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

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Views like this make you take a step back and appreciate the simple things in life that make it so special. 🌲  Breathe in the fresh air in a crisp morning in San Juan de la Maguana as you watch the sun magically add more vibrant colors to the marvelous, lush mountains.   Who would you like to share this view with? 🌿  📸: @viajonas_ 
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The astonishing waters of Arroyo Grande are always inviting. Espalliat’s province has many hidden natural wonders up its sleeves.🌞  Raise your hand if you are ready to explore some of the DR’s most impressive natural settings!🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️  📸: @jeninapimentel 
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Cozy, crescent-shaped Playa Caletón is flanked with lush vegetation and rocky scenery, some of it bearing sculpted faces of Taíno chiefs, which gives it a mystical feel. 🌴🌊  The entrance sits along the highway between Río San Juan and the Playa Grande beach and golf complex, and a stop here is often included on a boat excursion of Laguna Gri-Grí and the surrounding coastline. 🐚  📸: @philipmennen 
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There is no better way to end the perfect day, than to watch the sunset in punta cana with a view like this.     Its magical sunsets and relaxed atmosphere open the door for great conversations and to get reconnected with nature.  What’s your favorite part of the DR to watch the sunset? 🌅🌿  📸: @joshfauvel 
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With views overlooking Plaza de España on one side, and the Ozama River on the other, Alcázar de Colón is the oldest vice regal residence in the Americas, and the first fortified palace, turned into a museum showcasing 16th century furniture, art, musical instruments, and weapons.  🌃🏛
  
Winding staircases lead towards the couple’s well-preserved bedrooms, and to the lavish crystal chandelier-lit reception hall where events were hosted for the Spanish aristocracy. 🌀⚓️  📸: @nelsonguzman01 
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The Dominican Republic is full of dazzling landscapes! The lush mountainous region of the San Cristóbal Province offers great and unique views. 🏞🌿
  
Take a hike through various puddles and trails surrounded by nature to explore Los Charcos de Nizao. Its rock formations make it the perfect natural playground to jump into the refreshing water.   📸: @sirenomanrd  @jfidelio__cruz  
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Tucked inside Valle Nuevo National Park, in an area known as La Nevera, this pyramid-shaped monument sits at an altitude of around 7,500 feet. ⛰🌿 
Spanish artisans from the communities of Constanza and San José de Ocoa carved the two cone-shaped structures as a symbol of their gratitude for the completion of the San José de Ocoa-Constanza road in 1958. 🌬🧣  📸: @carlostorresrd  
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Dominican gastronomy is a symphony of colors, textures and flavors.  🍛❤️
  
Every Dominican meal is a celebration of friendship and family unity cooked with love. Our rich cultural heritage provided the right mix of ingredients and cooking methods to make the most scrumptious and varied cuisine. 
  
What’s your favorite Dominican dish? 🍽   📸:@cositafrita   
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Get ready to be stunned by Catalina Island’s powder-fine white sand, calm waters and abundant marine life. 🌞🌴
  
This small island is surrounded by a marine coral reef nature preserve, at its center a tropical forest encircled by fine white sand and calm waters. The island is easily accessible by boat and excursions are provided by the surrounding hotels.  🌊  📸:@depauladrone    
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Bahía de las Águilas is the definition of beauty. Your eyes won’t believe that shade of blue is real. There is absolutely no other place like it. You’ll be instantly taken aback and reach a complete state of relaxation. 🌀🌊
  
It is located within the Jaragua National Park in Pedernales and boasts five miles of white sand perfection and abundant marine life.  
  
Who would you like to share this stunning place with? 🐚👯‍♀️   📸: @jmpprd   
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