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Try To Keep The Tesoro Escondido Waterfall in Costa Rica A Secret!

Posted by Emily Henkel on 2/28/22 11:43 AM

Find yourself near San Jose? Or La Fortuna? This swimming spot and thundering waterfall is just a taxi or bus ride away for those in the know.

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Topics: Central America

Cholula Is The Can't Miss Spot If You're Hanging Out In Puebla, Mexico

Posted by Emily Henkel on 2/1/22 12:17 PM

Spending time in the colorful city of Puebla? You would be missing out on half the highlights found in this part of Mexico if you didn't also visit nearby Cholula! 

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Topics: Central America

Where Do I Buy Authentic Leather Sandals In Mexico?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/29/22 2:17 PM

Our volunteers love packing home a few pairs of these sandals ... but where are the best places to buy them? 

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Topics: Central America

All The Reasons To Love Puebla, Mexico With Your Whole Heart

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/24/22 10:27 AM

Puebla is the place for colorful streets bursting full of towering cathedrals, tons to do, and some of the best food in a country. See why we love it here?

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Topics: Central America

Querétaro Mexico Is Your Go-To Weekend Getaway

Posted by Emily Henkel on 12/6/21 9:00 AM

We know you’re all about the jungle adventures and sunny beaches on your semester in Mexico, but don't forget about the outrageously colorful cities around, like Querétaro.

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Topics: Central America

The Details You Need For Shopping At San Jose Iturbide's Market

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/29/21 9:19 AM

With more things to buy than you would ever need and all the delicious food you could ever want, we love love love this local market in Mexico.

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Topics: Central America

A Chill Weekend Trip To Popoyo Beach

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/21/21 12:16 PM



If you're nearby Granada, Nicaragua, you're in luck — this relaxed surf spot is a close coastline for when you need a beach day.

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Topics: Central America

What To Pack For 3+ Months In Nicaragua

Posted by Emily Henkel on 10/16/21 12:30 PM

Headed to this tropical Central American country for a semester? We have your go-to packing list, right here. 

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Topics: Central America

The Best Places to Zip Line in Mexico

Posted by Emily Henkel on 10/6/21 4:35 PM

We love a little adventure, especially if that means zip lining into a water-filled cave, over dense jungles, or soaring above towering waterfalls in Mexico.

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Topics: Central America

All The Snacks We Love To Find In Costa Rica

Posted by Emily Henkel on 10/2/21 10:55 AM

If you're anything like me, the food is one of the biggest reasons you travel — and when it comes to the snacks and treats to find in Costa Rica, this is the list you need! 

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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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