Come to the biologists home and help us to grow in Peñas Blancas, Costa Rica


Costa Rica

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  • Description


    We are a couple of biologists who love nature and enjoy life. Katherine is "tica" (a way of telling Costa Ricans) and Alberto have a Spanish nationality, but he naturalized as a Tico as well. We want to make our home the perfect place to teach people how to coexist with nature in the tropical rain forest and elsewhere. Currently, we sell experiences of walks in the forest, with the opportunity to take a dip in a tropical river, under the shade of the trees. We have 3 dogs and 1 cat, so living with animals is a regular thing for us. We work on different projects: teaching, professional services, community development, environmental projects, among others.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a couple, with different cultures but we learned to live together in a beautiful way. Anyone who wants to join us on this journey will learn about the Spanish and Costa Rican culture at the same time. You will also learn about the nature of our country and some curious facts. Where we live is a rural area, so in our free time, we can visit rivers, trails and even waterfalls, as well as the way of life of the locals in the area. We can also play some board games, among other things.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    In our home, there are many tasks in which you can help us. ¿What kind of tasks? Painting, drawing creative murals, decorating in a sustainable way, cleaning paths, raking leaves, gardening, playing with the dogs, helping us with social networks or the website, and many others. Any collaboration will be welcome. Contact us to see how you can help.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I would like to learn different languages, at least the basics. It is not mandatory, but in free time, we could practice.

  • Accommodation


    We offer accommodation to our volunteers. We have available a private room suitable for 4 people (queen bed and sofa bed) with a private bathroom, which has hot water. In addition, it has its own door to the street. In our property, you can walk through the forest or chill in a hammock. Food is something we must negotiate. We offer a 3 meal plan for an affordable cost or we can buy food and cook together. It's something we can talk about before you start your journey to our home. ¡We are waiting for you!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Fortunately, our volunteers will have the opportunity to experience the rural environment like never before. Nearby there are options of rivers, trails, waterfalls and even a river with hot water. Some will require transportation by car, bus, or bicycle. But some places, you can get there on foot. This will depend on your physical condition and what you are looking for. In addition, we are 30 minutes by bus from the center of La Fortuna de San Carlos, very close to the Arenal Volcano, with nightlife and a variety of restaurants.

  • 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

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 957141567164