My wife found the Dove Missions website purely by chance. It was the heartfelt message that touched us, so we decided to dig a little deeper. What we found!
Liz, the founder and CEO, has spent the last four years of her life dedicated to the development and caring of the youth of Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic), and doing it all on a very thin shoestring.
What she and her small staff have to offer is a day of "Voluntourism." You will be collected from your hotel by a member of staff, and given a chance to see the city, tour the barrios, have lunch, and then meet the kids (Our personal favorite ). Is there a cost? Yes, there is a small fee, but considering this venture is non-profit,our personal view is that it is money well spent , and probably more bang for your buck than you can get at some other "attractions" you may have visited on your travels.
Other reviews on this page explain the program in much greater detail than I shall, so I urge you to read what others have written about their amazing time spent with Dove Missions.
The five star rating is well earned and for all the right reasons. No "watered down drinks"or "unmade beds" to complain about, no "rude waiters" trying to rip you off to be graded on Trip Advisor...
Just a few hours out of your lives to see how great we have it, and to see how others live, and what people like Liz and her staff are doing to enrich the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves . Give it a whirl, I think you will enjoy the journey.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.