Welcome to Sosúa


Regardless, Sosúa is the base for the area's scuba-diving operations and conveniently located for exploring the north coast. The town’s curious status as the cheese and dairy capital of the DR was established by around 350 families of Jewish refugees who fled Germany and other parts of Europe in 1940. Since few were farmers, most left after a couple of years, but not before building many fine homes.


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$79 Outdoor Activities

27 Waterfalls of Damajagua Tour from Puerto Plata

From your Cabarete, Sosua or Puerto Plata hotel, you will be picked up by your friendly guide who will accompany you throughout the tour. During the ride you will receive some local information of interest and a short safety briefing.On arrival at the 27 Falls of Damajagua Park you will leave the transport where you can leave a bag with your valuables, towel, dry clothes and flip flops for after the tour. Your guide will introduce you to the local waterfall guides who will be looking after you and you’ll be issued with a life jacket, helmet and a bottle of water for the hike up. If you want to take photos or video on the tour please only bring waterproof cameras. From this point on everything will get wet!A moderate 40 minute uphill hike through a beautiful jungle landscape gets you to the 12th waterfall or, if you are in excellent physical shape, choose to hike all the way to the top of the 27 waterfalls (approximately 70 minutes) and experience it all.  Either way, your real fun begins as we head back down-river and you jump, slide and swim your way through a series of spectacular waterfalls, canyons and azure pools, emerging with a silly grin on your face and incredible memories to cherish! The tours include jumps of up to 25 feet (8 meters) but don't worry, the big ones have another way down if you don't want to jump. After a 15-minute walk back to base camp and changing into your dry clothes, enjoy a delicious and varied Dominican buffet lunch, which includes things like barbecued chicken and pork, stews, rice, pasta and salads. Local rum drinks, sodas and water are included (beer is available but not included). After the meal, say goodbye to the local guides and board the transport for the ride back to your hotel.

$71.10 Day Trips & Excursions

Outback Safari Adventure Tour from Puerto Plata

The Outback Safari Puerto Plata Tour includes pick up and drop-off to and from your hotel or an agreed upon hotel lobby in Puerto Plata, Sosua or Cabarete.The bar on the back of the truck is forever in "happy hour" mode (included) and we guarantee that your toes will be tapping to the rhythmic sounds of the local music as our guides keep you smiling and entertained all day long. This is a fun day for all ages, so come and join us on this amazing adventure and let us show you the real Dominican Republic.Your adventure begins on the back roads leading up Mount Isabella where you'll pass through local villages, see spectacular vistas and learn why Dominicans are always smiling (and singing and dancing) ! Explore a rural fruit, coffee and chocolate plantation and learn how coffee and chocolate beans are harvested and processed. Wait till you taste Dominican coffee and hot chocolate (ask for a splash of Dominican rum in your cup)! At the plantation you'll also have the opportunity to visit a typical home and meet the people that live there. It’s true that little has changed in the Dominican countryside for over 100 years but you'll be amazed at how rich their simple lifestyle truly is. You'll visit a local school and meet the children then, cool off Dominican style in a fresh water river pool before heading to the Outback ranch for a very tasty authentic Dominican lunch (included). At the ranch you'll meet our rescue wildlife (crocodiles, rhinoceros iguanas and more) then... browse our artisan craft market where you can buy local souvenirs at local prices! But your day is not over! Next we load back onto the safari truck and wind our way through sugar cane fields to arrive at our spectacular hideaway beach where you can have a relaxing massage and experience the thrill of boogie boarding as you crest the ocean waves before we take you back to your hotel! Please note: pickup is not available for Carnival cruise ship passengers at Amber Cove in Puerto Plata.

$13.20 Transfers & Ground Transport

Shared Arrival Transfer: Puerto Plata International Airport to Hotels

After arriving at Puerto Plata International Airport, meet your driver outside the arrivals hall. Board your air-conditioned minivan, which seats up to 15 people, and relax on the journey to your hotel in Puerto Plata, Playa Dorada, Sosua, Cabarete, Rio San Juan, Luperon, Santiago or Samana.  This convenient airport transfer service lets you avoid the hassle of taxis, public transport and rental cars, saving you time to enjoy more of your Dominican Republic vacation.  When making a booking for this shared arrival transfer from Puerto Plata International Airport to your hotel, you will need to make a note of your flight and hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!

$125 Outdoor Activities

ATV Quads LET'S RIDE from Puerto Plata, Sosua & Cabarete

Pickup time from your hotel will be provided at time of booking.  The home base is located in Maimon (approx 30 minutes from Puerto Plata, 6 minutes from Sosua and 70 minutes from Cabarete) where you'll gear up, get a few safety instructions, rev your quad engine and head off into the beautiful Dominican countryside following the Atlantic Ocean coastline!  Our first stop is actually a beach spot where you can take a photo of your cruise ship behind you in port before heading deeper into the country.... and we do mean back country.  It's not unusual to pass someone on a donkey delivering milk, or roll past chickens and wild turkeys running down the road, or pass a piglet or two foraging in the mud and of course, waving at smiling locals along the way to our next stop... an authentic little cigar rolling shack where you'll learn about cigars, sample local organic hot chocolate and coffee and even taste a bit of Mamajuana! From the cigar shack we get back on the quads and drive across a river following a meandering road to a secluded beach for a quick break and beverage before heading back to the beautiful beach setting where you'll enjoy a delicious authentic Dominican lunch, relax in loungers and take a dip in the ocean before returning to home base. Once we're in the driver's seat (and you're not), enjoy local rum drinks on the way back to your hotel!

$72 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Arrival Transfer: Punta Cana International Airport to Hotels (1 - 4)

This easy and efficient one-way private transfer picks you up at Punta Cana International Airport. Once you land, you will be welcomed by your experienced driver and driven directly to your hotel in one of the following zones: Punta Cana, Uvero Alto, Bayahibe, La Romana, Boca Chica, Juan Dolio, Santo Domingo City, Santiago, Puerto Plata, Sosua, Cabarete, Rio San Juan, Samana and Las Terrenas.  When making a booking, you just need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed at the time of booking and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. Don't forget to book your airport departure transfer for your return trip! Price is per vehicle.

$115 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Arrival Transfer: Punta Cana International Airport to Hotels (5 - 7)

This easy and efficient one-way private transfer picks you up at Punta Cana International Airport. Once you land, you will be welcomed by your experienced driver and driven directly to your hotel in one of the following zones: Punta Cana, Uvero Alto, Bayahibe, La Romana, Boca Chica, Juan Dolio, Santo Domingo City, Santiago, Puerto Plata, Sosua, Cabarete, Rio San Juan, Samana and Las Terrenas. When making a booking, you just need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed at the time of booking and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. Don't forget to book your airport departure transfer for your return trip! Price is per vehicle.