About 20 km east of Puerto Plata you will find the little town Sosua, the Acapulco of the Dominican Republic, where Tourism took off in the 70s and 80s and evolved towards the all-inclusive trend in the 90s when several large resorts were built in the area. It is a popular tourist destination for good value chasers and explorers with a beautiful bay and sandy beaches great for sunbathing and swimming and a marvelous spot for scuba diving enthusiasts with its coral reefs abundant in tropical marine life, just off-shore. Divers of all levels can enjoy shallow reefs, shipwrecks, freshwater cave diving, deep water diving and possible encounters with humpback whales and other large creatures.
The water is very calm in most areas, with only a couple of tricky currents, and it is crystal clear on most days. The Sosua Beach is a U-shaped beach of fine whitish sands in a sheltered cove and multiple water sports can be hired right on site. Snorkeling is a popular option. Snorkelers can swim about 150 feet from shore and find coral reefs and delightful opportunities for feeding fish and taking underwater photos. Sosua is an active beach town with numerous re-creative amenities and close to many other destinations that you can explore on your own or on excursion. The one kilometer long Sosua Beach continues to be the main attraction of the area and it's still one of the most spectacular in the Dominican Republic.