On the spectacular north coast of Dominican Republic, Sosua is a magnet for those who enjoy watersports. Home to its own stunning beach, one of the most beautiful in the country, Sosua is also just 15 minutes from Cabarete, one of the most famous locations for windsurfing in the whole of the Caribbean.
Sosua’s sheltered waters, home to an array of exotic marine species, are also a huge draw for snorkelers and divers. The warm and generally calm waters are also great for swimming, and the fine, golden, sandy beach fringed by coconut trees is the perfect place to relax after all that activity! The town itself offers a range of amenities, including some fantastic bars and restaurants.
Our school in Sosua stands in its own grounds, surrounded by tropical gardens, just 5 minutes’ walk from the main beach. There are on-site studios (private toilet/bathroom, use of kitchen) for students who prefer not to live in apartments or hotels, as well as a small cafeteria. The town centre is just a short walk away.
Our school in Sosua not only offers total immersion Spanish courses, but also a range of ‘special interest’ courses, which make the most of this fantastic Caribbean location!
With regards to the language courses, if you are interested in learning Spanish in a group with students of a similar level to yourself, then the ‘Intensive’ course of 20 group lessons per week or the ‘Super-Intensive’ course of 30 group lessons per week will be ideal for you.
We do also offer private lessons, so if you wish to focus on something very specific, or need to guarantee a particular timetable in advance, then this is the option for you.
Our range of ‘special interest’ courses includes the following: ‘Spanish + Dance’; ‘Spanish + PADI Diving’; ‘Spanish + Windsurfing’; ‘Spanish + Kitesurfing’; and ‘Spanish + Volunteer Work’.
Spanish & Dance
The ‘Spanish + Dance’ course is very popular amongst our students. Styles of dance normally taught include Merengue and Bachata, although Cuban salsa and other salsa styles are also possible. The dance school is located 5 minutes from the language school by public transport. This course consists of 20 group Spanish lessons plus 4 private dance lessons per week.
Spanish & PADI Diving
Sosua is a fantastic location for diving, as it is home to more than 19 different dive sites, the furthest being just 20 minutes away by boat. Excellent visibility and warm waters are to be expected throughout the year. The diving school is just 5 minutes’ walk from the Spanish school and is well-established with an excellent reputation. Group sizes are kept small to ensure diver safety, so there will be a maximum of 4 divers per guide on all practical training sessions and dives. The ‘Spanish + PADI Diving’ course is suitable for students of all diving abilities, from beginner to experienced. If you are a beginner, you can work towards your PADI certification, or if you are already certified, you can just take part in some fun dives!
Spanish & Windsurfing
The ‘Spanish + Windsurfing’ and ‘Spanish + Kitesurfing’ also offer options for beginners and more advanced students. Your level of wind/kitesurfing will determine the number of sessions you are able to take part in. Equipment is provided in the course price. The watersports take place in Cabarete, which is famous as one of the best surf spots in the world! Cabarete is just 15 minutes from Sosua by public transport (which usually only costs a few Pesos). The surf centre has more than 20 years’ experience and safety is a priority, with just 3 students per group.
Spanish & Volunteer Work
The ‘Spanish + Volunteer Work’ programme is currently offered during the summer months only. This programme is designed as a package which includes 2 weeks of Spanish language lessons, 2 weeks of volunteer work (with a minimum of 15 hours) and 4 weeks accommodation in the school’s on-site apartment (breakfast is provided every day from Monday to Saturday).
In Sosua, we offer accommodation in studios and apartments on-site, or in a 2* hotel.
Stay in a studio or shared apartment located in the school’s grounds. Surrounded by a beautiful garden, if you choose to stay in this accommodation you will be just 5 minutes’ walk from both the beach and the centre. Wireless Internet access is included and you will also be provided with breakfast from Monday to Saturday (except on public holidays). You will have also access to kitchen facilities to prepare your other meals.
The 2* hotel is located in Cabarete, just 5 minutes from the beach and 15 minutes by public transport to the Spanish school. This accommodation is offered on a bed and breakfast basis.
The school offers, on average, 2-3 activities per week, all of which are completely optional. Examples of typical activities offered include barbecues in the school’s garden, cooking lessons, pool parties, bar and nightclub tours, visits to local museums and excursions to places such as Puerto Plata and Santo Domingo. As the activities programme varies from week to week, our colleagues will inform you on arrival as to what will be offered during your stay. Please note that most activities will incur a small additional charge payable directly to the school to cover costs. Many will also require a minimum number of participants in order to proceed.
Fly into Puerto Plata Airport. From here, Sosua is approximately 10 minutes’ drive. We can arrange an airport transfer for you if you prefer (please note that this service is not included in the course price and will, therefore, incur an additional charge).