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2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend


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  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Located about 15 miles east of Playa Dorada, Playa Sosua is a popular stretch of sand beloved by visitors for its soft, khaki-colored shore, shallow waters and ample facilities. When you're not lounging on the sand or snorkeling in the calm ocean, you can peruse the many restaurants and bars that line the beach.

Recent travelers frequently described Sosua as "beautiful," but warned of afternoon crowds. Past visitors also reported some pushy vendors selling everything from lounge chairs to massages. If you're not interested in their services, previous travelers said a firm "no gracias" did the trick. Reviewers reported paying about $10 for a lounge chair rental.

Driving to the beach or taking a taxi is the easiest way to reach Sosua. Previous travelers said you'll pay about $2 to park (though spots are limited). To guarantee a parking space, arrive early in the day. Other than parking fees, there is no cost to access the beach.

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Cabarete used to be quaint fishing village; now, it's a high-geared getaway for the jet set. You should consider planning a day or two's worth of activities in this town east of Puerto Plata, where you'll find the best kitesurfing and windsurfing beaches, not to mention a smattering of bars and restaurants.

The town's big claim to fame is Kite Beach. Other popular shores include Bozo Beach (about 5 minutes from downtown Cabarete) or Encuentro Beach. Most of the surf breaks are too rough for first-timers, but never fear, Cabarete also has about 10 kitesurfing schools where you can learn the craft. Recent visitors loved watching the kite surfers, as well lounging on the gorgeous beach. They also mentioned there are plenty of places to eat and drink.

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