Sosua is a Spanish-Caribbean town full of life, with a well balanced mix of local industry and tourism it offers a solid infrastructure for daily needs. Three powdery white beaches invite bathing and various water sports in the turquoise-blue sea. Beautiful coral reefs lie just offshore and provide an impressive underwater habitat. The corals and colorful tropical fish can provide hours of entertainment for snorkeling and scuba diving. It is a precious Caribbean destination for certain.
Sosua is the Acapulco of the Dominican Republic. You could say that this is where tourism first began back in the early 70s. Even though development has spread, it has created a very nice international community. In the 90’s, tourism evolved towards the all-inclusive trend and several large resorts were built in the area.
Foreigners who originally came for a beach holiday have now established their own ex-pat communities and businesses. There are large numbers of Europeans and Americans who live here year round.
Sosua was originally settled by around 600 Jewish refugees fleeing the Second World War. They started different businesses in the area and set up a dairy community. As a result, Sosua began to thrive and was soon discovered by the wealthy from nearby Puerto Plata, Santiago and San Francisco de Macorís who came and set up vacation homes.