Travel
A passport (valid at least 6 months) and a Touristcard are enough. Touristcards are
available at the airport before the customs for US$ 10.
Health
No shots are mandatory. We recommend foreign health insurance and
waterproof sunmilk and insect repellant.
Taxi
The drive from the airport is around US$ 35. Surf baggage is an US$ 5 extra.
We provide transfer for only US$ 25. Small busses provide permanent shuttle services
between the settlements for only a few Pesos.
Climate
Tropical climate all year round with 27-32 degrees Celsius (81-89F). Water
temperatures at 27-28 degrees Celsius (81-83F). 10 day forecast. Passat winds
coupled with local thermic enhancement provide perfect conditions to
windsurfers from December to September and present a welcome
change to worshippers of the sun.
Language
Spanish. English is often understood as well. Contact with
the local Dominicans is easily established.
Currency
Peso (RD$). We recommend US$ or Euro. No Eurocheques!
Creditcards (Visa/Eurocard) are not always accepted.
ATM machines provide means of cash retrieval.
Euro-Peso and USD-Peso exchange rates.
Electrity
110V - Secret Garden also provides 220V. 60 HZ.
Time difference
-6 hours daylight saving time CET, -5 hours no dayling saving time CET
Restaurants
Cabarete and Sosua offer numerous fine restaurants and cafés. There
you can find everything from fresh fish and various sea foods through meals to
vegetarian foods. Only 100m from the Secret Garden right on the ocean shore
is a nice Chilean restaurant - offering the most delicious meals - at very European prices.
For special occasions we have grill parties at the Secret Garden. Our guests often cook
together. At times, the owners prepare Hungarian specialty dishes as well.
Car rental
We can help you get in contact with a very trustworthy German car
rental service. If required, the car can be picked up directly at the airport.
Trips
We offer to help plan every trip you can think of.
Flights to Puerto Plata
American Airlines, Delta Airlines
The Secret Garden is located on
the beautiful northern coast of
the Dominican Republic, 4 kilo-
meters from both Sosua and
Cabarete, in the very attractive
settlement of Perla Marina.
It is 20 minute ride from the
airport of Puerto Plata.
Both Cabarete and Sosua are
lively caribbean settlements that
have plenty of shops, bars, cafés
and restaurants, all easily acces-
sible through permanently running
busses that only cost a few Pesos.
One one side there is
Cabarete with its joyful
inhabitants and very
young, worldy spirit, and
on the other side there is
Sosua, which offers lively
streets and is perfect
for diving or bathing in
the Caribbean Sea, or for
just hanging out. Back at
the Secret Garden it is
easy to forget the
stress of everyday tou-
rist life and to spend a
calm and peaceful day.
Address: Perla Marina, Residencia 162
Secret Garden on Google Maps
Lat/Long: 19.782819, -70.463972