Are you heading on Grad Trip and looking for an adventure off the resort? No worries, we've got you covered! These are the top destinations and excursions to really experience the culture and explore the city! Sure hanging by the pool is always a blast but the way you make it a #TripofaLifetime is by trying new things and seeing new places. Be sure to go on excursions and explore everything while you are away to make your week unforgettable!
Macao Beach is a surfer's paradise. With its amazingly clear blue water and soft sand it's perfect for learning how to surf. Rafael and sometimes even his dog are there to help you learn the ropes and make sure you have an awesome time! After you're done surfing you can relax in the sun or go and explore the village of Bayahibe to check out the shops and markets.
Maya Tulum Ruins
Mexico is full of history and Tulum is one of the best preserved coastal Maya sites you can visit. You can walk around and see the ruins of an old city that overlooks the ocean. A great place to explore and, of course, take some pictures! When you're done looking around the ruins head over to nearby Playa Del Carmen, an old fishing town which is now a world renowned scuba diving site, for a full day of Mexican culture.
Sayulita is a beautiful, lively, off-the-beaten-path travel destination. It's super chill atmosphere and colourful markets, not to mention awesome beach, make it one of the best surf towns in Mexico. Whether you want to catch some waves or stroll through the shops, this little town has just about everything. Once you've finished surfing and had lunch on a rooftop restaurant overlooking the town you can venture down the beach to admire one of the coolest most colourful cemeteries and the gorgeous greenery.
Full of amazing natural wonders and breathtaking views the Borinquen Jungle is the perfect place to explore Costa Rica's vast plant and animal life. If you're ready for adventure this is the place to be! You can go horseback riding up a mountain and then zipline down and experience the amazing views from above, there's nothing quite like it! This is definitely a place you don't want to miss out on seeing.
Where: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Be sure to check out Eucentro Beach, one of the best surfing spots in the Dominican. The isolated stretch of beach is a popular surfing beach for the locals. Whether you're just learning or you're already a pro there is just about every level of wave down this stretch of beach. And once you've had enough of surfing you can just lay on the beach or take a stroll in the sand and enjoy the chill, relaxed vibe.
Want to see some more awesome destinations and make your #TripofaLifetime even better? Check out all the amazing different Grad Trips and their excursions here!