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The Dominican Republic Waterfall You've Been Missing — Salto de Socoa!

Posted by Emily Henkel on 7/17/22 4:09 PM

These tumbling blue falls are just a taxi ride away from Santo Domingo (and are just as pretty as they look in the pictures). 

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Topics: Caribbean

A Little Vacation In Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/17/22 7:45 AM

Punta Cana is home to some of the Caribbean's top beaches (and expensive resorts) — but still makes the top of the list for vacation spots! To help you plan your trip to this coastal paradise, we snagged all the tips and tricks to seeing the best of Punta Cana to help you decide if this is the vacay for you. 

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Topics: Caribbean

Los Tres Ojos: Santo Domingo's Hidden Oasis

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/6/22 1:54 PM

Some say not visiting Los Tres Ojos National Park while in Santo Domingo is like skipping the Eiffel Tower when in Paris — you won't want to miss these stunning blue lagoons. 

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Topics: Caribbean

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

 


*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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