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Josh Porter of Vida Plena: “Be good do good”

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In BOP faces we talk to local legends: the people of Punta Cana that make this place so special. In this edition Josh Porter who oversees the organization Vida Plena. A space that was founded in October 2018 where women get to work on their skills for a better future for themselves. BOP was curious…

Queen J: ‘I love empowering women’

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In BOP faces we talk to local legends: the people of Punta Cana that make this place so special. In this edition: Queen J who encourages women to live their best life by holding retreats for them in Punta Cana. She worked with people like Rihanna, and Blac Chyna.  BOP was curious to find out…

Danijela constructs underwater nurseries for the environment

In BOP Faces, we talk to local legends: the people of Punta Cana that make this place so special. In this edition, diving instructor Danijela Podlipec explains how she helps to keep the coral reef alive and how she manages to care for the environment in her daily life in Punta Cana. Serbian Danijela Podlipec…

Yira combines yoga, social life and community in Punta Cana Village

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In BOP Faces, we talk to local legends: the people of Punta Cana that make this place so special. In this edition, yoga professional Yira tells us all about yogi breaths, starting her business on home turf, and why it’s ok for yoga teachers to have a social life. Is she weird? What do taekwondo…

Lola: “I was able to merge my passions”

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In BOP faces we talk to local legends: the people of Punta Cana that make this place so special. In this edition: graphic designer Lola Manzanas on opening the Tiki Bar, food truck, her aqua-blue hair and life in Punta Cana after 10 years. Bodypainting, graphic design, beer ventures and typography. These are some of…

Kelvin: “When you like your work all is simple”

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In BOP faces we talk to local legends: the people of Punta Cana that make this place so special. In this edition: Taekwondo Master Kelvin Cuello of Punta Cana Fitness Academy on starting over in Punta Cana and his motivation for teaching kids. “People told me to leave Punta Cana and come back to Santo…

Candela: “We brought electronic Music to Punta Cana”

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In BOP faces we talk to local legends: the people of Punta Cana that make this place so special. In this edition: Candela Pereyra. She and her brother brought Electronic music to Punta Cana by opening Soles Chill out Bar. This was not an easy journey. Throughout their success they were shut down 3 times….

Dalibor: “I am in love with meat”

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In BOP faces we talk to local legends: the people of Punta Cana that make this place so special. In this edition: Dalibor Porubsky. The Slovak chef  of La Bruja Chupadora with a passion for meat. Yes, you read it right. There is more to this story though. Read on to find out what it…

Maritza: “I worry about people that have no one who cares about them”

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In BOP faces we talk to local legends: the people of Punta Cana that make this place so special. In this edition we decided to switch things up. We spoke to an inspiring woman who is helping countless of adults and children in Higuey. Her name is Maritza German. She runs an orphanage and has…

Isel: “I can’t live under anyone’s rules”

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In BOP faces we talk to local legends: the people of Punta Cana that make this place so special. In this edition: Isel Arias, who has her own real estate company and who is a professional race car driver too. BOP spoke to her about stereotypes, beauty standards, and working on your free time. “You…