Local Area Info

The new gaming and entertainment facility, Sosua Bay Grand Casino, is located in the heart of Sosua, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The main roads in the city lead you to the front door of the Casino. It’s walking distance to all local shopping, entertainment, and Sosua beach; one of the most popular beaches in Dominican Republic. The Sosua Bay Grand Casino is the most spectacular gaming facility and nightclub in the area while being the most convenient to the main business and tourist area of Sosua. The convention center/entertainment complex hosts various events including concerts, gaming tournaments, business conventions, and sporting events.

The Dominican Republic is the jewel of the Caribbean, offering the finest beaches, crystal clear Caribbean water and endless options for activities and adventures from Windsurfing to swimming under waterfalls. Sosua is the Acapulco of the Dominican Republic. You could say that this is where tourism first began back in the 70s and 80s.

Despite development, Sosua still keeps its charm with the highest density of shops and restaurants in the Batey section of the destination. The one kilometer long Sosua Beach continues to be the main attraction of the area. In spite of the large number of vendors who have set up shop right on the beach, it’s still one of the most spectacular in the Dominican Republic.

Fly into the Gregorio Luperon International Airport of Puerto Plata (POP), about a 10 minute drive from Sosua. Sosua is half way between Puerto Plata (25 kilometers to the west) and Cabarete. In Sosua, you are near all the attractions in Puerto Plata, Playa Dorada, Cabarete and Playa Grande (about one hour’s drive away). For the most part you can get around Sosua on foot if you are staying in the neighborhoods of El Batey or Charamicos. The streets are well lit and there are lots of people outside day and night. The main attraction of Sosua is the beach, the shops and restaurants. Snorkeling is a popular option. Sosua Beach is a U-shaped beach of fine whitish sands in a sheltered cove. Multiple water sports can be hired right on the beach. It is easy to swim to the reefs.

The average temperature is 82°F (28°C) which means that you will encounter ideal holiday conditions throughout the whole year. The country has different climatic and vegetation zones: a tropical, warm-humid climate at sea level, a moderate climate in the mountains. The rainy season in the north is from November through January, in the south from July through September. Short, heavy rainfalls are possible all year round, tropical storms occasionally in August and September.