The future of Sosua

ctrob

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How about some beach lighting so we can attract visitors at nighttime.
I am no expert to be sure but it is time Sosua recognized what a gem it has in our beach.
10 years ago that would have been great. But it's now an open sewer in behind the vendor shacks. The only fix is to level it, dig out the toxic waste, and start over with new 12 story buildings.

Weren't you looking to down size? There will be great views!
 

ramesses

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10 years ago that would have been great. But it's now an open sewer in behind the vendor shacks. The only fix is to level it, dig out the toxic waste, and start over with new 12 story buildings.

Weren't you looking to down size? There will be great views!
It's pretty much the same as 10 years ago...more boring but basically the same. Cows fall inside the shacks from behind.

That would be a disaster of epic proportions if they built 12 story building in behind...good god, great way to ruin a beach.
 

ctrob

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It's pretty much the same as 10 years ago...more boring but basically the same. Cows fall inside the shacks from behind.

That would be a disaster of epic proportions if they built 12 story building in behind...good god, great way to ruin a beach.
It probably won't be 12. I think the plans are for 5 or 7 floors. But something n eeds to be done there. It's horribly unsanitary the way it is now. I'm surprised somebody hasn't gotten deathly sick from eating on the beach.

Just curious, if you owned the land behind Playa Sosua, what would you do with it?
 

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Bulldoze the entire strip, dig out the feces, pour veevaporub in to mask the smell, built low rise condotels no more than 3-4 stories
Set up a public access on each end with clean bathrooms and sewars, and 10 gift shops selling the same $shit they sell now, maybe 6 restaurants, life goes on.
This may happen in 2050 I read on Detras.
 

ramesses

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It probably won't be 12. I think the plans are for 5 or 7 floors. But something n eeds to be done there. It's horribly unsanitary the way it is now. I'm surprised somebody hasn't gotten deathly sick from eating on the beach.

Just curious, if you owned the land behind Playa Sosua, what would you do with it?
I have no idea as I am a poor man. I am not saying the owner do not have the right to do what they deem best for the beach...I am just saying that it would be a disaster to make Sosua beach just like every other beach that becomes inaccessible to the locals and undesirable to visit. It always has been my favorite part of Sosua which I visit every day when there. I have had it happen to other beaches I have frequented over the years in the Caribbean. It is always a shame when people lose a beach.

The funny thing is, I have always thought the restaurants have become much cleaner and of better quality over the past 15 years. Yes, washroom facilities have always been an issue.
 

Caonabo

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I have no idea as I am a poor man. I am not saying the owner do not have the right to do what they deem best for the beach...I am just saying that it would be a disaster to make Sosua beach just like every other beach that becomes inaccessible to the locals and undesirable to visit. It always has been my favorite part of Sosua which I visit every day when there. I have had it happen to other beaches I have frequented over the years in the Caribbean. It is always a shame when people lose a beach.

The funny thing is, I have always thought the restaurants have become much cleaner and of better quality over the past 15 years. Yes, washroom facilities have always been an issue.
Strange enough, many poor people I know do not get the opportunity to travel to another country several times a year.
 

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Bulldoze the entire strip, dig out the feces, pour veevaporub in to mask the smell, built low rise condotels no more than 3-4 stories
Set up a public access on each end with clean bathrooms and sewars, and 10 gift shops selling the same $shit they sell now, maybe 6 restaurants, life goes on.
This may happen in 2050 I read on Detras.
or leave it the way it is and just fix the sewer system , or add a sewer system. Sometimes after it rains It seems the drainage system and sewer system is connected
 
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jd426

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Bulldoze the entire strip, dig out the feces, pour veevaporub in to mask the smell, built low rise condotels no more than 3-4 stories
Set up a public access on each end with clean bathrooms and sewars, and 10 gift shops selling the same $shit they sell now, maybe 6 restaurants, life goes on.
This may happen in 2050 I read on Detras.
Baporuu for everyone ... it cures everything .... good point ...
 

ramesses

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Strange enough, many poor people I know do not get the opportunity to travel to another country several times a year.
Nor do I. It takes everything I can do to travel once a year...been less than that lately. Sometimes things happen in life.
 

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With Willy recently being elected mayor, I do not see any real changes
taking place on the beach anytime soon other than several beach bars
and restaurants being for sale in the next couple of months due to this
Covid1984 power grab.,
 

Caonabo

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With Willy recently being elected mayor, I do not see any real changes
taking place on the beach anytime soon other than several beach bars
and restaurants being for sale in the next couple of months due to this
Covid1984 power grab.,
Covid1984 power grab…..exactly.
Globally.
What they can't fairly win and integrate, they are taking from you.
All under the guise of the name "pandemic".
 
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ctrob

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With Willy recently being elected mayor, I do not see any real changes
taking place on the beach anytime soon other than several beach bars
and restaurants being for sale in the next couple of months due to this
Covid1984 power grab.,

Shirley you can't be serious. I agree it might not be anytime soon. But do you really think a Mayor would try to stop a mult imillion dollar project on private property?
For starters, they couldn't. But why would they even try? Because some gringos think the squatter shacks are quaint?
 
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El Rey de Mangu

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Shirley you can't be serious. I agree it might not be anytime soon. But do you really think a Mayor would try to stop a mult imillion dollar project on private property?
For starters, they couldn't. But why would they even try? Because some gringos think the squatter shacks are quaint?
Imagine the DR without the tourism and economic epicenter that is Sosua!
 

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I have no idea as I am a poor man. I am not saying the owner do not have the right to do what they deem best for the beach...I am just saying that it would be a disaster to make Sosua beach just like every other beach that becomes inaccessible to the locals and undesirable to visit. It always has been my favorite part of Sosua which I visit every day when there. I have had it happen to other beaches I have frequented over the years in the Caribbean. It is always a shame when people lose a beach.

The funny thing is, I have always thought the restaurants have become much cleaner and of better quality over the past 15 years. Yes, washroom facilities have always been an issue.
If you seen 1/2 the kitchens restaurants you would never eat in them..
 
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ramesses

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If you seen 1/2 the kitchens restaurants you would never eat in them..
I eat in a few, I have seen the kitchens. Yes, there are some on the beach that are dubious. Never been sick from the beach food in almost 20 years. It's more than I can say about some of the regular restaurants in town.

I eat on the beach most days I am in Sosua. I am only reporting my personal experiences.