Sosúa has everything you’re looking for on a beach. Crystal clear waters full of corals, perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. Once out of the water, you will discover sand of various colors and numerous beach huts. This small enclave of the Dominican Republic was once a safe place for Jewish refugees. Its historical places and its synagogues offer a good perspective on the postwar identity of Sosúa. In a more relaxed tone, the expat community helps to liven up its lively and international nightlife.

What to see

The Synagogue and the Jewish Museum of Sosua, created by the founders of the city and their descendants. The museum, perpetually enriched with photographs, objects and various personal donations, recalls the history of the Jews in the region.

What to try

Numerous possibilities for half-day or full-day excursions: the town of Puerto Plata, Santiago, the second city in the country famous for its carnivals in February and August, Moca the prosperous city, the quiet coastal village Río San Juan and 10 km the immense Playa Grande, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic.