Sosúa, Dominican Republic

Visit the beautiful and bustling city of Sosúa, enjoy its wonderful, incredible beaches and cultural diversity

Sosúa, Puerto Plata
Sosúa
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Sosúa, a must-see city, is located in the Dominican northern coast; it is 25 km away from Puerto Plata, and a couple km away from Cabarete and Gregorio Luperón International Airport. This northern city is one of the most visited places in the Dominican Republic due to its privileged location, incredible beaches, and hotel resorts.

Sosúa, Dominican Republic
Sosúa, Dominican Republic
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Tourism in Sosúa
Sosúa streets
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Here, you will enjoy the best beaches of the northern coast: Alicia Beach, a beautiful and peaceful one, and the popular and bustling Sosúa Beach, which is located in Sosúa Bay.

Sosúa is full of leisure and entertainment offers. Diving is the biggest attraction because the region has some important diving spots, like Airport Wall, full of submarine walls and tunnels; Zingara Wreck, a spectacular sunken vessel; Coral Gardens and Coral Wall, which are beautiful coral reefs. It is possible to go on a trip from Arena Cay to Río San Juan, or from El Choco National Park to Monkey Jungle National Park.

Mirador Park is located in the city centre, it is a beautiful place to go for a walk while discovering its landscapes and local history. This park has several Jewish symbols in tribute to those who run away from the Nazi persecution.    

The well-known Jewish Community Museum is located near a synagogue, and it will show you the history of 700 Jewish colonists, who were welcome between 1939 and 1945 as Second World War refugees. These Jews escaped from the Nazi persecution and settled down in this area, they boosted a strong dairy and meat industry and left an important, deep cultural impact in the city.

Additionally, Mundo King Art Museum has a great exhibition of Dominican and Haitian art that can make you understand the culture of this Antillean island.     

Los Charamicos is the most visited area in the city, as well as El Batey, the majority of the hotels and shops are located there.

It must be taken into account that Sosúa is an important sex tourism destination, so it is advisable to know that men could be asked for indecent proposals everywhere.

Sosúa is famous for its cuisine. There are several restaurants in the city, where you can taste the best traditional Dominican food.

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Sosúa, Puerto Plata province, Dominican Republic.

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