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 several beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. You can click on the name of the beach for detailed information about that individual beach.

One 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.

A second location to 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: The beach itself features a slight slope, with tan colored sand, light foliage, and rocky edges. The water, which is turquoise in hue, is just rough enough that watersports can be a thing of excitement.

Sosua and the surrounding areas have a wider range of beach choices. For a more comprehensive look at this topic, read this article.


Jewish Museum of Sosua

Assuming you like to explore unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in Sosua.

One popular destination is Jewish Museum of Sosua. It is located 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 landmark worth visiting is Museo De La Comunidad Judía De Sosúa. It is located in Sosua. Visitors to the museum will learn about the life that the 700+ refugees had to make for themselves in the Dominican Republic. You will see artifacts, view photographs, and hear the stories of the people as they faced their exodus.

The following table has more information on a few the available museums in the area.

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 part of your vacation outside? You may be happy to find out that the area has a couple of nature preserves nearby.

El Choco National Park is a great 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


Even though most visitors have heard about the beautiful coastline, those aren't the only way to enjoy the area's natural wonders. One such example is Cuevas De Cabarete. It is located 7.5 mi. Southeast of central Sosua.


In the mood for some action? Those wanting to test their luck on the slots have several places to go in and near the area.

Casino Playa Chiquita is situated in the heart of Sosua. Guests can stop by and game between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m.

Look through the chart below to find out more about gaming venues 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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