About this listing
Immersed in a 2000 squared meters tropical garden, the 7 bungalows of “Natura Village” pose themselves as true gems set within a natural oasis located only 200 meters from Sosua’s town center and 400 from the main beach (Playa Sosua).
Freshly built (end of 2013), the bungalows (55 mq) offer living room + open space kitchen completely furbished, double bedroom with wardrobe and LCD TV + Wi-fi access, restroom with shower cubicle and and ample covered porch. The structure easily allows for 2 + 2 eventual guests.
Access to swimming pool, bar, car park and communal areas is exclusively for the village guests and their eventual visitors, upon previous authorisation.
Interaction with Guests
I, together with Carlo and my brother Loris, will be present daily to tend to whatever needs you may have or for information purposes.
Typically Dominican, Sosua offers a good mix of tradition and modernity; the areas of luxurious vegetation frame a vibrant and exquisite town for all tastes. From the uncontaminated sandy beaches to the more "equipped" ones, the numerous restaurants and bars from different ethnical backgrounds within very affordable price ranges, the naturalistic excursions and the exciting nightlife set Sosua as a true gem of the Republic.
The local transports are numerous and of different nature, from the characteristic moto concho (moto taxi) and carritos (shared car) to the modern busses and taxis. We advice, for the alternative experience and the economic side of it, the moto concho for short trips around Sosua, whereas the carrito is definitely the best option for a ride to Cabarete o Puerto Plata for example.
Other Things to Note
Transport to and from the Puerto Plata Airport (POP) is free and included in the Natura Village services.
1. A decorous behaviour is requested of the village guests in order to respect everyones freedom and for maintaining a happy coexistence. :)
Elisabetta est une hôte très acceuillante.
Natura Village est un très beau site.
Le bungalow a été un agreable surprise. Très propre, charmant, confortable!
Nous regrettons de ne pas avoir pu resté plus longtemps.
Nous recommandons complètement.
Our best night in the DR! Elisabetta's bungalows are clean and comfortable, and the setting is very peaceful. There is a full kitchen that is well equipped for cooking and even a small espresso maker. Elisabetta gave us a great restaurant recommendation and provided free transportation to the airport. We would stay here again!
Elisabetta was incredibly hospitable. She was helpful in every way and available whenever we needed her or had a question. This place was a wonderful place to stay. It felt safe and had everything you may need and it is very conveniently located. The only complaint we had was that the bungalow was advertised as having air conditioning. While it has powerful fans, it does not have air conditioning. Overall, a great experience and we would come back!
Все понравилось. Приветливые хозяева! Тихое и уютное место, прекрасный санузел, удобная кухня, большая веранда со столом для обедов, чистый бассейн с фонтаном в 2х шагах от бунгало. Бунгало находится в пешей доступности от супермаркета, публичного и частного пляжей Сосуа, музея Castelo Mundo King (показывали в "Орле и Решке" в передаче про Доминикану).
Our host, Elisabetta is warm, hospitable, charming, considerate....I could go on and on. She made us feel safe, secure, and very welcome.
Elisabetta was Fantastic! Very helpful during our stay and the location was excellent! Nothing, but good things to say about our time in Sosua and Natura Village Bungalow
Natura Village was very nicely landscaped and maintained. The pool and plants of the grounds looked great. We sat out by the pool a few nights and it was quiet and relaxing.
The bungalows looked exactly as pictured. They look to have been built fairly recently; the cabinets, counters and fixtures are new and in great condition. The bungalow was well stocked with pots, pans, dishes, etc. The floor is made of large stones set in concrete. We had hot water and power our whole stay. Everything seemed clean. There are two large ceiling fans in the bungalow that kept it cool and fresh (we were there in December, the weather was pretty mild by Dominican standards).
Elisabetta was a great hostess. She lives onsite and was very accessible (it was nice to know they were there in case of an emergency). She helped us with any questions we had and even let us borrow her personal iron.
The property is located down the street and across the main road from El Batey/downtown Sosúa. Local public transportation is plentiful on the main road.
What we didn't like about Sosúa is how prevalent the prostitution is, especially in the El Batey area. Walking around downtown, especially in the evening, it is obvious the town relies on and supports "prostitution tourism." The bungalows are far enough away from downtown that you are able to avoid that scene but it is good to be aware that it is there.
The only thing we did not like about Natura Village, and the reason for 4 stars instead of 5, is that in the room there is a list of rules for your stay and it says you are allowed to have overnight guests until 8am. This allows guests to bring people into their room overnight as long as they're gone in the morning. In a family oriented environment this can unpleasantly change the mood.
Other than that, Natura Village is a great place if you are planning to stay in Sosúa.
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