Hooked Cabarete is all about Surf, Kite Yoga & Relax.
Our Surfcamp/Guesthouse is in walking distance from Playa Encuentro, the #1 surf spot in the DR and the best surf spot in the Caribbean and only 3 miles from Kite Beach.
Our guests are Surfers, Kitesurfers, Yoga enthusiasts and other active adults and families from every continent.
Hooked consists of 8 studio apartments located in a tropical garden with pool. The apartments are suited for up to 4 persons and have their own well equipped kitchen, optional AC, safe, bathroom and a private terrace with a hammock. We provide 24/7 electricity (diesel generator,
security system, very fast wifi, drinkable water from every tap, covered BBQ grill area, chill out lounge, yoga platform, on-site laundry facility and scooters for rent.
We organize airport pick ups and when you first arrive we bring you to a supermarket to get food drinks and change money. We also help you with rental cars, surf or kitesurf lessons. Furthermore we can help you with other activities such as canyoning, horseback-riding, scuba-diving, kayaking, zip-lining, mountain biking etc..
Playa del Encuentro is a beautiful beach that is left in a very natural stage. There are no beach side hotels, villas and restaurants.It offers the best waves of the Caribbean.
Surfing at Encuentro means no Neopreen needed and lots of first class waves. A great and relaxed spot for advanced surfers as well as for beginners. The spot is beautiful, not crowded, the people are friendly and the atmosphere is nice and relaxed. Everybody is willing to help each other and at the surf schools you can get lessons or rent a surfboard.
We partner with Pauhana Surf School to offer our guests surf lessons. At Pauhana you can count on a team of professional and highly motivated instructors. They will make sure you learn this amazing sport while having a great time on and off the water. You can book your surf lessons here at Hooked Cabarete.
At Pauhana Surf School you can rent beginners and advance surfboards. They offer a selection of over 40 rental boards. You can book at Hooked or right at Pauhana.
Spot and Surf Conditions:
There are waves all year around, but from beginning November until end of April bigger swells hit the Dominican North coast. Encuentro is the most consistent surf spot in the Caribbean and offers several different breaks for all skill levels. The surf school is located at the main peaks of Playa Encuentro. Left and right of the peaks you can find two advanced and powerful waves called la izquierda (left) and coco pipe (right). On solid 6-10ft north swells some other spots start to work really nice and you can surf on some beautiful beaches without crowds. We also offer guided surf trips to some of the best spots and happy to surf with our guest. In the summer season the surf gets more relaxed, great for beginners and intermediate surfers but sometimes big swells, caused by hurricanes far out in the ocean, create some amazing surf.
Cabarete is a well know mekka of wind & kite surfing. Cabarete offers perfect conditions to learn kite surfing or windsurfing at one of the best kite surf destinations in the world. We partner with Kiteclub located at Kitebeach to provide lessons and rentals. They use high quality and save equipment and the instructors are experienced and IKO qualified. Kitebeach is also a great place to hang out and have a bite to eat after the lessons.