Attractions in Sosua

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Sosua Beach is the main attraction of Sosua thanks to the U-shaped shore and calm waters that make watersports like snorkeling easy and fun.  For those who want to venture off the sand, there are two important museums, a zip-line tour, a surf school, a casino, and much more. With so much to do and see here, a vacation in Sosua is never dull – unless you want it to be. 


Playa Sousa

You'll discover an abundance of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Click on the name of each beach for a detailed guide to that particular location.

If you are looking for a place to snorkel, a location with that option is Playa Sousa. Sosua Beach is set off Dr. Rosen Road, 20 minutes east of Puerto Plata.

A second alternative that beach-goers can consider is Alicia Beach. The products of recent erosion, Alicia Beach went from bring a rocky cliff-side to a beautiful beach at the beginning of the 21st century. While it didn't draw much attention at first, these days it is common to find tourists lining the shore, sunbathing and snorkeling on what is now known to be one of the most picturesque stretches of sand in the area.

Grand Laguna Beach: A sandy beach backed by several buildings that make up a resort of the same name, Grand Laguna Beach is known for its peaceful nature.

Fortunately, the area is home to many other beaches to choose from in and around the area. Navigate here to view our article concerning beaches for Sosua.


Jewish Museum of Sosua

Assuming you like to expand your knowledge of unfamiliar places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum while on vacation in Sosua.

A landmark worth visiting is Jewish Museum of Sosua. It is found within Sosua. The museum features mostly photographs and stories of the original settlers, as well as a narrative that follows them through the early years. Visitors will be able to take their time and explore the history, as well as visit one of the temporary and rotating exhibits that change time to time.

Another common landmark for vacationers is Museo De La Comunidad Judía De Sosúa. It is found within Sosua. The museum is open from 9:00am to 4:00pm, with a one hour break at 1:00.

The table right below lists more information about a few museums in Sosua.

Museums In Sosua
Name Phone Location
Jewish Museum of Sosua (809) 571-3565 0.8 mi. Northwest of Central Sosua
Museo De La Comunidad Judía De Sosúa (809) 571-1386 0.8 mi. Northwest of Central Sosua

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you want to enjoy more of your vacation outside? You may be happy to find out that the area has a pair of nature preserves nearby.

El Choco National Park is a nature preserve situated 5.3 mi. East-Southeast of central Sosua. El Choco offers a variety of activities that generally include hiking in some way. However, the main attraction are the caves that are found in the park.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near Sosua
Name Type Location Island
El Choco National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Sosua the Dominican Republic


Even though most vacationers are drawn by the beautiful coastline, that isn't the only way to enjoy the area's natural wonders. The one example is Cuevas De Cabarete. It is found 7.5 mi. Southeast of central Sosua.


Feeling Lucky? Those interested in testing their luck in some gaming action have a handful of alternatives in and near the area.

Casino Playa Chiquita is located in the heart of Sosua. With 12,378 square feet of gaming space at your disposal, you can spend hours trying to win big. Casino Playa Chiquita in Sousa has been around for 16 years, earning its reputation of having a courteous staff and a casual gaming facility after many years of hard work.

Check out this table for more about casinos in and near Sosua.

Gambling In and Around Sosua
Name Located At Phone Location
Amsha Paradise Beach Club & Casino Grand Paradise Playa Dorada (809) 320-1215 Playa Dorada, 8.7 mi. West of Central Sosua
Casino Playa Chiquita -- (809) 571-3416 Central Sosua
Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Casino Grand Paradise Playa Dorada (809) 320-3663 Playa Dorada, 8.6 mi. West of Central Sosua
Puerto Plata Beach Resort Casino -- (809) 261-2282 10.8 mi. West of Central Sosua

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