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Hope for Stray Dogs in Punta Cana

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Dogs in the Dominican Republic have a complicated relationship with the people of the island. On the one hand, they are much loved family pets, spoiled with attention and food, and well looked after. They are also handy guard dogs for private residences, their barks alerting their owners of possible intruders. The other side of…

Public Transport in Punta Cana

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We love exploring Punta Cana and seeing the area in “real life” outside of the luxurious resorts. As an island nation, life is much simpler than ours back home. You’ll find the laid back pace of life refreshing as you visit the different parts of the area. Punta Cana is varied and different areas have…

BOP’s Dominican Phrasebook – Dominican Slang Part 1

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One of the most talked about things in the Dominican Republic is the language! Spanish is the official language of the country, and Dominicans love using it! People here speak so fast, and no matter how much you’ve studied, often you’ll find it hard to understand! Dominican’s speak with such passion and energy, you know…

BOP’s Guide to Sailing in Punta Cana

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  With so many boat tours in Punta Cana, it can be difficult to figure out which one is best! Catamaran or speed boat, party boat or private, full day trip or half day? We can help you decide which sailing experience is best for you with our handy guide to sailing options in Punta…

Travel Update – COVID19 Vaccines in the Dominican Republic

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Work on the COVID vaccine has been thankfully quick, and there are a few variants being rolled out globally. Travelers are vital to the Dominican Republic, and getting vaccines to the island is an important part of helping visitors feel safe. First Vaccine Delivery The first vaccine delivery of 20,000 Oxford University-AstraZeneca was received in…

Semana Santa – Dominican Republic’s Favorite Holiday!

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While Christmas time is loved by everyone in the Dominican Republic, being the height of the high season, it’s an extremely busy time for workers in tourism. Semana Santa is a time for Dominicans to really let their hair down after a busy season! Locals flock to the islands gorgeous beaches to spend time with…

BOP’s Top Tours for a Spring Break to Remember!

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We’re in Spring Break season! After a year of lockdowns we’re all ready to let our hair down! Lucky for you, Punta Cana is packed with awesome tours that not only will make your Spring Break FABULOUS but also have the bonus of being COVID safe! Let’s take a look at the hottest things you…

BOP’s Dominican Phrasebook – Greetings

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We love exploring the Dominican Republic! The island is full of amazing things to see and do! One of the coolest things we love is spending time with the local people. Dominicans are happy and full of positive energy, and they love talking to visitors! We’ve got the perfect way to make Dominican friends instantly…

Eco Adventure in Las Galeras, Samana

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Eco Adventure in Las Galeras, Samana One of the things I love most about the Dominican Republic is how diverse it is. Supersize and super luxury all-inclusive hotels sit side by side with the hustle and bustle of island life. Quaint little hostels beside big name resorts, here there’s something for everyone. Best of all,…

Carnival in the Dominican Republic

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In the month of February, the Dominican Republic normally celebrates Carnival. Although sadly the celebration is suspended this year, we’ll still be celebrating this important event at home! Carnival started on the island during Spanish colonial times around 1520. During the occupation of the island by Haiti, carnival disappeared, but when independence was restored on…