Join our project and help at the border of Corcovado park near Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

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  • Description

    Description

    I am located in Dos Brazos del Rio Tigre, on the edge of Corcovado National Park and 13 km from Puerto Jiménez. We are looking for longterm commitment, someone who can stay at least 3 months, preferably from Dec- June or longer.

    The volunteer must be very honest and open minded , responsible but fun and be able to cope on her/ his own..
    You have to be independent and don’t mind roughing it a bit as we are far from anything
    I provide the basic food ingredients like coffee, rice ,beans, ... but you have to cook your own, unless I have guests for dinner, when I will be cooking.
    You have to be comfortable living there on your own as I will be living in a house up the road from Los Mineros, coming over several times a day.

    Basic Spanish and English appreciated, to communicate with guests, other languages welcome.
    Internet at the house completely sucks , it us just enough to get WhatsApp.... but it is a 5 min walk to the school where there is internet .

    You have to love nature, jungle, rivers and time on your own as there is not much else here.There are great hikes around here, lots of beautiful swimming holes in the rivers, nature at its best! Best birdwatching ever....!
    It is a great opportunity to spend some months in the Peninsula de Osa, having fun,enjoying nature while working a little bit....
    Now, if this is tempting you, or if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.

    We also have a deck you can use for yoga, meditation, fitness classes ....

    We are actually really looking for someone who can do garden work, natural wood sculptures/ carvings , planting, trimming, path making ....

    Hopefully until soon....

    Pura Vida
    Suzanna

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This a small village, it has a new park opening and is slowly growing to become a tourist destination. It used to be a gold mining town and our place was the famous ( or infamous ) gold miners bar,brothel and jail....the cabinas with private bathrooms are in,what used to be the brothel and the bathroom for the huts are in the ex jail.
    Right now Dos Brazos Del Rio Tigre it is still of the beaten track.
    It is one of the best places for birdwatching, jungle/ river walks, swimming... within an hours drive you can go surfing, kayaking, whale watching, zip lining..

    We are a twenty-minute drive from Puerto Jimenez. Puerto Jimenez is a beach town that has a hospital, grocery store, hardware store, fruit/veg shop, meat shop, restaurants, two banks, etc.
    There is a collective bus twice a day , Mon- Fri or you can hitch a ride with me when I go to town.

  • Help

    Help

    You need to be very honest and easy going,fun to be around with.You have to be able to work on your own, take responsibility , make your own meals , don’t mind living on your own, some light cleaning, racking leaves , garden work, helping fix up the place like painting walls etc.

    Right now, I have very few reservations, I work 95% with Europeans and there are not many who will travel this year.
    In case there are guests :
    Experience in working with tourists is appreciated but not necessary as long as you can socialize and make guests feel at home.You will have to welcome guests and explain the area and our tours and just to be there for the guests,
    You need to be able to speak English and Spanish.
    We usually have between 2 and 6 guests, which can go up to 22 when full.
    If you want to make a little extra cash, you could give dance classes like Zumba, Aerobics,fitness, Yoga, meditation...other ideas welcome...

    If there are not many guests you can help to make any handicrafts projects; DIY lamps, decorative objects for garden and house, making fun arty things from scratch or things you find in nature.Painting/ decorating the dance and massage area... natural wood sculptures/ carvings , planting, trimming, path making ....

    We have a one week probationary period and we will communicate via email or WhatsApp so we should know if we can work together. When you write to us, take a little time to introduce yourself, who you are, why you would like to come. Please only write to us if you fit the profile and if you know that you can stay for at least a month or more.
    Once you commit we expect you to come.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have a room on your own, just that sometimes you might need to change the room if it has been reserved and the guesthouse is full.
    ( not likely this year)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are living 50 m from the Dos Brazos entrance to Corcovado National Park. There are lots of trails and rivers around here.There are waterfalls and natural pools, great hikes, lots of birdwatching etc. We also have three dogs, one cat .
    We live 13km from Puerto Jimenez, so to get here you have to take a collective bus (11am and 4 pm,c1500 next to Materiales, hardware store in Puerto Jimenez )

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    I have three dogs and a cat so if they get along with each other you can bring your pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day 5 days a week



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