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Have some questions? Do check carefully on this page as it is very likely the answer is here: These questions are all asked by our guests on a regular basis and that is why we have included them.

They are categorised to help you quickly find the answer you are looking for.  Have we missed something? Contact Clare and she will get back to you.

The top question we get asked is:” Where is Swell and how do we get there?” Travel is easy, see this page about the location, flight, etc.

 

GENERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, CABARETE AND SWELL

 

Is the Dominican Republic a safe country to visit?

I am travelling solo, will I be OK?

Which day of the week do I need to arrive at Swell?

What is the average age of guests at Swell?

Are there medical facilities in the DR?

Do I need immunizations? Malaria pills?

What power sockets do you have, do I need an adaptor?

What is the nightlife like in Cabarete?

Where can I get my laundry done?

Do the rooms have a safe?

I don’t want to surf, can I still stay at Swell?

I’ve chosen to stay elsewhere, can I still use your facilities, surf lessons, etc.?

 

WEATHER QUESTIONS

 

What is the weather like in the DR & what kind of clothes should I bring?

When is rainy season?

The weather forecast shows rain, should I be worried?

 

MONEY QUESTIONS

 

Which currency is used in the DR?

How much money will I need to spend on other things while I am at Swell?

Should I bring Pesos or dollars with me?

Are there ATM machines in Cabarete?

Where can I change money?

Can I pay by credit card in shops and restaurants and at Swell?

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT SURFING

 

Where can I see the surfboards you have for rent?

When are the best waves for me in the Dominican Republic?

What are the waves like in the Dominican Republic?

What do I need to bring for my surf course?

What is the ratio of coaches to students?

Do you do video analysis of surfing lessons?

What kind of surf break do you take your guests for surfing?

Do you offer guided surf trips to other spots?

Can I combine surfing and kitesurfing on my trip?

I’m staying somewhere else, can I still book lessons with Swell?

Do you teach SUP or rent SUP boards?

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT GETTING TO US

 

Which airport should I fly into?

Is the flight included in the package price?

Is flying into Punta Cana airport a good idea?

How do I get from the airport to your camp?

How far are the airports from Swell?

 

 QUESTIONS ABOUT FOOD/DRINKS

 

Can you handle vegetarian/vegan/gluten free food?

Why don’t you cook dinner every night at Swell?

What should I expect to spend on meals outside of Swell?

Can I cook my own food at Swell?

Do you serve lunch?

Can I drink the tap water at Swell ?

Do you have a bar at Swell?

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT MAKING YOUR RESERVATION AT SWELL

 

How do I make a reservation at Swell?

How far in advance do I need to book for a surf holiday at Swell?

How much do I need to pay when I book?

What if I need to cancel?

I am staying elsewhere, can I still hang out at Swell

I want to make a group booking, how can I do that?

My friends and I want to make sure we book beds in the same dorm, how can we do that?

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT KITESURFING

 

Where is the kite school in relation to Swell?

Does Swell rent out kitesurf equipment?

How much does kitesurf equipment cost if I buy my own?

Can I combine surfing and kitesurfing on my trip?

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT OTHER ACTIVITIES/EXCURSIONS/YOGA

 

I want to do other stuff than surfing whilst I am in Cabarete, how can I organise those things?

What type of Yoga do you do?

When is the Yoga at Swell?

 

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