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 will discover a large number of beaches to choose from in and around the area. Just click on the name of each beach to get additional information about that individual beach.

A beach where snorkeling is an option is Playa Sousa. The entire town of Sosua seems to revolve around Sosua Bach, with beach resorts, open air restaurants and bars, and markets selling beach apparel. The beach here is a beauty, and drives tourism, making it one of the most popular beaches in the Dominican Republic.

Another alternative that beach-goers can consider is Alicia Beach. Surrounded by the rocky cliff that once covered the golden sand Alicia may be starting to be well known, but it is still a quiet retreat. The clear waters are great for snorkeling.

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.

Sosua and the surrounding areas have several additional beaches. For a more detailed look at this topic, navigate to this article.


Jewish Museum of Sosua

In case you like to become more aware of unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time in Sosua.

A common landmark for vacationers is Jewish Museum of Sosua. It is found within Sosua. Starting in 1940 during Hitler's Reign in Germany and the rise of Nazism across Europe, many European Jews fled their homeland to seek a safe haven. Between 1940 and 1945, around 700 Jewish refugees settled in modern day Sousa and started a new rural life.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Museo De La Comunidad Judía De Sosúa. It is located in Sosua. The museum is open from 9:00am to 4:00pm, with a one hour break at 1:00.

The chart just below offers more details concerning some museums you might enjoy 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 spend part of your vacation outdoors? You may be happy to learn the area has a couple of nature preserves nearby.

El Choco National Park is a popular nature preserve found 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


Although most people visiting the area come for the beautiful coastline, those aren't the only way to experience the area's natural beauty. The one example is Cuevas De Cabarete. It is found 7.5 mi. Southeast of central Sosua.


Ready for some action? Those wanting to test their luck will find a few opportunities to do so 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.

The gaming opportunities in and near Sosua are displayed below.

Gambling In and Around Sosua
Name Located At Phone Location
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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