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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Enjoy relaxing moments in the cosmopolitan side of Santo Domingo. The capital of the Dominican Republic is an ideal “Bleisure” destination since it combines work and pleasure in a perfect balance. 🌿🌞
 
The central side of Santo Domingo is filled with chic restaurants where you can try a different Dominican and international cuisine every day of your vacation. As the sun goes down, you can go bar hopping to experience the most exciting nightlife. 🎉  📸: @jwmarriottsdq 
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Walk back in time and feel the Taíno presence at the “Cave of Wonders”. Located between San Pedro de Macorís and La Romana, Cueva de las Maravillas is a 2,624-feet cave system that houses hundreds of well-preserved Taíno pictographs and petroglyphs dating back thousands of years. 🪨🌿
 
This is one of the most accessible caverns in the DR. Stroll amid impressive samples of rock art, stalactites, and stalagmites.🗿🌞
 
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Barahona is known for dramatic landscapes like this.  🌊🌴
 
You’ll never stop getting surprised the more you explore this outstanding destination filled with majestic mountains, some of the most beautiful rivers in the country, thermal waters, pristine beaches, and even a magic road with an optical illusion.  
 
Are you ready to find out what Barahona has in store for you? 🌞🐚
📸: @jmpprd 
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Punta Cana’s miles of stunning beaches have all kinds of accommodations for every type of traveler. From large resorts to small boutique hotels and everything in between, one thing’s for sure: you will have an unforgettable vacation.  🌞🌴
  
Make sure to venture outside the hotel to try some of the various fun activities, like snorkeling, catamaran sailing, zip lining, countryside excursions, caving and nighttime shows, just to name a few. 
  
Will you join us? 🐚
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Endless adventures await you at Arco Divino Waterfall in Río Blanco, Bonao. It’s the perfect 
combination of excitement and relaxation. 🌊🧘‍♀️  This stunning waterfall is set amidst trees and rocks. You will cross the confluence of four rivers, some of which are among the coldest in the region. The hike is strenuous, but once you reach Arco Divino it’ll all be worth it.🪨🌞  Who’s up for the adventure?🙋‍♂️  📸: @alele2285 @wanderlustdomrep
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If you’re looking for unparalleled Zen on your next visit to the Dominican Republic, be sure to set your alarm for sunrise.  🌞🌊
 
Breathe in the fresh air and feel the gentle ocean breeze to find complete tranquility. We promise Dominican beaches will never disappoint. After you feel completely relaxed in your morning yoga session, you’ll be ready for many adventures in our diverse destinations and for lots of fun. 🧘‍♂️🕊
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Rainy days and Mondays won’t get you down in Santo Domingo. The right company and the stunning backdrop are the perfect combination for a blissful mood. ☔️👫 
  
The Colonial City of Santo Domingo has many picturesque monuments that date back to the 16th century and are very well preserved, making it an excellent choice for a memorable photo shoot.   ⛪️🌿
📸: @fotochera 
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This 18th century wooden church is a cultural heritage site. Its beautiful Gothic design is a structure shipped directly from England in the early 20th century to replace its prior version.  
 
“La Churcha” name is a Dominican twist on the English word “church”. It practices the African Methodist Episcopal faith, and its attendees are descendants of African Americans. To this day, the eldest citizens still speak English, and their influence is present in the gastronomy of Samaná. ⛪️🌷🌿
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