Hi everyone, we would like to welcome you at our quiet little lodge just 5 km outside of Puerto Viejo. We are located right in the middle of the South Caribbean in the jungle. We are surrounded by lots of nature and animals like sloths and howler monkeys which can sometimes be your wake up call. This place we share with lot of birds, butterflies, iguanas and bugs in general. The lodge has direct access to the beach which is only 200m away. Here you can walk long distances along all the beaches. At night you can hear the sound of the waves. We are a laid back team of different nationalities and ages and really enjoy the great atmosphere here. This is a good place to learn Spanish. Communication and honesty is very important to us as we are one team and always work together. Currently we have 6 cabins and 2 houses for rent.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Currently there are 2 sets of volunteering hours. One starts in the morning at 6 and finishes at 12:30 and the 2nd shift starts at 12:30 and finishes at 19:00. Who works during which shift we leave up to the volunteers. You will have 1 day off each week which you can chose (except for Sundays). The work includes the preparation of the breakfast, attending our guests in all their needs, general cleaning, washing the dishes after dinner and housekeeping tasks. We love the nature that surrounds us and we want to keep it clean. Therefore we clean the trail and beach every day. Sometimes we might need your help with translations for our guests. We live with 3 dogs that need to be washed once a week and will enjoy an extra portion of love. Depending on what is going on we might have some special tasks (like renovation/ construction if it fits your abilities).
In exchange of your help you will receive your bed and food which includes breakfast and dinner every day. If you would like to eat in between we have a very well organized supermarket only a few meters down the road and food can be prepared in our kitchen.
We always look for people that might have experience in the hotel/restaurant business (not necessary), can work independently, see the things that need to be done and have a good common sense.
If you are an opened minded, friendly and caring person that works well as a team player we would love to welcome you to our home.
You will share a small bungalow with max. 2 other volunteers. You have a private bathroom. The beds are provided with sheets and mosquito nets. You will have your own private space (porch) with a hammock. There is also a common area where you can hang out. We have a laundry room where you can wash your clothes, we offer wifi and you are able to use the kitchen if you want to prepare some food.
You will have plenty of time to relax and go to explore the beautiful beaches around here (like Playa Chiquita, Punta Uva, Cocles etc). In each one of them you can do something different, like go snorkeling, surfing, scuba diving, kayaking, stunning jungle tracks for hiking as the national park Cahuita is just around the corner. If you want just google the area and you will see lots of attractions around here.
You will get a free entrance to our Cacao Museum where you can enjoy all the facilities.
We are close to lots of bars and restaurants which offer live music a few days a week.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
You will work 5 hours each day (2 shifts) and you will have 1 day off each week (except for Sundays). Sometimes it is possible to split your shift so that you can work a few hours in the morning and afternoon for example.