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Sosua, Provincia de Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

How much does it cost to travel to Sosua?

You should plan to spend around $248 (RD$14,631) per day on your vacation in Sosua. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $58 (RD$3,433) on meals
  • $53 (RD$3,114) on local transportation
  • $305 (RD$18,000) on hotels

A one week trip to Sosua for two people costs, on average, $3,472 (RD$204,833). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Sosua cost?

A one week trip to Sosua usually costs around $1,736 (RD$102,416) for one person and $3,472 (RD$204,833) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Sosua on average costs around $3,472 (RD$204,833) for one person and $6,943 (RD$409,666) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Sosua will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Sosua on average costs around $7,439 (RD$438,928) for one person and $14,879 (RD$877,855) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Sosua has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Sosua expensive to visit?

Prices in Sosua are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within the Caribbean Islands, which is known to be an expensive region, Sosua is a somewhat more expensive destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in the Caribbean Islands for its travel costs. While some cities in the region are more expensive, Sosua is generally more expensive than most.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Sosua Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Sosua?

The average Sosua trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Sosua travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) RD$18,000 ($305)
Local Transportation 1 RD$3,114 ($53)
Food 2 RD$3,433 ($58)
Entertainment 1 RD$2,562 ($43)
Alcohol 2 RD$544 - 1,631 ($9 - 28)
Accommodation Budget in Sosua
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Sosua is $153 (RD$9,000). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Sosua is $305 (RD$18,000). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Sosua

Looking for a hotel in Sosua? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Sosua based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $153. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Sosua
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Sosua is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $53 (RD$3,114) per person, per day, on local transportation in Sosua.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Sosua
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Rental Cars in Sosua
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Food Budget in Sosua
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Sosua can vary, the average cost of food in Sosua is $58 (RD$3,433) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Sosua should cost around $23 (RD$1,373) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Sosua is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Sosua
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Sosua typically cost an average of $43 (RD$2,562) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Sosua
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $18 (RD$1,087) on alcoholic beverages in Sosua per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Last Updated: May 15, 2024
Sosua on a Budget
Sosua Sosua, Dominican Republic
Nestled on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, Sosua is a charming town renowned for its stunning beaches, rich cultural history, and vibrant nightlife. Originally a quiet fishing village, Sosua transformed during World War II when Jewish refugees settled in the area, bringing with them a unique cultural blend that still influences the town today. With its turquoise waters, lively beachfront, and diverse culinary scene, Sosua offers a mix of relaxation and adventure for all types of travelers.

Traveling to Sosua on a budget is not too difficult. For accommodation, there are numerous budget-friendly options ranging from hostels and guesthouses to affordable hotels. Eating on a budget in Sosua is also manageable, thanks to the variety of local eateries and street vendors. The town's comedores, small family-run restaurants, serve delicious Dominican dishes at very reasonable prices. Public transportation in Sosua is both affordable and convenient, too.
Sosua is home to several sights that showcase its natural beauty and cultural heritage. The town's main attraction is Playa Sosua, a crescent-shaped beach renowned for its golden sands and crystal-clear waters. The beach is ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling, with vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life just offshore. The beach is also lined with bars, restaurants, and shops, creating a lively yet relaxed atmosphere.

For a glimpse into Sosua's unique history, visit the Jewish Museum of Sosua. This small but informative museum details the history of the Jewish refugees who settled in Sosua during World War II. Exhibits include photographs, artifacts, and personal stories that provide a poignant insight into this significant chapter of the town’s past.

El Choco National Park, located a short drive from Sosua in Carabete, offers a more adventurous experience. This park features lush forests, impressive caves, and freshwater lagoons.

Sosua offers a range of activities that cater to different interests. Water sports are particularly popular, with opportunities for snorkeling, scuba diving, and windsurfing. The clear waters and vibrant coral reefs make Sosua a top destination for snorkeling and diving. Dive shops like Northern Coast Diving and Dive Cabarete offer guided dives and PADI certification courses, catering to both beginners and experienced divers.

For those interested in exploring the natural surroundings, horseback riding tours are available. Local ranches offer guided rides through the countryside and along the beach, providing a unique perspective of Sosua's stunning landscapes. It's a fantastic way to connect with nature and experience the area’s beauty firsthand.

For a more relaxed pace, consider taking a boat trip to nearby beaches and islands. Catamaran tours and sailing trips are popular options, offering a chance to explore secluded spots and enjoy the pristine waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Many tours include opportunities for snorkeling, swimming, and even fishing.
Food and Dining
Sosua's culinary scene is a delightful mix of local flavors and international cuisine. Fresh seafood is a staple, with dishes like pescado frito (fried fish) and ceviche being particularly popular. Beachfront restaurants such as Baileys Restaurant and Waterfront Restaurant serve up delicious seafood dishes with a view of the ocean.

For international flavors, Sosua offers a variety of options. From Italian and Mexican to Japanese and Mediterranean, the town's restaurants cater to diverse tastes. Popular spots include Morua Mai for international cuisine and Casa Valeria for a mix of Dominican and European dishes.

Traditional Dominican cuisine is hearty and flavorful. Make sure you taste "mofongo," a dish made from mashed plantains mixed with garlic and pork cracklings. Another local favorite is "sancocho," a rich stew made with various meats and root vegetables.

Nightlife in Sosua is vibrant and varied, with beachfront bars and clubs offering everything from live music and dancing to casual drinks by the sea.

The closest airport is the Puerto Plata International Airport to the west.

Getting around Sosua is straightforward, with several transportation options available. Public minibuses, known as "guaguas," are the most economical way to travel. They run along the coastal road, connecting Sosua with Cabarete and Puerto Plata. Fares are low, usually around $1 per ride.

Taxis are available for those who prefer more comfort. It's advisable to use official taxis or arrange rides through your accommodation to ensure fair pricing and safety.

Renting a car is a good option for those that want to explore further away. Several international and local rental agencies operate in Sosua, offering a range of vehicles. However, it might be easier to get a rental car at the airport when you arrive.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.