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    From today's Sosua News:

    It is low season for tourism in the Dominican Republic. You notice this also in Sos˙a because at night it is not as busy as usual in the bars and restaurants of the beach town. Also on the beach is not as busy, according to the owners of the beach chairs, bars and shops. In the weekends it is crowded. Then many Americans visit Sos˙a to enjoy the nightlife. Many Dominicans use the special offers at Casa Marina Resort. But it is also an opportunity for entrepreneurial companies to innovate. The beautifully furnished rental for sports bikes (with spacious bar) 'Reydey Motors Rentals' is now closed. Everything is cleared out, even the shiny stools are removed from the concrete floor. Not only the bar, but also the motors have disappeared. We could not figure out why this business has closed. Also bar / nightclub Gran Velero is closed and the the reason remains unknown. El Cultivo is also in other hands. This bar has welcomed Willy El Chamo as the new owner. More good news: La Roca restaurant, which is located in the oldest building in Sos˙a (ca. 1890) is after months of closure, again opened by a new owner. A visit to this legendary restaurant, formerly the Casa Grande and then a Colmado, is quite worthwhile. But also see activities in the bar / nightclub Seacrets which has been closed for months, maybe more than a year. The workers there say that the bar is rebuilt and will be open again in October.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    El Cultivo is also in other hands. This bar has welcomed Willy El Chamo as the new owner.
    I truly hope whatever little remnants of Sr. Hess' home remain are preserved, the restaurant had a tiny little corner with his RCA phonograph and a few historical Sosua photos along with a few of his things. There is no reason why they can't save a little bit of history. Hey, nothing wrong with a bar/museum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    From today's Sosua News:

    It is low season for tourism in the Dominican Republic. You notice this also in Sos˙a because at night it is not as busy as usual in the bars and restaurants of the beach town. Also on the beach is not as busy, according to the owners of the beach chairs, bars and shops. In the weekends it is crowded. Then many Americans visit Sos˙a to enjoy the nightlife. Many Dominicans use the special offers at Casa Marina Resort. But it is also an opportunity for entrepreneurial companies to innovate. The beautifully furnished rental for sports bikes (with spacious bar) 'Reydey Motors Rentals' is now closed. Everything is cleared out, even the shiny stools are removed from the concrete floor. Not only the bar, but also the motors have disappeared. We could not figure out why this business has closed. Also bar / nightclub Gran Velero is closed and the the reason remains unknown. El Cultivo is also in other hands. This bar has welcomed Willy El Chamo as the new owner. More good news: La Roca restaurant, which is located in the oldest building in Sos˙a (ca. 1890) is after months of closure, again opened by a new owner. A visit to this legendary restaurant, formerly the Casa Grande and then a Colmado, is quite worthwhile. But also see activities in the bar / nightclub Seacrets which has been closed for months, maybe more than a year. The workers there say that the bar is rebuilt and will be open again in October.

    BTW what are the months for low season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by young seniors View Post
    BTW what are the months for low season?
    The last few years it's been Jan.-Dec.


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    Wow....Latinos (Gran Velero) closed?????? It was always open everytime I was there (14 trips).

    Sosua, 5 or 6 years ago, was the bomb........now it's just a sputtering firecracker......

    I know it's slow season, but I think Sosua tourism has dropped somewhat in the past few years......

    .....see you in the Philippines in September...........I've taken my vacations elsewhere.......sorry..........

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    It iks the expats that keeo Sosua and Cabarete going in these slow months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bermyboy View Post
    It iks the expats that keeo Sosua and Cabarete going in these slow months.
    Not for long, when the new law comes along there will be NOONE left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FritoBandito View Post
    Wow....Latinos (Gran Velero) closed?????? It was always open everytime I was there (14 trips).
    Latinos is reopening soon....not to worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattus_Rattus View Post
    Not for long, when the new law comes along there will be NOONE left.

    What's the new law????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by FritoBandito View Post
    What's the new law????????
    No High Heels in city limits...

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