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Welcome to Sosua

Welcome to Sosua - The city of the “beach”



Sosua is everything you want a beach town to be. Clear waters teem with coral, perfect for snorkeling and diving. Above sea level you will find multicolored sands lined with beach shacks. Historic sites and synagogues offer great perspective on Sosua’s postwar identity. The community helps fuel a boisterous and international nightlife scene.






Information and fact


People used to say that Sosua got up when Puerto Plata sleeps. But do not expect much from Sosua nightlife anymore, with less than a handful of night spots remaining. There are live bands at the Britannia Pub in Sosua, owners Lyndon and Barb have live music on alternate weekends.


The shops feature all sorts of beach wear, artistically painted t-shirts, hats, pareos (beach wraps), arts and crafts… you name it, it's here. You can shop in the town stores or right on the beach, remembering always to haggle for the best price !


The main attraction of Sosua is the beach, the shops and restaurants. Snorkeling is a popular option. Sosua Beach is a beach of fine whitish sands in a sheltered cove. Multiple water sports can be hired right on the beach. It is easy to swim to the reefs. Sosua is close enough to Puerto Plata to enjoy all its attractions. Visit the Amber Museum, take the cable car ride up to the Botanical Gardens atop Isabela de Torres Mountain. Take a tour of the rum factory with free samples and an option to buy quality rum. Spend the morning at the Columbus Water Park with its many slides and pools. Spend the afternoon at the Go Kart/Bumper Car park that is open all night. These two parks are just a 15-minute drive from Sosua. In Sosua, you can also do, in North Coast, excursions include safari-style jeep trips into the countryside, catamaran day trips off Sosua Beach, horseback riding excursions into the outback.



Standard Time Zone: GMT/UTC - 04:00 hours.


Located amongst the beautiful vicinity of the Caribbean; Sosua experiences very little seasonal variation in both temperature and rainfall. Given it’s location on a small but admired island, the weather throughout the entire region of the Dominican Republic remains relatively similar. The tropical climate of Sosua is dominated by the north-east trade winds that blow almost endlessly all year round. Sosua is an exceptionally hot resort with average daytime temperatures nearing 31°C. In this region the sun shines for the majority of the day and due to this, warm and sunny conditions experienced can be expected nearly all year round.

Public transport

There are generally four types of public transportation available in almost all areas of the Dominican Republic : Buses, Guaguas, Caro Publicos, and Motoconchos. They are all quite reasonably priced and choosing the right one depends on your specific transportation needs - comfort, length of travel time, and destination.



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