Playa Sousa

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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.

Located toward the center of Sosua, Playa Sousa is on the North-Northeast coast of the Dominican Republic. You might want regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by.

How to Access The Beach

Sosua Beach is set off Dr. Rosen Road, 20 minutes east of Puerto Plata.

Amenities and Ambiance

A great family beach, Sosua is clean with golden sands, clear waters, and a number of shops and restaurants in walking distance. You can see silver fish swimming around your feet, and you can rent chairs and umbrellas. Sousa Beach dips into the coast in a crescent shape. The bay is protected by a coral reef, making it great for snorkelers, but also providing a wave break that keeps the aquamarine hued waters calm enough for early swimmers. The sand is tan colored and dotted with umbrellas and beach chairs, and lined with trees and hotel properties.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Luckily, umbrellas and chairs are offered at this beach for guests seeking a place to relax in the shade. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you want to see the underwater world.

Playa Sousa with its choice of conveniences happens to be located within a popular area that can get crowded. If you seek to avoid the crowds, it's an appropriate cause to plan your visit out for times when there are less people, for example coming for a breakfast picnic and cool swim. If not, you may miss the opportunity to completely enjoy all the amenities that the beach offers its guests.

What's Nearby


Positioned on the North-Northeast coast of the Dominican Republic; it will be near other attractions like Museo De La Comunidad Judía De Sosúa, which is not very far away, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Sousa
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Museo De La Comunidad Judía De Sosúa Museum 0.5 mi. N --
Jewish Museum of Sosua Museum 0.5 mi. N --
Casino Playa Chiquita Casino 0.8 mi. N --

Cities and Towns

The closest region in the Dominican Republic to Playa Sousa is Sosua. This friendly part of the Dominican Republic is just a half mile from the coast, so it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. Sosua is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a good number of hotel rooms within driving distance. Some of the closest choices have been displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near Playa Sousa
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Casa Veintiuno 0.2 mi. NE B & B
Sosua Bay Club 0.3 mi. N Hotel
Victorian House 0.3 mi. N Hotel
Piergiorgio Palace Hotel 0.3 mi. NNW Hotel
Hotel Casa Cayena 0.5 mi. N Hotel
Hotel El Rancho 0.5 mi. N Hotel
Hotel Casa Valeria 0.5 mi. N Hotel
Hotel Orchidee 0.5 mi. NNE Hotel
Casa Marina Reef 0.6 mi. N Resort
Casa Marina Beach 0.6 mi. N Resort


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Playa Sousa; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest restaurants is Jack's Restaurant. This restaurant has a menu featuring American cuisine. They are also known for their hamburgers and pizza.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Playa Sousa
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Jack's Restaurant (829) 396-7988 American Very Casual 0.1 mi. S
Resto Veintiuno (829) 342-8089 International Fine Dining 0.2 mi. NE
Bourbon Street Cajun Restaurant (809) 571-4650 Cajun Fine Dining 0.3 mi. N
Restaurant El Almendro -- -- -- 0.3 mi. N
La Roca (809) 686-5658 Buffet -- 0.3 mi. N
Morua Mai (809) 571-3682 Continental, French, Italian Very Casual 0.3 mi. N
Chi Chi's Burrito Hut (829) 717-0599 Canadian, Mexican Very Casual 0.3 mi. N
Sinatra's (829) 709-8768 American Very Casual 0.3 mi. N
P J'S Steak House -- -- -- 0.3 mi. N
Jolly Roger -- Canadian Very Casual 0.4 mi. N
Britannia Pub (809) 571-1959 British Very Casual 0.4 mi. N
Carpe Diem (849) 632-5818 French Informal 0.4 mi. N

Other Beaches

The Dominican Republic has several beautiful beaches, so if Playa Sousa doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You may also want to consider Playa Chiquita, which is located two miles to the northeast.

Playa Sousa could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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