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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

Know Exactly Where To Spend All Of Your Vacation Time In The DR

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/27/21 6:30 AM

With every weekend off, time in the week to explore, and vacation days here is the only guide you'll need when it comes to vacations in the Dominican Republic. 

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Topics: Caribbean

Jarabacoa Has So Many Of Our Favorite Adventures In The DR

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/23/21 11:30 AM

Jarabacoa is the best mountain town, filled with waterfalls, ziplining, river rafting, rappelling, horse rides through the mountains, and gorgeous views no matter where you look. On the island, it's our favorite place for adventures, hands down.

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Topics: Caribbean

All The Info About Fricolandia (Your Newest DR Obsession)

Posted by Emily Henkel on 5/14/21 11:02 AM

This is the resort-swimming spot of your dreams, complete with stunning views, a pool overlooking the ocean,  your own private cabana, and the bluest water you've seen.

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Topics: Caribbean

All The Day Trips + Weekend Vacays From Puerto Plata, DR

Posted by Emily Henkel on 5/13/21 8:00 AM

Spending time near Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic? Know the best beaches, our fav snorkel spots, the go-to eateries, and dreamy resorts to stay at for when you need a nearby getaway.

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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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