Since many years the Dominican Republic is a charter flight destination from Europe. Germans in particular book package tours to the island, a popular area is the area around Sosua. It feels awkward when locals talk to you in German, trying to sell their wares for ridiculous prices or hawking boat rides, time shares and what have you. We did not feel comfortable at the beach, this constant hawking was actually quite annoying. Sosua Bay itself is really pretty, the beach was long and wide and the ocean calm. Unfortunately though, this is no longer a secret, so expect tons of tourists and...hawkers!