Sosua, Dominican Republic

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Beckyfld

City Overview

Men playing dominos, life-like paintings, mountains in the foreground, snorkeling, a glass bottom boat and locals splashing in the water...yup...that's Sosua beach.

Friendly people coupled with a relaxed environment. However, white people can stand out as locals see you as $$$. Expect to be haggled with and negotiated, at times, quite persistently.

But to be honest, you can bring your own bottle of Brugal (local rum) and plant yourself in the sand and enjoy what the beach has to offer. It's pretty relaxed.

Night time however is a different story. Prostitution is very common so beware. Even that dance might cost you a few pesos.

Sosua also has a good supermarket (on the pricier side) which offers a lot.

Sunday is also the busiest day on the beach. there are lotsa youngsters playing. If you happen to have a football, you just made a lot of friends.

Becky

City overview by
Beckyfld

What to Do

Pleasure

Full Body Massage for 8$ (CDN) on the beach
by Beckyfld about 6 years ago
Full Body Massage for 8$ (CDN) on the beach

At Sosua Beach, you can get an amazing full body massage for roughly $8 (CDN). Coconut and avocado oils were used which are some of the healthiest oils out there. You need not worry about trying to find her, she will most likely find you :)

Scuba

Scuba Diving with Pablo
by Beckyfld about 6 years ago
Scuba Diving with Pablo

Near the entrance to Sosua Beach you will find a small dive shop run by a man named Pablo Santos.
The first time I met Pablo he offered to drive my friends and I back to Cabarete. He was born in Dominican but was raised in New York I believe. His English is great and is a fantastic person to meet! We brought roughly 7 people on a dive. He also provided pictures which were an amazing way to relive our experience.

If you're in the area, you can reach Pablo at 829-662-8588

Snorkel

Clear Water Snorkeling $5
by Beckyfld about 6 years ago
Clear Water Snorkeling $5

Dominican beaches are definitely not all the same. Some are very nice and some are not. And only certain stretches will give you the opportunity for some good snorkeling.

The water here stays pretty shallow as you move out giving you lots of space to kick around with some flippers and check out the sandy bottom.

You can get fins and a snorkel from any of the dive shops or theres usually a few guys along the beach renting them out, although I don't know sanitary they would be. I would go to one of the dive shops and ask to rent. Should only be a few dollars.

What to Eat

Local Specialties

Try Some Authentic Style Food For Cheap- MOFONGO
by Beckyfld about 6 years ago
Try Some Authentic Style Food For Cheap- MOFONGO

Mofongo is a dish made with plantains and either chicken or fish (from my experiences). It is easy to stick to the usual... the food you know and are comfortable with. This dish is inexpensive and is quite large. You could even share with another. Usually comes with a nice garlic sauce. Roughly $3-4 CDN.

Street Food

BBQ Paradise - Big D's Place
by Beckyfld about 6 years ago
BBQ Paradise - Big D's Place

Right on Sosua beach is a place where you can find some of the tastiest BBQ around. I tried quite a few of the food vendors along the beach and the one I remember the most was this place. Stop by and say hi to Big D he's a cool guy. He's originally from America and seems to be living a vacation type lifestyle...which I thought was pretty awesome. Food was great. Big D was hilarious. Cool spot to grab a bite while lounging on the beach.