Playa Encuentro Beach


Playa Encuentro Beach Vacation & Travel Guide

Encuentro Beach is a famous surf beach in the north of the Dominican Republic. High waves and good weather for surfing can be found here all year round, and most importantly, this beach is suitable for both beginner surfers and professional athletes.

It is one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, with white sand, turquoise Caribbean waters, and huge palm trees towering over the entire beachfront. Therefore, you can come to the Encuentro beach not only for the purpose of riding, but also just sunbathing and admiring the Dominican nature, and at the same time watching extreme sportsmen.

It is worth staying on this beach in the evening – a delightful sunset panorama opens from the shore.


Beach infrastructure

Beach Loungers


There are usually quite a few people on the Playa Encuentro from April to October.

Playa Encuentro Beach Weather

The Dominican Republic has a subtropical climate, humid throughout the year. The northeast winds bring freshness, so the heat on the coast is easily tolerated. In the mountains, the altitudinal zonation becomes an additional factor in the formation of the climate, but it is poorly developed, the temperature drops are low.

The rainy season in the Dominican Republic begins in late spring and mostly ends in September. During this period, showers are frequent but always end quickly, so resorts and beaches remain open.

Short showers are also possible at the beginning of the dry season. The most favorable weather in the Dominican Republic is from December to April.

The water temperature in the resorts of the Dominican Republic is higher than +26 ° С all year round. During the day at the resorts, it is steadily warmer than +25 ° С, at night from +20 ° С. Annual precipitation ranges from 1000 to 2000 mm.

Air and water temperature

The air temperature at Playa Encuentro allows sunbathing all year round.

Some people feel that the water at Playa Encuentro is too warm from March to January.

Average Monthly Rainy Days

From May to October Playa Encuentro has rainy season. This is something to keep in mind when planning your trip since it is quite possible that you may be unable to sunbathe.

Sports on the Beach




Equipment for rent


How to get to the Playa Encuentro

Encuentro Beach is located in the north of the Dominican Republic, 4 kilometers from the village of Cabarete. The nearest airport to the beach is in Puerto Plata. It is located 35 kilometers from the beach and can be reached by car, taxi or bus. The road will take 40 to 50 minutes.

  • By bus. Popular bus networks in the Dominican Republic are Caribe Tours (airport transfers) and Metro Buses (flights between major cities). They are equipped with air conditioning and comfortable seating. The journey from the airport to Sosua or Cabarete by bus will take about 25 minutes.
  • By taxi. In addition to the official taxi and transfer services that will be offered to you at the airport, in some places in the Dominican Republic, there are also popular online taxi services – Uber and Gett.
  • From Cabarete town to the beach. The walk to the beach will take about an hour, but it will not be very comfortable as part of the path leads through the stones. By taxi, the journey will take 10 minutes and will cost about 8 euros. You can use popular transport in the Dominican Republic – get by minivans – “gua-gua” or by taxi with other fellow travelers – “publicos”. On them, the road will cost you no more than 1-2 euros.
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