27 de Febrero, Las Terrenas 32000

FAQ

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BEST SEASON TO COME TO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ?

Dominican Republic has wind almost all year around from December until middle of September. The best months are February, March, April in winter and July, August in summer. The best season for surfing in Dominican Republic is from November until April in the North shore.

WHATS THE CLOSEST AIRPORT NEAR LAS TERRENAS ?

20 minutes : Samana El Catey ( AZS ) only flights from Toronto ( YYZ ), Montreal ( YUL ), Ottawa ( YOW ), Frankfurt ( FRA )
2 hours : Santo Domingo Las Americas ( SDQ ) with many flights from United States ( JETBLUE, AMERICAN AIRLINES, SPIRIT, DELTA ) and Europe ( AIR FRANCE, AIR CARAIBES, IBERIA, TUI FLY )
5 hours : Punta Cana International Airport ( PUJ ) with many connections in the world.

PUBLIC BUS TRANSFERTS FROM AIRPORTS TO LAS TERRENAS ?

Santo Domingo : take 1O min taxi from Las Americas airport to the bus stop « Parada Samana » compagnie name « Transporte Las Terrenas » schedule table : 8:50 am – 9:50 am – 11:20 am – 2 pm – 3:20 pm – 6:20 pm
Punta Cana : 2 buses in total !
– take 15 min taxi from Punta Cana airport to the bus stop «  Cruce de Veron » compagnie name «  Espresso Bavaro » schedule table : 7 am – 9 am – 11 am – 1 pm – 3 pm – 4 pm ( always full buy your ticket 30 min before ! ) STOP before Santo Domingo at the bus station «  Parada Samana »
– compagnie name « Transporte Las Terrenas » schedule table : 8:50 am – 9:50 am – 11:20 am – 2 pm – 3:20 pm – 6:20 pm

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC VACCINATION AND MEDICAL PRESCRIPTIONS ?

Nothing more than the common vaccination ! You have to take care a lot about the sun with clothes protection ( rashgard, hat, sunglasses, sunblock … ) and the mosquito time at the beginning / ending of the day light.

IS DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IS SAFE?

Don’t forget that the principal economy of the island is based on tourism since 20 years so trust us the Dominican population will take care of you at the maximum to get the better tips !

WHATS IS THE CURRENCY IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC?

The national devise is the Dominican pesos ( DOP ) but you can change it everywhere from Dollars & Euros ( airport rates are the worst ! ).
Credit card are not accepted in most of the Dominican shop but also in certain hotel, restaurant & activities.
ATM fees are 5 $ for each withdraw at the machine in addition to your bank taxes !

DO I NEED A CAR IN LAS TERRENAS ?

The answer is NO ! It’s a small village with maximum 30 minutes walking distance and if you want to discover the uncrowned beaches around better to rent a scooter or quad.

HOW MANY HOURS I NEED TO LEARN KITESURFING ?

You need minimum 3 hours lessons for just a discovery with 3 steps learning : pilot the kite on land, body drag in deep water without board and water start.
The best is to do the 6 hours package in 3 days in order to become independent with the kite control in every situations.

I STAY ONE WEEK, WHAT IS NEXT AFTER THE 3 DAYS LESSONS PACKAGE ?

According to your level, we adapt your progression with more hours of lessons or rental under supervision in order to spend a lot to time on the water.

WHAT ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT I NEED FOR KITESURFING LAS TERRENAS ?

No wetsuit, no shoes only your board short ! During the winter you need 14 m & 12 m kite quiver and the summer time 12m & 9 m kite quiver.
Hydrofoil is possible in certain area ask us for more informations.

WHEN I LOOK WINDGURU WIND STATISTICS I DON’T SEE GOOD WIND ?

No worries the wind speed is always between 15 & 20 knots super steady like a fan ! unfortunately Windguru doesn’t take care about the local thermal wind who reenforce the trade wind « Alizes »; so please add 5 knots to the forecast.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN KITESURFING IN CABARETE AND LAS TERRENAS ?

Caberete : 200 kites in the air, 15 kites school, choppy and big shore break difficult for students, stronger wind between 20 – 30 knots, perfect for waves riders, no many flight connections from Puerto Plata airport.
Las Terrenas : 3 kites school, uncrowned spot, flat water spot ideal for beginners, shallow crystal clear water, perfect for freestyle coaching and hydrofoil lessons, lot of flight choice from Santo Domingo airport, many extra kite activities ( whales watching, waterfall, Los Haitises national park … )