Hugging a crescent-shaped bay, twenty minutes east of Puerto Plata, Playa Sosúa is a beautiful stretch of golden sand contrasting against deep azure-turquoise waters with a white, sandy bottom. This north coast is practically where beach tourism began in the Dominican Republic, and continues to rise to this day. Playa Sosúa is known for its lively stretch lined with numerous local and international bars, restaurants, and shops. It’s also a diver and snorkeler favorite, with easy access to a wide array of sites near shore. Hundreds of locals and visitors descend here on weekends and holidays, and enjoy Sosúa’s stunning waters and sunsets.