Sosua (North Coast of the Dominican Republic)
The small town of Sosúa is located around 24 kilometers east of Puerto Plata. Over the last few years, it has developed into one of the most popular coastal resorts in the Dominican Republic. Situated between the main coastal road (Puerto Plata to Samana) and the Atlantic Ocean.
It has several excellent sandy beaches, including Playa de Sosúa, Playa Chiquita and La Playita. This small town is situated around a large bay and consists of two quarters: El Batey and Los Charamicos, which are linked together by Playa Sosúa. The area to the east of the beach, El Batey, focuses entirely on tourism and includes an attractive commercial centre with a large number of shops, restaurants, bars and terraces etc.
The nightlife is fun and exciting, especially for such a relatively small town. The beach, Playa de Sosúa, has good water-sports facilities and consists of an unbroken line of small shops selling souvenirs, snacks, drinks etc.
A centre of commerce, Sosúa has ease of living for most Expats looking for a centre with shops, banks, supermarkets, pharmacies and day-to-day necessities. For families, some of the best schools are available close by.
The northern town of Sosúa was founded by Jewish immigrants. These groups were victims of persecution in Europe during the late 1930’s and 1940’s. Former Dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, offered Dominican visas for Jews escaping the trouble in Europe. Though theories vary on why Trujillo offered the visas, some refugees did take him up on his offer and founded Sosúa; in the northern part of the DR.
On the road between Sosúa and Cabarete, there are numerous residential areas; either partially or fully managed gated communities:
Cabarete (North Coast of the Dominican Republic)
Cabarete is a small Caribbean town nestled some 12 kilometers from Sosúa. The town, with its beachside bars, restaurants and hotels, appeals to all ages but comes to life in the evening as one of the ‘hottest’ destinations in the Caribbean. It can also boast some of the finest soft white sand beaches on the north coast and is as friendly and welcoming as it can be. This is home to the kite and wind surfers, but offers scuba diving, quad and mountain biking or just sun worshipping on one of the best beaches on the north shore. Cabarete is ideal for those looking for a beachside investment that will rent with ease. There is even a local hairdresser, who will cut and style your hair while you sit under the shade of a palm tree on the beach. At night, the place becomes alive with the sounds of merengue and bachata playing from the many restaurants and bars along the beach. Local Dominicans sit alongside the road playing dominos oblivious to the busy traffic threading through the center of town.