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The Dominican Republic Lifestyle

Sosua is a coastal haven on the north coast of Hispaniola, the island that the Dominican Republic shares with Haiti.

Sosua has much to offer visitors and expats. Year-round warm weather, a lower cost of living, friendly locals, a fun lifestyle and tropical beaches all make Sosua worth checking out.

Sosua is a laidback and relaxed town. And even though it is popular with tourists, you get a small-town vibe thanks to the small but tight-knit expat community where everybody knows everybody. And there are plenty of fundraisers, events, and parties every week.

Sosua is near North America, which has made it popular with U.S. vacationers, as well as Canadian snowbirds. In the winter season, the town is noticeably busier and if you plan to come at that time of year, it’s best to reserve a rental early.

With frequent direct—and relatively short—flights from cities in the U.S. and Canada, it’s easy and cheap to get to the D.R. The closest airports to Sosua are in Puerto Plata and Santiago de Los Caballeros where flights tend to be cheaper.

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Name:

Jewish Museum

Location:

alle Dr. AlejoMartinez y Calle Dr. Rosen, en El Batey

Hours:

Google Rating:

4.2

Sosua`s history began with the influx of Jewish settlers back in 1940, after the Evian conference and the agreement between Trujillo and then U.S. president Roosevelt. The Sosua Jewish museum was established in honor of the ones who had to escape from the horrors of the war in Europe because of the German Nazis. About 600-800 Jews arrived at the island between 1940 and 1945, mostly well educated citizens that had to radically alter their lives, with the task of resettling abandoned banana plantations despite their total lack of farming skills. The Jewish Museum ( Museo Judio ) located next to the Casa Marina Hotel was inaugurated Feb. 3, 2003, in the presence of many dignitaries including Israel’s ambassador.
The city prospered greatly and they have created a milk processing factory. Most of the Jewish migrants are not there anymore, but the milk produced by "Sosua Products" continues to be a success to this day, having been bought by a mexican multinational corporation.

Today, roughly 30 Jewish families remain in Sosua. Until 1980, the city was still totally Jewish. However, after the opening of the Puerto Plata International Airport 4 miles west of Sosua, the town has become an important touristic destination because of its beach.

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Name:

International Tennis Center

Location:

Sosua

Hours:

7:30am - 9:00pm

Google Rating:

5.0

International Tennis Center (ITC) is a tennis training facility founded on a base of International Tennis School, which has been launched in January 2012 by a former Russian national champion Ilya Kislitsyn in May 2017. Nowadays, ITC has 2 locations.

Main tennis center which is located between the cities Sosua and Cabarete inside of the well-known private residential community Sosua Ocean Village, province Puerto Plata, north Coast of the Dominican Republic – always open for public. There are 4 clay courts built with the ITF standards. One of them is covered with a roof, which is perfectly protects from the hot caribbean sun, there is a club house with a pro shop, cafeteria and a lounge zone, as well bathrooms equipped with a shower room.

ITC offers a wide variety of the tennis programs, oriented for children and adults of any age and level: group lessons, private lessons, clinics, all year round tennis camps, local and national tennis tournaments, court rentals and pickle ball.

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Name:

Mundo King Art Museum

Location:

Sosua

Hours:

9:00am - 8:00pm

Google Rating:

4.3

PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST bizarre places on the planet, this five-story castle on the top of a hill in Sosua is home to hundreds of unusual artworks, including alien-themed art, extraterrestrial messages, and at least four spaceships, as well as a sizable collection of exotic Haitian sculptures.

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Name:

Laguna SOV

Location:

Sosua

Hours:

10:00am - 10:00pm

Google Rating:

4.7

Welcome to Laguna SOV, the most complete family park at the North Coast, full of attractions for kids of all ages and their parents.

Your kids will love a big outdoor and indoor playground with a wide variety of attractions consisting of:

open-air aqua zone with inflatables installations,
open-air playground with slides, swings, obstacle course,
indoor grounds offering rock climbing wall, rope wall, tunnels, trampolines, labyrinths for kids from 2 to 13 years old,

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Name:

Emily Watson School of Dance

Location:

Sosua

Hours:

3:30pm - 7:30pm

Google Rating:

5.0

The Emily Watson School of Dance is the perfect place to learn the local dance rhythms, Merengue & Bachata, while visiting the North Coast.

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Name:

Kit Beach

Location:

Cabarete

Hours:

Google Rating:

4.8

Dominican Republic's kiteboarding mecca, with several options for lessons & waterfront lodging.

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Name:

Snorkeling in Sosua

Location:

Playa Sosua

Hours:

Google Rating:

Snorkeling in Sosua Beach is perhaps the tour with most demand, because one aspect of this beach is the amount of shallow areas with coral and colorful, tropical reef fish. Sosua bay is easy for snorkeling without needing a boat, just snorkel gear and a floating vest to avoid getting tired if you want to spend an hour in the water.

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Name:

Seahorse Ranch Equestrian Centre

Location:

Sosua

Hours:

Monday through Friday 8.00 am to 5.00 pm Saturday 8.00 am to 12 Noon Sundays Closed – tours upon request, from 7 persons up to 15

Google Rating:

4.8

The Equestrian Center at Sea Horse Ranch offers organized tours on over 7 miles of bridal paths and beaches as well as instruction in riding, dressage and jumping for advanced riders and novices alike. Our stable boards Paso Finos, Tennessee Walkers, quarter horses and thoroughbreds as well as ponies for the little ones. If you’re interested in riding horses in the Dominican Republic, the Sea Horse Ranch Equestrian Center is the place.

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Name:

Playa Sosua

Location:

Sosua

Hours:

Google Rating:

4.6

Hugging a crescent-shaped bay, twenty minutes east of Puerto Plata, Playa Sosúa is a beautiful stretch of golden sand contrasting against deep azure-turquoise waters with a white, sandy bottom. This north coast is practically where beach tourism began in the Dominican Republic, and continues to rise to this day. Playa Sosúa is known for its lively stretch lined with numerous local and international bars, restaurants, and shops. It’s also a diver and snorkeler favorite, with easy access to a wide array of sites near shore. Hundreds of locals and visitors descend here on weekends and holidays, and enjoy Sosúa’s stunning waters and sunsets.

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Name:

Playa Alicia

Location:

Sosua

Hours:

Google Rating:

4.7

Isolated yet close to the bustling center of Sosúa, Playa Alicia is one of the DR’s most recent beaches, formed over the last decade from sand shifting over to this location. Also known as the “miracle beach,” its ultra-wide, blond stretch sits below a couple of restaurants and cafés, but there are no other developments or vendors directly on the beach. It’s a great place for a quiet swim and to catch a vibrant sunset.

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Name:

Sosua Family Gym

Location:

Sosua

Hours:

6:00am - 9:00pm. Saturday 7:00am - 2:00pm

Google Rating:

4.1

Gym/Physical Fitness Center

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Name:

Kite Boarding

Location:

Cabarete

Hours:

Google Rating:

Cabarete.. When you say those words my face lights up and I can’t do anything but smile. I think about a Watersports Mecca, where you can surf, kitesurf, SUP and windsurf – all within a radius of 4km. About palmtrees, long sandy beaches and the deep blue ocean. About what feels like a hundred of different sports activities, anything from yoga on the loft with a sea view to kickboxing, surf fitness and SUP Yoga. About loud Bachata and Reggaeton booming from the loudspeakers of every corner. About good food, ripe Avocados and Mangos that taste insane and the strongest Cuba Libres I’ve ever drunken in my life. About the happiness of Dominican people and how much they enjoy their lives even if they sometimes have so little.

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Name:

PLATINUM'S GYM

Location:

Pedro Clisante 1, Sosúa 57000

Hours:

7:00am - 8:00pm

Google Rating:

4.2

Gym/Physical Fitness Center

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Name:

The Yoga Loft

Location:

at eXtreme Hotel 5 km 10.5 57000 Cabarete

Hours:

Mon – Sun 08:30 – 9:45 am 06:00 – 7:15 pm

Google Rating:

5.0

The Yoga Loft at eXtreme Hotel is a beautiful open-layout yoga deck on Kite Beach in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. The space features a natural cana roof, gorgeous ocean views, lots of light and cool Caribbean breezes. We offer beachfront yoga classes daily for travelers and the local community, but our specialty are yoga retreats, active holidays and sustainable tourism. The Yoga Loft is also home to D’Moore Massage, offering beachfront massages. We host our own yoga retreats, and we also love it when teachers and studios bring their own groups. Come and share our slice of paradise.