Surfing in Cabarete – Playa Encuentro

Surfing in Cabarete – Playa Encuentro

The best surfing beach in the Cabarete area is Playa Encuentro. Playa Encuentro is located about 3km west of Cabarete. While the whole coastline has waves, the Playa Encuentro surfing area is very close to the beach making it a very short paddle for surfers and an easy location for beginner surfers. Host to several competitions throughout the year including the Masters Surf Reunion, Master of the Ocean and several other local and national level surfing events.

There are several surf schools located right on the beach at Playa Encuentro and all of them offer lessons, complete with beginner boards, and board rentals for those who know what they are doing but prefer to travel light.

To surf at Playa Encuentro, your best bet is to head down there early in the morning. You can find surfers there from sunrise onwards, until the wind picks up around lunch time. From your Cabarete accommodation at Olas de Oro Villas in Cabarete Bay, it is a short taxi or motoconcho ride to the beach. Time to hang ten, dude!