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How to get to
Surfbreak Cabarete

Surfbreak Cabarete is located in Encuentro Beach just in between Sosua and Cabarete, 300 meters away from the main road. You can find us accessing through the Coconut Palms Hotel entrance (white arch) - usually pronounced by locals as “COCO NO PAN”. This is the way you should refer to the entrance of the neighborhood when indicating a Dominican driver where you are heading. 

 

This is the google map’s location for Surfbreak Cabarete: https://bit.ly/surf-break-location

From each Airport
to
Surfbreak Cabarete

These are the taxi rates provided by our trusted taxi driver Ismael. If you hire your own taxi, rates can vary a bit depending on demand. We always recommend hiring Ismael to ensure a smooth arrival as he knows where we are located.

To hire Ismael, we can arrange the pick-up for you, or you can just contact him on his WhatsApp at +1 (829) 908-2427. He speaks Spanish and English. If you contact him on your own, please let him know you are a Surfbreak Cabarete guest.

Airport Rates to and from Surfbreak Cabarete (price from 1 to 5 persons)​

Puerto Plata Airport

(POP)

Aeropuerto Gregorio Luperón

25min

US$30 per way

to and from Surfbreak Cabarete

Santo Domingo Airport

(SDQ)

Aeropuerto de las Américas

3h 30min

US$190 per way

to and from Surfbreak Cabarete

Santiago Airport

(STI)

Aeropuerto del Cibao

1h 45min

US$90 per way

to and from Surfbreak Cabarete

La Isabella Airport

(JBQ)

Aeropuerto Joaquín Balaguer

3h 30min

US$200 per way

to and from Surfbreak Cabarete

Samaná Airport

(AZS)

Aeropuerto Juan Bosch

2h 40min

US$160 per way

to and from Surfbreak Cabarete

Punta Cana Airport

(PUJ)

Aeropuerto de Punta Cana

6h

US$370 per way

to and from Surfbreak Cabarete

Other Common Rates

Las Terrena

& Samaná

3h 30min

US$180 per way

to and from Surfbreak Cabarete

Puerto Plata

City

45min

US$45 per way

to and from Surfbreak Cabarete

Jarabacoa

4h

US$150 per way

to and from Surfbreak Cabarete

Damajagua

27 waterfalls

1h 15min

US$120 both ways

to and from Surfbreak Cabarete

Getting to Surfbreak Cabrete
FROM DIFFERENT POINT OF THE ISLAN AS:


FROM CABARETE TO SURFBREAK
It will take around 10 minutes by car/taxi/moto to get from Cabarete to Encuentro. Always going straight through the main road. We are located just in between Sosua and Cabarete. The official name of this area is "Vista del Caribe" most popular known as "Encuentro Beach". But every local driver knows it as "Coco No Pan". From the only traffic lights which are at the end of the center of Cabarete (at Callejon de la Loma) go exactly 4.3km (2.7 miles) westwards (towards Sosua). You will see a big white sign “Ocean Palms Residences” on the right side of the main road. This is where you need to jump off the Guagua or make a turn to the right (if coming by car). You must access through the Coconut Palms Hotel entrance -this was the name of the resort until 2019. Today (2023) most local people still use the reference “Coconut Palms Entrance” pronounced by Dominican drivers as “Coco NO Pan”.  Go through the white arch straight and do not turn off anywhere. You will encounter a left curve after 200m (no other choice). After the sharp left curve Surfbreak is only about 100 meters/yards further. You will get to a small 3-way intersection and you will see a wooden door to your left with a wooden sign saying “Surfbreak Cabarete. There is a piece of driftwood tied to a rope right beside the door - that's the bell. Pull hard to ring and someone will answer. Private Taxi -will cost around $500 Dominican Pesos (US$10). We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427 Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest. The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located. Public Guagua or carrito - will cost $40 Dominican Pesos (less than US$1)  Motoconcho / Mototaxi - will cost $200 Dominican Pesos (US$4)


It will take around 10-15 minutes by car/taxi/moto to get from Sosua or the Caribe Tours bus station to Encuentro always going straight through the main road. We are located just in between Sosua and Cabarete. The official name of this area is "Vista del Caribe" most popular known as "Encuentro Beach". Every local driver knows it as "Coco No Pan". You will see a big white sign “Ocean Palms Residences on the left side of the main road. This is where you need to jump off the Guagua or make a turn to the left if coming by car. You must access through the Coconut Palms Hotel entrance -this was the name of the resort until 2019. Today (2023) most local people still use the reference “Coconut Palms Entrance” pronounced by Dominican drivers as “Coco NO Pan”.  Go through the yellow arch straight and do not turn off anywhere. You will encounter a left curve after 200m (no other choice). After the sharp left curve Surfbreak is only about 100 meters/yards further. You will get to a small 3-way intersection. You will see a wooden door to your left with a wooden sign saying “Surfbreak Cabarete. There is a piece of driftwood tied to a rope right beside the door - that's the bell. Pull hard to ring and someone will answer. Private Taxi -will cost around $500 Dominican Pesos (US$10). We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427 Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest.The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located. Public Guagua or carrito - will cost $40 Dominican Pesos (less than US$1)  Motoconcho / Mototaxi - will cost $200 Dominican Pesos (US$4)


When coming from Las Terrenas to Surfbreak you need to take the 6:30am Guagua that comes to Cabarete. If you miss this one you can take any other to SANCHEZ get off there and take another Guagua coming to Cabarete. You need to let the driver know that you will get off in Cabarete at “El Furgon, Encuentro – Coco No Pan”. Phone Numbers: Las Terrenas Guagua Chofer: +1(829) 401-7381 Flota: (829) 772 6608 After getting off the guagua you must walk through the Coconut Palms Hotel entrance -this was the name of the resort until 2019. Today (2023) most local people still use the reference “Coconut Palms Entrance” pronounced by Dominican drivers as “Coco NO Pan” but the actual name is Ocean Palms.  Go through the yellow arch straight and do not turn off anywhere. You will encounter a left curve after 200m (no other choice). After the sharp left curve Surfbreak is only about 100 meters/yards further. You will get to a small 3-way intersection. You will see a wooden door to your left with a wooden sign saying “Surfbreak Cabarete. There is a piece of driftwood tied to a rope right beside the door - that's the bell. Pull hard to ring and someone will answer.


There are three guaguas a day leaving from Samaná to Puerto Plata: 8am - 11am - 2pm To take the guagua you need to go to the park next to the dock right beside "Banco Popular". You can ask local people to guide you to the precise spot. Driver's number: +1 (809) 749-6415 - Name Rufino. The cost of the trip is around RD$450. The trip will take 3,5 to 4,5 hours depending on traffic. Once you arrive to Cabarete the guagua will take around 10 minutes to get to Encuentro Beach - where we are located. Let the driver know that you are getting off at Encuentro, Coco No Pan. On the right side of the main road you will see a big white sign “Ocean Palms Residences”. This is where you need to jump off the guagua. The official name of this area is "Vista del Caribe" most popular known as "Encuentro Beach". But every local driver knows it as "Coco No Pan" because it’s the access to the old Coconut Palms Hotel -this was the name of the resort until 2019. Today (2023) most local people still use the reference “Coconut Palms Entrance” pronounced by Dominican drivers as “Coco NO Pan” but the actual hotel is called Ocean Palms. Go through the yellow arch straight and do not turn off anywhere. You will encounter a left curve after 200m (no other choice). After the sharp left curve Surfbreak is only about 100 meters/yards further. You will get to a small 3-way intersection and you will see a wooden door to your left with a wooden sign saying “Surfbreak Cabarete. There is a piece of driftwood tied to a rope right beside the door - that's the bell. Pull hard to ring and someone will answer.


From Las Galeras you need to take a guagua to Samaná first and from there take another guagua to Cabarete. There are three guaguas a day leaving from Samaná to Puerto Plata: 8am - 11am - 2pm To take the guagua you need to go to the park next to the dock right beside "Banco Popular". You can ask local people to guide you to the precise spot. Driver's number: +1 (809) 749-6415 - Name Rufino. The cost of the trip is around RD$450. The trip will take 3,5 to 4,5 hours depending on traffic. Once you arrive to Cabarete the guagua will take around 10 minutes to get to Encuentro Beach - where we are located. Let the driver know that you are getting off at Encuentro, Coco No Pan. On the right side of the main road you will see a big white sign “Ocean Palms Residences”. This is where you need to jump off the guagua. The official name of this area is "Vista del Caribe" most popular known as "Encuentro Beach". But every local driver knows it as "Coco No Pan" because it’s the access to the old Coconut Palms Hotel -this was the name of the resort until 2019. Today (2023) most local people still use the reference “Coconut Palms Entrance” pronounced by Dominican drivers as “Coco NO Pan” but the actual hotel is called Ocean Palms. Go through the yellow arch straight and do not turn off anywhere. You will encounter a left curve after 200m (no other choice). After the sharp left curve Surfbreak is only about 100 meters/yards further. You will get to a small 3-way intersection and you will see a wooden door to your left with a wooden sign saying “Surfbreak Cabarete. There is a piece of driftwood tied to a rope right beside the door - that's the bell. Pull hard to ring and someone will answer.

Samaná Airport
Jarabacoa


To get from Jarabacoa to Sosúa you need to go to the Caribe Tours bus terminal and take a bus to La Vega. Location: https://bit.ly/3g4LUhG https://caribetours.com.do/horarios-de-salida/ You have buses leaving every hour and a half from 6am until 6pm. The cost is $150 Dominican Pesos. Once in La Vega buy another ticket to SOSUA. Here you have buses every hour from 5:30am until 7:00 pm. The cost is $350 Dominican Pesos. It will take around 10-15 minutes by car/taxi/moto to get from Sosua or the Caribe Tours bus station to Encuentro always going straight through the main road. We are located just in between Sosua and Cabarete. The official name of this area is "Vista del Caribe" most popular known as "Encuentro Beach". Every local driver knows it as "Coco No Pan". You will see a big white sign “Ocean Palms Residences on the left side of the main road. This is where you need to jump off the Guagua or make a turn to the left if coming by car. You must access through the Coconut Palms Hotel entrance -this was the name of the resort until 2019. Today (2023) most local people still use the reference “Coconut Palms Entrance” pronounced by Dominican drivers as “Coco NO Pan”. Go through the yellow arch straight and do not turn off anywhere. You will encounter a left curve after 200m (no other choice). After the sharp left curve Surfbreak is only about 100 meters/yards further. You will get to a small 3-way intersection. You will see a wooden door to your left with a wooden sign saying “Surfbreak Cabarete. There is a piece of driftwood tied to a rope right beside the door - that's the bell. Pull hard to ring and someone will answer. Private Taxi -will cost around $500 Dominican Pesos (US$10). We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427 Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest.The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located. Public Guagua or carrito - will cost $40 Dominican Pesos (less than US$1) Motoconcho / Mototaxi - will cost $200 Dominican Pesos (US$4)


A Private Taxi will cost US$370. We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427. Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest. The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located and he will respect this price. Travel time: 6,5 hours. If you prefer to come by Bus you need to take two different busses to get here. First you need to get to the Expreso Bavaro bus station in Punta Cana https://www.expresobavaro.com/ Location: https://bit.ly/Expreso-Babaro-PuntaCana Here you will take the bus to Santo Domingo – Parque Enriquillo which will cost RD$400 and will take 3 hrs. Location: https://bit.ly/Expreso-Babaro-SantoDomingo Here you need to change bus terminal. Take an uber or taxi for aprox. RD$300 to the Caribe Tours bus station and buy a ticket to SOSUA Location: https://bit.ly/Caribe-tours-SDCity This will cost $500-$550 Dominican pesos (around US$10). The $550 ticket bus takes less time to arrive because it doesn’t stop in Santiago. You will find buses leaving every hour starting from 6:00 am until 7:0 pm. https://caribetours.com.do/horarios-de-salida/ There is no need to buy tickets in advance. Showing up 10 to 15 minutes before the departure time is enough. The bus will take around 3,5 hrs. ($550) or 4,5 hrs. ($500) to get to Sosua. It will take around 10-15 minutes by car/taxi/moto to get from Sosua or the Caribe Tours bus station to Encuentro always going straight through the main road. We are located just in between Sosua and Cabarete. The official name of this area is "Vista del Caribe" most popular known as "Encuentro Beach". Every local driver knows it as "Coco No Pan". You will see a big white sign “Ocean Palms Residences on the left side of the main road. This is where you need to jump off the Guagua or make a turn to the left if coming by car. You must access through the Coconut Palms Hotel entrance -this was the name of the resort until 2019. Today (2023) most local people still use the reference “Coconut Palms Entrance” pronounced by Dominican drivers as “Coco NO Pan”. Go through the yellow arch straight and do not turn off anywhere. You will encounter a left curve after 200m (no other choice). After the sharp left curve Surfbreak is only about 100 meters/yards further. You will get to a small 3-way intersection. You will see a wooden door to your left with a wooden sign saying “Surfbreak Cabarete. There is a piece of driftwood tied to a rope right beside the door - that's the bell. Pull hard to ring and someone will answer. Private Taxi -will cost around $500 Dominican Pesos (US$10). We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427 Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest.The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located. Public Guagua or carrito - will cost $40 Dominican Pesos (less than US$1) Motoconcho / Mototaxi - will cost $200 Dominican Pesos (US$4)


A Private Taxi will cost US$190. We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427. Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest. The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located and he will respect this price. Travel time: 3,5 hours. If you prefer to come by Bus you need to get to the bus station Caribe Tours in Santo Domingo. Location: https://bit.ly/Caribe-tours-SDCity Here you will buy a ticket to SOSUA. This will cost $500-$550 Dominican pesos (around US$10). The $550 ticket bus takes less time to arrive because it doesn’t stop in Santiago. You will find buses leaving every hour starting from 6:00 am until 7:0 pm. https://caribetours.com.do/horarios-de-salida/ There is no need to buy tickets in advance. Showing up 10 to 15 minutes before the departure time is enough. The bus will take around 3,5 hrs. ($550) or 4,5 hrs. ($500) to get to Sosua. It will take around 10-15 minutes by car/taxi/moto to get from the Caribe Tours bus station to Encuentro always going straight through the main road. We are located just in between Sosua and Cabarete. The official name of this area is "Vista del Caribe" most popular known as "Encuentro Beach". Every local driver knows it as "Coco No Pan". You will see a big white sign “Ocean Palms Residences on the left side of the main road. This is where you need to jump off the Guagua or make a turn to the left if coming by car. You must access through the Coconut Palms Hotel entrance -this was the name of the resort until 2019. Today (2023) most local people still use the reference “Coconut Palms Entrance” pronounced by Dominican drivers as “Coco NO Pan”. Go through the yellow arch straight and do not turn off anywhere. You will encounter a left curve after 200m (no other choice). After the sharp left curve Surfbreak is only about 100 meters/yards further. You will get to a small 3-way intersection. You will see a wooden door to your left with a wooden sign saying “Surfbreak Cabarete. There is a piece of driftwood tied to a rope right beside the door - that's the bell. Pull hard to ring and someone will answer. Private Taxi -will cost around $500 Dominican Pesos (US$10). We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427 Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest.The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located. Public Guagua or carrito - will cost $40 Dominican Pesos (less than US$1) Motoconcho / Mototaxi - will cost $200 Dominican Pesos (US$4)

Puerto Plata City


A Private Taxi will cost US$45. We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427. Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest. The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located and he will respect this price. Travel time: 45 mins. If you prefer to come by Guagua you need to get on one that goes to Cabarete. We are located just in between Sosua and Cabarete. The official name of this area is "Vista del Caribe" most popular known as "Encuentro Beach". Every local driver knows it as "Coco No Pan". You will see a big white sign “Ocean Palms Residences on the left side of the main road. This is where you need to jump off the Guagua or make a turn to the left if coming by car. You must access through the Coconut Palms Hotel entrance -this was the name of the resort until 2019. Today (2023) most local people still use the reference “Coconut Palms Entrance” pronounced by Dominican drivers as “Coco NO Pan”. Go through the yellow arch straight and do not turn off anywhere. You will encounter a left curve after 200m (no other choice). After the sharp left curve Surfbreak is only about 100 meters/yards further. You will get to a small 3-way intersection. You will see a wooden door to your left with a wooden sign saying “Surfbreak Cabarete. There is a piece of driftwood tied to a rope right beside the door - that's the bell. Pull hard to ring and someone will answer.


From Bayahibe / La Romana a private taxi will cost US$340 If you prefer to come by bus first you need to take a guagua from Bayahibe to La Romana and from here a bus from Expresso Romana to Santo Domingo. Once in Santo Domingo you need to get to the Caribe Tours Bus Station and take the next bus to Sosúa. Location: https://bit.ly/Caribe-tours-SDCity Here you will buy a ticket to SOSUA. This will cost $500-$550 Dominican pesos (around US$10). The $550 ticket bus takes less time to arrive because it doesn’t stop in Santiago. You will find buses leaving every hour starting from 6:00 am until 7:0 pm. https://caribetours.com.do/horarios-de-salida/ There is no need to buy tickets in advance. Showing up 10 to 15 minutes before the departure time is enough. The bus will take around 3,5 hrs. ($550) or 4,5 hrs. ($500) to get to Sosua. It will take around 10-15 minutes by car/taxi/moto to get from the Caribe Tours bus station to Encuentro always going straight through the main road. We are located just in between Sosua and Cabarete. The official name of this area is "Vista del Caribe" most popular known as "Encuentro Beach". Every local driver knows it as "Coco No Pan". You will see a big white sign “Ocean Palms Residences on the left side of the main road. This is where you need to jump off the Guagua or make a turn to the left if coming by car. You must access through the Coconut Palms Hotel entrance -this was the name of the resort until 2019. Today (2023) most local people still use the reference “Coconut Palms Entrance” pronounced by Dominican drivers as “Coco NO Pan”. Go through the yellow arch straight and do not turn off anywhere. You will encounter a left curve after 200m (no other choice). After the sharp left curve Surfbreak is only about 100 meters/yards further. You will get to a small 3-way intersection. You will see a wooden door to your left with a wooden sign saying “Surfbreak Cabarete. There is a piece of driftwood tied to a rope right beside the door - that's the bell. Pull hard to ring and someone will answer. Private Taxi -will cost around $500 Dominican Pesos (US$10). We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427 Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest.The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located. Public Guagua or carrito - will cost $40 Dominican Pesos (less than US$1) Motoconcho / Mototaxi - will cost $200 Dominican Pesos (US$4)


Private Taxi: Will cost around US$100 We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427 Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest. The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located. The price coming in a Guagua should be around RD$100 Guaguas drive through from Puerto Plata to Río San Juan all day long. After the sun goes down guaguas stop working but you can take a private taxi or a “carrito público” (shared taxi) that also drives through the main road during all night. Let the driver know you are getting off at “Encuentro - el Furgón - COCO NO PAN” and they will stop at this point. You will see a big white sign “Ocean Palms Residences” on the right side of the main road. The official name of this area is "Vista del Caribe" most popular known as "Encuentro Beach". But every local driver knows it as "Coco No Pan". You must access through the Coconut Palms Hotel entrance -this was the name of the resort until 2019. Today (2023) most local people still use the reference “Coconut Palms Entrance” pronounced by Dominican drivers as “Coco NO Pan”. Go through the yellow arch straight and do not turn off anywhere. You will encounter a left curve after 200m (no other choice). After the sharp left curve Surfbreak is only about 100 meters/yards further. You will get to a small 3-way intersection and you will see a wooden door to your left with a wooden sign saying “Surfbreak Cabarete. There is a piece of driftwood tied to a rope right beside the door - that's the bell. Pull hard to ring and someone will answer.

Santiago Airport
Punta Cana Airport
Santo Domingo Airport
Puert Plata Airport


Private Taxi: Will cost US$30 and the travel time is 20 minutes. We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427 Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest. The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located. A private taxi is the quickest and most comfortable form of transport and the rates are quite reasonable when getting to/from the POP airport. If you are not coming with Ismael please make sure you confirm the rate with your driver before getting in. Carrying the correct amount of RD Pesos or US dollars will be helpful as some drivers do not carry change. If you prefer to take a Guagua (the public transport) the price should be around RD$100 (US$2) and travel time 30min. Guaguas drive through from Puerto Plata to Cabarete all day long. You must walk about 1 km out of the airport and to the main road. From here you need to cross the road and wait for a Guagua (mini van) or Carrito Publico (shared old taxi). All you must do is wave to vehicles approaching you and if they are either one of these forms of transport they’ll definitely stop to pick you up. There are no timetables for these vehicles so depending on the time of the day it can take anywhere from 30 seconds to 15 minutes before one arrives. If you take a Guagua they go right through to Cabarete. The journey time takes about 20-30 minutes but depends largely on the number of stops to drop off or pick up others along the route. If you take a Carrito Publico (shared taxi) you will have to switch vehicles in Sosua (a town towards Cabarete, just 10 minutes from the airport). Let the driver know you are getting off at “Encuentro - el Furgón - COCO NO PAN” and they will stop at this point. You will see a big white sign “Ocean Palms Residences” on the left side of the main road. The official name of this area is "Vista del Caribe" most popular known as "Encuentro Beach". But every local driver knows it as "Coco No Pan". You must access through the Coconut Palms Hotel entrance -this was the name of the resort until 2019. Today (2023) most local people still use the reference “Coconut Palms Entrance” pronounced by Dominican drivers as “Coco NO Pan”. Go through the yellow arch straight and do not turn off anywhere. You will encounter a left curve after 200m (no other choice). After the sharp left curve Surfbreak is only about 100 meters/yards further. You will get to a small 3-way intersection and you will see a wooden door to your left with a wooden sign saying “Surfbreak Cabarete. There is a piece of driftwood tied to a rope right beside the door - that's the bell. Pull hard to ring and someone will answer.


Private Taxi: Will cost US$90 and the travel time is 2 hours. We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427 Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest. The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located. If you prefer to take a Bus you first need to take a private taxi (approx. USD $20) or an Uber (less expensive) from the Airport to the Caribe Tours Bus station. Location: https://bit.ly/Caribe-tours-Santiago Here you will buy a ticket to SOSUA. This will cost $200 Dominican pesos (around US$4). You will find buses leaving every hour starting from 8:15 am until 9:15 pm. https://caribetours.com.do/horarios-de-salida There is no need to buy tickets in advance. Showing up 10 to 15 minutes before the departure time is enough. The bus will take 2 hrs to get to Sosua. It will take around 10-15 minutes by car/taxi/moto to get from the Caribe Tours bus station to Encuentro always going straight through the main road. We are located just in between Sosua and Cabarete. The official name of this area is "Vista del Caribe" most popular known as "Encuentro Beach". Every local driver knows it as "Coco No Pan". You will see a big white sign “Ocean Palms Residences on the left side of the main road. This is where you need to jump off the Guagua or make a turn to the left if coming by car. You must access through the Coconut Palms Hotel entrance -this was the name of the resort until 2019. Today (2023) most local people still use the reference “Coconut Palms Entrance” pronounced by Dominican drivers as “Coco NO Pan”. Go through the yellow arch straight and do not turn off anywhere. You will encounter a left curve after 200m (no other choice). After the sharp left curve Surfbreak is only about 100 meters/yards further. You will get to a small 3-way intersection. You will see a wooden door to your left with a wooden sign saying “Surfbreak Cabarete. There is a piece of driftwood tied to a rope right beside the door - that's the bell. Pull hard to ring and someone will answer. Private Taxi -will cost around $500 Dominican Pesos (US$10). We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427 Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest.The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located. Public Guagua or carrito - will cost $40 Dominican Pesos (less than US$1) Motoconcho / Mototaxi - will cost $300 Dominican Pesos (US$6)


A Private Taxi will cost US$190. We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427. Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest. The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located and he will respect this price. Travel time: 3,5 hours. If you prefer to take a Bus you first need to take a private taxi (approx. USD $25) or an Uber (less expensive) from the Airport to the Caribe Tours Bus station. Location: https://bit.ly/Caribe-tours-SDCity Here you will buy a ticket to SOSUA. This will cost $500-$550 Dominican pesos (around US$10). The $550 ticket bus takes less time to arrive because it doesn’t stop in Santiago. You will find buses leaving every hour starting from 6:00 am until 7:0 pm. https://caribetours.com.do/horarios-de-salida/ There is no need to buy tickets in advance. Showing up 10 to 15 minutes before the departure time is enough. The bus will take around 3,5 hrs. ($550) or 4,5 hrs. ($500) to get to Sosua. It will take around 10-15 minutes by car/taxi/moto to get from the Caribe Tours bus station to Encuentro always going straight through the main road. We are located just in between Sosua and Cabarete. The official name of this area is "Vista del Caribe" most popular known as "Encuentro Beach". Every local driver knows it as "Coco No Pan". You will see a big white sign “Ocean Palms Residences on the left side of the main road. This is where you need to jump off the Guagua or make a turn to the left if coming by car. You must access through the Coconut Palms Hotel entrance -this was the name of the resort until 2019. Today (2023) most local people still use the reference “Coconut Palms Entrance” pronounced by Dominican drivers as “Coco NO Pan”. Go through the yellow arch straight and do not turn off anywhere. You will encounter a left curve after 200m (no other choice). After the sharp left curve Surfbreak is only about 100 meters/yards further. You will get to a small 3-way intersection. You will see a wooden door to your left with a wooden sign saying “Surfbreak Cabarete. There is a piece of driftwood tied to a rope right beside the door - that's the bell. Pull hard to ring and someone will answer. Private Taxi -will cost around $500 Dominican Pesos (US$10). We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427 Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest.The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located. Public Guagua or carrito - will cost $40 Dominican Pesos (less than US$1) Motoconcho / Mototaxi - will cost $300 Dominican Pesos (US$6)


A Private Taxi will cost US$370. We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427. Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest. The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located and he will respect this price. Travel time: 6,5 hours. If you prefer to come by Bus you need to take two different busses to get here. First you need to get to the Expreso Bavaro bus station in Punta Cana https://www.expresobavaro.com/ Location: https://bit.ly/Expreso-Babaro-PuntaCana Here you will take the bus to Santo Domingo – Parque Enriquillo which will cost RD$400 and will take 3 hrs. Location: https://bit.ly/Expreso-Babaro-SantoDomingo Here you need to change bus terminal. Take an uber or taxi for aprox. RD$300 to the Caribe Tours bus station and buy a ticket to SOSUA Location: https://bit.ly/Caribe-tours-SDCity This will cost $500-$550 Dominican pesos (around US$10). The $550 ticket bus takes less time to arrive because it doesn’t stop in Santiago. You will find buses leaving every hour starting from 6:00 am until 7:0 pm. https://caribetours.com.do/horarios-de-salida/ There is no need to buy tickets in advance. Showing up 10 to 15 minutes before the departure time is enough. The bus will take around 3,5 hrs. ($550) or 4,5 hrs. ($500) to get to Sosua. It will take around 10-15 minutes by car/taxi/moto to get from Sosua or the Caribe Tours bus station to Encuentro always going straight through the main road. We are located just in between Sosua and Cabarete. The official name of this area is "Vista del Caribe" most popular known as "Encuentro Beach". Every local driver knows it as "Coco No Pan". You will see a big white sign “Ocean Palms Residences on the left side of the main road. This is where you need to jump off the Guagua or make a turn to the left if coming by car. You must access through the Coconut Palms Hotel entrance -this was the name of the resort until 2019. Today (2023) most local people still use the reference “Coconut Palms Entrance” pronounced by Dominican drivers as “Coco NO Pan”. Go through the yellow arch straight and do not turn off anywhere. You will encounter a left curve after 200m (no other choice). After the sharp left curve Surfbreak is only about 100 meters/yards further. You will get to a small 3-way intersection. You will see a wooden door to your left with a wooden sign saying “Surfbreak Cabarete. There is a piece of driftwood tied to a rope right beside the door - that's the bell. Pull hard to ring and someone will answer. Private Taxi -will cost around $500 Dominican Pesos (US$10). We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427 Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest.The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located. Public Guagua or carrito - will cost $40 Dominican Pesos (less than US$1) Motoconcho / Mototaxi - will cost $200 Dominican Pesos (US$4)

Getting From Surfbreak Cabrete
TO DIFFERENT POINT OF THE ISLAN AS:


A Private Taxi will cost RD$600 (US$12). We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427. Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest. The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located and he will respect this price. Travel time: 10min. A Public Guagua or carrito will cost $50 Dominican Pesos (less than US$1). You need to walk to the main road and cross it to catch the Guagua that goes to Cabarete. You can tell the driver the name of the place you are heading and he will let you know when you need to jump off. Guaguas work during the day and the waiting time for one to stop could be anytime within 1 min to 15 mins. During the night you can take a Carrito Publico. These are public taxis and the price will be a bit more than a day time Guagua. A Motoconcho or Mototaxi will cost $300 Dominican Pesos (US$6).


A Private Taxi will cost RD$600 (US$12). We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427. Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest. The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located and he will respect this price. Travel time: 10min. A Public Guagua or carrito will cost $50 Dominican Pesos (less than US$1). You need to walk to the main road and without crossing it catch the Guagua that goes to Sosua. You can tell the driver the name of the place you are heading and he will let you know when you need to jump off. Guaguas work during the day and the waiting time for one to stop could be anytime within 1 min to 15 mins. During the night you can take a Carrito Publico. These are public taxis and the price will be a bit more than a day time Guagua. A Motoconcho or Mototaxi will cost $300 Dominican Pesos (US$6).

Las Terrenas y Samaná


A Private Taxi will cost US$180. We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427. Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest. The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located and he will respect this price. Travel time: 3 hours. Traveling by Guagua: You need to walk to the main road and cross it to catch the Guagua at El Furgón mini market. There are four Guagua’s leaving Puerto Plata going to Las Terrenas or Samaná. And they take around 40min to arrive to El Furgón mini market (where you need to hop in). It is necessary to let the driver know a day before or the same day that you are taking the ride. 6:40 am – Puerto Plata – Sanchez – Samana - $450 Dominican Pesos 7:40 am - Puerto Plata – Sanchez – Samana - $450 Dominican Pesos 1: 40 pm - Puerto Plata – Sanchez – Las Terrenas - $500 Dominican Pesos 2: 40 pm - Puerto Plata – Sanchez – Samana - $450 Dominican Pesos There is an in between location called Sanchez where the four Guagua’s pass through before going or to Samaná or Las Terrenas. For example: If you are going to Las Terrenas but the 1:40 pm Guagua doesn’t suit you, you can take one to Samanà but get off in Sanchez to catch another one that goes from Sanchez to Las Terrenas. In Sanchez there are more options of guaguas. Phone Numbers: Las Terrenas Guagua Chofer: +1(829) 401-7381 Flota: +1 (829) 772 6608 Samana Guagua Chofer Rufino: +1(809) 749-6415 Flota +1 (829) 213 3598


To get to Las Galeras you need to first get to Samaná and take another Guagua from there to Las Galeras. Please notice that the last Guagua to Las Galeras leaves Samaná at 6pm. A Private Taxi will cost US$180. We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427. Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest. The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located and he will respect this price. Travel time: 3 hours. Traveling by Guagua: You need to walk to the main road and cross it to catch the Guagua at El Furgón mini market. There are four Guagua’s leaving Puerto Plata going to Las Terrenas or Samaná. And they take around 40min to arrive to El Furgón mini market (where you need to hop in). It is necessary to let the driver know a day before or the same day that you are taking the ride. 6:40 am – Puerto Plata – Sanchez – Samana - $450 Dominican Pesos 7:40 am - Puerto Plata – Sanchez – Samana - $450 Dominican Pesos 1: 40 pm - Puerto Plata – Sanchez – Las Terrenas - $500 Dominican Pesos 2: 40 pm - Puerto Plata – Sanchez – Samana - $450 Dominican Pesos There is an in between location called Sanchez where the four Guagua’s pass through before going or to Samaná or Las Terrenas. For example: If you are going to Las Terrenas but the 1:40 pm Guagua doesn’t suit you, you can take one to Samanà but get off in Sanchez to catch another one that goes from Sanchez to Las Terrenas. In Sanchez there are more options of guaguas. Phone Numbers: Las Terrenas Guagua Chofer: +1(829) 401-7381 Flota: +1 (829) 772 6608 Samana Guagua Chofer Rufino: +1(809) 749-6415 Flota +1 (829) 213 3598


A Private Taxi will cost around US$165. We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427. Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest. The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located and he will respect this price. Travel time: about 3 hours. To travel by Bus you need to get to the Caribe Tours bus terminal in Sosua and buy a ticket to La Vega. It will take around 10-15 minutes by car/taxi/moto/guagua to get to Sosua center or the Caribe Tours bus station form Surfbreak. https://caribetours.com.do/horarios-de-salida/ You have buses leaving every half an hour from 4:50 am until 6:20 pm. The cost is $350 Dominican Pesos. Once in La Vega buy another ticket to Jarabacoa. Here you have buses every hour from 8:30am until 6:30 pm. The cost is $150 Dominican Pesos.


A Private Taxi will cost around US$360. We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427. Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest. The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located and he will respect this price. Travel time: about 6,5 hours. To get to Punta Cana by bus you need to take two different buses. 1) Sosua to Santo Domingo: Caribe Tours Bus 2) Caribe Tours Station to Expreso Bavaro Station in Santo Domingo (by taxi or uber) 3) Expreso Bavaro in Santo Domingo to Punta Cana First you need to get to the Caribe Tours bus Station in Sosua. Location: https://goo.gl/maps/jEpKF9g8HSxbZ4R38 Here you will buy a ticket to Santo Domingo. This will cost $500-$550 Dominican pesos (around US$10). The $550 ticket bus takes less time to arrive because it doesn’t stop in Santiago. You will find buses leaving every hour starting from 6:00 am until 7:00 pm. There is no need to buy the ticket in advance. Showing up 10 to 15 minutes before the departure time is enough. The bus will take around 3,5 hrs. ($550) or 4,5 hrs. ($500) to get to Santo Domingo. https://caribetours.com.do/horarios-de-salida/ Once in Santo Domingo you need to take an uber or taxi ($300 approx.) to the Expreso Bavaro bus station. Location: https://bit.ly/Expreso-Babaro-SantoDomingo Here you will take the bus to Punta Cana that will cost $400 and will take 3 hrs. Location: https://bit.ly/Expreso-Babaro-SantoDomingo Once in Punta Cana you will take a taxi to PUJ airport or to your next hotel.


A Private Taxi will cost US$190. We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427. Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest. The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located and he will respect this price. Travel time: about 3,5 hours. First you need to get to the Caribe Tours bus Station in Sosua. Location: https://goo.gl/maps/jEpKF9g8HSxbZ4R38 Here you will buy a ticket to Santo Domingo. This will cost $500-$550 Dominican pesos (around US$10). The $550 ticket bus takes less time to arrive because it doesn’t stop in Santiago. You will find buses leaving every hour starting from 6:00 am until 7:00 pm. There is no need to buy the ticket in advance. Showing up 10 to 15 minutes before the departure time is enough. The bus will take around 3,5 hrs. ($550) or 4,5 hrs. ($500) to get to Santo Domingo. https://caribetours.com.do/horarios-de-salida/ Once in Santo Domingo you need to take an uber or taxi to either the airport (US$20 aprox) or to your final destination.


A Private Taxi will cost US$45. We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427. Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest. The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located and he will respect this price. Travel time: about 40 min. Public Transport:Being this a cheaper and a lot more adventurous option- you can travel by Guagua. You must walk to the main road and without crossing the street wait for a guagua (mini van) or carrito publico (shared -sometimes old -taxi) . All you must do is wave to vehicles approaching you and if they are either of these forms of transport they’ll definitely stop to pick you up. There are no timetables for these vehicles so depending on the time of day or night it can take anywhere from 30 seconds to 15 minutes before one arrives. If you take a Carrito Publico you will have to switch vehicles in Sosua. If you take a Guagua they go right through to Puerto Plata. The journey time takes about 40-50 minutes but depends largely on the number of stops to drop off, or pick up, others along the route. Just let the driver know you are heading to Puerto Plata city. All guaguas go all the way to the center historical park. You can get off anywhere you want to depending on where you are heading to. Make sure you confirm the rate before getting into the vehicle as they tend to overcharge tourists if they think they can get away with it. It’s also best to have the correct amount of RD Pesos to pay each leg of the journey. If you do pay in US dollars, do not expect exchange or change.


A Private Taxi will cost US$300. We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427. Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest. The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located and he will respect this price. Travel time: about 5 hours. By bus you first need to get to the Caribe Tours bus Station in Sosua. Location: https://goo.gl/maps/jEpKF9g8HSxbZ4R38 Here you will buy a ticket to Santo Domingo. This will cost $500-$550 Dominican pesos (around US$10). The $550 ticket bus takes less time to arrive because it doesn’t stop in Santiago. You will find buses leaving every hour starting from 6:00 am until 7:00 pm. There is no need to buy the ticket in advance. Showing up 10 to 15 minutes before the departure time is enough. The bus will take around 3,5 hrs. ($550) or 4,5 hrs. ($500) to get to Santo Domingo. https://caribetours.com.do/horarios-de-salida/ Once in Santo Domingo you need to take an uber or taxi to the other bus terminal called Expresso Romana. See Location Once in La Romana you can take a Guagua to Bayahibe.


A Private Taxi will cost US$100. We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427. Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest. The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located and he will respect this price. Travel time: 1 hour. Public guaguas go all along the main road from Puerto Plata to Rio San Juan. Walk to the main road and cross it to take the next Guagua at El Furgón Mini Market. The cost of the way is RD$ 180 and the travel time around 1.15 hour.


A Private Taxi will cost US$30. We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427. Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest. The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located and he will respect this price. Travel time: 20 mins. A Public Guagua or Carrito Publico will cost around $100 Dominican Pesos (about US$2). Travel time: 45 minutes. You must walk to the main road and wait for a Guagua (mini van) or Carrito Publico (shared – sometimes old -taxi). All you must do is wave to vehicles approaching you, and if they are either of these forms of transport they’ll definitely stop to pick you up. There are no timetables for these vehicles so depending on the time of day or night it can take anywhere from 30 seconds to 15 minutes before one arrives. If you take a Carrito Publico you will have to switch vehicles in Sosua. If you take a Guagua they go right through to Puerto Plata. The journey time takes about 20-30 minutes but depends largely on the number of stops to drop off, or pick up, others along the route. Just let the driver know you are heading to POP Puerto Plata Airport and they will let you know when you have to get off. Make sure you confirm the rate before getting into the vehicle as they tend to overcharge tourists if they think they can get away with it. It’s also best to have the correct amount of RD Pesos to pay each leg of the journey. If you do pay in US dollars do not expect exchange or change.


Private Taxi: Will cost US$90 and the travel time is 2 hours. We always recommend calling our trustful taxi driver Ismael. His WhatsApp is +1 (829) 908-2427 Please let him know you are a Surfbreak guest. The advantage of calling Ismael is that he knows where we are located. If you prefer to take a Bus you first you need to get to the Caribe Tours bus Station in Sosua. Location: https://goo.gl/maps/jEpKF9g8HSxbZ4R38 Here you will buy a ticket to Santiago de los Caballeros “Los Jardines”. This will cost $200 Dominican pesos (around US$5). You will find buses leaving every hour starting from 4:50 am until 6:20 pm. There is no need to buy the ticket in advance. Showing up 10 to 15 minutes before the departure time is enough. The bus will take around 2 hrs to get to Santiago. https://caribetours.com.do/horarios-de-salida/ Once in Santiago you need to take a private taxi (aprox USD $20) or an Uber (less expensive) from the Bus Station to the Airport STI – Aeropuerto del Cibao. Location: https://goo.gl/maps/KW66m5KpbNh8LJ5E7

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