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.

Saltwater pool

Relax on a sun chair or lay down on our lawn just beside the endless salt waterpool. Right beside the pool bar and outdoor shower.

Restaurant

Our open-air palapa restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, desserts, smoothies and drinks from 7:00am to 2:30pm. Room service available free of charge available.

Pool bar

Our Pool Bar serves drinks, cocktails, snacks and smoothies while giving you the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the sunset. Open from 3:00pm to 10:00pm. Room service available free of charge.

Yoga classes

Daily morning and afternoon classes, private classes (at the beach or our treehouse), and guided meditation.

Massages

Our massage therapists offer relaxing sessions that are a unique blend of Thai, Indian, Tibetan and Swedish oil techniques.

Surf School

Board rentals, classes, surf trips, photos & videos. Our partner surf school Pauhana will provide you with the best service and an authentic experience.

Bike rental

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

Transportation

Airport shuttles and taxi services available, our driver Juan is happy to bring you to your destination.

And more ...

Reception from 8:30am to 10:00pm, 24/7 security, parking lots, free WIFI and a little library with lots of books and travel guides.

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.

Lina

General Manager



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

Anita

Chef



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

Biviana

Chef



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

Juan

Technical assistant



Picking you from the airport and making sure everything's working properly.

Lola

Yoga teacher



Putting tons of emphasis on proper alignment and a lot of hands-on adjustments during your yoga class.

Louitan

Gardener



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

María

Maid



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

Marleny

Maid



Making sure you find everything you need on your room and you never run out of clean cloths.

Wanda

Service



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

Yugeiry

Bar/Reception



Preparing you the yumee-yumee piña colada at sunset time."