Opportunity to live and help in the beautiful southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica.


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  • Description


    It is a brand new boutique jungle resort project in Uvita, Costa Rica. We are still under construction but hope to open sometime in 2020. We will be offering deluxe and ocean view accommodations to a diverse community of travelers from around the world at our private mountaintop retreat. Fast fiber optic wifi on the premises. We will be an LGBTQ friendly establishment and will welcome people of all races, religions and cultural backgrounds. Our goal is to create a place of tranquil peace and harmony which will add to the quality of people's lives, all the while doing so in a sustainable manner that honors and respects the earth.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn what it's like to live in an environmentally progressive, peaceful country with no standing army. Costa Rica has been #1 in the world for six years running on the Happy Planet Index and is known throughout the world as a country that is committed to sustainability, social justice and a better future for us all. 99% of the electricity we use comes from renewable sources. Connect with our wonderful crew of Costa Rican artisans: Oscar, Fran, Jose Maria and Alcidiades, who are a wealth of knowledge on Costa Rican history, rural culture, flora and fauna. Working with these men has been life affirming and life changing for me, as I'm sure it will be for you as well. If you want to practice your Spanish via total immersion this is an excellent place to do it.

  • Help


    Are you a friendly, physically fit, nature-loving, Spanish and/or English speaking person or couple with a strong work ethic, light construction skills, sense of adventure and good people skills? This could be the perfect opportunity for you. We are looking for a few good people to help at our brand new jungle resort project in Uvita, Costa Rica, which is not yet open but scheduled to be finished in 2020. You would be responsible for housesitting, general maintenance and cleaning, some gardening and light construction helping our Costa Rican construction crew of Oscar, Fran, Jose Maria and Alciades. Working with these guys has been a wonderful experience of cultural exchange for me, as it will be for you too. In addition to their construction experience, they have a vast knowledge of Costa Rican culture as well as a very wide knowledge of the flora and fauna of this amazing country. Whenever I have a question about identifying a particular bird, animal sound or variety of tree, more than nine times out of ten they know the answer and are happy to generously share their knowledge with me. They are also genuinely nice people and it has been an absolute pleasure working with them and now counting them all as friends.

    The period would be from a minimum of 30 days to a maximum of 90 days.

    We aim to be an eco-friendly establishment. 99% of the electricity we use comes from renewable sources and the hot water we use for showering comes from solar panels on the roof. We do not have a vehicle here but you can walk or bike into town for groceries, banks, pharmacies and everything else you may need. Keep in mind that our access drive is quite steep, so you should be a person in good physical condition in order to walk up and down the drive. Local taxis are also available and are fairly reasonable. The closest stores and restaurants are about a five to ten minute walk and to get to the north end of Uvita is about a 40 minute walk (15 minutes by bike). We are located a 15 minute walk (five minutes by bike), from the incredible Whale's Tail Beach of Marino Ballena National Park. The Uvita area is known for its incredible biodiversity, beautiful beaches and exotic wildlife. Monkeys, toucans, scarlet macaws and many other animals are regularly seen on or near our property. This area truly is a paradise.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own private room with a comfortable bed, ceiling fan and a shared bathroom with toilet, sink and shower. We have year round sunsets and there is a trail that leads to the top of our property where there is a stunning view of the ocean. We provide full electricity, wifi and clean drinking water which comes from a spring on top of the mountain. You will have access to a kitchen with refrigerator, stove, sink, etc. where you can cook your own meals. We have planted hundreds of fruit trees and other food-producing plants all over the property, some of which are beginning to bear fruit. Among these are bananas, pineapples, limes, oranges, grapefruits, mangoes, ginger, avocados and mamon chino, just to name a few. You will have access to any of the healthy, fresh fruit that is ripe to eat at the time you are here. We provide food and accommodation for Workaway volunteers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Eleven pristine beaches nearby. All sorts of tours, restaurants and bars in the town of Uvita, which is 3 km from our property. Several restaurants and bars within a 5 minute walk. Gorgeous waterfalls, hiking trails, swimming holes, etc. Local bus service and taxis are available. The town of Dominical is 15 minutes north by bus or taxi, and has a beautiful beach, many bars and restaurants, even a craft brewery (Fuego Brew Co). Good surfing nearby. The town of Ojochal is 10 minutes south of us.

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    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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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