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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Dominican Republic 

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

Hugging a crescent-shaped bay, Sosúa is a beautiful stretch of golden sand contrasting against deep azure-turquoise waters with a white, sandy bottom. It’s also a diver and snorkeler favorite, with easy access to a wide array of sites near shore.
Puerto Plata
This sparkling white to golden beach is long, wide, and boasts wild waves that are perfect for body boarding fun, and surfing in some parts. A number of resorts line Playa Uvero Alto, as well as restaurants and bars.
Punta Cana
Barahona is a prime destination for serious surfers. The recommended beaches are Barranca, Bahoruco, Ciénaga, San Rafael, Paraíso and Los Patos. Several surfing events organized by the Dominican Surfers Federation are held there.
In contrast with Boca Chica, the waves at Playa Caribe, about 10 minutes to the east, swell around noon making it an ideal beach for body or board surfing. This beach is popular with young people from Santo Domingo who come to surf the waves on weekends.
Boca Chica
The place to go is scenic Macao Beach. There is a highly rated surf school that is especially active on weekends.
Punta Cana


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
When you are enjoying yourself the moon shines brighter, palm trees dance to the rhythm of the sea breeze, the soft sand caresses your feet and everything feels just right.🌬 
The Dominican sky is beautiful day and night. As you explore our remote locations, you will be able to make out new constellations🌌🌴
Who would you share a magical moment like this with? 👯‍♀️
📸: @guillermoarmenteros 
#GoDomRep #OpenDR #JuanDolio
Did you know there are rainforests in the Dominican Republic? 
Los Haitises National Park is one of the crown jewels of the Dominican Republic’s national park system with magnificent 98-foot-high rock formations jutting out of the water.  Explore the park by boat from Samaná, hike its rainforest to view flora up close, or kayak along its lush mangrove system. 🚣🏼🌿🌊  📸: @felixbaezr 
#GoDomRep #OpenDR #Loshaitises #Samaná

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