Last Minute Vacations To Sosua
Located 24 km east of Puerto Plata and 6 km from the Puerto Plata Airport, Sosua is a small town in the Puerto Plata province of Dominican Republic. The town is divided into 3 sectors: El Batey,
Sosua Abajo and Los Charamicos. El Batey is the main sector where many tourists stay. The town was founded in 1940 by European Jews seeking refuge from Hitler. Today, the Jewish families still living in Sosua are involved in the dairy and smoked-meat industries. Sosua is quickly becoming Puerto Plata’s rival town as tourists flock to its soft white sand beach which is protected by coral reefs. Another competing factor is that the resorts have a well deserved reputation and are very similar (in quality) to Puerto Plata. The white sand beaches are so beautiful that neighboring resort towns offer day trips to Sosua. So, if you are looking for a relaxing vacation, look no further than Sosua.
Getting There & Other Transportation
Upon your flight’s arrival at the Puerto Plata Airport, if your transportation is not pre-arranged by your resort, your best bet is to take a taxi into town. Taxis also wait for passengers in the center of town at the calles Pedro Clisante and Arzeno intersection. Make sure you discuss fare before entering the taxi.
Another way to get around the island is by way of motoconcho. These three-wheeled motorized conveyances are like low-rent versions of taxis. Keep in mind that the drivers of these motoconchos are generally reckless. This mode of transportation is not for the faint of heart.
Hotels & Places to Stay
Although you will not find the mega-resorts that are found on the beaches of Puerto Plata, the resorts here are still quite beautiful and the prices are half of what you would find at the mega-resorts. Here are some resorts that are available in Sosua:
Amhsa Casa Marina Beach (Rates are all-inclusive)
Amhsa Casa Marina Reef (Rates are all-inclusive)
La Puntilla de Piergiorgio (Rates include breakfast)
Sosua Bay Hotel (Rates are all-inclusive)
Dining & Nightlife
Being that the main hotels in Sosua are all-inclusive, there is still a great variety of dining options in Sosua. Many different cuisine styles are offered on the beach and around town.
La Puntilla de Piergiorgio
Josephs Grill and Grape
Gaudi Tapas Bar
Waterfront International Restaurant
As far as nightlife goes, you have 3 options: stay in Sosua to enjoy the couple bars they have, taxi 15 minutes to Puerto Plata, or taxi 10 minutes to Caberete to enjoy their bumping night life scenes.
In Sosua, here are some lively clubs:
Disco Latino Club (nightclub)
Club 59 (nightclub)
Other than Sosua’s fantastic beaches, here are some main attractions for the area:
Riding stable for 1 to 4 hour treks.
Northern Coast Diving
There are more than a dozen diving locations of the coast of Sosua including a wreck, a canyon and a wall dive.
Day trip excursions including deep sea fishing, horseback riding, snorkeling, and tubing.
Monkey Jungle and Zip Line Adventures
Zip line and experience close encounters with monkeys.
Currency, Culture and Language
The official language in the Dominican Republic is Spanish.
The official currency in the Dominican Republic is the Dominican peso (DOP).