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.

Situated in Sosua, Playa Sousa is on the North-Northeast coast of the Dominican Republic. You should think about stopping by even if you are not 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.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Luckily, umbrellas and chairs can be used by guests seeking a shaded area to relax. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Remember to take into account that Playa Sousa's location is highly urbanized, which means you may find quite a few people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby


Found on the Dominican Republic's North-Northeast coast; it will be near other attractions like Museo De La Comunidad Judía De Sosúa, which is a half mile away.

If you're looking for nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows some of the closest options.

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 only a half mile from the shore, which means a trip here doesn't have to take all day. This part in the Dominican Republic is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a decent amount of lodgings a car ride away. A list of the closest possibilities are displayed in the following list.

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 need to grab a bite to eat around midday, this beach has you covered, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is Resto Veintiuno. The restaurant offers a menu of International cuisine. They also specialize in desserts and seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Playa Sousa
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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
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
Carpe Diem (849) 632-5818 French Informal 0.4 mi. N
Bistro Tipico Alberto (809) 885-9720 Creole Very Casual 0.4 mi. N
Schnitzel Paradise -- -- -- 0.4 mi. N
Cafe Cubano (809) 571-3493 Cuban Very Casual 0.4 mi. NNE

Other Beaches

There are other beaches in the Dominican Republic you might like besides Playa Sousa.

You might also want to visit Playa Chiquita, located two miles away.

There's plenty to see and do in the Dominican Republic, and Playa Sousa is just one of the many options.


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