Our location

In the heart of the cool
surf town of Cabarete

The Location

Walk to restaurants, bars & the beach

Swell Surf Camp was designed and built by us to be a perfect, surf-oriented base. We used our extensive local knowledge as long-term residents of Cabarete to chose our location very deliberately.

We are not directly on the beach (there are no real surf camps on the beach on our Caribbean island) but we are a short, level walk to the sandy bay of Cabarete.

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Location of Swell

We chose a location where we knew our guests would have the best access to everything Cabarete has to offer + some peace and quiet when needed.

The surf spots are less than 10 minute’s drive away in our own transport (Swell guests are normally first in the water!) and we provide the surf transport to get you there and back, twice each day.

For the rest of the day and evening you can reach everything you need from Swell by foot.

Some people ask us why Swell is not at the surf beach? That is honestly answered; there’s absolutely nothing to do there other than surf and we wanted to make sure you were next to all the bars and restaurants, every time you wanted to explore and have fun.

Cabarete Bay, the beach for kite-surfing and windsurfing, is less than a 5 minute level walk, the restaurants are close (one is our immediate neighbour) and four more of Cabarete`s most popular eateries are within 200 meters.

In fact, within a 10 minute walk you will have the choice of all Cabarete's restaurants and bars, many of which are right on the beach.

Swell sits at the base of the Parque National El Choco and you can enjoy some beautiful sunsets over this range of hills.

If you fancy a shopping trip, just walk from Swell into town to explore the many clothing, jewellery and souvenir shops on offer.

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Dominican Republic

The more travelling we did to other countries in pursuit of surf, the more we realised what a special place Cabarete is. This vibrant town also has a beach dining scene we’ve not managed to find anywhere else.

For kitesurfers, Cabarete is the mecca in the world


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 will 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 action to enjoy your night’s sleep.

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  • “Think of Swell as the anti-surf camp. There’s plenty of surfing, of course, but the similarities to other surf camps end there. For starters, the rooms are stylish — more boutique surf retreat than reggae-loving surfer digs. Then there are the legendary breakfasts (omelets, pancakes and crepes, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and fruit bowls). Structured surf lessons take place each morning, with an instructor alongside you and the head surf coach watching from shallow water, ready to offer learn to surf tips between riding waves. If you are serious about learning to surf, then Swell should be on top of your destination list. Highly recommended!

    Reference Source:
    [Frommer’s Travel Guides]

    Designed with the discerning surfer in mind, Swell is far from a crash pad. The spare clean lines, plush bedding, modern photographs and funky furniture say ‘boutique surf retreat’ but the pool, ping-pong and foosball tables and social vibe suggest otherwise. A huge wood communal table is the center of the hanging-out action, after all the surfing is done. Highly recommended!

    Reference Source:
    [Lonely Planet]




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