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Travel Update January 2021

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Happy New Year from the BOP team! As we look forward to new adventures in Punta Cana in 2021, we bring you the latest travel update for the Dominican Republic, with all information on new regulations, which are in effect until January 10: New Curfew Hours: Extended curfew hours are now in effect. The new…

Amazing Places to Visit on Your Dominican Republic Vacation – Part One

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Although Punta Cana is the most famous place in the Dominican Republic, the whole island is an incredible place to explore! It’s the most geographically diverse island in the Caribbean, and there’s much more than just white sand beaches! Here is part one of our guide to some of the most amazing places to visit…

COVID-Safe Experiences and Tours In Punta Cana!

We’re all excited about traveling to Punta Cana after such a difficult year! Now we know more about how to control the virus we are able to start exploring again! The virus hasn’t gone away, but there are plenty of ways to enjoy your vacation in a safe way. A recent article by the U.S…

We’re Finally Ready for a New Season in Punta Cana!

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No one could have guessed that 2020 would change travel so much! Here in Punta Cana, the usually busy international airport has been quiet, and hotels were shut down seemingly overnight. With many relying on tourism to feed their families, it has been a difficult few months for the local people. Despite all of the…

BOP Cares – Helping the Punta Cana Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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BOP Cares is a foundation based in Holland which is dedicated to helping the most vulnerable communities in the Punta Cana area. These communities often need regular support for basic necessities such as food, clothing, medication, and more. Under ‘normal’ circumstances, these families are struggling to survive, and they certainly aren’t equipped to deal with…

A short history of Punta Cana: from Punta Borrachón to resort town

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We have been going on and on about Punta Cana but we never shared the history of this town. In this edition of BOP, we go back in time. History of a jungle town 48 years ago there was no Punta Cana as we know it today. No roads, just jungle, and untouched beaches. At that…

5 great museums around Punta Cana

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Hey new visitor, welcome to our paradise! Next to sun-tanning, beach club hopping and boat trip making, you’d love to see some cool, quirky art and historical artifacts. There’s no fun in visiting a place if you don’t get to know the culture and history, right? No worries. We’re here with a quick list of…

Tipping in Punta Cana. The do’s and don’ts.

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“How much do we leave for tip?” A question that is heard throughout all-inclusive resorts, restaurants, hairdressers, spa’s, and more in Punta Cana. Honestly, it is quite a challenge finding out those so called ‘tipping rules’ when you are in a foreign country. Luckily, we at BOP are here to guide you on tipping in…

Breakers Café: “It’s good because we care!”

Punta Cana is growing every day. This means there are always new places to visit and things to do in town. Today, we want to introduce you to a wonderful new breakfast and lunch place that will have your taste buds craving for more. It is called Breakers Café! A cool spot in Bavaro. Let’s…

Spend your Valentine´s day in Punta Cana!

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It is Valentine’s day all over the world.  In the Dominican Republic is not only about romantic love, it is also a day of friendship. So don´t be surprised when someone congratulates you with the words: “Feliz dia de amistad!” Meaning, happy friendship day.  But what to do on a day full of love in Punta Cana?…