Add some finishing touches and creativity to our hostel in the centre of Paquera, Costa Rica


Costa Rica

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    Hi,we are Wilma from the Netherlands and Franco, a real tico (as they call the costaricans), looking for some extra pair of hands to finish our hostel and 4 cabins in Costa Rica. Till now we did everything ourselves, but since the season has already begun and we're not ready, we could use a little help. The hostel is located in the centre of Paquera, a quiet little town, at only 4km of the beach. On the beach it is nice to relax and in Paquera Bay you can go kayaking or fishing. Paquera Bay is also famous for its bioluminescense year round. From Paquera it is easy to visit Tambor, Santa Teresa and Motezuma. All famous for their beaches and Montezuma also because of the waterfall. Activities in the surroundings: Hiking, horsebackriding, boattour (for example to turtle island), kayaking, fishing, ziplining, visiting Curu national park. By ferry you can visit Puntarenas to go shopping.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Besides a bed and meals on working days, you can lent our bike and we can take you kayaking. The hostel is near the beach which you can visit. We can help you make plans for other activities like visiting a waterfall, going ziplining or fishing, etc. If you want we could help to improve your spanish.

  • Help


    We are looking for some people who want to help us with mainly painting and woodwork. For example the beds need to be fixed. On the balcony we want to make a bamboo side with some palmleaves attached. Some walls still need to be painted in one colour, but if you are creative it is also possible to make a colourfull painting. We want to make some wooden lockers, so that means sawing and painting the wood and then put it together.Also for the kitchen we need help to saw, paint and mount it.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    At first you will stay in one of the cabins together with the other volunteers. The cabin has a bedroom and a bathroom. When the hostel on the other side of the street is finished, we'll move you there, so you can mix with the hostelguests. In the hostel will be a kitchen that you can use.

    On workingdays we offer breakfast and dinner, costa rican style. For breakfast we serve pinto, which exists of rice and beans with egg or cheese for example. Sometimes we have a sandwich for breakfast. To drink there is coffee, tea and icetea. For dinner we serve casado, which is rice and beans with fish, tuna, or meat and/or vegetables. Sometimes we have pasta, soup or french fries with a hamburger.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you like to combine volunteer work and vacation, Paquera is the place to be. With its nature and its beaches it is really relaxing! If you like kayaking, we can take you. Paquera also has some bars if you like a drink!

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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