast Dominican Republic« Reply #4 on: August 08 2006 19:08:00 »
Also stayed at Ali's camp in Cabarete. Pretty convienent getting to Encuentro by a moto (moped). It was like $2US roundtrip for about a 10 minute ride to/from. The town is right there and it seemed pretty safe to walk to and from at night. Ali's is a good bargain. The food was pretty good and there was a good mix of travelers staying there. Nice grounds too. Recommend it. Encuentro was heaving onshore (junky) the whole time with nobody on it, but still fun. You can rent a board from the camp that will do the job, but don't expect an Al Merrick or anything like that. Would have love to seen Sosua on a macking swell, maybe next time.
RE: North coast Dominican Republic« Reply #5 on: August 09 2006 08:08:00 »
If you want to stay close to the surf, it is also possible to stay at Encuentro. We also organise surftrips to Playa Grande and other spots.
The place is beautiful and relaxed and you have a really nice place to stay only a few minutes walk to the surf. Fore more info, check the website or send me an e-mail