I came into Cabarete not knowing where to stay and to my good luck I found Laguna Park. I am from California, a surfer in my late 50s and traveling solo. The rates, the staff and the accommodations are great! Laguna is located in a gated community that makes it very peaceful and quiet with no traffic. The walk or a cheap motoconcho ride into or from town is very beautiful through the jungle neighborhood. The best food market in town is at the entrance to the neighborhood along with a bank and the gua-gua stop! But best of all is the staff, guards and hostess. The hostess is a stoked and knowledgeable local surfer and hooked me up with the best rental for a board and a ride to the beach at 6:30 am! The place is clean, safe and comfortable and I even bought the t-shirt!. The hostess even found and booked me another hostel for the next stop of my trip in Samana. The Dominican Republic was really fun and friendly and Laguna Park was a big factor of the success of my trip. I want to return to Cabarete in the winter, stay at Laguna and ride big CoCo Pops!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostel LagunaPark is a welcoming, clean and safe budget place to stay for young and open minded travelers. Turns out most people that arrive in LagunaPark are solo travelers, so in one way LagunaPark is the perfect for the ones that travel alone, because all guests happen to bond really fast with each other, help each other with tips and tricks and no one ever gets bored or lonely here. On the other hand the hostel has great facilities and discounts for group trips. Big rooms with 2-8 beds, en-suite bathrooms (shower & WC), big living room with cosy sofas, plasma TV and free WiFi. All guests are sharing a very well equipped kitchen, which we really take care of to be clean. For the ones that don't want to make their own breakfast, the HouseBar offers a little breakfast buffet for a very economic price and even cheaper if you sign up for it up front! LagunaPark is LagunaPark because the hostel is right in front of the beautiful natural park of Cabarete, the Lagoon. The outside area of the property is a big tropical garden with swimming pool and sunbeds, a BBQ area for little parties. Usually BBQs happen spontaneously like once or twice a week, family style everyone makes one dish and then we share...we've seen some spectacular things there, specialties from all around the world. LagunaPark became a place with a really nice vibe, family atmosphere, a place to spend only a night or even two month. No matter what you'll leave with good fun memories and a couple of new friends that you've made! ... more less