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Monte Alban Might Be Our Favorite Day Trip From Oaxaca, Mexico

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/26/22 10:38 AM

If you want to see hilltop ruins and have some of the best food around while you're in Mexico, you should plan on visiting Oaxaca — this part of the country boasts dozens of day trips we love, like the imposing ancient ruins of Monte Alban. 

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Topics: Central America

The Best Beaches Along The Pacific Coast Of Nicaragua

Posted by Auvi Evans on 11/22/22 9:28 AM

If you're headed to Nicaragua you should definitely start getting excited about the beautiful beaches you can visit. 

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Topics: Central America

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

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/19/22 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 in Costa Rica?

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Topics: Central America

Go Fishing On The Grounds Of This Impressive Palace In Chaulta, Mexico

Posted by Emily Henkel on 10/26/22 11:22 AM

Tour the mansion on the grounds, go ziplining, or rent paddle boats on the surrounding lake — we love a quick trip to this estate!

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Topics: Central America

Releasing Baby Sea Turtles On Juan Venado, Nicaragua

Posted by Emily Henkel on 10/23/22 10:50 AM

If you find yourself near Leon, Nicaragua but need some time with turtles, play on taking a day to visit this nearby gem.

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Topics: Central America

The Best Quick Trips From Uvita, Costa Rica + How To Get There

Posted by Emily Henkel on 10/10/22 9:41 AM

You have your weekends covered if you find yourself around Uvita, Costa Rica! 

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Topics: Central America

Get Cheap Flights In Mexico With These Airlines

Posted by Emily Henkel on 9/29/22 6:45 AM

Hey, hey Mexico! We love that we can jump from town to town, exploring a new spot every weekend on a budget because of the really affordable bus system. Because the country is so expansive, there are several spots that are best accessed by flight. But you know us ... we love a good deal!

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Topics: Central America

Spend A Day Surrounded By Flowers In Atlixco, Mexico

Posted by Emily Henkel on 9/25/22 7:30 AM

Atlixco is a charming town surrounded by volcanoes and wildflowers, not to mention that it's one of the top destinations in the state of Puebla! If you're coming from the city of Puebla, you're just a short drive away, making it a perfect town to go explore for the day.

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Topics: Central America

30+ Beaches Are Waiting For You In Huatulco, Mexico!

Posted by Emily Henkel on 9/17/22 12:14 PM

With miles and miles of golden sands, snorkeling, catamaran trips, and more we're all too happy that this part of Mexico still feels undiscovered. 

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Topics: Central America

Going To Nicaragua In The Spring? Get Ready For A Week Of Celebrating!

Posted by Emily Henkel on 9/2/22 7:15 AM

If you're headed to Nicaragua for the Spring semester with ILP, you get to be in the country for one of the best weeks of the year — Holy Week. 

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Topics: Central America

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