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 in Sosua, Playa Sousa is on the North-Northeast coast of the Dominican Republic. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, chairs and umbrellas will be available for use to guests looking for a break from the hot sun. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

You should remember that Playa Sousa is in an area which is an urban area, so the availability of certain services is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


Playa Sousa is on the Dominican Republic's North-Northeast coast; it will be near other attractions like Museo De La Comunidad Judía De Sosúa, which is only a short distance away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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 area in the Dominican Republic to Playa Sousa is Sosua. This location is just a half mile from the shore, so it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. Sosua is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent selection of hotels a car ride away. A few of the more convenient choices can be viewed in the following table.

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


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. Jack's Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers a menu of American food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their hamburgers and pizza.

Nearby restaurant options are listed below.

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

Playa Sousa isn't the only beach worth checking out in the Dominican Republic.

You may also enjoy Playa Chiquita, which is located within a couple of miles.

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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