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

Posted by Jen King on 8/15/22 12:45 PM

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

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Topics: Central America

The Info You Have To Have Before Planning A Trip To Peru

Posted by Emily Henkel on 8/1/22 6:30 AM

Want to hike Machu Picchu during your ILP semester? There are some things you need to know before you even start planning.

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Topics: Central America

German Towns, Lush Mountains, + Waterfalls In Matagalpa, Nicaragua

Posted by Emily Henkel on 7/26/22 6:30 AM



Welcome to Matagalpa, a place full of secret waterfalls, rafting adventures, and green hillsides dotted with coffee plantains. In a country that’s under the radar, we just love a place that’s even more off the beaten path.

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Topics: Central America

The Best Places To Zip Line In Costa Rica

Posted by Emily Ekker on 7/22/22 9:00 AM

It's not a secret that Costa Rica is insanely gorgeous, but some of the best places to zip line might be a little hidden. 

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Topics: Central America

The Best Weekend Trips In Mexico

Posted by Emily Henkel on 7/11/22 8:15 AM

Mexico's biggest secret? It's our #1 pick for a country where you can do a ton of traveling on the weekends for way less than you think. 

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Topics: Central America

Find Your Own Private Island On One Of Nicaragua's Pearl Cays

Posted by Emily Henkel on 7/6/22 12:29 PM


Rent out a whole island for less than you think! Your newest island paradise vacation all starts at the Pearl Lagoon: This quiet spot is the best jumping-off point to the dreamiest and most secluded islands in the country — the Pearl Cays.

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Topics: Central America

We Found The Most Unreal Ecolodge In The Jungles Of Nicaragua

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/25/22 11:35 AM

Stay in a bungalow, with jungle views, a waterfall, and more just outside of your window. 

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Topics: Central America

Get The Best Food, Festivals, And Day Trips In Oaxaca, Mexico

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/13/22 12:38 PM

See the Nacho Libre church, eat your fill of "the best food in Mexico", and see why more than a few visitors say Oaxaca was their favorite city they visited!

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Topics: Central America

We're Zip Lining, Beach Hopping (And More) In Sardinal, Costa Rica This Weekend!

Posted by Emily Henkel on 5/25/22 1:01 PM


If you're wondering how to pack in a weekend full of beaches, river rides, zip lining, and more, then we have 2-3 days totally planned out for you.

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Topics: Central America

You Can't Get Enough Of The Waterfalls In Ciudad Valles, Mexico

Posted by Emily Henkel on 5/23/22 7:45 AM

As if you needed another reason to come volunteer in Mexico, these prettier-than-possible waterfalls will seal the deal. 

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Topics: Central America

 


*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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