Surfing + Kitesurfing

A top Caribbean destination for wind sports, the DR is ground zero for surfing, kitesurfing, and windsurfing. Whether novice or expert, there’s a Dominican coastline ideal for your preferred activity. Cabarete’s steady trade winds have earned the beach town its professional kitesurfing reputation, active with certified schools and instructors. Daytime surfing is followed by nightly entertainment to soothe the muscles. Kite Beach attracts the experts, who are a joy to watch. Surfers of all levels flock to Playa Encuentro for lessons from award winning surf instructors. On the Samaná Peninsula, Las Terrenas offers its fair share of kitesurfing at Punta Popy, and surfing at Playa Bonita. In Punta Cana, Macao is renowned for surfing, while Playa Blanca attracts kitesurfers.

Wherever you end up on our Atlantic shoreline or in the Caribbean Sea, you’ll enjoy our year-round Dominican winds and waves.

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SURFING + KITESURFING IN
Dominican Republic 

Ride the waves to your heart’s content in the number one wind sports coast of the Caribbean.

 
 
This is a world-class kiteboarding, windsurfing and laser sailing destination due to its warm waters and perfect wind conditions. Cabarete is very popular among the young and adventurous because of the aquatic sports offered on its beach, its famous annual jazz festival each fall and its eclectic bars, cafes, restaurants and shops.
Puerto Plata
Playa Blanca is perfect for kiteboarding enthusiasts. Drop by this Puntacana Resort & Club beach and book your lessons. The beachfront restaurant is popular and nighttime events are frequently held there.
Punta Cana
Small yet photogenic, this white pebble stone beach is most popular with surfers for its big swells and with fishermen who head out daily, while the undertow keeps the swimmers away. It’s worth a stop for a stroll and scenic views of Barahona’s coastline.
Barahona
Playa Blanca is a hub of water sports, good food, and beachside relaxation. Try out kitesurfing or stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) lessons, or join in on a diving and snorkeling excursion nearby.
Punta Cana
Playa Bonita is as pretty as its name suggests–a crescent-shaped, cozy white sand beach lined with a variety of boutique hotels, villas, and restaurants. The western edge of the beach is as still as a swimming pool, while the eastern side offers active waves for the adventurous.
Las Terrenas, Samaná
Playa Buen Hombre, located in a fishing village, is well known amid avid kitesurfers for its white sand stretch, and its on-site kite school teaching you how to ride the intense waves along this wild Atlantic shoreline.
Montecristi
The Caribbean’s hub for windsurfing, kiteboarding, and laser sailing, Playa Cabarete–also known as “Kite Beach” on the western side–is where you can learn and practice wind water sports all year round.
Puerto Plata
Facing a picturesque cove, this half-moon shaped beach attracts surfers and boogie boarders on the weekends, flocking here from the capital for a bit of wave action.
Boca Chica, Juan Dolio
Among the top three most stunning beaches on the Samaná Peninsula, this golden, soft-sand stretch is ideal for long walks, popular for kitesurfing–with on-site classes–and body surfing, and there are a handful of boutique hotels flanking its western and eastern sides.
Las Terrenas, Samaná
These reef-protected beaches offer extensive options for water sports from kitesurfing to banana boat tubing, as well as restaurants and bars. Sections of these stunning, wide golden stretches are Blue Flag certified for their water quality and services.
Puerto Plata

#xtremeDR

This dramatic landscape can be found at Playa El Valle, a secluded beach surrounded by a lush valley and flanked by towering bluffs. 🌊🌴  Samaná is nothing short of extraordinary. Its landscape changes drastically in a short distance and will never cease to amaze you. Take a stroll, enjoy a fresh seafood lunch, or take long hikes amid this rugged landscape. Due to rip currents, stick close to shore while swimming.🐚  📸: @carloshorton.a
#GoDomRep #OpenDR #Samana #PlayaElValle
Salto del Gallo: completely astounding! Located in the Santiago province near San José de las Matas, it’s hidden in the mountains of the Cordillera Central, crossing valleys and meadows.🌊  After a 2-hour trek in rugged terrain, you’ll be rewarded by the view of this magnificent 164 feet high waterfall and by taking a dip in its crystalline chilly waters.  Are you up for the adventure to reach this natural wonder?🏞
📸: @killvaz @saltodelgallo
#GoDomRep #OpenDR #SanJoséDeLasMatas #SaltodelGallo
Paulie the parrot is waiting for you in the lush mountains of Constanza. 🦜🌿  The Hispaniolan parrot, locally known as cotorra, is a species of Amazon parrot endemic to the island of Hispaniola.  It inhabits a variety of wooded habitats, from arid palm-savannah to pine and montane humid forest. It is becoming increasingly frequent in urban refuges, such as Santo Domingo.   Have you seen our lovely cotorras flying around? 🌞🦜
📸: @carloshorton.a
#GoDomRep #OpenDR #Constanza
Who’s up for an adventure to explore this marvelous waterfall hidden in the Samaná mountains?🏞  Whether you decide to reach El Limón waterfall by a strenuous hike or a by a horseback ride up the Sierra de Samaná, it’ll be worth it. You’ll be rewarded by this magnificent view and its refreshing water will revitalize you. 🌿🌞  📸: @sland_natalie @nonexistentjay
#GoDomRep #OpenDR #Samana #SaltoElLimon
Dominican Republic’s natural attractions are seemingly endless. 🌞🌴  In addition to the mainland’s sparkling beaches, the DR boasts multiple offshore cayes with an even more stunning sea and sand environment. Off the coast of Samaná, Cayo Levantado is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, kayaking and more.  What kind of adventure are you looking forward to in your next vacation?🐚🌊
📸: @claudiu.pep
#GoDomRep #OpenDR #CayoLevantado
Samaná: the IT place of inexhaustible surprises. 🐚  No matter where you go throughout the peninsula, you only have to walk or drive a short distance and the landcape will change completely, providing different experiences.  Playa Rincón is a perfect example: on one side mountains, mangroves, river and calm waves for snorkeling; on the oposite side bigger waves for bodyboarding, plus beautiful palm trees all along the bay. 🌴🌞  Who would you go to Samaná with?👯‍♀️🌊
📸: @domingobello
#GoDomRep #OpenDR #PlayaRincón #Samana
The sublime beauty of Barahona makes time stand still. The color of the sea matches its unique Larimar and its staggering mountains harbors the most crystaline rivers. 🌊🌞  Come discover the hidden natural gems of the “Pearl of the South”, one of the most astounding places of the Dominican Republic.  Will you be adding Barahona to your bucket list?📝🐚
#GoDomRep #OpenDR #Barahona
Merengue is our national music and dance💃  Merengue and Bachata music and dancing were 
declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2016 and 2019, respectively. Both musical genres are famous worldwide.  We salute Johnny Ventura, who has proudly represented the Dominican Republic internationally for over 60 years, playing merengue. May he rest in peace. He will never be forgotten❤️🙏🏽
#GoDomRep #OpenDR #SantoDomingo
Magical moments like this await you in Playa Salinas, Baní. You will feel as free as these American flamingos as you ride the waves in a kitesurf or in a pleasant boat ride along the stunning coastline. 🌊🌞 
Get ready to explore its magnificent surroundings, which are full of surprises. You will find the perfect socially distant getaway in Baní.🌿  📸: @antonioberges
#GoDomRep #OpenDR #Baní
Raise your hand if you would like to be here now!🙋‍♀️  
 
Playa Preciosa is a stunning beach located right next to Playa Grande in the María Trinidad Sánchez province. Take a dip in its warm turquoise water or a boat tour to the natural pool, the Cueva de las Golondrinas or the Gri-Grí lagoon. Top it off with an exquisite fresh seafood lunch on the beach. 🌴🌊  📸: @todo.dominicana @dronepics_rd 
#GoDomRep #OpenDR #RíoSanJuan  #MariaTrinidadSanchez

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