The MEXICO Report
By Susie Albin-Najera
Destination:PEACE Announces Spring 2011 Volunteer Vacations in Mexico
Build a House in San Miguel de Allende, Create a Community Garden in Isla Mujeres, Assist at a Spay / Neuter Clinic in Punta Mita and More with Destination:PEACE
Destination:PEACE, a volunteer vacation company mixing philanthropy with travel throughout Mexico, has announced its upcoming vacations for Spring 2011.
Destination:PEACE creates a one-of-a-kind vacation experience in Mexico, where the traveler not only feels the excitement of visiting a new location, but participates in beneficial, community-driven activities. Each volunteer vacation is unique in that they offer active, natural and cultural activities. Depending on the season and location, some of the activities include whale watching, hiking, bird watching, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, yoga, visiting local hot springs and much more. Volunteer experiences consist of helping to beautify a community through paint, art, building and planting community gardens. Depending on the programs in each town and community needs, volunteer opportunities vary.
February 19-26, 2011 – San Miguel de Allende
Roll up your sleeves and get ready to mix mortar as Destination:PEACE has partnered with Casita Linda, a Mexican non-profit organization, to build adobe brick homes in economically-challenged areas around San Miguel de Allende. Volunteers will spend 2-4 hours per day pitching in to rebuild communities and be part of the bigger picture to alter the destiny of poverty. Formed in 2001, Casita Linda is dedicated to creating a dignified, safe and empowering environment that will provide a foundation of hope for families living in extreme poverty. Accommodations for guests include a 6-night stay in the San Miguel hills at Sagrada (Sacred) Wellness Center in private cabanas overlooking the hills of the 16-century Mexican colonial city. Guests will also enjoy rejuvenating daily yoga, gourmet meals and extra time for exploring this charming city.
March 5-12, 2011 – Isla Mujeres
This unique vacation will include Level I, Level II and Master Reiki Certification workshops and will include opportunities to engage in community activities benefiting the local residents of Isla Mujeres. Working hand and hand with PEACE Isla Mujeres there will be community driven volunteer activities 3-4 days. Destination:PEACE warmly welcomes Indian-born Yugesh Namdev, an internationally certified NLP Master Practitioner, Trainer, Reiki Master and Meditation Teacher. Guests will be staying beachside in beautiful accommodations.
March 19 – 24 – Punta Mita
Bring the whole family to the stunning shores of Punta Mita, Mexico in this family-friendly unique vacation. Destination:PEACE will be partnering with the PEACE Language School for a daily 2-hour Spanish immersion workshop. Working hand in hand with PEACE Mexico, guests will be volunteering their time in community needed activities. In this package, guests will also engage in the spectacular turtle release program, whale watch, bird watch and participate in daily yoga. Accommodations include a 5-night stay in the beautiful Punta Mita town.
Chose Your Own Dates – Puebla
Guests will stay six nights at Mesones Sacristía in a gorgeous Junior Suite and participate in six yoga classes, three days of cooking lessons and visit a local market to taste traditional cemitas. Participants of this package will lend a helping hand to Caritas Foundation, assisting children and elders. This package includes a daily breakfast and two meals or dinners at Mesones Sacristía, one at El Mural de los Poblanos, plus a guided tour to the most interesting sites downtown and tickets for one of the best museums in the city.
Visit our YouTube channel for a video preview of Destination:PEACE.
For prices or additional information on Destination:PEACE’s volunteer vacations, visit www.destinationpeace.com.
Ph: 503.568.8462 (US) / 011.52.1.322.160.8874 (Mexico)