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indications to encuentro plz« on: December 22 2008 23:12:00 »
hi i ll be staying in casa marina beach and reef resort from december 29 till jan 7 that was the closest place that pleased my girlfriend since she didnt want to go to hoocked cabarete.......
could some 1 plz tell me how to go from my hotel till encuentro .
thx a lot
RE: indications to encuentro plz« Reply #1 on: December 23 2008 10:12:00 »
Take a taxi and tell them you want to go to Encuentro, 10 minute taxi ride, should cost around 300 pesos or 10 dollars, everyone in cabarete or Sosua knows where Encuentro is.
Alternatively take a moto taxi, for half the price, but 100 x the chance of ending up in the hospital.
RE: indications to encuentro plz« Reply #3 on: December 23 2008 14:12:00 »
Jonathan - what level surfer are you and can you give me some insight on your trip when you get back. Cost, waves, people and so forth? my email is email@example.com
thanks - jeff
RE: indications to encuentro plz« Reply #4 on: December 23 2008 14:12:00 »
jeff wrote u an email make sure it doesnt go spam check ur spam .
ill rewrite u when i get back just sent u this 1st email to save u on contacts in case i dont find this post again.
RE: indications to encuentro plz« Reply #5 on: December 23 2008 16:12:00 »
If that Hotel is pretty much in the centre of Sosua, which i think it is, then it's definitely a lot further from Encuentro than 1,2 miles, probably more like 6 miles. And walking along the main road will take you 1,5 hours, and lots of car fumes
RE: indications to encuentro plz« Reply #6 on: December 24 2008 01:12:00 »
darn. 10 dollars go 10 dollars back for 7 days gonna cost me a lot. isnt there an alternative for transport something cheap or any1 there nos some 1 that can give me a ride i ll pay but if possible cheaper then 10 bucks. i heard surfing sosua is dangerous is it that dangerous? any ways if some 1 can tell me some alternative for the taxi would be nice so if u no some 1 that gives transport would be really nice. let me no if u no some1
thanks a lot every1 for your time and help really appreciated.
RE: indications to encuentro plz« Reply #7 on: December 24 2008 09:12:00 »
Sosua is not really a dangerous place to surf, problem is only 2 x per year it breaks on huge north swells, and then there is indeed a bit of current and big urchins underneath.
As far as taxi cost is concerned, yes there is a cheaper way:
Gua Gua, local public busses / mini van, cost about 2 dollars one way, but they take longer, and might be a porblem with a surfboard,. although they cramp lots of people and things in there.
How many people can they put in a Gua Gua?
Always 1 more.
I have seen 26 people cramped in a 7-8 people mini van
RE: indications to encuentro plz« Reply #8 on: December 24 2008 11:12:00 »
jim thx a lot for your help. ya lol i wont risk putting my board in a compressor lol i oculd make it till encuentro but not my board lol.
i ll figure something out there worst worst thing i ll get the damn taxi. just another question.
let s say i get a taxi to get there around 6 am. is it guaranteed i can get a taxi for my way back?>??
cause if i m stuck there doesnt help either lol.
thx a lot for all you help guys.
RE: indications to encuentro plz« Reply #9 on: December 24 2008 13:12:00 »
Worst case sceneraio you walk from the beach to the main road and take another taxi from there.