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The Dominican avocado

Wow, they are huge! It is the Dominican avocado/ aguacate that have many wondering if they are real. In this edition of BOP goes local a little lesson on one of the biggest export products of the Dominican Republic. Did you already spot an avocado tree in Punta Cana? They come in all shapes and sizes….

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April 24, 2019

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

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…

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April 13, 2019

Ashlee: “Punta Cana is like a black hole, when you move away you always return”

In BOP faces we talk to local legends: the people of Punta Cana that make this place so special. In this edition: Ashlee, who spends her weekends on the beach looking for glass gems between rocks in order to create jewelry. BOP spoke to her about her creative side and taking life as it comes…

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February 9, 2019

The coolest things to do in Punta Cana 28-30 September

Do you feel it coming up already? That weekend vibe. Yes, it is Friday! Time to find out about the coolest things to do in Punta Cana this weekend. Dive against pollution, enjoy yourself at a tropical fest, visit a farmer’s market, and so much more! Friday night cocktail Although we live in Punta Cana…

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September 28, 2018

Liss: If you don’t start doing something, you’ll never learn it

[vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column][vc_column_text]In BOP faces we talk to local legends: the people of Punta Cana that make this place so special. In this edition: Liss, a self-taught creative all-rounder who came to Punta Cana at the age of 18. BOP spoke to her about her love for making crochet beachwear,…

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June 16, 2018

Food trucks in Punta Cana, part 2

Food culture is important in Dominican culture, and we loving sharing dinner or lunch with the nightlife surroundings of outdoor Punta Cana. That’s why we are more than happy to share a bunch of food trucks in Punta Cana with you! That’s right – this is part two. As food trucks keep popping up on…

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June 14, 2018

Nikolas: “You can’t control life”

In BOP faces we talk to local legends: the people of Punta Cana that make this place so special. In this edition: Nikolas Mantrov on managing the first studio with cooking classes in Punta Cana and accepting that you cannot control life. Black and yellow balloons, show that there was a party going on…

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April 15, 2018

BOP through Cabeza de Toro

Cabeza de Toro. The bull’s head in Punta Cana. ‘A long stretch of nothingness and resorts someone once mentioned.’ We do not agree. Although this area is not as urban as other places in Punta Cana, it is still worth a visit. So, grab our hand and BOP through Cabeza de Toro with us! Shaped…

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April 4, 2018

Cooking Dominican Pescado con Coco with Rafelina

We are still in a Semana Santa mood this week because it is one of the most important weeks in Punta Cana and the rest of the Dominican Republic. In this edition of BOP goes local, we teamed up with Dominican Rafelina Santana. She decided to share her favorite Semana Santa recipe with us….

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March 29, 2018

The national sport of the Dominican Republic: dominoes

As daily life in Punta Cana starts up, chaotically and not too fast, we pass many people on the streets playing the favorite pastime of the Dominicans: dominoes. The game is everywhere: it’s played on the veranda in front of someone’s house, at bus stops, in the street. Time to get into the game and…

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March 21, 2018

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