Description from owner
TripAdvisor Property ID: 4818827
About the area
Less than 5 minute walk to Playa Sosua, a postcard perfect beach located on a crescent-shaped bay with warm waters that are calm, clear, and a deep shade of turquoise. Fine white sand and a multitude of palm trees to laze under when you have had enough sun.
Situated at the rear of the beach are a large assortment of small cafes/bars, souvenir vendors and also several public bathrooms. There are several beach vendors who will rent you a beach lounger, umbrella and small table and will also run to the cafes/bars to get refreshments for you.
You can easily snorkel from the beach to the reefs, where you can see flounder, parrot fish, grouper, porcupine and dozens of other varieties.
Several dive shops offer varied excursions. Divers of all levels can enjoy shallow reefs, shipwrecks, cave diving, and deep water diving. Water temperatures range from the high 70s to low 80s, and visibility ranges from 70 to 100 feet.
World class windsurfing, kiteboarding, etc., are only a few miles away in Cabarete, easily reached by taxi or public transportation. If you want to go surfing, Playa Encuentro has a reputation among local surfers as the best spot.
For the golfers, 2 Robert Trent Jones Sr. courses are available: challenging Playa Dorada, and breathtaking Playa Grande, both 18 holes. The Dominican Republic is one of the premier golf destinations in the Caribbean.
For the gamblers, several casinos are nearby, open from 4pm to 4 am.
A modern gym and popular disco are a block away.
Also nearby is the Jewish museum with records of the Jews who fled Hitler, to create the community that is now Sosua. The Dominican Republic was the only country willing to accept them.
20 minutes to Fun City Action Park, world class Go Kart and Bumper Car racing track. Go Karts, Sprint and Midget Cars, Grand Prix Cars and Bumper Cars.
Among nearby Puerto Plata's many attractions are a tour of the Brugal rum factory and Mount Isabel de Torres. The 7-minute cable car ride up its nearly vertical slope takes you to beautiful botanical gardens, a large statue of Christ similar to that in Rio de Janeiro, and breathtaking views of the city and surrounding area.
Ocean World Adventure Park is in Puerto Plata, about 17 miles from Sosua. Play and swim with dolphins and Patagonian sea lions, feed stingrays or hold a seven-foot nurse shark in your lap, and have topical birds take seeds from the palm of your hand. This is the largest marine park in the Caribbean.
Many unique excursions are available from Sosua's tour operators, including: while horseback riding through the jungle, swim in rivers and visit typical rural villages; night shark fishing; river rafting on the Yaque del Norte River; and a jeep safari that includes a 28 level waterfall where you can climb up the last 7 cascades.