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Welcome to Sosúa


The province of Sosúa, located on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, has a unique history that attracts many tourists interested in its past and cultural heritage. Here is a brief history for tourists about Sosúa:

In the 1930s, during World War II, Sosúa became a refuge for hundreds of European Jews fleeing the Nazi regime in Europe. At that time, Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo offered asylum to the Jews and allowed them to settle in a rural area of Sosúa.

These immigrants, mostly of German and Austrian origin, created a successful agricultural community in the area. They founded agricultural cooperatives and developed innovative techniques for the cultivation of tropical fruits, mainly bananas and pineapples.

Today, the legacy of the Jewish immigrants in Sosúa can be seen in its architecture, gastronomy and the synagogue that is still in operation. In addition, Sosúa's main beach, known as "Playa Sosúa" or "Playa Alicia", remains a popular spot for tourists.

In addition to its Jewish history, Sosúa also has a history related to piracy. During colonial times, the northern coast of the Dominican Republic was a frequent target of pirates seeking treasure and riches. The famous English pirate William Kidd, known as Captain Kidd, is said to have hidden treasure in the region.

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