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RE: Places to stay at Encuentro or Cabarete« Reply #1 on: February 05 2010 08:02:433 »
stay in town.
RE: Places to stay at Encuentro or Cabarete« Reply #3 on: February 05 2010 09:02:443 »
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.
RE: Places to stay at Encuentro or Cabarete« Reply #4 on: February 05 2010 10:02:817 »
Thanks for the info.
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
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
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.
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
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.