Help out at a hostel and surf school in Tamarindo, Costa Rica


Costa Rica


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  • Description


    We are a hostel and surf camp located across the street from the beach in tropical Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

    We have full-time local staff to perform all the daily duties. So we DO NOT need any help in reception, cleaning, bar tending or giving surf lessons. We work with volunteers for specific projects only and only offer volunteering for these projects. So please ONLY apply for the volunteering positions below and please do NOT apply unless your availability, skills and interests match the descriptions:

    We are currently closed due to COVID, but plan to reopen on 1 November 2020 and are therefore looking for a volunteer to help us get ready.

    What we are looking for is help in the following areas:

    - painting and small improvements and maintenance of our rooms, common area and shop
    - cleaning our surf boards
    - restocking our shop
    - social media posts
    - implementation of COVID safety measures

    We are looking for an arrival mid October for a period of 4 to 6 weeks. Since we won't be open until 1 November, you will have the hostel to yourself for the first 2 weeks, however, the beach and town are open for business, so you have a chance to enjoy your time in Costa Rica.

    When responding, please tell us about the experience you have in those areas, if you do not have the experience requested or cannot commit to the timing mentions in any of those areas, please do not write to us as we will not be able to accommodate you .

    As we can only accommodate 1 volunteer at a time, please DO NOT apply when you are with 2 people

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Since we are the leading award winning hostel in town, you will have a great time interacting with fellow guests and our local staff. The surf and beach is just across the street, so this will be virtually your office space. Tamarindo is a popular destination with plenty of activities and night life and offers a lot of opportunities a great way to get to know the local culture and to learn or improve your Spanish.

  • Help


    Please check our calendar for availability and our profile for the types of projects we have available.

    We work with volunteers on specific projects where we try to match the skills and interests of volunteers. We do not need any help in daily duties such as reception, cleaning, bar tending or giving surflessons. Please only apply if you are interested / have the skills for the projects. We can only accommodate only 1 volunteer at any one time.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Serbian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Shared dorm - max 6 people, ac, hot shower, lockers, free wifi, kitchen facilities

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you surf or want to learn to surf, Tamarindo and the surrounding beaches have plenty of breaks to enjoy. Board rental is included in your stay with us. If surfing is not your thing, the long tropical beach with the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean are great to enjoy and good for your tan! With daily shuttles to all major tourism centers in Costa Rica, you can easily get away for a few days to explore all the nature and adventure Costa Rica has on offer.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 244326217518