The small town of Sosúa is located 10 kilometers from the Puerto Plata International Airport (POP).
Sosúa was founded by Jewish immigrants, victims of persecution in Europe during the late 1930's and 1940's. Former Dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, offered Dominican visas for Jews escaping the trouble in Europe.
The town has two parts, El Batey and Los Charamicos which are linked together by Playa Sosúa. The beach, Playa de Sosúa, has good water-sports facilities and consists of an unbroken line of small shops selling souvenirs, snacks, drinks etc.
El Batey has an attractive commercial centre with a large number of shops, banks, restaurants, bars and terraces. The nightlife is fun and exciting, especially for such a relatively small town.
Over the last few years, Sosua has developed into one of the most popular residential area in the Dominican Republic. The town has ease of living for most Expats looking for a centre with day-to-day necessities. For families, some of the best schools are available close by.
On the road between Sosúa and Cabarete, there are numerous residential areas; either partially or fully managed gated communities.