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Address: Calle Principlal, Cabarete, Dominican Republic
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I tried kite surfing some years ago at Cabo Verde. The instructor was a young guy with a lot of attitude and the majority of his focus was on himself. He was a great kite surfer... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

I tried kite surfing some years ago at Cabo Verde. The instructor was a young guy with a lot of attitude and the majority of his focus was on himself. He was a great kite surfer, but not very good at teaching others how to do it. When you walk along Kite Beach in Cabarete you see alot of those... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the lagoon paddleboard tour with John. We were experienced flat water paddlers but it was so fun to have him paddle with us. He explained so much about the plants, history, and wildlife. We ended up talking about kiting and discovered he has a unique and very effective method of teaching kite boarding. My... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

I've never tried stand up paddle boarding before. What a great place to learn, especially with an experienced teacher like John. The lagoon is beautiful and serene. It is located across from the Kite Beach. All the equipment is provided by Method Lodge. Just wear the right clothes: shorts, rush guard, hat and sunscreen. Leave the rest up to your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

Whether you're a seasoned paddler or just wanting to try it, this is an unbeatably lovely way to enjoy SUP. John is a delight to learn from, and very candid with answers when I queried him about what sort of board I should consider buying. The lagoon is simply beautiful. You would never know there could be a place so... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

I emailed John on the last day of my trip to see if he would be able to squeeze me in for a tour, which he did with no problem at all. He was a patient and encouraging instructor, and interesting person to talk to. He shared some local produce, including fresh almonds which I'd never had before. I was... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

Our family of four did a SUP lagoon tour on Christmas eve morning and had a great time. John is an interesting guy and a solid instructor. He sensed that we had some SUP experience and adjusted his teaching accordingly (we need to come back to try ocean SUPing!). After the lagoon tour we came back to the lodge for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014

Stepping into Method Lodge is like stepping into an 80's movie. The old shop is littered with neon sunglasses and surf cloths that have probably little movement. The store is littered with faded out posters, which the owner seems to unfold from a magazine and hang. But this is what makes Method Lodge such a testament to Cabarete. It embodies... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014 via mobile

John is great! My boyfriend and I did the lagoon SUP tour. It was fantastic! It was our first SUP experience and John made it so easy. He is knowledgable and easy going. During the trip he shares information about the local wildlife and makes the paddle a truly memorable experience. Afterwards he shares local produce and tea made from... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014

This is experience was exactly what I was looking for. I'm not a strong ocean swimmer so I don't surf, but we went out on the river and it was epic! So pristine and untouched. Such a great teacher. This was really a great way to see the gorgeous coast. Would definitely recommend it to others looking for a chill... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

Is it safe to learn kiteboarding? YES, with short lines. Finally, I can learn without a fear of being pulled out of water and dragged along the beach, etc. thanks to John, thoughtful, very experienced and dedicated to safe kiteboarding instructor. Amazing vacation in Cabarete with a new discovery: Method Lodge: http://methodlodge.com/.

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