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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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   
#GoDomRep #MyDR #DominicanGastronomy
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   
#GoDomRep #MyDR #BahiaDeLasAguilas
Cayo Levantado is not only known just for its pristine white sands, but its authentic vibes and delicious gastronomy make it the perfect day trip! 🐚🌊
  
Cayo Levantado is sometimes referred to as Barcardi Island. It earned that nickname thanks to its location use as a paradise beach in Bacardi ads. It’s one of the prettiest spots in the Dominican Republic. 🌴🌞
  
Raise your hand if you’d like to be there right now!🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️  📸: @maripilimendoza 
#GoRepDom #MyDR #CayoLevantado
Sans Souci Terminal is on the east side of Santo Domingo, across the Ozama River. Tourists landing there are next door to the attractions of the Columbus Lighthouse, the National Aquarium and Los Tres Ojos Nature Park. ⚓️
  
Its facilities receive a ferry from Puerto Rico and there is a convention center with a capacity for 7,000 people.  🐚🌿  📸: @naturalfeelsrd 
#GoDomRep #MyDR #SantoDomingo
Feel the authentic Punta Cana vibe and let yourself be captivated by an electrifying world full of surprises, adventures, daring, and full participation. 👯‍♀️  @cirquedusoleil brings us #KOOZA an experience that is not just incredibly fun, but an exciting experience that will be the best part of your vacation.  🎪💃🏻  Shows every week until April 10 under the Big Top in Downtown Punta Cana! 🙌   #GoDomRep #MyDR #PuntaCana #GoPuntaCana
What time is it? It’s yummy o’clock! Every meal prepared by loving Dominican hands it’s just delightful and it turns into a joyous occasion. If Dominicans are present, fun is to be had. 🍽🍗
  
Tostones, crispy, fried and flattened plantains, are the perfect side dish that go with almost every meal. Fried chicken, or chicharrón de pollo, as it’s locally known, is very popular around the DR and its flavor is enhanced with the delicious Dominican sobrito. 🌀  📸: @cositafrita 
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The DR has an impressive variety of landscapes in a short distance. Our hospitality is what differentiates us from other places. It is not a skill that can be taught, it’s part of our culture and who we are. 🌞
  
No matter where you go, you’ll be greeted with warm smiles and feel welcome. People open the doors to their homes and to their hearts and make you feel like part of their family. 🏞🌿  📸:  @tripmoz   
 #GoDomRep #MyDR
Samaná’s unique beaches are a sight to see! Its colors won’t cease to impress you.  🌊🌴
  
Samaná’s small town Las Terrenas is home to Playa Bonita, a large bay with several international boutique hotels, private villas and renowned restaurants. The beach has two sections, the western part with still swimming water and the eastern area where the waters are active and ideal for beginner surfers.🏄🏽‍♀️🌞   📸: @isvvisual   
#GoDomRep #MyDR #Samaná
The Dominican Republic is almost in the humpback whale watching season in the Samaná Bay, where every year, an amazing spectacle is presented, a source of enjoyment for tourists from all over the world.  🐳🌊
  
Approximately three thousand 40-ton cetaceans migrate from the cold waters of the north to mate in the warm, crystalline waters of Samaná and impress us with their leaps, tails and flippers movements. 🌀🐚   📸: @irusik_dominicana   
 #GoDomRep #MyDR #Samaná #HumpbackWhale

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