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The Nauyaca Waterfall Is Just Waiting For You

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/20/20 9:03 AM

It is kind of like Costa Rica has a monopoly on the world’s prettiest waterfalls … but out of them all, Nauyaca is probably our favorite spot for a hike and a swim.

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Topics: Central America

These Jungle Swimming Spots Are Easily The Coolest Part About Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/2/20 12:52 PM

Okay, we’ve bragged long enough about the magic cities you can visit on the weekends, the hot springs hiding the mountains, turquoise waterfalls, and pretty beaches — it’s time that cenotes got the spotlight.

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Topics: Central America

Hike El Chico, Mexico Before The Rest Of The World Does

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/27/20 12:45 PM



You may think the colorful cities found in this part of Mexico would be the highlight, but we cannot get enough of the hiking here. 

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Topics: Central America

The Best Kind Of Advice For A Trip To Jaco, Costa Rica

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/19/20 10:41 AM

Beaches perfect for surfing and surrounded by lush jungles are only two things you’ll find in Jaco ... can you see why this is one of the prettiest weekend getaways for our volunteers?

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Topics: Central America

A Few Pretty Rad Things To Do In Panama City, Panama

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/11/20 11:05 AM

"I love Nicaragua but I never want to leave Panama" is just one of the quotes we've heard from our volunteers who flew down for a vacation.  

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Topics: Central America

We’re Spilling All The Secrets About Hiking Arenal Volcano

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/5/20 2:25 PM

This volcano is the country’s local celebrity, and one of the most famous things to see in all of Costa Rica.

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Topics: Central America

Who Wouldn’t Want To Visit Nicaragua's City Of Oranges?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/4/20 11:59 AM

Chinandega is right around the corner from one of our favorite beaches, just down the road from a volcano, and is known for doughnuts (if you needed just a little more convincing). 

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Topics: Central America

Come Explore One Of The Top Magic Towns In Mexico: Bernal

Posted by Jen King on 3/14/20 10:00 AM

Bernal is one of Mexico's "magic towns" and one you'll want to put in your weekend plans while you're spending your semester abroad exploring the area.

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Topics: Central America

Boca Chica Is Your Ideal Panama Paradise

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/11/20 9:43 AM

It’s the tropical vacation you’re looking for, complete with lots of beach time, island hopping, snorkeling, and chill vibes. 

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Topics: Central America

A Handy Vacation Planner To Help You See The Best Of Nicaragua

Posted by Jen King on 3/5/20 1:15 PM

The secret is out Nicaragua really is the hidden gem of Central America.

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Topics: Central America

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