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Topic: Places to stay at Encuentro or Cabarete

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By:

Peter M

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Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

 

Places to stay at Encuentro or Cabarete

« on: February 05 2010 07:02:00 »

I am thinking about going to Cabarete and wondering what if it's best to stay in the EL Encuentro area or in town?

Any thoughts?

Merci / Gracias / Thanks



By:

Chris Reich

RE: Places to stay at Encuentro or Cabarete

« Reply #1 on: February 05 2010 08:02:433 »

stay in town.

By:

Peter M

RE: Places to stay at Encuentro or Cabarete

« Reply #2 on: February 05 2010 08:02:637 »

uhmmmm... ok.... and why?

By:

Chris Reich

RE: Places to stay at Encuentro or Cabarete

« Reply #3 on: February 05 2010 09:02:443 »

Why?
Because Encuentro is ok for surfing and that's about it;  it's not the  place for good and convenient  accommodation . There's nothing there: no food, no supermarket, no bars, no decent road.

3-4 times a day on a moto taxi back and forth into town grows old very quick, and that's besides the danger factor of those motor bike rides, especially at night, trust me I experienced that first hand

People in town also told me that it's not the safest area at night either (although i didn't have anything stolen.)

Be safe, stay in town and take a (motor) taxi to Encuentro once a day, or even better go and surf the many other (better and less crowded) surf spots on the coast, that's what I am going to do the next time I am in the area.

Have fun
Chris



By:

Peter

RE: Places to stay at Encuentro or Cabarete

« Reply #4 on: February 05 2010 10:02:817 »

Thanks for the info.

By:

travelman

RE: Places to stay at Encuentro or Cabarete

« Reply #5 on: February 05 2010 10:02:927 »

Interesting... so where are the good places to stay in town. I have a budget of around $40-$60 p/d

By:

Giana

RE: Places to stay at Encuentro or Cabarete

« Reply #6 on: February 06 2010 17:02:990 »

Velero  beach Hotel is best in the $100+ price range
Mid and budget range: Swell Surf Camp

By:

Paul

RE: Places to stay at Encuentro or Cabarete

« Reply #7 on: February 15 2010 17:02:97 »

Just came back from 10 days at Swell, that place rocks!
Best location, best people, quality rooms and superb vibe.



By:

Jim

RE: Places to stay at Encuentro or Cabarete

« Reply #8 on: February 18 2010 15:02:230 »

Glad you enjoyed yourself Paul!
See you next year

By:

Anton

RE: Places to stay at Encuentro or Cabarete

« Reply #9 on: February 27 2010 15:02:307 »

I have lived in cabarete for 3 years, and the amount of people that stay at Encuentro that have had to go to the hospital because they crashed their scooters / motors or even cars after dark there  is insane.

Want to surf at Encuentro? Hope on a motor or take a taxi during the day.... when it's safe.


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