Sosua beach is great for a family beach vacation, though not quite as perfect and white as, say, Las Terrenas. Nonetheless the sea is beautiful and the ideal temperature whenever you visit.
Sosua beach (Playa Sosua) sits back in the Bahia de Sosua and is consequently well sheltered just the thing for a family beach vacation.
The western end of this ideal family beach, nearer to the residential area of Los Charamicos, is generally quietest, though busier with locals on Sundays, when everyone takes time to enjoy some of the natural blessings of living in the Dominican Republic.
The other end of the beach, near the area called El Batey, is busier throughout the week with tourists seeking places to stay, because it hosts the majority of hotels, bars and restaurants.
If you require them, sun beds and sun umbrellas are available to hire along Sosua beach for a small charge.
Also if you stop off at Sosua beach for a rest and a swim without packing a 'pic-nic', then you could do worse than sample the wares of some of the laid-back vendors that stroll up and down the beach throughout the day.
Set back from Sosua beach there's a variety of bars, snack-bars and restaurants selling reasonably priced food and drinks, a must for an inexpensive family beach vacation!
If you are looking for a livelier beach option you could take a trip a few kilometers along the coast road and try Cabarete where you will find a variety of beach and water based activities, particularly suited to younger (or at least fitter!) vacation visitor, on offer.
To be fair the Dominican resort of Sosua has had its ups and downs as a township over the best part of the last century. Most notable in 'relatively' recent times (some 15 plus years ago now!) was perhaps when all the clubs and bars where shut down for a year by the authorities to try and rid the town of an increasingly sleazy reputation.
This action largely achieved the desired effect and the 'seamier side' of pre-1996 Sosua has been suppressed. Indeed, Sosua has become a great choice of resort for a relaxing family beach vacation in the last few years, thanks in no small part to local 'entrepreneurs' sensible policy of keeping prices in check.
Sosua beach and Sosua Town can now lay claim to providing a pleasant and economical base for a really enjoyable Dominican Republic family holiday. We feel confident in recommending you should take a closer look at this delightful Dominican resort as you make your family beach vacation plans.
If you want some more information about Sosua and what is on offer in the area a useful site to take a look at is Marco's website for his bar and budget accommodation: Rocky's Bar.
We can also provide a direct contact to some other nice local accommodation that is both well presented and economical -- just mail us via the contact page for more information.
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And when you come back from your family beach vacation in the Dominican Republic, be sure to visit the site and leave us aquick review article -- you can even post a photo of where you stayed (it can be about Sosua, or any other resort or experience... see the form below!)
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