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Cool Gifts to Bring your Friends from Punta Cana

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One of our favorite things about traveling is shopping local stores for cool gifts for friends! Not only are we able to talk to local people and explore, but we often find some really cool and quirky gifts that represent the destination! Every place has something special that you can’t get anywhere else! Here is…

Hope for Stray Dogs in Punta Cana

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Dogs in the Dominican Republic have a complicated relationship with the people of the island. On the one hand, they are much loved family pets, spoiled with attention and food, and well looked after. They are also handy guard dogs for private residences, their barks alerting their owners of possible intruders. The other side of…

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 Top Tours for a Spring Break to Remember!

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We’re in Spring Break season! After a year of lockdowns we’re all ready to let our hair down! Lucky for you, Punta Cana is packed with awesome tours that not only will make your Spring Break FABULOUS but also have the bonus of being COVID safe! Let’s take a look at the hottest things you…

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…