Let’s get salty! Wind in your hair, sun in your face, smiles all around. Here in Playa Encuentro we have the best waves in the Dominican Republic and the best surf school to prove it - Parallel Surf. Located just across the hotel, Parallel Surf offers prime coaching services to all levels of surfers.
Cuevas del Callejón
At the end of the busy Callejón de la Loma, lies the entrance to Cabarete’s magical caves. The tour includes 3 caves: the first one you climb down 25 meters and take a refreshing bath in the crystal clear sweet water with your flashlight as the only illumination. In the second cave you’re going to see ancient stalagmite and stalactite. And in the third one you can jump down 5 meters, into the pool of the cave.
Horseback riding on the beach
Nothing like enjoying paradise while on a horse back. See beautiful sights with a guided tour on nature’s trails. Your guides Carlos and José will pick you up from the hotel with the horses. Small kids can ride with their parent on one horse. Don’t forget to wear long pants and closed shoes!
1-2 h (one way).
Beach walk to Cabarete or Sea Horse Ranch
Enjoy a vigorous walk along the ocean on the way to either Cabarete or Sea Horse Ranch (SHR). They are both similar but on opposite directions. Each one takes about an hour and a half, depending on how many stops you make. This walk will lead you to tropical gardens and endless, lonely beaches with lots of little bays to swim in. Experience untouched tropical forest and some hidden surf spots close to SHR (like El Canal or El Spot).
Diving & Snorkeling in Sosúa Bay
Under the sea! Hold your breath and take pleasure in the wonders of underwater worlds, marine life and the reef. Divecenter Merlin Sosua is the premiere scuba diving & snorkeling facility on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. They offer more than 20 dive sites within 5 - 15 minutes and friendly professional PADI certified staff. This team will ensure you’re diving safely and enjoying the amazing underwater world.
$29 - $95
It’s adventure o’ clock somewhere! Here we’re talking about jungle, waterfalls, hikes and cliff jumps! A great idea for anyone looking to get away from it all. You cannot help but feel the magic as you rappel off a mushroom shaped waterfall into a cool, blue pool bellow. Located in Rio Blanco - deep down in the canyon, don't miss out on an amazing tour. PS: No phone signal!
La Boca River
Located in Islabon, participants get to experience the mangroves, an organic farm, some botanical gardens, a pool, jacuzzi and great local cuisine. There’s also boat rides and stand up paddling from the river down to the ocean. Make a reservation before popping in! PS: Closed on Mondays.
Day trip to Puerto Plata
Want to experience a little more classic Dominican city life? Head to Puerto Plata and check out a few places to see. You can pick between: The Cable Car / Teleférico, Del Oro Chocolate Factory tour, the Brugal Rum factory tour, the Amber fossil museum, Central Park or walk by the bright pink pedestrian lane ’Paseo Doña Blanca’. Also stop by for some lunch in restaurants inside old victorian houses.
Would you like to improve your strength, balance and flexibility while on vacation? U-Natural is a complete full-body training method designed to improve resilience, mobility and coordination for all levels. Performed by our onsite Parallel Surf School.
Touted as one of the top 10-kiteboarding destinations in the world, it’s no wonder beginners, pros and everyone in between flock from all corners of the globe to Cabarete. With consistent and warm winds 330 days a year, a variety of kiting conditions, and turquoise water Cabarete is the perfect spot for kitesurfers and the IKO certified coaches at Parallel Surf will take you to uncrowded kite spots close by.
Enhance your balance and coordination, experience the thrill of carving and cruising on land, replicating the fluid movements of surfing. With a focus on technique and progression, we provide a tailored approach that pushes your limits and helps you become a well-rounded surfer both on the waves and on the streets.