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Sosua 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 90F (32C) in the summer months and 80F (27C) 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
 



converted into a business and residential area for Dominicans who have moved there to seek work around Sosua. The ambiance is typically Dominican: Here you will find tin-roofed shacks, vegetable stands, packed little shops and music everywhere; the typi-cal Dominican everyday life. In a few places, so-called comedores, excellent fish dishes are served.

Only 15 minutes east of Sosua is surfer's paradise Cabarete, one of the best wind- and kite surfing spots in the world. Cabarete has hosted PKRA World Kite Boarding Championships since 2001.

Everything revolves around the six kilo-meters of Cabarete Beach. Here, you will meet mainly an international young scene who enjoys relaxing in the sun as well as being active, playing beach-volleyball or partying together at night in one of the bars on the beach.


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