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Soaking Up The Best Views On Top Of The World, In Puerto Plata DR

Posted by Emily Henkel on 4/25/22 8:00 AM



Whether you take the tropical hike up or admire the views below via cable car, you won't want to miss this viewpoint!

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Topics: Caribbean

Here's How To Choose The Perfect ILP Country For You

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 4/16/22 3:00 PM

With SO many options, are you looking for a little help choosing the right country for you? Whether you're looking for your own semester (or are a parent trying to help), these five guidelines are here to help. 

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Topics: Asia, Central America, Europe, Caribbean, For The Parents, Africa, South Pacific

Play With Monkeys + Zip Line In This Dominican Jungle Park

Posted by Jen King on 1/31/22 8:30 AM


The next time you plan to visit the Dominican Republic, don't miss your chance to play with monkeys — it's such a unique experience here!

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Topics: Caribbean

What To Know About Exploring Puerto Plata

Posted by Jen King on 1/14/22 8:00 AM

If you'll be a part of ILP's humanitarian programs in the Dominican Republic, you'll most likely be spending your Saturdays exploring nearby Puerto Plata!

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Topics: Caribbean

The Dreamiest Places To Stay In The DR (On A Budget)

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/4/22 11:33 AM

Stay in a villa on the beach or up the treetops in a waterfall-filled jungle, all on a budget. 

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Topics: Caribbean

Take A Swim In This Turquoise Paradise, Right in Rio Sonador, DR

Posted by Emily Henkel on 12/20/21 12:24 PM

Photo via @Aquaventuresos

If you're a sucker for places that look too pretty to be real (and want an adventure that's off the beaten path), taking a day or two to get to know Rio Sonador is the place your Dominican Republic vacation is missing.

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Topics: Caribbean

Sosua + Alicia Are Some Of Our Top Picks For Nearby Beaches In The DR

Posted by Jen King on 12/9/21 8:15 AM

It’s hard to choose where our favorite beaches are on the north coast of the Dominican Republic is … but we're here to talk about a couple that consistently make their way into ILP volunteers' top picks.

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Topics: Caribbean

We Planned Your Trip To DR's Dudu Lagoon, Rio San Juan Beaches + More

Posted by Jen King on 12/3/21 1:08 PM

This corner of the Dominican's northern coast makes for one of our favorite day trips, especially for our volunteers who live just outside of Puerto Plata. There's a ton to do, so good thing you have weekends free to come see it all!

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Topics: Caribbean

We're Loving Day Trips To Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Posted by Jen King on 11/18/21 11:10 AM

Cabarete is beyond popular with tourists, and after visiting, you can easily see why this beach is one of the best places to spend a Saturday. 

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Topics: Caribbean

Head To Monte Cristi For Swinging Sunrise Views

Posted by Emily Henkel on 7/25/21 10:44 AM

This viewpoint in the Dominican Republic is one of the prettiest we've seen (and pictures from this place kinda need to end up on your Instagram).

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Topics: Caribbean

 


*Because of the worldwide pandemic, travel options are limited and frequently changing. You'll need to do additional research as resources + activities shared in this post may or may not be available at the time of your trip.

ILP volunteers — work closely with your Program Manager who can help you understand current country entrance requirements which will determine what countries you can visit during your semester. 


 

 

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