Playa Encuentro
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Playa Encuentro

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Puerto Plata

Dominican Republic

Skill Level
Good for all levels

The Break

Playa Encuentro offers several different breaks. Encuentro Main Peak is a mellow and barreling, short to long reef break that goes mostly right and also left. Due to Playa Encuentro's kitesurfing popularity surfers should take caution that wind and crowds may be an issue. Longboards, shortboards, funboards, and bodyboards are all good here. Consistency is year-round, making these waves the most consistent on the northern coast.

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Current Surf Report

  • Surf Height
    2 - 4 ft
  • Swells
  • Wind
    18 mph
  • Weather

Last updated: 3 weeks ago

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Consistency
    Year round, Mainly winter swells
  • Wave Length
    Short, Normal, Long
  • Wave Direction
    Right, Left
  • Board Type
    Longboard, Shortboard, Funboard, Bodyboard
  • Type of Break
  • Swell directions
    N, NE
  • Best wind directions
    S, SW
  • Crowd levels / week
  • Crowd levels / weekend
    Ultra Crowded
  • Seabed
  • Best tides
    Low, Mid, High
  • Power
    Mellow, Barreling
  • Access By
    Public Beach, Paddle out

The Area

Cabarete is an adventure-filled beach town in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Playa Encuentro is among the most consistent surfing beaches in the Caribbean. It is also a popular destination for kitesurfing and windsurfing. There is an abundance of surf schools and camps that offer lessons, rentals, and repairs. Apart from aquatic activities, the town offers various types of accommodations including luxury hotels, international menus in restaurants, and plenty of shopping.

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Amenities Nearby
  • Public Toilets
  • Restaurants
  • Lodging
  • Parking
  • Board and Gear Rentals
  • Board/Ding Repair
  • Boats/Tow-ins to Breaks
  • Surf Lessons
  • Surf Photography
  • Spas/Massages
  • Golf
  • Yoga
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Fishing Charters
  • Boating/Sailing Charters
  • Moped/ATV Rentals
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Family Friendly
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