Between Puerto Plata and Cabarete lies the Bay of Sosua and its famous beach. Known for sheltered calm waters, coral reefs and a wide variety of fish and marine life, Sosua Beach attracts many snorkelers and divers, plus travelers looking to get out on the water on a day cruise and catch a glimpse of the rich sea life below the clear waters.
This is an ideal place to spend a relaxing day and view some of the Dominican Republic's picturesque northern coastline. Travelers visiting in winter get an extra treat—migrating whales are frequently spotted offshore.
There are several hotels and resorts in the small town of Sosua, which sits four miles (6.5 km) from Puerto Plata International Airport and about 20 minutes east by car from Puerto Plata's center. Boat tours around the Bay of Sosua depart from Playa Dorada.