8 days
Duration
Aug-Apr
Dates
Dominican Republic
Location

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!

Dates

These surf & yoga retreats in the Dominican Republic will run from August 2020 to April 2021.

  • Aug 15-22 2020 / Sep 12-19 2020 / Oct 10-17 2020 / Oct 31- Nov 7 2020 / Dec 5-12 2020

Dates for 2021 are coming soon!

Price

  • $1996 / Person, Double Occupancy
  • Single Occupancy from: +$250

About surf & yoga retreat

Our surf & yoga retreats are created with 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
INCLUDED
7 nights lodging (https://elencuentrosurflodge.com/)
Puerto Plata airport transfers
equipment: surfboard, yoga mats
6x daily surf lessons
6x daily yoga classes
local recommendations for siteseeing in your down time
meals: healthy everyday dinner & breakfast
early morning power station
experienced local staff
option to rent a bikes from the lodge
NOT INCLUDED
airfare (we can assist you to find the best options)
travel and activity insurance
extra food & drinks
massage
tips are optional and not included in the price
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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.

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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.

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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!

We are passionate adventure travelers ourselves. We have spent our lives in search of the ultimate outdoor experiences. You will gain skills in outdoor activities and meet like-minded individuals to share wonderful adventures.
Your surf/yoga guides are local and experienced professionals who have a real passion for outdoor activities and for the culture and nature in general.
 Your safety is their number one priority, closely followed by your enjoyment of the tour. They will always be on hand reach to answer any questions or requests you may have throughout your trip. We choose our guides for their expertise in outdoor activities. They are experts in their fields.
We only run small group adventures to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible and not get lost in the crowd. There will be min 4 & max 12 people per group.
Our tour caters for a wide age range, typically between 20 and 60 years old, but age is simply a state of mind, as they say, and we welcome anyone over the age of 18! 
Tours are designed at your own pace and you will enjoy no matter what your age.


We recommend following general training in the weeks leading up to your trip.
 Your guide will be very happy to give you some surf skills training during your trip to help improve your confidence and your enjoyment of your bike adventure.

As fellow sports enthusiasts, we understand the comfort you may find in riding with your own gear. During this course, surf gear will be provided.
Medical insurance is mandatory for all of our holidays and courses.
Attention to the smallest details, expertise, and great local guides are the key to a successful adventure.