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YouTube: SOSUA BEACH, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC


Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 12:41

SOSUA IS A SMALL TOWN NEXT TO THE PUERTO PLATA OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. IT IS LOCATED 4 MILES FROM PUERTO PLATA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, THE TOWN IS ACCESSED PRIMARILY BY CAMINO CINCO, OR HIGHWAY 5, WHICH RUNS MUCH OF THE LENGTH OF THE COUNTRY'S NORTH COASTLINE. SOSUA IS DIVIDED INTO THREE SECTIONS: EL BATEY, WHICH IS THE MAIN SECTION WHERE TOURIST VISIT, SOSUA ABAJO, AND LOS CHARAMICOS EL BATEY WAS THE SETTLEMENT AREA OF APPROXIMATELY 500 OF THE 5000 GERMAN AND AUSTRIAN JEWISH REFUGEES FOR WHOM THE DOMINICAN GOVERNMENT ISSUED VISAS BETWEEN 1940 AND 1945. THE GOVERNMENT PROVIDED THEM WITH LAND AND RESOURCES WITH WHICH THEY CREATED A DAIRY AND CHEESE FACTORY, NAMED PRODUCTOS SOSUA, STILL IN EXISTENCE TODAY. DESCENDANTS OF THE ORIGINAL SETTLERS STILL LIVE IN SOSUA, WHERE THEY MAINTAIN A SYNOGOGUE AND A MUSEUM SOSUA ABAJO, WHICH TRANSLATES ROUGHLY TO "LOWER SOSUA", IS LOCATED ON THE WEST END OF SOSUA IN A VALLEY NEAR A RIVER THAT DUMPS INTO SOSUA BAY. IT IS A LESS COMMERCIAL, MORE RURAL AREA OF SOSUA, AND HOUSES MANY OF THE WORKERS WHO COMMUTE TO THE EL BATEY AREA, NEARBY CABARETE BAY AND PLAYA DORADA THE BARRIO OF LOS CHARAMICOS IS SITUATED BETWEEN EL BATEY AND ABAJO, AND IS A DENSELY POPULATED URBAN AREA KNOWN FOR ITS NIGHTLIFE, DANCING AND BAR SCENE THE NORTH COAST OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HAS BEEN A TOP TOURIST DESTINATION FOR EUROPEANS FOR NEARLY THREE DECADES. THERE IS A LARGE EXPATRIATE COMMUNITY IN SOSUA, WHICH CONSISTS OF MOSTLY GERMAN, ENGLISH, AMERICAN, AND X;b>...X;/b>


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