However if you decide to go into a shop or ask how much, be prepared for some serious agressive selling. Make sure you go to Sosua public beach, absolutley beautiful once you get on the sand away from the vendors. On your way to the beach before you go down the steps ask for Jose and tell him you want a spot, he'll get you a great spot and serve you like royalty.
Food and beer are very cheap as well. Keep in mind, even the locals say that it's not the greatest place at night, so i wouldn't be wandering around at night, or going to the disco unless your in a big group of guys.
Make sure to go on the Jeep Safari adventure, best trip in Puerto Plata. The waterfalls are breath taking. Bravissimo show at Ocean World not really worth it, dinner was ok, but the atmosphere at the restaurant Posiden is great. Thats a strange review. Sosua is great, full of hookers aggressive vendors and be back at the hotel before dark, lol. Sosua is a massively dangerous town at night, full of drugs, aggressive hookers, everyone will take the opportunity to rob you.
Lets be real here, right outside the entrance to the resort is a large brothel with the girls calling passers by in at every chance, with of without a wife on their arm. I'm glad you enjoyed the place but really, it doesn't sound like your idea of a relaxing vacation is as others may enjoy.
Absolutely Sosua is great! I'll be back there in 2 weeks! Next time, rent a condo for a week or two instead of the Casa Marina. The Casa Marina is nice, but for the price of a night there you can rent a condo for nearly a week.
The beaches are very nice, not the nicest in the country like Punta Cana , but very nice. And best of all, it's a bargain! You are a short ride on public transportation to Cabarete in one direction and Puerto Plata in the other. A beach chair costs 60 pesos for the day. No problems with the vendors, if they become aggressive and won't lave you alone, just be aggressive right back, they'll back off.
I have never felt unsafe at night. And while there are certainly prostitutes hanging around the usual establishments at night, couples and families will have no interaction with them and will hardly notice it. While people who go looking for the dark side of sosua will certainly find it very easily, it is possible to go out at night and still avoid it. Another young man, Chulo, works as a procurer for sex tourists and keeps a cut of the money they pay. The Dominican Republic drew a record 6 million tourists last year — and a huge number of them were sex tourists.
This is a system of exploitation that relies on tourists with a perverse sexual appetite for children and children so disadvantaged they have little choice but to relent. Guru-Murthy also speaks to two foreign tourists with strong opinions on the exchange of sex and money in the Dominican Republic. People need to eat, you understand that? You know how much they can make a day? Candy and a friend strike up a deal with a foreign tourist.
Candy attracts the attention of male beachgoers to pay for household necessities. Towards the end of the program, she reveals to Guru-Murthy her next big plan to earn money in the tough and dangerous city, which offers few opportunities to young women — except to give up their bodies and childhoods for international tourists who have travelled there for both. The Schlemmer Stube is one of the cheapest places to eat, too.
Bourbon Street tends to be pricier, although the quarter chicken and sides is a bargain at pesos and the quarter rack of ribs is just 50 pesos more. That drink can be a cheap way of deciding if you want this girl at all. Most hotels charge an additional fee for bringing girls back, too, or ban it altogether.
Because I booked through Airbnb I was a private client, so no extra bills…. New Cafe, past the Plaza Europa on the right, now does the best breakfast in town, for around pesos, a little more if you get extravagant. It comes with free OJ, fruit, coffee and everything else you could want to start your day.
They do proper American-style breakfasts, too. They do basic food, exceptionally well. They have themed nights, like Taco Tuesday and Friday pie night. It can be a struggle to get a table. For dinner, Schlemmer does good, cheap food that the locals trust.
So grab a pesos Schnitzel and fried German potatoes, or half a chicken and fries for pesos. Sinatras, I have been there once and can only comment on the burger. If you want to splash out, then head to Waterfront restaurant by Playa Alicia.
You want to eat like a local? Then head up to the Comidor Pica Pollo Merino on the main road, opposite the gas station. It looks like a shack, but you can eat fantastic fried chicken, rice and beans, some of the best in Sosua, for pesos. I go there most days and have never been ill on their food. Take a chica there if you want to have some fun with her.
She has eaten there many times…. Get an apartment and you can head to Playero supermarket and live like a local. Watch out, processed foods generally come from the US and they get seriously expensive. Yes, for the most part. I take basic precautions, no jewelry and just the money I need for the night in my pocket.
You have invited a girl who might well live in one of the shanty towns on the edge of Sosua, in a shack with no running water and holes in the walls, into your home.