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Make It A Point To Visit Punta Uva In Costa Rica

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 3/13/21 1:11 PM

Costa Rica is rimmed by beautiful beaches that make for the ideal getaways! And this one on the Caribbean coastline is just unreal. 

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Topics: Central America

A Weekend Guide To Guadalajara, Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/11/21 11:06 AM

Anyone volunteering in Mexico could spend every single weekend visiting one of the rad cities that are just a short bus ride away, but definitely make sure to spend at least one weekend in Guadalajara! 

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Topics: Central America

The San Blas Islands Are Just Another Reason To Love Panama

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/3/21 12:00 PM

For the kind of people who love vacationing on a deserted island and overnight stays on catamarans. 

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Topics: Central America

Unique Stays You'll Love On Costa Rica's Carribean Coastline

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 3/2/21 2:57 PM

A beachy getaway? What could be better! You're going to want to stay in one of these unique spots if Costa Rica is calling your name!

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Topics: Central America

Learn Some Basic Spanish Before Going Abroad

Posted by Shoshana Weaver on 2/25/21 9:28 AM

Volunteering in Mexico? Or spending your summer in Costa Rica? We've got semester abroad programs in a handful of Spanish speaking countries — why not pick up some basic Spanish before you go?

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All The Travel Tips, Central America

Cuetzalan, Mexico: The Magic Town You Haven't Heard About Yet

Posted by Holly Harrington on 2/16/21 8:15 AM

Ah Cuetzalan, Mexico. What a lovely sounding place, but uh... where exactly is it? And uh... why should anyone go and visit? Most tourists coming to Mexico never hear about this quaint little town which means they miss out on the rich history and culture Cuetzalan has to offer. Let's make sure that doesn't happen to you.

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Central America

Pachuca Is The Place For Food, Hiking, And Soccer In Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/26/21 5:29 PM

If you're into finding the best food, best hiking, and the best soccer this country has to offer, add this colorful Mexican city to your list. 

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Topics: Central America

Cahuita National Park Might Be Costa Rica's Most Underrated Place

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/21/21 1:37 PM

We're loving all the outdoor adventures found in this Costa Rican National Park — It's one of the highlights of the Caribbean coast.

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Topics: Central America

What I Wish I Knew Before Volunteering Abroad In Costa Rica

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/17/21 3:45 PM

Want the inside scoop on how to prepare for a semester abroad in Costa Rica? We've got all the things you need to know right here.  

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Topics: Central America, All About ILP + Volunteering

It's All About The Turtles When You Visit Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/31/20 4:02 PM

As if you could resist visiting a place called the "Land of Turtles", right?

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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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