Sosua – a small town in the province of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Located about 6 km from the International Airport of Puerto Plata (POP) with a population of 80,000 people.
In 1938, President of the Dominican Republic, Rafael Trujillo offered to accept up to 100,000 Jewish refugees. From 1940 to 19452 per year about 800 German and Austrian Jews settled in Sosua. The government granted them land and resources with which they began to build the city, to create a production, for example, a dairy factory and a cheese factory, the name “Products Sosua” that exists today. The descendants of the original settlers still live in Sosua, where they maintain a synagogue and a museum. The city became popular in the mid-1980s with the development of tourism.
Sosua is divided into three parts:
El Batey, which is the tourist center of the city, a place that was chosen by immigrants in the whole world for almost three decades. For many, Sosua has become a second home. El Batey – this area is known for its nightlife, restaurants, bars, shops. In this area there are 5 banks, law offices, apartment buildings on the ocean.
Sosua Abajo and Los Charamiсos is a densely populated area of the city, where most of the locals live. In Sosua there is a very large diaspora, which consists mainly of Germans, British, American and Canadian immigrants.
Beautiful beach in Sosua protected coral reefs attract many lovers of water sports, including snorkeling and diving, fishing enthusiasts because of the calm clear water, a variety of species of fish and intricate reef structure. On the beach are small cozy restaurants where you can try the national cuisine of the Dominican Republic, eat mouth-watering lobster or fresh fish, drink a glass of beer Presidente, fresh coconut juice or local rum Barceló or Brugal, and drag chic Dominican cigar the fiery rhythms of Bachata and Merengue.