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Help out at my guesthouse at the border of Corcovado park near Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

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  • Last activity: 07/02/2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    Special need for volunteers now....
    Still looking for more volunteers wanting to work in the river next to Corcovado Park..

    The rainy season was pretty rough and I lost a lot is land . I now need to build a big gaviones wall ( steel cages ) These cages need to be filled with stones and rocks. They have to laid in the cage not thrown, so patience and strength is needed.
    So I am now looking for strong volunteers, who would like to help build that wall in February. You will be working in the river, filling and hauling stones.

    You will need to be strong, responsible and patient .
    You will sleep in an Big Aframe hut with 4 beds , shared bathroom. I will provide all three meals in exchange for hard work.

    This is a guesthouse so no drinking nor parties allowed on the premises. If you want to party you can build a bonfire/ bbq in the river across from Los Mineros.
    Respect and cleanliness is needed as you will share the guest kitchen and pool ( if the pool house is not rented )
    The hours are 5 hrs a day, 5 days a week.
    There is internet at the communal center , two shops and a bar. Three times daily bus see use to Puerto Jimenez,with its beautiful beach and many shops.
    In Dos Brazos there are three rivers to hike in , trails and natural swimming pools … nature at its best .

    Hello ,
    I have filled the volunteer position from Dec - may.
    Volunteers are still needed in July, Aug, Sept.
    We are looking for someone who is totally independent, who wants to life in a jungle cabin with a small pool !
    You will be helping with guests, cleaning rooms , sweeping, racking leaves, helping in the kitchen, taking care of dogs and cat ...
    You will be getting a list of chores to do for the 5 hour workday, which you are expected to do on your own… It is mainly general maintenance, cleaning rooms and restaurant area and gardening: weeding, racking, cleaning walls and painting etc. We are there to help if you need it.
    You will be living in a small cabin, surrounded by jungle, with your own kitchen and bathroom and a small pool for you to use.*

    There is very little internet, so you have to be ok with that, but there isinternet now at the school and Solon communal. You can also go to Puerto Jimenez, they have plenty of Internet cafes and there is a collective bus to go there.

    * If the pool house is rented you will have to move to an Aframe hut .

    The volunteer must be very honest and open minded , completely independent, 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
    You will get a welcome food package but then you will have to provide for your own food.

    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....!Watching the monkeys in the morning ...
    It is a great opportunity to spend some time in the Peninsula de Osa, 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    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

    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 it is still of the beaten track.
    It has a small shop, a place to buy fresh vegetables,a cheviche and bread man comes on Thursday.
    You can hitch a ride with me when I go to town or get an express (5000 colones ) for getting your food in Jimenez.
    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 Mon- Wed-Fri leaving Dos Brazos at 7am and 12 and coming back at 11am and 3pm or you can hitch a ride with me when I go to town.

  • Help


    You need to be very honest and easy going,fun to be around with.You have to be able to work completely on your own, take responsibility , make your own meals , don’t mind living on your own, have to clean rooms and restaurant from departing guests,racking leaves , garden work, helping fix up the place like painting walls , some social media for my website and promoting my business.

    In case there are guests :
    Experience in working with tourists is 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, clean the rooms when they leave etc.
    English a must.

    If there are not many guests you can help 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 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.
    Once you commit we expect you to come.

    For October and November , I am looking for someone to help me create a magic moss garden. This includes moving some heavy rocks, making a path, planting and/or growing moss / ferns species.

  • Languages spoken

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

  • 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.
    When the Little Pool house is not rented you will stay there and have a paradise living in full nature. It is not rented very often...
    You are getting our best accommodation so we give you a welcome food package ( rice, coffee , sugar, milk..,) but then you are on your own for food and have to do your own cooking.

  • 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 four dogs, one cat.
    We live 13km from Puerto Jimenez, so to get here you have to take a collective bus .

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    If you camper is independent on water and electricity, you can park it on a piece of land and have your own space.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day 5 days a week

Host ref number: 162819748433

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