Sosúa Beach Renovations

bachata

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I believe Sosua is the only beach in the Puerto Plata/ Cabarete coastal areas that allows low Dominican class people excursions, What we call "jiras" o "paseos" Costambar and Playa Dorada won't let theses buses entry their facility since long time ago.

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I believe Sosua is the only beach in the Puerto Plata/ Cabarete coastal areas that allows low Dominican class people excursions, What we call "jiras" o "paseos" Costambar and Playa Dorada won't let theses buses entry their facility since long time ago.

JJ
Do you have something against poorer people? I thought the beaches of the DR belong to all the people? This is pretty bad man.
 
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If Those Beach Vendors were smart they would send a Private Investigator of some kind to dig deep , to find out

Those Drawings are hopefully just some a crude Concept , because it looks thrown together by some First year Design Student , not a real Architect , and certainly NOT someone who is even remotely concerned with preserving the AMBIANCE and Feel of this Unique BEACH SPOT.

Dominican upper class / Investors seem to have a warped idea sometimes of what Tourists want .
Which is Strange , because the AI's do go out of their way to make you feel like you are in the DR . Its Certainly not stainless steel and Glass..
We don't travel to the DR to look at something we can see back home .. The Beach is what we came to admire , and the Natural setting .
Seems everyone here also feels the same , that is no mere coincidence .
. There is NOTHING whatsoever in those Drawings which INVITES me to come and Stay there .. nothing .
its very sad that they think we will be impressed with this, enough to even spend more money .
I Hope the final product is completely different from those Drawings .
Sorry if we are pretty much repeating what we said in the Military on the beach thread , but it is a very glaring and valid Point .
The only thing I like about the concept is the workout equipment. Those parks are everywhere in Santo Domingo and are actually pretty cool. Everything else is uninviting.
 
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I saw this parked on road Playa Sosua.
 

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Probably a Jira bus from Santiago City at Playa Sosua.
You can't imagine how much fun people have in those buses they usually brakes down on the way back to Santiago.

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I am poor my self, I used to ride those buses.
Enjoyed a lot those "Jiras" when I was young.

JJ
I guess I mistook your choice of the statement "low class people". I am unsure of who these people are. I apologize for taking it out of context as I now see I misunderstood what you said.
 
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Probably a Jira bus from Santiago City at Playa Sosua.
You can't imagine how much fun people have in those buses they usually brakes down on the way back to Santiago.

JJ
Been on a few Jiras myself.
Fun times.
It will be interesting to see whether or
not these new facilities will welcome the
Sunday crowds.
 
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bachata

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Punta Rusia is where most jiras has migrated during the last decades.
No it hassles there the buses can go all the way to the beach area.

JJ
 

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I believe Sosua is the only beach in the Puerto Plata/ Cabarete coastal areas that allows low Dominican class people excursions, What we call "jiras" o "paseos" Costambar and Playa Dorada won't let theses buses entry their facility since long time ago.

JJ
Have seen plenty in Playa Dorada, that is, in El Pueblito.
 

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Golf courses? Anyway, back to Sosua Beach!

Did anyone start a poll yet on the Sosua Beach Renovations? Choices like this could be used:

1) I like the redevelopment and moving of squatters off private and public land
2) I like the ghetto vibe of the beach just fine like it is and don't care if nobody behind the beach ever had legal title
3) I don't care at all
4) None of the above

I personally am torn between choice 3 and 4.
 
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Golf courses? Anyway, back to Sosua Beach!

Did anyone start a poll yet on the Sosua Beach Renovations? Choices like this could be used:

1) I like the redevelopment and moving of squatters off private and public land
2) I like the ghetto vibe of the beach just fine like it is and don't care if nobody behind the beach ever had legal title
3) I don't care at all
4) None of the above

I personally am torn between choice 3 and 4.
As a grizzled veteran of 4 or 5 nights so far in Sosua, I would say anything but 1.
 

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As a grizzled veteran of 4 or 5 nights so far in Sosua, I would say anything but 1.
There has to be some balance. A large part of the population can’t just find formal employment because of lack of education. They need to make a living somehow. And they need to live somewhere and what they live in easily blows away in a big storm. They can’t just move in the bulldozers every time they need something for the tourism industry without having solutions for the affected people.
 

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There has to be some balance. A large part of the population can’t just find formal employment because of lack of education. They need to make a living somehow. And they need to live somewhere and what they live in easily blows away in a big storm. They can’t just move in the bulldozers every time they need something for the tourism industry without having solutions for the affected people.
But remember that "most"of the Chicas not to say all are not from Sosua.
They can go somewhere else not a big deal, let's just move the factory.

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But remember that "most"of the Chicas not to say all are not from Sosua.
They can go somewhere else not a big deal, let's just move the factory.

JJ
I was thinking about the small vendors selling on the beach. Now I am not completely sure what they did and removed.
 

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But remember that "most"of the Chicas not to say all are not from Sosua.
They can go somewhere else not a big deal, let's just move the factory.

JJ
Sosua beach isn't really the "factory" . The government trying to push prostitution out of sight means everywhere, not just beach areas.
The real issue here is what happens to the vendors in the future. I understand, at least a rumor from Danny at Malibu, is that the vendors can remain until the plazas are completed and that could be a while. Of course any vendors in the places where the plazas are going to be built will be the exceptions to that rule if it is true.