Bay of Sosua
Between Puerto Plata and Cabarete, lies the Bay of Sosua. Known for its sheltered calm waters, coral reefs and wide variety of fish and marine life, the Bay attracts many snorkelers and divers and is a popular spot for a cruise.
Even if you don't dive or snorkel, the Bay’s clear waters enable you to catch a glimpse of some of the richness of sea life below. Getting out on the Bay is also a relaxing way to spend a few hours and view some the Dominican Republic's picturesque northern coastline.
In the winter, whale-watching is also a popular activity in Sosua Bay.
There are several hotels and resorts in the small town of Sosua. The main strip, Pedro Clisante in El Batey, is always buzzing with people walking between the many shops, bars and restaurants.
The small town of Sosúa is about 6.5km (4mi) from Puerto Plata International Airport and approximately 20-minutes east by car from Puerto Plata center. Boat tours around the Bay of Sosua depart from Playa Dorada.