Directions: from nearest airport POP (puerto plata) is 20 min away. Santiago is 90 min away.
Recommended Transport Taxi or moto taxi (motoconcho). you can also try the carro publico, which are the shared taxis... very cheap.
Where to stay eXtreme hotel. it was perfect! right in front of the best surf breaks and on it's own little point. they have everything that a kite surfer needs, and a huge skate ramp... really cool place and tons of fun.
Things to Do calin's snack shop on kite beach, but if you go across the street, you can eat for half the price. also go to the swiss steak house.
for cool, go to LAX in town
Activities everything to do with action sports, ocean world for amusement type fun, or chill nature walks.
Cost per day $50/day for food, transportation and bar money was plenty. you can go more of less depending on your style.
Wind Conditions perfect!!! sideshore, protective reef, nice waves.
Time of Year winter is good, summer is good... spring is ok and fall is great surfing.. i've been there multiple times and always had fun. there is always wind, but good wind is the winter and summer.
Water Conditions warm, flat inside the reef, and nice big sets on the reef.
Obstacles the infamous dominican/expat land shark .... (i am kitesurf instructor...)
Local Riders lots of pros here. juan marco, jose luis... all the big names. catch them handing out at the Kite Lounge or in town at Lax
Nearest Kite Shop The Kite Louge, and the contact is Sven. he's a really cool guy who can help out with everything.
Do And Dont don't leave your lines out on the beach. don't bring any attitude.
Other Info it's hard NOT to have fun!!!!
Beach Conditions can be busy, but not that bad as you can ride the whole north coast so you can go 2 min and be away from everyone.