Destination guide

Sun, sea and sand in Sosua

Nestled in the Puerto Plata Province on the Dominican Republic's north coast, Sosua serves up an idyllic spot for Caribbean getaways. The town's white-sand beach, set within a sheltered cove, boasts turquoise waters and an offshore coral reef that teems with colorful marine life. With a backdrop of beach shacks serving everything from snacks and souvenirs to freshly-made cocktails, it's a dreamy scene best experienced with family and friends. Looking for a place to stay? Whether you fancy kicking back in the main hub of El Batey or heading to laidback Los Charamicos, Sosua vacation rentals have you covered.

Things to do

Mixing culture and fun in Sosua

While you'd be forgiven for thinking that Sosua is all about the beaches and water sports, this pretty spot has more than a little cultural appeal up its sleeve. The town acted as a haven for Jewish refugees in the 1940s, a time gracefully depicted at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in El Batey. For families looking for a little fun, trips to water parks such as Tam Tam Splash and Ocean World Adventure Park, the latter offering the chance to swim with dolphins and sharks, are sure to prove popular.

Activities

Making a splash in Sosua

The calm waters of Sosua Bay are perfect for snorkeling and diving. You won't need to look far for a stretch of coral reef brimming with tropical fish and other marine curiosities, though if you're lucky enough to bag a Sosua vacation rental during the winter months, it's worth letting a local captain take you on a trip to catch a glimpse of migrating whales. For something a little different, try windsurfing at Cabarete, a long and beautiful beach that's just a short drive along the coast.

Weather

Seasonal delights in Sosua

There are 2 peak seasons for visiting the Dominican Republic, the summer season of July and August, when glorious sunny days provide a blissful setting for sunbathing and water sports, and the winter months of December through February, when the climate is a little cooler and easier to handle. Though it pays to avoid the hurricane-prone months of August and September, those looking for a great deal on their Sosua vacation rental often find a sweet spot in spring or late fall, when the weather is still beautiful and demand for homes a little lower.

Natural features

Get back to nature in stunning Sosua

Lazing on a sandy beach is likely to be on your to-do list and you won't be short of options on this idyllic island. If a change of scenery is on the cards, you'll find El Choco National Park within a short drive of your Sosua vacation rental. The park, one of the Dominican Republic's most important reserves, covers almost 50 square miles of the island, revealing natural delights such as the 5-million-year-old El Choco Caves, lush green jungle and acres of wetlands that an abundance of birds call home.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Sosua

Fly into Puerto Plata (POP-Gregorio Luperon Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Santiago (STI-Cibao Intl.), which is 24.7 mi (39.8 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Sosúa?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,297 vacation rentals near Sosúa. From 419 Villas to 185 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sosúa for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Sosúa?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sosúa:

  • El Batey: 341 vacation rentals
  • Villas Ana Maria: 381 vacation rentals
  • Los Cerros: 80 vacation rentals
  • Urbanizacion Tavarez: 318 vacation rentals
  • Playa Chiquita: 261 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Sosúa?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Sosúa. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sosua Beach: 1,917 vacation rentals
  • Encuentro Beach: 1,919 vacation rentals
  • Coral Reef Casino: 1,919 vacation rentals
  • Mundo King Art Museum: 1,916 vacation rentals
  • Museo de la Comunidad Judía de Sosúa: 1,915 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sosúa listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Sosúa?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 419 Villas in Sosúa. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sosúa include:

  • Houses: 185 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 561 rentals available
  • Cottages: 6 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sosúa?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 964 vacation rentals with pool available in Sosúa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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