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We are a small, family run eco-lodge in the heart of a Costa Rican tropical Rain-forest. We are located along the Pacuare River, one of the top ten rafting destinations in the world. Our guests generally raft into and out of the lodge. We offer an all-inclusive package with guided hikes, rafting, lodging and meals. This is a place to unplug and refresh.
The Workawayers assist experienced, independent local guides in meal preparation and cleanup. Workawayers will also assist Carolina and Johanna with cabin cleaning and Don Mario with gardening. Workawayers will have the chance to meet and interact with customers from all over the world. A true Cultural experience in a beautiful setting. In your free time there are hikes, bird and wildlife watching, river reacting and other activities available. We also have a large book collection for those of you that would like to spend your afternoon relaxing in a hammock with a book. On days off some Workawayers like to hang around the lodge while others travel to nearby tourist destinations via public transportation. Like our clients and staff, workawayers will eat well.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesLanguage practiceHelp with Eco ProjectsTeachingGardeningDIY and building projectsFarmstay helpCreating/ Cooking family mealsHospitality/TourismGeneral Maintenance
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Travellers will interact with local guides, help Carolina and Johanna with cleaning and Don Mario with gardening. Workawayers will also have plenty of time to interact and share stories with tourists from all over the world. This is an excellent place to learn not only about Costa Rican culture but to learn about other countries and cultures in general.
Workaway travellers will be asked to help us in maintaining gardens, painting/varnishing, general maintenence, cleaning, minor construction and entertaining tourist.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
Accomodations are either small one room cabins or one of the private bedrooms with private bath.
All three meals are included in your stay. workaway travellers eat well.
What else ...
Please bring flashlight, bug spray, sunblock and a towel. If you need internet o phone connection you will need a pre-paid Liberty (Movistar) sim card.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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This was my first work away experience and I couldn't ask for a better place to spend it at!
It's everything they said it was!
If you need time for yourself, this is the perfect place! The work is easy, and pleasing the guests so they have an awesome experience is a good feeling.
To live in the jungle for 3 weeks is an amazing
We spent a month at the lodge and were very happy with the experience.
We had to clean every day the public places, the guests' cabins, the dishes. We loved helping the guides (all very nice) to prepare some meals.
The food is very good, with good quantities, every day.
even if you only see Johanna and Kirk 5 min a day, they will do everything to make sure you are comfortable and have everything you need.
the work is chill, the food is great and the scenery is amazing...
just come prepared with books and TV show downloaded and all is perfect!
thanks again for
Nos ayudo mucho incondicionalmente, la verdad super felices con ella por que fue tan especial con nosotros y super profesional. 100% recomendada.
Muchas gracias por toda su ayuda y 100% recomendados.
Johanna y Kirk, los dueños, siempre ocupándose de todo. Les estamos muy agradecidos por el tiempo que pasamos en su lugar y también por el Rafting con el que salimos.
¡Gracias Kirk y Johanna por
Fueron super especiales con todos nosotros del equipo. Mil gracias 100% recomendados.
Muy profesionales, gracias por regresar con nosotros una segunda vez. Mil gracias por todo 100% recomendados.
The work can be difficult, but it can be easy, too, depending on the day. Mostly you'll be expected to clean and refresh cabins for future guests, deeply clean shared toilets and showers,
Our daily tasks were mostly in the mornings (cleaning the rooms and help in the kitchen). All Guides and workers around the place are very helpful and we had a really great time there.
We had the opportunity to go Rafting - what a great experience at
It was a joy
Kirk and Johanna are very friendly, as you see in other reviews communicating is a little difficult with
I don't understand people... Yes you can learn Spanish with the guides if you are pleasant.
We were a group of 4 people and we were very organized for cleaning the lodge: so the work was between 2 hours and 4,5 hours per day
Johanna and Kirk were very nice and available. We hiked and did rafting. You can see so
Thanks alot everyone!
Just about all of the work that Simona and I did was
Espero volver a verlos pronto.
I met a lot of friends here, including Johanna and Kirk.
You have a lot of time between work, so I spent most of my time learning about the other volunteers, guides, and guests, reading, swimming, laying in one of the hammocks, preparing new foods, and playing card games. You are also allowed to go
The lodge is set in such a beautiful location and is a great place to spot wildlife, particularly birds. There is no WiFi and no cell service (Movistar picks up very limited signal) so it is the perfect place to disconnect for a little while. Make sure you bring books and strong
We stayed at the lodge for a bit more than 3 weeks, and everything was perfect: extraordinary place, with amazing view on the river and the forest, delicious food, friendly guides and guests, lots of hiking possibilities, calm, natural swimming pools and waterfalls,...
Also Johanna and Kirk are amazing hosts, always
100% recomendados. Gracias totales y mucha suerte en sus proximos proyectos. Abrazos Johanna, Kirk
The work itself is straightforward and there is plenty to do in your spare time: waterfalls, places to swim, walk in the jungle, relax and watch the wildlife. Rafting was
I spend 2 weeks in the lodge in november 2020. The first 1,5 week I was there with some other great volunteers, we had a lot of fun. The work is not bad at all: some cleaning, a few hours per day.
It is a great place to stay in Costa rica, surrounded by nature. There is not
Johanna & Kirk sont des hôtes extrêmement gentils, bienveillants, arrangeants et ont plein d'histoires incroyables à partager. Le lieu qu'ils ont créé est vraiment un petit coin de paradis, perdu en plein milieu de la jungle
Muchas gracias de verdad y 1000% recomendado. Esperamos que vuelva con nosotros. Saludos amigo.
Nos ayudaron un
Nuestra hija y mi madre (Johanna) quiere mucho a esta pareja. Manuel y Raquel los queremos por siempre y los llevaremos en
Muchas gracias por todo. 100% recomendados.
In my free time, I visited a native village, walked many times through the jungle, enjoyed two
Very nice environment, jungle, river, waterfalls, sounds of nature, warm weather, not very humid.
Work was not hard, sometimes we got some interesting challenges. But If u ready to work good, everything
The owners of the lodge Johanna and Kirk are always making sure that all the volunteers are doing well.
The main duty is to keep the lodge in order and ready for the rafting trips.
The tasks consist but it is not limmited to cleaning, cooking, helping the
The work is not too much and also not too hard, mostly its maintaining, helping the guides im the kitchen and gardening. The guides are easy going guys and you can improve your spanish with them if you want as well you can learn from them about the culture of
The eco-lodge offers an amazing view on the white water river and many opportunities for exploring the rainforest being hiking, swimming or rafting. You will also be able to enjoy waking up with the sound of monkeys and frogs.
The work is
For the potencial volunteers, do not hesitate to contact them if you are looking for a well oriented job, a BEAUTIFUL place to stay, beatiful surroundings (including three good sized waterfalls...), very very good food every day, oportunity to learn
The Lodge is in the Middle of nowhere but that is what makes it special. You can not only hear the river but also so many animals. We saw many birds
Con Nico te podes comunicar super fácil y te comprende la idea del trabajo y ayuda a orientar a otras
Had a great time rafting, exploring the river and waterfalls, getting lots in the jungle and carrying up rocks. Food is great too! If you feel happy to live in the middle of nowhere without internet but lots of lovely kind people, an awesome cabin overlooking the river, workdays including carrying up
Kirk was super easy to communicate with and the lovely costarican caretakers Lorena and Fernando will do everything to ensure you enjoy your stay. Due to the fact that they don't
Un lugar para amantes de naturaleza, para gente especial, para aventureros ... en definitiva para salirte de la sociedad de consumo y del estrés, y poder conocer la Costa Rica Salvaje y Pura.
No hay escritura para definir el lugar, hay que vivirlo para describirlo y sentir cientos de sensaciones
The work was physical: bringing rocks and sand, building steps and general maintenance. Cleaning the cabines and gardening.
We fought we would loose some weight but mission impossible with
Thank you for giving me the great opportunity to volunteer at your Lodge!
You are the most dedicated, caring and fun host I have met and probably will meet on my trip.
On my first day, Johanna immediately has become like a mum to me. During my days off, I had the chance to go with her to a big market in Turrialba and
you should definitely contact Kirk and Jhoanna...if you like work out even
My experience was awesome. I was working with other 2 workawayers and we had a good match, which made things easier especially when you are in the middle of the jungle!
The lodge needs a lot of maintenace works, like gardening, painting, building or just cleaning. We were