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 the Best 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.
FAQ's About Sosua
What is the weather like?
The Dominican Republic is in the Caribbean, so temperatures are generally quite warm throughout the country all year round. Some have even called the weather here “the endless summer”.
What is the legal age to drink alcohol and gamble?
Both the legal drinking and gambling age in the Dominican Republic is 18 years old.
What medical facilities are in the area?
In the Sosúa/Cabarete area the Servi-Med center is available 24 hours a day for emergency medical assistance. A well-equipped private clinic with an excellent reputation, Clínica Bournigal is located in Puerto Plata 30 minutes away. Other excellent medical services are available in Santiago about 1.5 hours’ drive from Sosúa. A private nationwide ambulance service Movi-Med operates in the area for emergency transportation needs.
Is medical insurance available?
Yes. There are reputable professionals in the area that can provide information about global health insurance policies for coverage both in the country and elsewhere throughout the world including the U.S.
Do I need to speak/ understand Spanish?
You can get by without any Spanish or very little Spanish since there are many people working in the tourism related businesses whether Dominican or foreign understand some English, and possibly other languages such as German, French, Italian, etc. Usually with a little kind effort from both parties, you will get by just fine. Learning a few key words and phrases can be fun. It can also provide extra enjoyment in your experience by providing a better opportunity to communicate with local people. Dominicans definitely appreciate those who make an attempt to speak their language and are generally helpful in assisting with your efforts.