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Blue Falls Costa Rica Really Does Have The Bluest Waterfalls

Posted by Emily Henkel on 8/12/21 10:00 AM

Can you really resist the chance to swim in waterfalls this blue?

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Topics: Central America

The Best Beaches On Costa Rica's Pacific Coast

Posted by Ilyanna Flores-Alvarez on 8/7/21 8:45 AM

Compared to Costa Rica’s 78-mile Caribbean coast, the 631-mile Pacific Coast has so many more dreamy beaches to snorkel, surf, and sunbathe on!

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Central America

The Most Instagrammable Spots In Costa Rica

Posted by Emily Henkel on 8/1/21 8:15 AM

If you’re going to Costa Rica, you should end up with at least half of these pictures in your feed.

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Topics: Central America

Fire Festivals + All The Fun Things About Merida, Mexico

Posted by Emily Henkel on 7/18/21 12:00 PM

 

Fire festivals, the most unique chairs around (really), towering cathedrals, and just around the corner from so many ruins ... time to add Merida to your itinerary!

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Topics: Central America

Your Guide To Exploring Teotihuacan — Mexico's 'City Of The Gods'

Posted by Emily Henkel on 7/12/21 6:45 AM

Headed to Mexico? Whether you're going for a week long visit or are planning a rad vacation in middle of your semester abroad with ILP,  you'll have to visit Teotihuacan. 

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Topics: Central America

Can I Volunteer Abroad With Friends?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/21/21 8:30 AM

Yes! We love when friends decide to volunteer together (and we think you'll love the discount you both can snag by applying together). 

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Topics: Central America, Europe, All About ILP + Volunteering, Saving Money + Fundraising

A Quick Trip To The Chill Beach Town Of Sayulita, Mexico

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/7/21 8:11 AM

Just up the coast from Puerto Vallarta, you'll find this chill beach-side town.

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Topics: Central America

All About Hiking + Snorkeling In Costa Rica's Corcovado National Park

Posted by Jen King on 6/3/21 8:15 AM

Spotting sloths and swimming with turtles ... after a trip out to this peninsula, one ILP group said, "IT'S A MUST DO". Okay, we're convinced — let's chat about this jungle-filled corner of Costa Rica.

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Topics: Central America

Seeing Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast + The Best Beaches In The Country

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/2/21 10:59 AM

If you want to hit the best beaches in Costa Rica, you'll want to know all the insider tips about this part of the coastline. 

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Topics: Central America

A Weekend On Ometepe Island Is Actual Paradise

Posted by Emily Henkel on 5/22/21 2:56 PM

With waterfalls, volcanoes, beaches, and overnight stays like these colorful school buses (seriously!), you’re going to want to explore this hip island every weekend.

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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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