A jungle paradise set above the stunning Golfo Dulce in South Pacific Costa Rica. Your neighbours are the monkeys, birds and sloths which roam the protected refuge area! This tropical paradise is perfect for anyone wanting to get back to nature and do work that matters for the future of our planet. We offer a unique experience of total access to primal untouched nature. Our holistic and sustainable approach includes no electricty (although you will have access to electricty at our sister site a 20 minute walk away), all water sourced from a natural spring, and promotion of meals prepared with food grown organically on and around our grounds. Volunteers are in charge of buying and cooking their own food. We have a yoga platform with the best view of the Golfo Dulce for our volunters to use when they wish as well as trails going through primary and secondary forest up to the Piedras Blancas National Park. Please come and join us!
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
You will be fully immersed in Costa Rica jungle but not so far from civilization so you will get to practice your spanish with the native caretaker onsite, as well as with locals in the nearby village. You will get to also learn alot about the different flora and fauna we have here, as well the process of making a butterdly farm and building structures with bamboo. Your time spent with tourists visiting will enhance your confidence skills and people management. You will get to embrace the Costa Rica culture with all of your new tico friends who are waiting for you to come and be part of teh family here of this small community!
We will require help taking people up to the refuge and charging them the entrance donation. We will also need help with trail maintenance, gardening, raking, painting, decorations, setting up our butterfly farm and improvements to already made structures plus other jobs.
You will have your own TIKITENT! A very cool, large tent on a bamboo platform with waterproof roof ontop. Your tikitent is set in the middle of the garden area just a 15 second walk away from 2 communal bathroom and showers which you share with the onsite caretaker who lives in the communal building where the bathrooms are built. This same building has your hammock and cooking area for downtown. Our caretaker loves to go fishing so expect lots of delicious fresh meals with him, he loves to share his speciality recipes with local ingredients picked straight from the land and ocean!
There is so much to do in this area! Go see the mangroves, kayak, boat tour to see dolphins and whales, snorkeling at coral reef sites, ziplining, hiking, canyoning, chocolate farm tour, surfing, horseriding, plus more!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week