Sosúa is a beach town in the Puerto Plata province of the Dominican Republic. It was officially founded by Jewish settlers who were fleeing from Nazi Germany.
Descendants of the original Jewish settlers still live in Sosúa, among them is the former mayor Ilana Neumann. They remain an important segment of the community and maintain a synagogue and a museum. The town is divided into three sectors: El Batey, which is the main tourist section and on the east side of the main beach (Playa Sosúa); Los Charamicos, on the west end of the beach; north of them, toward the airport, is Sosúa Abajo The bay and beach attract many water sports enthusiasts, including snorkelers and divers because of its sheltered, calm waters, diverse species of fish and intricate reef structures.