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8 Days Surfing and Jiu Jitsu Camp in Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Surf and Jiu Jitsu Training Camp Dominican Republic

YoloBJJ invites you to join them in this unique martial arts training camp that links between Jiu Jitsu and surfing. In this camp, you will train Jiu Jitsu and at the same time grab the opportunity to learn how to surf! For beginner surfer, this will be the perfect time to learn surfing while for the experts you ride the wild waves and fill your surf cravings! Come and enjoy this exhilarating surf and Jiu Jitsu camp.


  • 5 surf lessons
  • Daily Jiu Jitsu training
  • Surf board rental for surfing
  • Return transfers to Encuentro Beach
  • Free time for personal excursions
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
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Your accommodation consists of two bedrooms, beach-side condominiums on the main road of Cabarete. Each condo has two bedrooms, one shared room with two queen beds, one private room with king or queen beds with en-suite bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room with TV and Wi-Fi, laundry room with washer and dryer, decks, or patios. Each condo unit can accommodate up to four people or six people if you're sharing it with your family.

You are going to love these units as they are modern, air-conditioned, and sit right along the beach for easy access to the beautiful, sandy paradise of Cabarete Beach! They also have a gorgeous and fresh-water swimming pool for those refreshing dips. You can rent the whole condominium for six people at 2999.94 USD.


Jiu Jitsu

You will be training daily, in the evening around 7:00 p.m. and YoloBJJ will be rolling on custom-made 2-inch flex-roll mats to ensure you have a comfortable, amazing Jiu Jitsu space for training in Paradise! After the camp, you will be leaving the brand-new, custom mats for Professor Papo and his students as a “gift” to Jiu-Jitsu de la Costa.

Each class will be taught in both English and Spanish by none other than the Caribbean legend, Professor Thomas “Papo” Sone! Professor “Papo” is a black belt under Professor Fernando Yamasaki (of the Yamasaki Bros. Academy, Washington D.C) and has been growing the sport of Jiu-Jitsu in the North of the Dominican for almost ten years.


Every YoloBJJ vacation training camp is designed to bring you more than just a Jiu Jitsu vacation and, as the name implies, the “Surf-Jitsu” camp is no exception. As part of your vacation training camp experience, you will get an entire week’s worth of surfing for free! Experienced surfer? Bring your own board or borrow one from YoloBJJ, either way, you get a free transfer to and from the beach every morning!

Typical day at the camp

In this camp, you will wake up to the beautiful Cabarete sun every day! After waking up, you are free to have your breakfast in your fully outfitted kitchen or on your own beautiful patio and meet YoloBJJ out front for the surf bus to Encuentro beach for your day of surfing at around 8:30 a.m. You will have a blast surfing the amazing waves of Cabarete until around 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

After surfing, you will have your lunch together with the group at one of Cabarete restaurant. You can go out for some amazingly fresh fish tacos at Gordito’s or head back to the Condo to fix a light meal!

After lunch, you have plenty of time to chill out, relax, and enjoy some down time by soaking up some sun, jumping in the pool, hitting the beach, or maybe you just want to chill out in your room and take a nap or you could head off to one of the many optional activities such as zip-lining, boating, canyoneering, and much more.

Around 7:00 p.m., you will get into your Jiu Jitsu session for the day with a trip to the local hosts “Jiu-Jitsu de la Costa” and a class run by Professor Papo. Training sessions will run about one and a half hours to two hours and afterward, you can head back together with the group to the condo and get cleaned up before hitting the beach for mojito’s under the stars while listening to the sound of the waves washing up on the soft sandy beach!

Every day is your day! Feel like sleeping in? Go for it! Gonna skip the surfing for the day and go zip-lining in Monkey Jungle? Have a blast! There is never an obligation to follow any schedule. You are free to do what you want and as much as you want. Their amenities are always available to you at any time.

For non-training participants or family options

YoloBJJ format of securing groups of individual condos allows them to offer customized packages for everyone! You can book multiple beds or spots at discounted pricing and there is even a discount for “Non-surfing” guests. This flexibility allows people who, otherwise, wouldn’t be able to come because of spouse or children at home to “bring them along”. You can even bring the whole family! Everyone can have a blast together on an amazing vacation in the Dominican Republic!

Please note that family members under the age of 18 years will not be permitted to share a room with a non-family member of any age. If booking a spot for a juvenile in a shared room, the adult will be required to book the entire room regardless of whether or not they fill both beds.

Included excursions

Daily surf excursions to Encuentro Beach is included.


Cabarete is a small, quaint city in the Dominican Republic located on the north coast of the island of Hispaniola. About half-an-hour from Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP), this Caribbean beach town is home to some amazing surf spots! Whether you like short or longboards, kite-surfing, windsurfing, or even stand up paddling, the beaches of Cabarete will not disappoint you!

Located just south of the Bahamas and north of the Virgin Islands, the island of Hispaniola sits on the eastern rim of the Caribbean sea, which is ideal for catching the full, strong waves coming out of the Atlantic! With a large US and Canadian expat community, Cabarete is set-up and ready to deliver a fantastic vacation full of surfing, Jiu Jitsu, and even some partying and shopping for good measure!



  • Boating
  • Kitesurfing
  • Shopping nearby
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Zip lining


  • Bar nearby
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby


  • Wireless internet


Cabarete has a multitude of options for dining out and your condo has a full kitchen for cooking meals at home so you can take your pick. A five-minute cab ride will bring you to Janet’s Grocery store which has an amazing selection of American and European food staples. Janet’s is a full-size market so you can pretty much get whatever you want there.

Dining out options consist of great restaurant choices from “Gorditos” serving super-fresh tacos, burritos, and Mexican fare, “Yallas” Tapas bar, and “Fcuk Wok” that serves casual Asian fare to upscale venues like “Bliss”, a Cabarete’s premier service for fine dining, and “Le Bistro” a French and Caribbean fusion restaurant that are well known for their tomato basil bisque. You just can’t go wrong with any of the food choices here in Cabarete.

After training, you can return to your condo for a refreshing shower and then head out and down to the beach to find a table at any of the myriads of tropical beach bars that line the soft sand beaches of Cabarete like “Voy Voy” Beach Bar or try one of the island’s best Mojitos during the “Mojito Bar’s” happy hour! All while stargazing over the beautiful coast of the eastern Caribbean.

Things to do (optional)

On your free time, you can go windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand up paddling, swimming or just wander around and explore the local area of Cabarete.

What's included

  • 5 days return transfers to Encuentro Beach
  • 5 days surf board rental
  • 5 days surf lessons
  • 7 days Jiu Jitsu training with Professor Papo Sone
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Direct beach access
  • Free YoloBJJ rash guard for surfing or BJJ sessions
  • Gorgeous freshwater swimming pool
  • Return airport transfers

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP). YoloBJJ will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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