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.

 
 
The dream for surfers is at Playa Encuentro–described as a “perfect right-hand reef break.” You’ll find the area’s top surf schools right on the beach, ready to take you out into the waves. In true surfing tradition, the best time to catch waves is in the early morning.
Puerto Plata
This wide, two-kilometer-long (one mile) golden beach is known for its swells–good for surfers–and undertows in the winter, requiring extra care by not swimming too far off shore. On site, rows of local seafood shacks serve excellent lunch plates while the music echoes.
Puerto Plata
Frequented by fishermen and local flocks, the small fishing village of Guayacanes boasts a scenic white sand beach, home to just a couple of restaurants and homes. It is a lovely stroll at sunrise, or late in the afternoon to catch the sunset.
Juan Dolio
Often ranked as one of the best beaches in Dominican Republic, Playa Juanillo offers miles of pristine, powdery white sand beach, flanked with gigantic palm trees, iridescent turquoise waters, and excellent winds for kiteboarding.
Punta Cana
Las Galeras is a beautiful white sand stretch that holds its own, good for swims and cold drinks, as well as surfing on its western side. The atmosphere gets livelier at sunset, when the fishermen and the tour boats return at the end of the day, and everyone gathers for dominoes at sunset.
Las Galeras, Samaná
Like most beaches in Barahona, this stretch has pebble stones rather than sand, and is popular with surfers who come here to enjoy the fast-breaking waters. On the other side of the beach is Los Patos river, where a wide natural pool attracts locals.
Barahona
Easily one of the Dominican Republic’s top-five most stunning beaches, the mega-wide, brilliant blonde, palm-tree studded Playa Macao is a surfer’s favorite. Macao’s local restaurants are also known for serving some of the best Dominican-style fishplates on this side of Punta Cana.
Punta Cana
A striking white beach lining turquoise waters, Paraíso offers cool breezes at sunrise, when fishers take off from its shores for the day, and at sunset. Its currents aren’t for the average swimmer–stick to beach walks–but its waves are ideal for experienced surfers.
Barahona
Playa Punta Popy is the social and water sports beach hub of Las Terrenas. Peppered with a maze of giant palm trees, its white sand shores offer the perfect wind and wave conditions for kitesurfers, new or experienced.
Samaná
This signature Barahona pebble stone beach combines panoramic mountain views with river pools and cascades that run all the way to the shore, where the San Rafael River meets the Caribbean Sea. Surfers find waves here to practice on, particularly in the morning.
Barahona

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Who’s up for a memorable and breathtaking golf experience in Punta Cana?⛳️  Designed by Tom Fazio, this exclusive and dramatic 18-hole course has six impressive oceanside holes. Designed along natural cliffs, bays, ocean coves, inland lakes and coralina quarries, Corales Golf Course rates among the world’s finest golf experiences. 🏌️‍♂️⛳️  📸: @coraleschampionship 
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The Dominican Republic offers every type of experience you want and need. Its landscapes are very diverse, so the options to choose from are practically endless. 🏞🐚  Astonishing beaches, rivers, waterfalls, and mountains make it the perfect natural playground. Mix that up with a rich cultural heritage and genuine hospitality, and you’ve got all the right components for a vacation of a lifetime.🌞🌴  Do you agree?  📸: @robertvasquez 
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Who else would enjoy sweeping views of the Chavón River and the Caribbean Sea? A marvelous day at Altos de Chavón is about to start. Walk the cobblestone streets of this charming replica of a 16th century Italian village.  Visit its Grecian-style amphitheater, church, shops, boutiques, art gallery, restaurants, and archaeological museum. 💒⛲️  It’s located between Punta Cana and Santo Domingo, so it’s accessible from either destination. 📍🌿🚗  #GoDomRep #OpenDR #AltosdeChavon #laromana
Breathing fresh air, getting a cup of fresh Dominican coffee that came from the same mountains, and taking in this view of Jarabacoa: priceless. ☕️🌬  Jarabacoa is a charming town located in the Cordillera Central, among the highest mountains of the Caribbean. Spend the days going to waterfalls, rappelling, paragliding, horseback riding or visiting a coffee plantation. 🏔🏞  Tag who you want to take here!👫  📸: @crisnoble_02 
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Genuine hospitality is something we excel at. 🌞  Skills can be taught, but Dominican hospitality comes naturally and is just part of our identity. Our smiles says it all.  A trek by the river will reward you with a refreshing natural pool and an astonishing cascade at Salto de Jima, Bonao. After your adventure-filled day, top it off with a hearty Dominican lunch prepared by María’s loving hands. 🏞  Isn’t a meal in the countryside the best? Share your happy moments in the Dominican countryside.🌾 
📸: @robertvasquez
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The San Pedro Apóstol Cathedral is a beautiful emblem of the city of San Pedro de Macorís.  Recently restored, this neo-Gothic style temple, whose concrete construction dates back to the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, has a rich religious and architectural legacy. You won't be disappointed walking inside to see the artwork, carvings, statues, woodwork and stoned glass.⛪️🔔
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Weekend forecast: 100% chance of fun! Gushing rivers, high altitudes, and tropical rainforests overlooking coastlines: zip lining takes on a new meaning in the DR.  At Samaná you’ll find the longest zip line run in the country. Glide in pairs and flip upside-down at 400 feet above the verdant hills of El Valle. This is a great way to take in a panoramic view of the splendid landscape.  What's the most exhilarating activity or sport you've tried?🌴🌞
📸: @beautifuldestinations
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How amazing is this view and have you been to Las Terrenas yet? 🌊🌴  Las Terrenas is a charming beach town that is surrounded by several beaches, which provide different experiences, even though they’re not far away. Samaná is blessed with wondrous nature and warm people that will leave marks on your memory.  Do you have any favorite picturesque spots in Samaná?🐚🌞
📸: @jmpprd
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Samaná’s shopping is diverse and plentiful. It offers numerous handmade arts and crafts. Pick up amber or larimar jewelry, Taíno-inspired ceramics, paintings, cigars, chocolate, coffee, mamajuana or our famous faceless dolls.  What’s your favorite Dominican souvenir? 🪴
📸: @parisverra @beautifuldestinations 
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