about us

El Encuentro Surf Lodge is a unique boutique concept offering Double Rooms, Superior Studios, Beach Bungalows and Vacation Villas.

All located in front, or in walking distance of Playa Encuentro between Cabarete and Sosúa at the marvelous north coast of the Dominican Republic. Playa Encuentro is perfect for surfers of all levels and consists of five surf breaks: Coco Pipe, Bobo's Point, La Derecha, La Izquierda and Destroyer. Find your inner self in a yoga class at our outdoor yoga platform and explore all those little sandy bays at the seemingly endless Caribbean beach. Make unforgettable memories on a hike, mountain bike tour, sightseeing day, scuba diving, or a kayak adventure. Whatever you decide to do, we will do our best to make your stay unforgettable.

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Saltwater pool

Relax on a sun chair or practice your paddeling techniques in our refreshing and chemical free saltwater pool.

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Restaurant

Our open-air restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day from 7 am to 10 pm (Sundays until 3 pm). Room service available free of charge!

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Pool bar

Our pool bar serves drinks and cocktails while giving you the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the sunset. Open from 3 pm to 11 pm (Sundays until 7pm). Room service available free of charge!

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Shala

Book a private yoga, pilates or excercise class, enjoy a massage or calm your mind in a guided meditation. The outdoor shala is the perfect place to listen to your inner voice.

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Massages

Our therapists offer deep tissue, aroma therapy, Thai, Prana, Tok Sen and Ayurvedic massages.

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Surf school

Board rentals, classes, advanced coaching, surf trips, photos & video analysis.

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Free bikes

Explore Playa Encuentro, El Choco National Park and the surrounding areas with one of our bikes. Head to Cabarete or just down to the beach ... it's eco-friendly!

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Transportation

Airport shuttles, taxi services and car rental available. We help with all the logistics.

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And more ...

Complimentary coffee & tea station all over the day, 24/7 security, parking lots, free WIFI, a little library with lots of books and travel guides, kids toys and games.

Our boutique accommodations offer comfort without twaddle using basic materials like wood, stones and endemic plants and trees, providing you a get away from the hectic of everyday's life. We want our guests to reconnect with nature. For some it might be catching a wave, for others a hike through untouched nature or a sunset yoga routine at our yoga palapa. We want our guests to focus on what really matters, their well-being and the well-being of their beloved ones, healthy food, lots of fresh air and salty water. We want our guests to make wonderful memories which last. That’s what we’ve dedicated us for.

Our boutique concept focuses also on minimizing the impact on the world we live in. Our environmental goal for 2019 is to eliminate every form of single-use plastic. For example plastic shopping bags, trash bags, plastic bottles, take away boxes, plastic cups, straws ... We are already using solar panels for minimizing the energy consumption and we use salt instead of chlorine to keep our pool clean. We rent bikes and encourage our guests to do sustainable activities like surfing, hiking, kayaking or mountain biking.

If we have to describe our philosophy in one sentence it would be: We want to maximize the positive impact on our guests while
minimizing the negative impact on our environment.

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Lina

General Manager



Making sure you’re expectations are exceeded and giving off-the-beaten path tips.

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Cecilia

General assistent



Our client service expert. Literally always on the go.

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Ramon

Technical assistent



An expert on screws, cables, pipes and electricity.

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Claudia

Chef



Getting your perfect day started with a delicious a-la-carte breakfast.

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Biviana

Chef



Preparing you for your surf session with fresh smoothies and strong espresso.

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Santa

Chef



Getting your perfect day started with a delicious a-la-carte breakfast.

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Louitan

Gardener



Taking personal care of every single flower in our beautiful tropical garden.

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Maria

Maid



Quality-checking your lines and towels and the properness of your room.

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Marleny

Maid



Quality-checking your lines and towels and the properness of your room.

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Wanda

Service



Asking you every morning again: "Which fresh natural juice would you like to have?"

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Jhonny

Service



No one else shakes a Margarita as he does."

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Juan Jose

Service



The one and only, the man of the meat, lobster, fish & pasta!"

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Yugeiry

Service



Preparing you the yumee-yumee Piña Colada at sunset time.

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Sara

Chef



Brings the taste of the Carribean to your plate."

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Luders

Gardening



He has the wisdom of talking to flowers."

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Noemi

Maid



The good soul at our Oceanfront Villa."

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Wander

Kitchen assistent



An energetic bomb of good vibes helping where ever a hand is needed."

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Mery

Laundry



Washing, ironing, folding in perfection."