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Sosua is a very beautiful tourist attraction, and once one of the top Dominican Republic destinations when tourism started as a means of development in Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata. Its beaches and natural scenery make it an ideal place to unwind and relax. The town is divided in two main areas, El Batey being the tourist spot where hotels, restaurants and the best beaches are. There are a lot of Germans and Canadians living in Sosua, also people from other countries and they also make up for a sizeable part of the business ownership in Sosua. Real estate development boomed in Cabarete and Sosua for the past 10 years, with many new residential villa and condo communities offering vacation rentals that have changed the equation between all inclusive resort bookings and private, self catering rentals.

The town struggled in the late 2010 and early 2011 to get rid of "easy women" on the street, also some street vendors, forcing them into working behind the walls of some clubs to keep the streets cleaner. The creation of new attractions such as the Monkey Jungle, Yasika Adventures and other eco friendly tours have impacted positively and shown that still there`s a lot more to offer in Sosua.

Restaurants are varied, such as the elegant Bologna`s, which is a high end Italian offer at affordable prices. And of course there`s Morua Mai, on the beach way and offering an impressive international Menu. The one that will leave visitors in awe is the Waterfront, right on the beach and also offering great ocean views.

Sosua started back in 1941 as a Jewish settlement when World War II forced the fleeing Jews to find a country to relocate, and none appeared in the horizon. The Dominican Republic offered the Jews a deal that included land and free religion, same rights as local citizens. They created what now is known as Sosua and demonstrated the world that they were very organized and successful at business and community managing.

 Today, the original synagogue and the Jewish Museum pay tribute to the hundreds of Jews that had to cross the ocean to escape from Adolph Hitler`s army and start a new life in unknown lands.

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