Get back to nature, help towards a better future for our planet in rustic, tropical Costa Rica


Costa Rica

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    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!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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!

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    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!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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!

  • 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

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 473533759465