Sosúa is a coastal town in the north of the Dominican Republic (also called the Amber coast), known nationwide and internationally for its nice beaches and water sports facilities. It is home to 12,000 inhabitants and has a temperature of 32oC (90oF) in the summer months and 27oC (80oF) in winter.
Only 15 minutes driving from Sosúa to the East you find surfer’s paradise Cabarete, one of the best wind and kite surfing spots in the world.
Local and international visitors flock to Sosúa mainly for its beach life. Sosúa’s main beach, Playa Sosúa, is one of the finest beaches in the Dominican Republic: one kilometer of soft, golden-yellow sand, sprinkled with coconut and Flamboyant trees. It is tucked in a cove sheltered by coral cliffs and has crystal-clear water.
What to do & see in & around Sosúa
Due to its watersports posibilities you will never get bored in Sosúa and its nearby towns. You can choose from the following activities: scuba diving and snorkeling in the bay of Sosua, surfing at Playa Encuentro, kite boarding and windsurfing in Cabarete. Also possible: sailing, paddle boarding as well as playing golf at Playa Dorada, zip lining, horseback riding, hiking or mountain-biking. Or you chill and swim at one of the close-by beaches: Playa Sosúa, Alicia, Chiquita, Laguna, Escondido, Encuentro, and Playa Cabarete.
Playa Sosúa – the main beach of Sosúa with a breath-taking view towards the coastline of Puerto Plata with the highest peak of the northern mountain chain (Isabel de Torres). Great place for scuba diving and enjoying authentic Dominican food in one of the plenty of little typical restaurants located there.
Playa Alicia – “the beach that comes and goes” has a fascinating history of constantly adapting to nature’s will. From being no beach to now a vast sandy paradise to relax and swim. One of the best spots for sunset lovers.
Los Charamicos – formerly a sleepy fishing village which has in recent years been converted into a business and residential area for Dominicans. The ambiance is typically Dominican: Here you will find tin-roofed shacks, vegetable stands, packed little shops and music everywhere; the typical Dominican everyday life.