lies on the north
coast of the Domini-can Republic. It is located between
Puerto Plata and Cabarete; the International Airport of
Puerto Plata which serves the entire area is only about
a 10-minute drive away.
The small tourist town, home to 12,000 inha-bitants, is
known for its beautiful beaches and water sports
facilities. They can be enjoyed all year round due to
temperatures of 90°F (32°C) in the summer months and
80°F (27°C) in winter.
Sosua's main beach, Playa Sosua, is one of the finest
beaches in the Dominican Republic: one kilometer of
soft, golden-yellow sand, sprinkled with coconut and
Flamboyant trees. It is tucked in a cove sheltered by
coral cliffs and has crystal-clear water, ideal for
swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving.
At one end of the
beach is El Batey
, an area with residential
streets, gardens, restaurants, shops, and hotels. Many
names and houses testify the town's Jewish history who
came in the thirty's and forty's of the last century to
build themselves a new existence.
At the other end of Sosua beach lies Los Charamicos
formerly a sleepy fishing village but which has in
recent years been