Help our finca become more sustainable in Costa Rica.


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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    The Finca is a local family owned farm of about 135 acres located in La Ribera near San Isidro del General.
    We are a Costa Rican family of six (Guillermo and Luz and 4 children (23,22, 21 and 15 years old)

    To generate income to keep the farm going we grow coffee, bananas, plantains, coconuts, star fruit, and other fruits. We also grow vegetables in Luz's organic gardens. We have composting as well as worm composting. We sell organic fruits, vegetables and eggs from our 400 chickens at the local farmers market.

    -We can't accomodate families with children younger than 12 years old, or dogs. Thanks for understanding-

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Help


    There are multiples tasks during the day. It all depends on what you want to do, what has to be done, and the season. You can help collecting the eggs or milking the cows, gardening or harvesting, picking up mangos, avocados, passion fruit, oranges, lemons, coffee or bananas, go and check the cattle, fix a fence, sell in the farmer's market, prepare an empanada or a tortilla, help with the animals, compost, recycle among many more. There is always something to do and if you find the joy in doing it then every day will be a special day.

    The work at the farm takes time to learn. Because we want volunteers to be able to learn more than the basics and also we want to get to know them we have a minimum stay of 2 weeks.

    It is free to come and stay and volunteer here though if you want to stay long term (more than 3 weeks) we ask you to contribute a fee to support your stay.

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    -All meals provided: included vegetarian. Sadly we are not able to accommodate anymore to vegan or raw diets.
    -Laundry (you bring your own soup)
    -Kitchen is always available
    -Internet at least once a week (not available at the house, but available at the farmer's market.)
    -Phone is available to receive calls.
    -Transportation when traveling with the family.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day (max 25hours/week)

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Host ref number: 472861182315