Help at our hostel surrounded by 61 hectares in the jungle in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

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    27/11/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    During the Covid-19 crises, we are turning our small hostel and it's 16km of trails, into a completely clothing optional hostel, becoming Costa Rica's ONLY hostel of it's kind.
    For the last 14 years of operation, the hostel offers 2 designated clothing optional trails, but due to the lack of tourists because of Covid, we are going to experiment and open all the trails and hostel to this plan.
    Very importantly, we will be operating in a safe and non sexual environment without exceptions!
    We are two Canadians living in Costa Rica for over 18 years. Owners and operators of the hostel. The hostel is surrounded by rainforest, and is a 30 minute walk from our nearest neighbours. Our specialty is the extensive, 16 kms of self-guided trail system that meanders through primary and secondary forest and waterways, that lead to multiple waterfalls. 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 bio-diverse places on earth. The Hostel is based in a small village of 300 local residents. You can mingle with the townspeople as much as you like in your off hours.
    Due to Covid-19 mingling in town will not be a good idea.

  • Help

    Help

    Due to Covid-19, we'll be operating at about 10% of normal volume of guests, if we're lucky...
    This is why we are trying our big change, because we still have people contacting us about our clothing optional policies.
    These are the following details for when we were at our best year, 2020, until March.
    -Helping with guest questions and needs.
    -There will be some work everyday that involves the upkeep of the hostel - cleaning, washrooms, rooms hauling linens to be washed etc...
    We also have other projects:
    -Painting our cabins with a natural clay paint that we make on site.
    -Building and planting an herb garden.
    -Trail maintenance - a small amount of digging, and raking.
    -Some deconstruction, cleaning and oiling of an existing floor, and painting the interior walls to make our new yoga platform more pretty.
    -Every other week or so, we also do deep cleaning of a specific area of the hostel (walls, roof etc..)
    We are open to suggestions from our volunteers. If there are special skills or interests you have that you think would benefit the hostel, we could consider it.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have 14 dorm beds on a new outdoor platform. This is also the dorm area for guests. All beds have good mosquito nets, and a solid roof, but 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 rice and beans (provided by us) together as a group, or individually, as you like.
    As well, there is a row of more private cabinas which are usually occupied by guests.

  • 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 inhabitants 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 tico 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, whether guests or volunteers, 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. The wifi comes from the designated cell phone, using the hotspot.

  • 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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Host ref number: 798922644578