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Sosua is a popular resort on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. In common with the island’s beaches it has soft golden sand lapped by warm clear waters that offer safe bathing. The coral reef that lies off shore is filled with vibrant marine life that delights divers and snorkellers. A Sosua holiday can be as relaxing or as energetic as you wish. Beach lovers can spend their days basking in the sunshine while those who enjoy more active holiday can try out the many water sports that are available from the beach. There are some first class hotels offering a comfortable and a friendly service, restaurants serve an eclectic menu and there are shops for essentials and the inevitable souvenirs and mementoes. A lively nightlife is provided by the hotels, bars and discos. A Sosua holiday offers relaxing days on a wonderful beach with plenty of leisure pursuits to satisfy the whole family.
Sosua is a very popular resort where holidaymakers go to relax on a sunny beach in idyllic surroundings and enjoy the many recreational facilities on offer.
A Sosua holiday is popular with a wide variety of people. Families with small children enjoy all-inclusive holiday packages knowing that it will cater for their every need. Couples of all ages will enjoy the romance of the island.
A Sosua holiday can be taken at any time of year as the temperature in the Dominican Republic is fairly constant. The average temperature range is between twenty-eight and thirty-one degrees centigrade. The main tourist season is November to February and July and August. June to September is the hurricane season.
Sosua is located twenty kilometres east of Puerto Plato on the northern coast of The Dominican Republic. The resort has a fairly recent history as the area was settled by Jewish Refugees escaping from Nazi Germany in the late nineteen thirties. Although many left the Sosua after the war some remained and there is a synagogue and a Jewish museum in the town.
The Dominican Republic has become a popular holiday destination because of its glorious sandy beaches and wonderfully clear waters, its mountains, rivers and waterfalls, and its saltwater lakes. Sosua is an idyllic spot with several beaches of golden sand. The main beach, a sheltered cove, slopes gently into warm turquoise waters. It is perfect for children and less confident swimmers. The translucent waters are ideal for snorkelling and diving as the coral reef teems with colourful marine life. A variety of water sports will occupy the more active holidaymaker. These include wind surfing, sailing, and fishing. For those who wish to view the marine life without getting wet, there are trips to the reef in glass bottomed boats.
The standard of accommodation and service is high and the resort offers a wide range of recreational facilities both on land and at sea. The restaurants serve a variety of food that caters for all tastes and budgets. The bars and discos, as well as hotel entertainment provide a lively nightlife where the party atmosphere continues until the early hours of the morning.
In Sosua you can forget the hurly-burly of twenty-first century life. Lie back in the silky sand, bathe in warm crystal clear waters, enjoy the good food and the happy atmosphere, and return home feeling revived and ready to go.
Sosua nightlife is fairly lively with bars and discos supplementing the evening entertainment provided by the hotels. Many of the bars have music which spills out into the streets and on to the beach. There are also a couple of casinos for those who enjoy a holiday flutter.
Sosua shopping is fairly limited with small stores selling tourist souvenirs. To the east of the main beach there are market stalls where you can find local produce and handmade crafts. If you are buying jewellery, you should look for larimar, the blue semi- precious stone that is only found on the island. When set in silver it is very pretty and fairly inexpensive. Amber from the Dominican Republic is considered the best in the world and there is a choice of colour from yellow to deep red and smoky green.
Sosua has a good number of restaurants and cafes serving a variety of food that satisfies most tastes. Traditional food in the Dominican Republic is similar to that in Central and South America. Rice, fish and vegetables are prepared simply with spices. Coconuts and coconut milk are frequent ingredients.