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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 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 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…

A Safe and Luxurious Stay at Hyatt Cap Cana

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After months of lockdown and travel restrictions worldwide, many people are eagerly looking toward their next vacation. We all want to feel normal once again and get back to life before the pandemic. A vacation is the perfect way to refresh and reset after a difficult year! a group of palm trees on a sandy beach

BOP Travel Update

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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 COVID regulations, which are in effect until May 16: Curfew Hours: Curfew hours are in effect. The hours are: Monday to Friday from 10pm to 5am Saturdays and…

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…