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.


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.


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!


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.


General Manager

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



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



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


Technical assistant

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


Yoga teacher

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



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



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



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



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



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