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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…

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…

The Mysteries of the Magical Los Haitises

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Los Haitises National Park is our favorite hidden treasure in the Dominican Republic. Often overlooked in favor of El Limon Waterfall or Bacardi Island, this amazing place is even more special as the flow of tourists is limited. You experience the history of the island surrounded by raw nature, here are our highlights from this…

Where can I get a COVID PCR Test in Punta Cana?

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You’ve made it this far and you’re sitting with the sand between your toes on the beaches of Punta Cana. All thoughts of 2020 and pandemic have disappeared as you watch the waves. The air is fresh and the salty breeze dances on your sun kissed skin. You’re in paradise! There’s only one thing in…

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…

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…

Punta Cana is Open! Welcome Back!

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We are happy to welcome back our guests from July 1 as the first flights start arriving to Punta Cana. After months of uncertainty for all of us, finally we can get back to doing what we love most! We’re busy doing last minute preparations for you to ensure that your visit is safe and…

Why Punta Cana Should Be Your First Vacation After Lockdown

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Most of us have been on lockdown since March due to the COVD-19 pandemic. Many of us have found it incredibly difficult to stay home, even though we know it is the best thing to do right now. We’re all dreaming of the day that we can visit friends and family as normal, and some…

A Healthy and Healing Recipe from Punta Cana!

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The people are what make Punta Cana special! Today we have an interview with a member of the community who has introduced a taste of the exotic to the destination. Krishna Duddukuri is well known for offering not only delicious Indian food, but also incredible wisdom during tough times. Since we are all finding it…