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Sosua is a small seaside town, located on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, in the province of Puerto Plata. Sosua has three districts – Sosua Abajo, Los Charamicos and El Batey. Sosua Abajo is the rural part of town, Los Charamicos is the urban area of the town famous for its good nightlife scene, while El Batey is the most popular tourist district where most of the hotel complexes are located. Sosua has been known as a place that attracts lots of singles looking to meet someone. There are lots of nightclubs, bars and discos crammed in relatively small area, which makes it ideal for those seeking party atmosphere. During the day the main beach in Sosua is ideal for swimming, relaxing or sobering up after having a wild party night.
The climate in Sosua is tropical like on all other places on the northern coast, meaning hot weather all year long. Average temperatures during the year range between 25 C and 35 C, while the sea temperature is always in the upper 20s C.
Sosua attracts many water sport enthusiasts, divers and snorkelers due to its shallow warm waters, diverse marine life and colorful coral reefs. Winters are ideal for going on whale-watching tours. Playa Sosua is the main beach in town. This lively beach stretches for around one kilometer, and behind the beach there are few rows with wooden shacks where people sell refreshments, food and souvenirs. At one end of the beach there is one tiny synagogue built by the Jewish people that fled Europe during the World War II and settled here. There is also a nice small Jewish museum set in the middle of a nice green lawn close to the popular resorts. Sosua Beach is the best option for those that want to go snorkeling, because of the colorful coral reef that lies less than hundred meters from the sea shore. Besides Sosua Beach, Playa Alicia is another nice beach in town, a bit quieter and smaller than Sosua Beach. This beach is a good option for those that want to have more relaxing beach experience without too much noise.
In Sosua you will find lots of tour operators that offer many local excursions and boat trips to nearby places. In the period between December and March you can go on the very popular whale-watching trips, and you also have options for safari tours, horseback riding, visit to waterfalls, going deep sea fishing, snorkeling, rafting, as well as visiting the popular places of Puerto Plata, Santiago City and many other places. Some of these excursions can be arranged at the hotels as well. Sosua can be easily explored on foot, and there are many tourist resorts and beach towns which you can access by walking. There are also tourist mini-vans in the town which can take you to the surrounding towns of Cabarete, Puerto Plata and Rio San Juan. They usually go on every ten minutes, so you can take one if you are interested in exploring the nearby places.