Help the Irish conquer the world! Just kidding, just come help me at my place in Cabuya, Costa Rica


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  • Description


    My name is Jim, I am Irish living in Costa Rica for the past 15 years. I am the owner of the Hotel located in Cabuya, 2kms away from the beautiful Cabo Blanco National Park, and 7km from Montezuma, in the Puntarenas Province.

    I am a bold honest man always up for a good laugh and a beer. I used to work as a scientist back in Ireland and am passionate about the diverse Costa Rican ecosystem that surrounds the hotel.

    As the name suggests, the Hotel is home to a group of monkeys living in the trees above, as well as many iguanas, insects, and my four dogs I love more than anything. We have 5 cabins and can accommodate up tp 30 people. During high season we also provide BBQs on the beach, which are a great opportunity to meet the world travelers who come stay at the hotel.

    There is plenty to do around the hotel, surfing, kayaking, spear fishing, snorkeling, bicycles, fishing rods or go for nature walks near to the waterfalls and jungles surrounding the area. (all equipment provided).

    We also have a swap library. Mostly English books.Few German.

    So if you like Irish music, biodiversity, and sharing stories to the sound of howler monkeys, then the Hotel is the place for you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There is so much to learn here. First you will improve your Spanish by interacting with locals work at the hotel daily. Second you will learn a whole lot about Costa Rican biodiversity. This is my passion, and I am looking to share it with anyone I can.

    You also will have the opportunity to learn how to surf at the many surf schools present in the surroundings.

    Finally you will learn from all of the people that you'll meet. We get a wide variety of travelers coming to the hotel each year, and they all have interesting stories to tell.

  • Help


    I mostly need help at the hotel. I need an organized person skilled in computer who can help me with bookings, welcoming guests, and the day to day tasks that come with the running of a small hotel.

    Some digital marketing skills is an asset, and I would love to get some help with the website, or taking photos of the place.

    Another asset would be for you to speak several languages such as Spanish, English and German.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    You might have to share a bedroom with other volunteers, a double bed and two single beds, and shower in one of the cabins. You will also have access to the main kitchen to cook your meals.

    There is a washing machine on site for your clothes.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This is compensated work. You will be in charge of your own food which will allow you to enjoy the Costa Rican life as you desire.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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