Campsite in the jungle of Costa Rica could use some help to finish a skoolie and more.

  • Costa Rica
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  • Last activity: 18 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    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 the skoolie on our new campsite in Costa Rica. Also we want to make decks for the little tents. Our campsite is located in a jungle area, at just 2km from the centre of Paquera and at 15 minutes hiking from a lonely beach. On the campsite you're surrounded by nature. Palmtrees (yes, you can open your own coconut!), monkeys (they'll wake you up in the morning), squirrels, colourful birds and fresh air!
    It is relaxing, although there is always a lot to do:) Our volunteers sleep in little tents. We use bamboo showers and ecological waterless nature toilets.
    In the village you'll find some restaurants, supermarkets and a bakery. 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 Montezuma. 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

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Besides a bed and food, you can lent our bike to go to the centre and we can take you kayaking. The campsite is near the beach which you can visit. During your time here, you will enjoy the real Costa Rica. There is no wifi on the campground, but you'll find a better connection! If you truly love nature, campfires and being out in the open, this is your place.

  • Help


    We are looking for handy people who want to help us with mainly woodwork and painting. The bus already has beds, but it still needs a kitchen, a bathroom and a deck. So what needs to be done is to sand the wood, paint it and mount it together. If you're handy with a saw and screwdriver, that would be nice. Also to make the decks for the little tents. Roofplates need to be painted. The area needs to be cleaned from fallen leafs and coconuts. We want to paint signs, make wooden trashcans and wooden banks. At times a powerplug or light needs to be connected, so knowledge of electricity is also very welcome! And now and then the outside of the skoolie needs to be cleaned as well as the boat and kayaks. On our campsite there's always a lot to do!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will stay in a tent on the campground. There are bamboo cold water showers and ecological waterless nature toilets. There is a kitchen that you can use. We will provide some meals or some basic cooking supplies, depending on your diet, the season you will be here, and what we agree.
    In Costa Rica we eat a
    lot of rice and beans!

  • 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 has some nice restaurants for you to enjoy. You can reach Paquera from Puntarenas by ferry. The ferry ride is really nice. It takes 70 minutes and costs less then 2 USD.

  • 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 are travelling around by campervan and want to visit us, you're very welcome. We have enough place for your motorhome. In return for some volunteering you can use our facilities.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 251144443185

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