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New York.– Sosua, on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, has been chosen as one of the best appealing beach retirement spot overseas for Americans, according to an article published by businessinsider.com.

"There are no high-rise towers, no big crowds and no worries. Life here is all about enjoying what mother nature has created in this world-class coastal spot. The life on offer here is also increasingly appealing to retirees," the paper said.

"Expat communities are established and expanding, and planned developments are under way to cater to them,", the report added.

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Written by: jasfalon, 11 Jan 2014 10:44 AM
From: United States

The Sewer ??????????????????????
Written by: jasfalon, 11 Jan 2014 10:46 AM
From: United States

Who voted, pimps, pedophiles, freaks, prostitutes, drug addicts, drug dealers, alcoholics, and just all around perverts?
Written by: PuntaCanaMike, 11 Jan 2014 11:07 AM
From: Dominican Republic
This is a joke...correct?
Written by: danny00, 11 Jan 2014 11:21 AM
From: United States, Berlin Germany
More Diarrhea coming from there Mouth.....this place is one area where not only Dominican Low-Life Gather Pimps, Drugs you name they do it.....and for the Gringos that live there many have fleed their country trying to avoid outstanding Warrants, Low-Life's that come to Sosua looking for very young girls and Drugs.....this is one cesspool.....before u run there stop and think why would any decent person want to live in a 3rd world country where they don't even have a Real Police Force and the locals don't have any English....if u do go there your going to become a Target for the Bad Guys and Ladies....though the years the local police have many times Set-Up Innocent Tourists with Flase charges then for the shake down and your going to need a large sum of money for your get out of Jail Pass....not long ago the entire police force in Sosua where fired for framing a innocent Tourists
Written by: bernies, 11 Jan 2014 11:22 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Juan Dolio
Somebody got paid to publish this stuff as I wouldn't recommend this place not even to my worst enemy.
Written by: danny00, 11 Jan 2014 11:25 AM
From: United States, Berlin Germany
The food is SH--the lady's will only suck you dry for every dollar u have..if u go take a shower the girls and her pimp in the few minutes your in the bathroom they will take whatever u have.go to google find out how many tourists have been killed in the Puerto Plata area....u dont want to die in this country..
Written by: josean This user is banned, 11 Jan 2014 11:30 AM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!




IDIOT IRS Atabey will come to give the PLD counter argument (i.e.propaganda) in a few minutes!







Written by: VeronicaDR, 11 Jan 2014 11:30 AM
From: United States
Sosua is not the kind of place you want to retire unless your a single man looking for young local prostitutes. Even then it will be quite dangerous.
Written by: danny00, 11 Jan 2014 11:52 AM
From: United States, Berlin Germany
About 10 years ago in Sosua one gringo was set up with an underage girl (she told him she was 19 ).. the police broke down his door when he was sleeping with this girl in bed..the police never took him to Court they had him in a cell by himself telling him he had to give the police and the girls parents $40,000us...then he will be released from Jail..this is what can happen with you also if u travel there...They the police treat you as "Prey"....good luck your going to need it...this place is not the Hamptons in Long Island or South Beach in Florida.
Written by: anthonyC, 11 Jan 2014 12:04 PM
From: United States


Business Insider was found and run by an admitted Wall Street swindler.
Their "Articles" are made up of other people's work and paid insertions.

Back in the 1980's Sosua was cool. Now it is for old, ugly Europeans looking for h*okers.
Written by: BASTA, 11 Jan 2014 12:52 PM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
What Crap! Better to go to Boca Sida.
Written by: generoso, 11 Jan 2014 2:11 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Better known as HoSua, run for your life, if you can, lol.
Written by: shorty, 11 Jan 2014 4:10 PM
From: Canada
Viva Sosua
Written by: shorty, 11 Jan 2014 4:10 PM
From: Canada
I lived there for quite a while and although the downtown club area is full of prostitutes, what makes it different than any other place in DR?

As a white guy no matter how much i told the Dominicans that came from everywhere but Sosua that I wasn't interested in their young girls tried to hook me up with their cousins, sisters, friends, you name it. It didn't matter if I was in San Fran de marcois, Mau, or out in Rincon.

I found the police presence to be heavy and whenever they tried to extort me for something stupid, I just told them to go away and they did. Usually the Polituro. AMET is a joke, agree. The policia nacional never bothered me once. i doubt they mean downtown Sosua but the outlying areas are great. i lived in Perla marina.

You want crime and ho's, go to las Vegas, NV USA. you will stand a much better chance of getting robbed and you can't walk in a casino, club or down the street without seeing ho's, albeit they would want to rob you just for "serv
Written by: josean This user is banned, 11 Jan 2014 4:16 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!
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Written by: josean This user is banned, 11 Jan 2014 4:17 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!


"Get Shorty"




Written by: zooma, 11 Jan 2014 4:27 PM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic


It appears the spin doctors are at work.

"Sosua named one of the best beach cities for retirement " ....This like saying Detroit is a good haven for retirement. You can go swimming in the Detroit river, enjoy a vista of Windsor Ont, have your home burnt down, or be mugged.

The Businessinsider.com reporter must have been given the sanitized tour, a hallucinogen, or both.



Written by: rokete This user is banned, 11 Jan 2014 5:30 PM
From: Dominican Republic, ( DEPORT THE HAITIANS, BUILD THE BORDER WALL ! ) SERAPIO REYNOSO 1805 & LAZARO NUNEZ 1824 * DOMINICANS ! SEE THAT OUR DEATHS NEVER BE USELESS !
Written by: jasfalon, 11 Jan 2014 10:46 AM
From: United States

Who voted, pimps, pedophiles, freaks, prostitutes, drug addicts, drug dealers, alcoholics, and just all around perverts?
__________________

Yes

That is exactly what American expats are looking for.

The joys of life they could not get in their working as slaves in the US, rat race.

The only thing is that the prostitutes, the pimps, the drug dealers and the perverts,

are now Haitians, so it is cheaper drug and sex.

Jasfalon

L@@K
Written by: rokete This user is banned, 11 Jan 2014 5:45 PM
From: Dominican Republic, ( DEPORT THE HAITIANS, BUILD THE BORDER WALL ! ) SERAPIO REYNOSO 1805 & LAZARO NUNEZ 1824 * DOMINICANS ! SEE THAT OUR DEATHS NEVER BE USELESS !

I walked all around Sosua during the day and late at night.

There is lots of security all around.

The prostitution is reserved to a specific area.

You don't need to see that if you are not looking for it.

Or you can choose to ignore it.

There are more positive about Sosua, it is safe, has a beautiful beach, world class restaurants,

several supermarkets, excellent shopping area, a vibrant and cosmopolitan night life,

lots of water sports, a relax lay back day atmosphere, world class airport,

and Cabarete is a close by hot spot.

All you Haitian haters are full of shit, Sosua is an excellent place for retirement,

Cabarete even better but more expensive.

Written by: guillermone, 12 Jan 2014 1:09 AM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum

Sosua has great potential, but it has to clean up its act.

My family has own property there for decades and they have seen the area during its ups and downs. Believe me, Sosua is a gem, a diamond in the rough. If the right people take control, it can return to be what it once was, a prime beach location.

I remember as a kid, it was always beautiful and pristine. I loved it and have many fond childhood memories. Unfortunately, I also saw its rise and fall. But like my family, there are still plenty of good people left who hold on to their beach front lots, ocean view vacation homes and hill top residences with beautiful scenic vistas which overlook the bay and this is what in the end will make the difference. Pimps, prostitutes and hustlers are in it for the short term, for them there is no sentimental value. However, people with roots in the area, truly and deeply care, will stay for the long hull and are going to turn things around for the best. I can almost bet on that
Written by: ELPAPA999, 12 Jan 2014 1:26 AM
From: United States, California
I'm from Sosua so I know a bit about Sosua. In the 80s till mid 90s Sosua was the place to be, but now Sosua is shitt hole and I blame Leonel Fernandez for that. Thanks asshole... If you from and know Sosua you'll know what I'm talking about.
Written by: guillermone, 12 Jan 2014 1:33 AM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum

"I'm from Sosua so I know a bit about Sosua."

Do you remember "la casa del coño"?

Written by: jojosnogood, 12 Jan 2014 2:36 PM
From: Dominican Republic
it is especially for singe men.sosua is basically "A MENS DISNEY WORLD"we all know why lol.
Written by: ELPAPA999, 13 Jan 2014 1:42 AM
From: United States, California
La casa del Cono? Not sure if I remember or I just don't know what's el Cono.
Written by: guillermone, 13 Jan 2014 1:57 AM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
"La casa del Cono? Not sure if I remember or I just don't know what's el coño."

When you were in the water on the beach in Sosua, there was this big beautiful pagoda style house built on the hillside overlooking the bay. It was one of the first luxury houses built in the area. Because at the time it was so impressive, everybody use to look up and say, "coñooooo....... !!! Que casa"
hence the name, "Casa del coño."

Of course since then other more impressive homes have been built since then. But that house is still referred with that exclamatory adjective.
Written by: generoso, 13 Jan 2014 11:27 AM
From: Dominican Republic
I also remember the big and ugly Montecarlo cigaret ad, in plain view of the beach, that I even tried tearing it down one time, without success.
Boca Chica was for inhabitants of La Capital, and Sosua was for Santiagueros. The best two houses in Playa Grande (next to Charamicos) where owned one by Poppy bermudez, and the other one by his brother Carlucho. Further down was the Tavarez house (El Gallo), those where the happy and non polluted days, where you could eat raw oysters and coconuts in the beach, from a well known vendor.
I purchased a lot in Charamicos, later to sell it for the Bermudez development.
The good old days, are never coming back.
Written by: lovingit, 13 Jan 2014 2:11 PM
From: United States, Delaware
I just got back from Sosua (most of my father's side of the famility still lives there) and on the way back in the plane, sat with a young Gringo that said he loved the time he was there, but would be ashame to say he was there if his parents knew how the ladies give it up for something as easy a pica pollo.

I simply told him that the political structure of our country has created a generation of hoplessness and so much individual necessity, that many Dominicans such as in Sosua, will simply live for the that one day (with drinks, food, etc, from a tourist) than think about their future, and that although the things have never really been good, that it wasn't till the mid to late 90s that the place has become as socially corrupts as it is now. I also pinned him too, though, because tourists that take advatange of sex tourism do create the demand, thus, comes the supply.


Written by: guillermone, 13 Jan 2014 3:49 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
"I purchased a lot in Charamicos, later to sell it for the Bermudez development.
The good old days, are never coming back."

Everything you said is absolutely true. I had not idea you were intimate with the area and know so much for a non-Santiaguero. In fact you knew more stuff then I did. My family still owns property in a development by Los Charamicos and my best friend's family were among the pioneers on the other side of the bay and one of the first to build in Los Bateyes. However as much as I realize and want to face the truth, I hope you are wrong about "The good old days, are never coming back." It most certainly would be unfortunate and disappointing.
Written by: generoso, 13 Jan 2014 4:54 PM
From: Dominican Republic
guillermone
Part of my family did live in Santiago, so what was this "non-Santiaguero business".
Sosua beach was so pristine and clear, I used to fly there on Friday, from SDQ, just to spend the weekend there.
Later, I went to the little beach in front of General Imbert's property, that was always deserted.
The general used to throw these stun grenades at the sharks, that where attracted by the sewage from the cheese plant next door.
Sosua is not all gone and still fun, with plenty of good restaurants and a German ex-pat population that keeps on coming, and making the place better. The problem is at night with all the hoes, parading around, and vigorously approaching all passers by.
Had an apartment in Playa Chiquita for a while, but was lucky to sell it, but the "in" place now is Cabarete, but mostly for the 20/30 crowd, although Cabarete beaches are not as nice as Sosua.
Written by: generoso, 13 Jan 2014 4:54 PM
From: Dominican Republic
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Written by: guillermone, 13 Jan 2014 5:18 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
"Had an apartment in Playa Chiquita for a while, but was lucky to sell it, but the "in" place now is Cabarete, but mostly for the 20/30 crowd, although Cabarete beaches are not as nice as Sosua."

I personally don't like Cabarete. It does not have the same cozy feel as Sosua. But then again, I am not into wind-surfing and that might in part explain why, among other things

With regards to the apartment in Playa Chiquita.........it was good that you had enough foresight, got out just in time. You apparently knew what you were doing. I have relatives who were investors at the Sand Castle. It was a nice piece of property with lots of potential, but when Sosua went down hill, the place also went belly-up and they nearly lost their shirts. I don't recall what the situation is now, but last time I spoke to them, they were still holding on waiting for a comeback

And my apologies to you I did not know you were half-Cibaeno. I should have known better to realize were you also one of us
Written by: guillermone, 13 Jan 2014 5:24 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
"Sosua is not all gone and still fun, with plenty of good restaurants and a German ex-pat population that keeps on coming, and making the place better. The problem is at night with all the hoes, parading around, and vigorously approaching all passers by"

I totally agree. In spite of it all I enjoy it no matter what. And the Germans do help make the difference. I just hope they don't stop and keep coming and perhaps create a little Germany in the tropics. I believe both Jamaica and Venezuela also have or use to have something similar with a year round German expat enclave and we also can have something similar.

Meanwhile, I think if we can relocate these "professional workers" and create a sort of red light district. Additionally, I would also remove all of the make-shift stalls right off the beach which to me is nothing but visual pollution. If we can achieve just those two things, It will bring back much of the same pristine atmosphere of the past.
Written by: jasfalon, 14 Jan 2014 10:00 AM
From: United States

German ex-pats are the slime that's helped make Sosua, The Sewer.
Written by: guillermone, 14 Jan 2014 12:42 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
Written by: jasfalon, 14 Jan 2014 10:00 AM
From: United States

"German ex-pats are the slime that's helped make Sosua, The Sewer."

What do you mean? Are you saying we are not getting the cream of the crop?

I know......you are probably correct. Unfortunately, Sosua and Pto Plata has not been able to attract a higher caliber of foreigners. It gets all the budget friendly tourists. But this is the business model that has been used since its beginning, which initially set the pace and open the region to the world, but it has unfortunately failed to change and adjust to the times, reinvent itself to attract a better more upscale market. Among the Germans it is the good ones compose the vast majority of their enclave. Unfortunately, the few bad apples unfairly make them all appear as scum.
Written by: leonardo, 16 Jan 2014 11:16 AM
From: Dominican Republic
What a Joke !
With all this criminal Haitian Hook... around !?
If you walk there slower than 12 mph the steal your shoes !
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