Swell Surfcamp

Surf the Caribbean

Swell surfcamp

A Unique surf experience

Swell provides a luxury surfcamp experience for adults in the Caribbean

Located on the North coast of the Dominican Republic, right in the center of the surf town of Cabarete.

Swell Surf Camp

The Swell Surf Experience


Social & Active holidays

swell surf camp

Swell is the first surf resort that was built and designed from scratch by surfers for surfers.

Swell caters for people that are looking for a fun and social way to learn to surf or kitesurf whilst staying at a place that provides hotel comforts but with the social ambience of a hostel, let's call it a 'luxury boutique surf camp'.

We offer full packages that include learn to surf (or kitesurf) courses, quality accommodation, daily breakfasts, 4 dinners per week and a great vibe that is ideal for solo & single travellers.


Direct flights from Europe and North America will bring you to Puerto Plata and just 25 minutes later you can be at Swell surfcamp for a great surfing holiday. Read more on how easy it is to get to Swell Surfcamp

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama


Year-round consistent waves, warm air & water temperatures with no distinct rainy season, means that any time of the year is a good time for a water sport & yoga holiday here in the Dominican Republic.



Swell is one of the only places in the world which has been designed and built with active water sport people in mind. This is how Swell Surf Camp was born.

Besides Surfing, Kitesurfing and Yoga we have a whole range of other activities on offer such as: Canyoning, Mountain Biking, SUP, Horse riding, Snorkeling. See all the adventure trips on offer

There’s a very good reason the saying here is:

“The Dominican Republic has it all!“

We hope you will join us on a Surf Holiday in the Caribbean.

"Think of Swell as the anti-surf camp. There’s plenty of surfing, of course, but the similarities to other camps end there. For starters, the rooms are stylish — more boutique hotel than reggae-loving surfer digs. Then there are the legendary breakfasts (omelettes, pancakes and crepes, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and fruit bowls). Structured lessons take place each morning, with an instructor alongside you and the head coach watching from shallow water, ready to offer tips between rides. – Frommer travel guides"


surf resort

Staying at Swell is very different to any other hotel; We’ve deliberately set it up so that the heart of the building is a welcoming meeting place for our guests: Whether you arrive alone, with a friend or a partner, you will notice a very different feel here.

Swell is a warm embrace; you’ll feel at home in minutes rather than days. By the very nature of their choice to come to Swell, our guests are naturally compatible and this is the key to the spirit of the camp.

We eat breakfasts and dinners together around our huge dining table, chill out on our sofas or over-sized bean bags, shoot some pool, play some cards or watch some movies. You’ll feel like you are part of a really fun, extended family.


Surfing is a great watersport and when you are in the hands of true surf professionals, a very accessible sport for people of all ages. The Dominican Republic has some of the best surfing beaches of the Caribbean and caters for surfers of all levels, from perfect beginner beaches to offshore reefs for the expert surfers.


The water and air temperatures are warm year round, so leave your wetsuits at home. At Swell surf camp, our surf lessons are given in groups in a structured manner, using properly I.S.A. qualified surf coaches; This means that Swell’s surf coaches have all completed specific training in teaching techniques, including Practical and Theory Lessons, Life Guard training and CPR/Basic First Aid, which are all part of the I.S.A. qualification. As a result, you could not be in safer hands.

Qualified surf instructors Having qualified surf instructors means that you will receive good lessons from surf coaches who have themselves been taught how to communicate their methods and advice.

Surf theory lessons Learning how waves are formed and how to spot the best place to sit, are just two of the topics covered in these lessons. With a week-long stay, our beginner surf lessons consist of 5 surf lessons, followed by supervised surfboard rental.

Beginner or intermediate? Unless you have been surfing consistently for some months or even years, you are still a novice surfer: Having attended surf camps before does not make you an intermediate surfer, and as you will be surfing in a new spot, having lessons and being under the care of our coaches is a good idea.

Surf Transport: Swell provides twice daily surf transport to the most consistent surf beach in the Caribbean. It’s a 10 minute drive and we are pretty much always the first ones at the beach in the mornings. We leave at 7 am to get the best conditions: glassy or offshore winds with the least amount of other surfers in the water.

Playa Encuentro: consistent waves year round! Encuentro is our local surf spot, and it’s a 10 minute drive west of Cabarete. Warm water year-round; no need for wet-suits. The beach side is undeveloped, which means no high rise condos or McDonalds signs. There are 2 things that make Playa Encuentro such great choice; it’s very consistent with around 350 surfable days per year. The other thing that is so good about Encuentro is that the spot caters for surfers of all levels with several different & distinct peaks to choose from.


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  • “Swell Bali sets a new standard for surfers looking for a super stylish & comfortable place to stay. No more roughing it in insect infected rooms. Stay Right in the Centre of Bingin, with one of the world’s best barrel machines within a couple of minutes walk.
    Swell Bali is a new type of Surf hotel: The social aspect of a surf camp, with the comforts of a luxury surf hotel.

    Never surfed before? Swell can organize learn to surf lessons for you. Want to discover semi secret surfing spots of the beaten track: surf guiding can be organized too.”


    Reference Source:
    [Frommer’s Travel Guides]


    We hope you will join us for a unique

    surfing camp holiday