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Sosua Beach (Playa Sosua)
Sosua Beach (Playa Sosua)

Sosua Beach (Playa Sosua)

Free admission
Sosua, Puerto Plata

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.

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Snorkeling tour & Sosua Beach Day
Snorkeling tour & Sosua Beach Day
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$60.52 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great time with great people
Great tour with great people! The staff was very friendly and they were patient with those that had never snorkeled before! The take great pics and video with a GoPro and send them to you via WhatsApp for free! Thanks so much for the great experience!
Devon_B, Apr 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Puerto Plata

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Feeding the fish was cool
Patrick_A, May 2022
Discover Sosua's Underwater World & Beach Day
Fish were awesome, guide was great and gave a good history of the city. Got to feed the fish, went to multiple Snorkel spots and food was good for a low price.
star-5
Best experience EVER!!
Martha_D, Jul 2021
Discover Sosua's Underwater World & Beach Day
My husband and I went out with our guide. It was AMAZING!! We got a lesson and hit the ocean. The fish were literally all around us, coming up to us and swimming all around. This was great, it was our first time and we can't wait to do it again.
star-5
Great snorkeling experience
Marc_S, May 2021
Discover Sosua's Underwater World & Beach Day
Great trip! Great guide,, snorkeling, Equipment, boat ride etc. highly recommend. Very very fairly priced.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions
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