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where to stay and advice on surf lessons« on: December 30 2008 01:12:00 »
I found a cheap plane ticket and so in two weeks I am going to the Dominican republic to learn to surf. I am wondering if I should stay at a surf camp, any recommendations would be great, or a hotel and get lessons. I'd like to spend less than $150 a day. Any help greatly appreciated.
RE: where to stay and advice on surf lessons« Reply #1 on: December 30 2008 07:12:00 »
I found what seems to be a great place with package deals for surfing and kiteboarding, called extreme hotels in cabarette. D.R., I am also looking at going in a few weeks, however I am still looking for a cheap plane ticket, less then five hundred.
RE: where to stay and advice on surf lessons« Reply #2 on: December 30 2008 08:12:00 »
I stayed at Extreme hotels in Cabarete: NOT recommended. No good security, no descent electricity, dirty pool etc.
When I saw their website I thought the place looked good, when I got there, the place is in a-falling-apart-state. Beware
RE: where to stay and advice on surf lessons« Reply #3 on: January 12 2009 08:01:00 »
For 150US a day you can have a great time here. Accommodations are not expensive and you have a meal for around 10 Dollars or less, so you will probably save some of the 150 also.
I would recommend stay in a place like ours HookedCabarete or Ali's. You will find a more personal approach and there are lot's of other surfers around. Always a good vibe also.
A hotel is just a room and for example at our place you will find much more.
If you have any questions feel free to email me.
RE: where to stay and advice on surf lessons« Reply #4 on: January 12 2009 16:01:00 »
i just got back from cabarete a few days ago. i stayed at ali's surf and it was awesome!!! highly recommend it! great vibe for sure. antonio (who runs it) is awesome, the food (free breakfast and dinner) is surprisingly awesome, the local surfer instructors associated with the camp are awesome....it's just awesome. it's relatively close to the beach and bars so yeah....am def gonna go back! have fun!
RE: where to stay and advice on surf lessons« Reply #5 on: January 18 2009 15:01:00 »
Hi, been checking these forums since booking flights to Dominican Republic with my girlfriend for a fortnights holiday in April - so can't wait for our first Carribean holiday! Firstly, we're staying in an all-inclusive resort in the south in Bayahibe for our first week and then want to come up to the north for surfing, mountain biking etc. for our second week. Anyone got any advice on transport from Bayahibe to Cabarete?? ideally budget options would be great.
Secondly, we've been checking the hotels in Cabarete and reckon Hotel Kaoba looks best for us with the $30 bungalows, which seems to be half the price of Ali's & Hooked for the 2 of us...... Has anyone been there recently and would you recommend it?
Thanks very much.