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Sosua Beach (Playa Sosua) Tours

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Sosua Beach (Playa Sosua)
Located between Puerto Plata’s resorts and the surf town of Cabarete in the Dominican Republic, Sosúa Beach (Playa Sosua) is a pristine stretch of sand famous for excellent diving and snorkeling. With white sand fringed with trees and calm waters ideal for swimming, it’s a relaxing spot popular with families and day-trippers. 

The Basics
Protected by a coral reef, the waters around Sosúa Beach are filled with marine life and coral gardens. Snorkelers can expect to see schools of tropical fish including parrotfish and lionfish here. The horseshoe-shape golden-sand beach is the perfect spot to relax with a book, and the water is safe enough for children to swim. 

Many people visit Sosúa Beach as part of a full-day tour from nearby Puerto Plata, enjoying snorkeling, a catamaran trip, or a ride in a glass-bottom boat.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Sosúa Beach is a must for snorkelers and beach enthusiasts. 
  • Rent snorkel gear from shops at the beach or choose a tour that includes equipment. 
  • Beach chairs and umbrellas are available to rent from the bars along the beach.
  • If you visit during the winter months, you might see migrating whales offshore. 

How to Get There
Sosúa Beach is located 4 miles (6 kilometers) east of Puerto Plata International Airport. You can reach the beach by boat as part of a snorkeling trip, by car, or by taxi. Public buses run to the beach frequently from Puerto Plata town. 

When to Get There
Sosúa Beach is temperate and open to the public year-round. It’s busiest on Sundays, when local families come to spend the day at the beach. The atmosphere in Sosúa Beach is family-friendly during the day, but nighttime brings out a grittier element in town.

The Amber Museum
At the Amber Museum in Puerto Plata town, you can see all kinds of ancient insects and plant life preserved in amber. Tree resin that’s naturally fossilized over thousands of years, the beautiful semi-precious stone is found in many places worldwide, but amber from the Dominican Republic is widely considered to be among the clearest and best in the world.

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Address: Sosua, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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10 Tours and Activities to Experience Sosua Beach (Playa Sosua)

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Discover Sosua's Underwater World & Beach DayDay Trips

Discover Sosua's Underwater World & Beach Day

Enjoy the underwater world in Sosua, we will take you out by boat to two different Snorkeling Reefs. We provide with the snorkeling equipment and instructor. After the Snorkeling you can enjoy the beautiful scenery from a sun chair.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Puerto Plata Snorkeling TourSnorkeling

Puerto Plata Snorkeling Tour

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Enjoy a morning of snorkeling at two different locations in Sosua Bay during this half-day tour from Puerto Plata. No experience necessary; all equipment and instruction included. Round-trip transportation from Puerto Plata hotels provided.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Catamaran Day Trip, Snorkeling & Sailing ExcursionDay Trips

Catamaran Day Trip, Snorkeling & Sailing Excursion

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Experience the peaceful environment of the Caribbean Sea aboard a catamaran on a sailing journey from Sosua to the Ocean World Marina. Along the way, you'll stop at two snorkeling spots to explore the underwater world using the provided snorkeling equipment. Back on board, dry off and dig in to the buffet lunch, accompanied by drinks from the open bar.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Snorkeling tour & Sosua Beach DayDay Trips

Snorkeling tour & Sosua Beach Day

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Visit two snorkeling spots in Sosua Bay on this half-day tour. Sheltered by a coral reef, these waters are home to a variety of ocean life, which your snorkel guide can help point out. Afterward, pull up a sun chair on Sosua Beach, where you can relax, swim, and enjoy top-notch people-watching.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Best of Puerto Plata Culture, History and BeachDay Trips

The Best of Puerto Plata Culture, History and Beach

We will start at the Puerto Plata Cable Car where we will have a 180 view of the whole city from above. Then we will visit the Fort San Felipe, a historic military building dating back to the XVI century that houses a small museum. After that we will head to a typical Dominican lunch at the historic center of Puerto Plata, walk around the colorful little streets while I tell you a little bit about it's history and why I love this city so much. We will find perfect spots for pictures and delicious typical snacks along the way. For our last stop we will be heading to Sosua beach, where most of the days the water is crystal clear, we will wash off the salt water before heading back.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • Free Cancellation
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Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling and BBQ on boardDay Trips

Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling and BBQ on board

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Spend a beautiful day on the ocean , cruising along the coast line and enjoy an amazing scenery. Visit two different snorkeling spots. Enjoy the sun and the wind from the nets in front of the catamaran and a small pool on board as well. BBQ and drinks will be served on board.
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  • 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

CatamaranSnorkeling

Catamaran

We are a team that creates an unforgettable experience in Puerto Plata, socially responsible, and that goes beyond expectations.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Sosua Beach Day & Paddle BoardingDay Trips

Sosua Beach Day & Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding can offer a fun and relaxing activity that mostly anyone can do. Join us on a fantastic way to get out on the water. We start from Sosua Beach, where crystal clear warm water and a 1 km long sand beach welcomes you. After the paddle boarding we provide with a sun chair and parasol on Sosua Beach, where you can relax, swim and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Sosua Beach offers a lot of shops, bars and restaurants.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Private Charter on Blue Sky CatamaranDay Trips

Private Charter on Blue Sky Catamaran

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Have a blast on the water! Take a Blue Sky Party Boat ride along the North Coast and have a party of your life, while dancing, sipping your cocktails and enjoying the breathtaking views! And if you feel like exploring the underwater world, we’ll provide you with snorkeling equipment and guides! It is an amazing experience for your friends / family! There are three options, in the morning, in the afternoon or a sunset cruise.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures

Luxury Freestyle Catamaran From Puerto PlataDay Trips

Luxury Freestyle Catamaran From Puerto Plata

Relax on a day full of luxury aboard an exclusive sailing catamaran, explore the beautiful north coast of the island and snorkel in crystal clear waters.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

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