ON radar: the Dominican Republic
Treat yourself with the trip to one of the most diverse and attractive countries in the Caribbean! The Dominican Republic is the second-largest country in the Caribbean and stands for one of the most geographically diverse lands around there. It has everything: stunning beaches, amazing mountain scenery, tropical forests, and colonial architecture. This place is so diverse, you will probably run out of time to explore everything in just one week! Huh, that’s why we keep coming back! And that is what pushed us to create this unique surf & yoga retreat in the Dominican Republic for you!
- $1996 / Person, Double Occupancy
- Single Occupancy from +$250
About surf & yoga retreat
Our surf & yoga retreats are created with a simple and clear intention to unplug from the daily tasks and reconnect with ourselves! During your week here, your two main “jobs” will be surfing and daily yoga classes.
The North Coast is renowned to have matching waves for every level. Expect lots of sun, turquoise waters, and wonderful waves! Encuentro beach itself, located right in front of our lodge, 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. You can also take on the local guides with you, who will be more than happy to show you all the hidden gems around the island. There is no way, you can ever get bored around Cabarete!
The yoga program is focusing on body strength and flexibility, which will help you with daily surfing sessions. Yoga practices will be happening in the loft with an open-air deck (shala) surrounded by lush vegetation.
Focusing on your surfing and yoga skills, this retreat will significantly improve your overall health and fitness state. Over the course of your retreat, you will be nourishing your body with local organic ingredients, which form our special “farm to table” meals. You don’t need any experience to join the camp! Feel free to explore the two sports with us and fall in love in between the process.
The dreamy El Encuentro surf lodge
The accommodation during your surf & yoga retreat will be a local villa guesthouse called El Encuentro surf lodge. The holiday house is located on the north coast of the island, between Sosúa and Cabarete. The lodge offers a great variety of accommodation options. This package price includes a superior studio with its own bathroom and kitchen.
The lodge offers lots of relaxation facilities such as lounge garden, saltwater swimming pool, open library, free WiFi, and outside Tiki bar always full of refreshing beverages! For the perfect laid back retreat, opt for one of many massages right on the spot!
Simply put, during your stay here we will create a safe & welcoming space where everyone can find their inner peace, love, and happiness. Working on our spiritual and physical growth has never been so easy, as in a place like this!
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Puerto Plata airport|
|GROUP SIZE||max 10 people|
Day 1 – Arrival day
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 simply relax. Welcome dinner is included.
Day 2 – Day 7
Example retreat schedule:
* early morning power station (fruits, juice, yogurt, protein bars, coffee)
* morning surf session
* after surf breakfast with local fresh dishes available from 10.30 am
* relax time
* afternoon surf session or optional activities (self-care, beach, exploration activities or optional massage)
* evening yoga practice
* healthy dinner prepared by traditional recipes at 7 pm
*Each studio has its own small kitchen, which you can use during your free snack/lunchtime.
Day 8 – Departure day
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!