Help at our 61 hectare, naturist hostel, in the jungle right beside Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

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  • Description

    Description

    Welcome to our small 61 hectare hostel and it's 16 km of trails.
    As of Sept. 1st, same as every year, we're shut down to guests, but will still be accepting volunteers.
    We will both be going to Canada at different times this year between November and December, so especially my December to January 3rd, more or less trip will mean we may only have a few people to take care of our hotel with no other people or guests.
    Since December, we've turned our hostel into a completely naturist, clothing optional hostel, becoming Costa Rica's ONLY naturist hostel of its kind.
    For the last 15 years, our hostel has always had a clothing optional trail or two, and now we've opened all the trails and hostel to Naturism.
    Very importantly, we will be operating in a safe and non sexual environment without exceptions!
    We want our guests and volunteers to be happy with no pressure from anyone to participate in this way of life, but we want people who are comfortable around partially or fully naked people.
    We're thinking of putting on a requirement for volunteers; the same as in many nudist, naturist, and clothing optional resorts and communities in the world. An equal number of males and females.
    THIS IS NOT A DISPLAY FOR PEOPLE'S ENTERTAINMENT!!!
    People who make others uncomfortable will be found very fast and asked to leave!
    We are two Canadians, owners and operators of the hostel.
    The hostel is surrounded by tens of thousands of hectares of rainforest, and is a 30 minute walk from a small town and our office.
    Our specialty is the extensive, 16 kms of self-guided trail system that meanders through primary and secondary forest with ocean views and waterways that lead to multiple waterfalls, all on our private 61 hectare property.
    All volunteers have unlimited access to the trails.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    At the hostel itself, you'll meet travelers from all over the world. You'll also have a first hand experience of the rainforest and wildlife of the Osa Peninsula, one of the most biodiverse places on earth.
    You can mingle with the townspeople as much as you like in your off hours.

  • Help

    Help

    -Helping with guest questions and needs.
    -Everyday upkeep of the hostel - cleaning washrooms, cabins, hauling bed sheets up and down from the mountain to be washed etc...
    -Painting our cabins with a natural clay paint that we make on site.
    -Trail maintenance and raking.
    -Small amounts of digging.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have 14 beds in our new dorm area for our volunteers and guests.
    All beds have good mosquito nets, and a solid roof, right next to nature!
    There are also two double dorm beds, where we will accommodate couples as much as possible.
    Plenty of hammocks for relaxing in your off time, and a well equipped kitchen.
    The volunteers make the delicious onions and garlic style, rice and beans provided by us.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We're in a small village of 300 people, situated on the confluence of two rivers, The main economy of the village was based on gold mining which still exists to this day. Very slowly some of the local people are getting into tourism, but you'll have a great chance to mingle with the local culture in a place that is still very traditionally Costa Rican in many ways.
    Besides the trails on our property, there is a great chance to hike in the local area.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We've had many digital nomads here and hundreds of others being able to access the internet. It's not so fast, but good enough to stream videos and youtube, more of less, if you're the only one on. The wifi comes from the designated cell phone, using the hotspot.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    all vehicles can be parked at the office, 30 minutes from the hostel.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Only quiet pets that don't want to chase and eat all the jungle bugs and animals and don't poop all over the place.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Flexible hours, Any 20 hours a week.

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