And I mean loco in a good way. I stayed at the Coco from 12/31/12 to 2/9/13 and enjoyed every minute. The Coco is clean, secure, economical, and fun. The Coco is not foo-foo, pretentious, or for cry babies. The secluded private beach is worth the price of admission. The cast of characters that stay in the hotel or frequent the bar will keep your interest up and spirits high.
The Coco offers basic rooms(I did not see the one larger room above the owner's apt.) for an affordable price. A queen bed, refrigerator(!), end table, dresser, and bathroom. That's it. There is no shelving in the bathroom, so storage is sparse. I brought a collapsible bucket to hang on the door and store some toiletry stuff.
Shelley, the owner, is accommodating of her guests. There is a kitchen for general use, but an apparent electrical problem rendered it inoperable. When I return, I'll bring an electric skillet to cook breakfast. The bar is the central spot for congregating, and was the scene of a few wild nights. The hotel is located in more of a residential section of Sosua, so you get a feel for the local rhythms. A lady cooks next door and there is a convenience store a block away. Across the street is a moto stand, and is convenient even when they rip off the gringos by charging double what locals pay for a ride into town(50 pesos, $1.25). The Wi-Fi signal was good enough to do some limited streaming of Youtube, but not HD.
There was no food service when I was there, but found that many restaurants would deliver meals to the bar on a motorcycle. That became my preferred method, especially for the marinated grilled chicken. Yum yum. They don't clean your room every day, but every two or three days. No big deal for me.
The Coco is not for everyone. During my stay two women checked in, one single, and one with her husband. The single gal checked out after three days, and the married one was a bit put off by the scene in Sosua in general, but seemed to enjoy the Coco. I would venture that if you're not an adventurous woman, this is probably not for you. But if you're an adventurous guy, the Coco is worthy of consideration.
The little problems did not bother me much, but you should be aware of them. The power went out, usually during the afternoon, about 3 times or so a week for 30 minutes to several hours. Some people complained of no water or no hot water from time to time, but I did not personally experience this. Some jerk was drinking at the bar, singing loudly, and annoying guests in their rooms. Oh yeah, that was me. Sorry.
I was looking for a place that was oriented primarily to single guys, and I found it here. I look forward to my return to the Coco.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Coco Hotel! We are one of the most affordable hotels in Sosua. We are within walking distance of 3 beautiful beaches and have one of the friendliest most popular bars in town. We are a quiet, clean hotel with 24hr security & managed by a live-in Canadian family. We have the best free wi-fi in town and back up generator for those weekly power outages. Come and have fun in Sosua, the Dominican Republic's Party Town. Live among the people of the Dominican Republic and enjoy one of the best climates worldwide. A laid-back culture with all the amenities of home in a very safe environment. Hope to see you soon. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, HostelWorld, Hotels.com, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, Booking.com and Hotwire so you can book your Coco Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Coco Hotel Sosua
- Coco Hotel And Hostel
- Sosua Coco Hotel