Help at an eco-lodge in Playa Avellanas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica


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    A beautiful eco-lodge in Playa Avellanas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica is looking for volunteer(s) to assist with day to day operations and some maintenance of the property for the busy season starting in December.

    You will be working with our local staff, however, due to COVID interactions with staff and cultural exchange opportunities may be limited.

    The lodge opened in October 2018 and has been hosting very happy guests for the last 2 years. The eco-lodge is managed by a wonderful couple, Paul and Lisa who live on-site and oversee all day-to-day operations.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The traveler will be able to interact with local employees, have an opportunity to improve their Spanish skills, and learn about rural life in Costa Rica. Due to COVID 19, direct interactions with locals may be limited.

  • Help


    Tasks will include working our reception desk, guest services, photography and social media, and other help as needed.

    Looking for a Workawayers with:
    - Basic computer skills
    - Bilingual English/Spanish
    - Experience with social media or photography
    - Willing to stay a minimum of 6 weeks, preferably more.

    We can also accommodate an artist who paints murals.
    To apply, please include your level of Spanish/English, and your experience with the above. Due to the high number of applicants, if you do not include this info, your application will not be accepted. Thank you for understanding.

    The position is ideal for a couple, who can keep each other company and enjoy the area together. As long as one of you meets the above, you will be considered. Due to the remote location of the lodge, there are limited opportunities to meet other travelers on a daily basis, especially now during the pandemic.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Workawayer will stay on-site in a private staff room with en suite bathroom at the back of the property.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our Eco Lodge is located in the quiet neighbourhood of Playa Avellanas, just south of Tamarindo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Our Eco Lodge offers a perfect setting to relax, unwind, and connect with nature. Our lodge grounds offer a lush green escape and feature an outdoor pool, garden, and patio areas. Our accommodation options include rooms and 2-bedroom villas. All of our rooms/villas have private bathrooms and dining tables.

    The lodge has a beautiful pool, breakfast bar, yoga pavilion, games room, and juice bar on site. The area around Playa Avellanas is a quiet, safe, laid back neighbourhood. Lagartillo Beach (Playa Lagartillo) located just 200m from our lodge is loved by locals but is rather unknown to tourists. Aside from a few times a year, the beach is practically deserted, aside from a few local fishermen in the waters at sunset.

    Within 2kms radius from the lodge, there are 2 other beautiful beaches - Playa Avellanas and Playa Negra. Avellanas is a great all-around beach, suitable for surfing, swimming and just hanging out. Playa Negra is one of the best surfing beaches in Costa Rica - this area is heaven for surfers!

    The nearby town of Playa Negra has a number of yoga studios, a few cafes, and tour operators that provide a variety of activities in the area.

    This is a volunteer position ideal for someone who wants to spend a few months living in a beautiful beach destination, enjoying sun, and surf and a laid back "Pura Vida" lifestyle. We are not located in a very busy touristy destination, so there are limited bars, shops and things to do around us aside from the beaches. Of course, you can always rent a car to explore the region on your days off.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 733146362214