Join our family surf camp in the Dominican Republic, with a vast choice of outdoor activities for you and your kids! The Dominican Republic is well known for the most amazing natural setting between the great ocean and diverse land around its shore. The friendly hospitality of locals, that will make your stay the most enjoyable, is welcoming you on every corner of this beautiful island!
* Price $ 2.965 is per family of 3 people; additional child $290 “ONLY”:)
Simply relax and enjoy your stay here.
This holiday offers a combination of activities that will satisfy you, as a parent, as well as your kids. It is organized in a way, it offers YOU care-free mornings when your kids are in a daycare camp. For kids up to 7 yrs, there will be plenty of daily activities available to choose from, led by expert daycare instructors. During this active kids camp, they will do various daily project work which will keep them busy all morning. For teenagers from 7+ yrs, there is also an option to go surfing with parents, and not join the active kids camp. We want to make sure that your stay here is the most relaxed, so we can talk about your situation and make it work for you and your kids!
Surf, do yoga and connect with your family!
The most know sport around the island is, of course, surfing. There are numerous spots around your accommodation, offering waves that will satisfy a complete beginner and also the advanced surfer’s soul. You can rent all the gear in our surf lodge located on the beach and there is always an option to take a course with an expert surf guide.
Playa Encuentro offers five surf breaks: Coco Pipe, Bobo’s Point, La Derecha, La Izquierda and Destroyer, which welcome surfers of all levels. There are even more secret spots all around the North shore, so feel free to explore on your own, or take on the locals guides with you, who will be more than happy to show you all the hidden gems on the island. There is no way, you can ever get bored around Cabarete!
The average water and air temperature are around 26 degrees, which means you don’t really need a wetsuit while surfing. It also allows you to spend time with your kids on the beach, without getting absolutely sunburnt!
Everyday yoga classes with our in-house yogi
Yoga sessions are led by our in-house yogi and offer a variety of different yoga practices. Yoga practices will be happening in the loft with an open-air deck (shala) surrounded by lush vegetation. You can also arrange a private yoga session independently.
Accommodation on the island
The accommodation for your family surf camp is a local villa guesthouse called El Encuentro surf lodge. The holiday house is located on the north shore of the island, between Sosúa and Cabarete. The lodge offers a great variety of accommodation options, such as double/triple rooms, suites, beach bungalows, or even an oceanfront villa. This package price includes a superior studio with its own bathroom and kitchen. However, you can always check all the options available here: https://elencuentrosurflodge.com/, and we will adjust the final price for you. All the accommodation options are located in front of or a walking distance from the ocean.
Further island shenanigans
There are plenty of other outdoor activities for an active family to pursue during this family surf camp! You can opt for water activities, such as snorkeling (we absolutely love it!!), canyoning, river tubing, or other land-based activities, such as horse riding, hiking or mountain biking. There are also numerous cultural sightseeing spots. If you simply like to relax, choose one of many relaxing massage options, while your kids stay at the surf lodge under the careful eye of the daycare workers.
Feel free to contact us for further info about the trip.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Puerto Plata airport|
|GROUP SIZE||max eight families|
|CHILDREN AGE||from preschoolers up to teenagers|
Day 1 – Saturday
After your approx 3h flight from the US, your private transfer will wait for you in the arrival hall. We will drive for approx 25 min to arrive at the beautiful setting of El Encuentro surf lodge. You will get comfortably settled in your residence and have some time off to look around the residence and the beach and relax. Dinner is included.
Day 2 – Sunday
Easy like Sunday morning. This is the first day of your holiday, so we will take it a bit easier. After an amazing breakfast with local fruits and delicacies, we will introduce you to the mansion and give you another day to adapt to the new surrounding. However, we will meet up for an orientation stroll around the area and explain all you need to know about the following week.
Day 3 – Day 7: Monday to Friday
Morning warm-up yoga session, that will get everyone ready for an active day in the ocean!
Activities for kids and parents, all accompanied by a guide
The exact hour of certain activities will vary daily, regarding the current ocean swell and other weather-related facts. So, we will have a talk the evening before and decide on the timings for the next day.
During this active camp, your kids will be spending quality time with professional day carers. Every day, there will be a new project going on, from art classes to yoga and fun “surf” sessions especially adapted to the little ones, local animal “hunting”, beach games and much more!
We did not, however, forget about you! While your kids will enjoy the outdoor activities with English speaking instructors, you will have time off to enjoy and try out something new yourself! Every day, you will have organized yoga and surf sessions to improve your existing knowledge. The professional surf guides will take care of each individual and adapt their learning techniques to best suit each and every one independently.
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: lunch and break – nap time!
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: free afternoon activities with parents
7:00 pm onwards: dinner time & evening fun at the residency
Every day, it will be possible to order dinner a la carte in the restaurant belonging to your accommodation.
Day 8 – Saturday
In the morning, after your last breakfast, we will take each one to the airport individually, depending on the time of your flight. Hopefully, we will catch up soon, as we are 100 % sure you will remember these holidays forever!