EVERYTHING FOR AN ACTIVE VACATION
MORE THAN JUST A SURF HOLIDAY
Ok, so even after a few hours of surfing or kitesurfing, you still want something active to do?
Lets sum up some of the other fun trips you can do on your surf holiday to Swell surf camp. Our camp Manageress, Haudy, will be happy to arrange any of these for you.
There is a ton of options, but the 2 most popular trips our clients do at Swell are the Canyoning trip and the Snorkeling trip in Sosua, which normally get organised once per week at Swell
CANYONING, REPELLING & JUMPING THE ‘MAGIC MUSHROOM’
This amazing adventure will take you to the beautiful area of Jarabacoa where you will hike, jump and rappel down some of the most amazing creations of Mother Nature; the Magic Mushroom is an incredible cascade of water over which you will rappel before letting go into the deep water below. You will also get to jump some falls as high as 13m. If you don’t want the high jumps, the guides will help you rappel down to the water below. Swell guests always return from this adventure full of stories and adrenaline! This trip costs $89 USD per person.
TREAT YOURSELF TO A MASSAGE
Go on, treat yourself…you`re on holiday, give those muscle that worked so hard with the surfing a bit of love. Different kinds of massages are available to you at the lovely Naomi Day Spa at very reasonable prices. Prices start at $75 USD.
SNORKELING & DIVING
The Dominican Republic has some good diving and snorkeling spots. If you want to become a qualified diver, that can be arranged too through Swell surf camp. Wreck diving, night diving, it`s all possible. For a fun afternoon after surfing we recommend the snorkeling trip with our qualified operator in Sosua. It’s even better when you go with a group of fellow guests from Swell. After a short taxi ride to the beautiful bay of Sosua, you’ll hop on a boat to a couple of reef spots to see some crystal clear water and swim with a whole variety of colorful fish. If you are interested in the snorkeling or diving in Sosua, let us know at the time of booking, or talk to a Swell Staff member when you are with us. The cost of this trip depends on the number taking part, but a rough guide, allow $45 USD.
Hard core downhill racing or a leisure trip through pretty scenery, we`ll tell the guide what you are into and he`ll pick the right tracks for you. See the North coast of the Dominican Republic, off the beaten tracks! Prices start at $65 USD.
Another favorite from the many guests that we get at Swell; even people that are not into horses or riding them, come back saying it was one the highlights of their surf trip to Swell. Cross rivers and narrow tracks in the mountains and get to see parts inaccessible any other way than by horse. Tommy the guide will take care of you and make sure that everything happens in a safe and fun way. Prices start at $45 USD.
PARTY IN CABARETE
A few minutes walk away from Swell is Cabarete`s famous nightlife on the main beach. Fancy sipping a cocktail on the beach underneath a palm tree?; this is your place. If dancing is more your thing then wait until 11 when all you have to do is follow the music to see where the party crowd is.
Safe, easy and great fun is how our clients describe Cabarete`s nightlife scene. It offers something for everyone.
TAKE A WINDSURF LESSON
Just because kitesurfing is getting all the attention these days, doesn`t mean that windsurfing is passe. It`s still a great sport and for first timers, not much wind is needed for the basics of this fun and action packed watersport.
YOGA SESSIONS AT SWELL
Yoga and surfing are two great activities that go so well together; that’s why we offer yoga sessions at Swell with Molly, our lovely Yogi. More details about our Yoga can be found on our Yoga page. Yoga classes are $22 USD per person, per session.
DAYTRIP TO PLAYA GRANDE / PRECIOSA AND LUGUNA DUDU
An hour and a half from cabarete you will find Laguna Dudu with it’s incredible clear and wonderfully coloured water. great for a swim / dive / zipline. Playa Preciosa is a great surf spot on certain swell, but even when there are no waves it’s stunning, white sand and palm tree make for a great afternoon enjoying the beauty with a caribbbean cocktail or a cold PresideNte beer.
CHILL AT SWELL
OK, we could go on and on with things to do in and around Cabarete, but this list will do for now. How about just relaxing for the afternoon at Swell by the pool in a hammock with a cold beverage, working on your sun tan.
Being active is great, but doing nothing at Swell on your surf holiday can also be a superb way to get through the day…. whatever suits you..it`s your holiday!
So whatever it is you want to do; the Dominican republic can provide you with the active holiday you are looking for. Swell Surf camp caters for groups & couples but 70% of the clients for our active surf holidays are solo / single travellers. Why they choose Swell? Because it’s the best place for solo travellers to meet other like minded people in our large communal area where we have breakfasts, dinners and parties together. Check our facebook page to see the numerous friendships that were made at Swell.