Let's tell you a bit about where we are
Since Swell Surf Camp was purposely built by us (actually we didn't physically build it ourselves; we had a good team of people who did that for us) we had the luxury of being able to use our knowlege of the area, having already lived here for 8 years, before we chose to design and build our own place. Swell's location is very deliberate.
The surf spots are a close drive away and we provide transport to get you there and back. For the rest of the day and evening you can reach everything by foot. The beach for kitesurfing and windsurfing is a few minutes walk, the restaurants are close (one is our immediate neighbour) and three more are just across the road. In fact, within 5 minutes walk you have the choice of 9 different restaurants and many more are on Cabarete's main beach and town which are just 10 minutes walk from Swell.
Have a look on the map below and if you think you have found a better place where we should have built Swell in Cabarete, let us know and we'll move everything there (.......ehmmm, just kidding of course).
The more travelling we did to other countries, the more we realized what a special place Cabarete is. This vibrant town has a beach dining scene we've not managed to find anywhere else. At night, the many restaurants on the beach light up the palm trees with lanterns and place their tables and chairs directly in the sand. Many different cuisines are on offer and we gladly help you choose where to eat on the evenings that dinner is not prepared in the camp. We promise never to send you anywhere we would not be happy to dine ourselves.
After dinner, some of these restaurants turn into clubs where you can dance the night away, all in a unique, friendly atmosphere. If clubbing is not your scene, you can wander back to Swell where we enjoy a more peaceful location, just far enough away from the beach to enjoy your nights sleep.
The best airport to fly into is Puerto Plata (airport code POP). It's only 20 minutes away from us and direct daily flights from New York (JetBlue and Continental airlines) or Miami (American Airlines). There are also a ton of charter flights that come in from all major airports in the US, Canada and Europe.
Another option is to fly into Santiago airport (airport code STI but make sure it's Santiago de los Caballero or you might end up in Chile).
Santiago is a bit further away, but still a very manageable 1 hour and 15 minutes by taxi.
Still haven't been able to find a good flight? How about Santo Domingo, the capital of the DR (airport code SDQ), it's 3 hours by taxi or 5 -7 hours by public transport.