The town is divided into three sectors: El Batey, which is the main section where most tourists visit, Sosúa Abajo, and Los Charamicos.
The North Coast of the Dominican Republic has been a top tourist destination for Europeans for nearly three decades. There is a very large expatriate community in Sosua, which consists of mostly German, British, American, and Canadian expats.
Sosúa Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic and among the top tourist destinations of the Caribbean. Sosúa is located on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, just four miles from Puerto Plata International Airport and only 15 minutes from Cabarete, the windsurf capital of the Caribbean. You can find first class hotels and resorts, great seafood along with international cuisine, and excellent nightclub entertainment. The beach offers several attractions, such as sunbathing, snorkeling, water skiing, scuba diving, and live music.
Sosua Bay attracts many water sports enthusiast, including snorkelers and divers because of its sheltered, calm waters, diverse species of fish and intricate reef structures. In the winter, whale watching is also a popular tourist activity in Sosua Bay.
Recently, naturally occurring beach nourishment has created a new beach just north of Sosua Bay, depositing sand where there were previously only sheer rock cliffs. The beach bears both the names Playa Alicia, and Playa Casa Marina because of the hotel in close proximity that bears the same name.
There are several other beaches, Sosua Beach, which is a crescent-shaped bay protected by coral formations and clear waters for divers and snorkelers. Sosua's other beaches are Waterfront (also called cul de sac), Paradise beach (actually shifts on and off every several months), Playa Imbert and Playa Chiquita. Waterfront beach is only 7 years old, created after a storm around 2002. There is also sport fishing. A very large population of expatriots share their culture and mingle with locals and foreigners.