Help us in a hostel in a surfer's paradise on the Caribbean coast.


Costa Rica

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    The amount of requests we receive is more than we imagined! Thank you all so much for your interest. The work connected with answering and planning schedules simply overwhelms us. If you are around here anyways, just drop by and see if we have a spot available for you! Please dont be disappointed if you dont get an answer on here, we still appreciate the messages, but we figured a "first come- first serve" base works better for us.
    We are looking forward to see you here, at Cabinas Coconut Grove, soon!

    We are a small hostel with 7 private rooms in Puerto Viejo- a surfer's paradise on the Caribbean coast. The hostel is owned by a nice German lady, who speaks English and Spanish.

    We need one optimistic, friendly person for different tasks:
    You will help in the reception with the customer service, the Check in/ out and the e-mail correspondence. Workawayers will also sometimes take care of our lovely dog Any and help in the house and garden, like painting, sweeping ,.. if needed. The jobs are very easy and you have plenty time for your activities. You should speak English, at least basic Spanish would be good. We ask for a minimum stay of 2 weeks.

    Volunteers can sleep in a private room (we take just one at the same time) or in a double room. Food is not provided because you need to help 15 hours max per week. The morning/ afternoon shifts will be arranged with the owner.

    Our hostel is perfect located: vis-a-vis the beach and 300m from the center.
    Here you have opportunities to surf the famous "Salsa brava", to hike deep trails in the jungle which surround Puerto Viejo or to chill out in the hammock.
    Walking on one of the many beaches you can observe monkeys and sloths on the trees or you choose one of a bunch of tours here.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You stay in a cozy quiet hostel with a little team.
    This is a great opportunity for travellers to know the Carribean lifestyle, to practice spanish and to enjoy the stunning nature with its jungle and animals. Also surfers can improve their skills on several good beaches.

  • Help


    We search open, warm people who are willing to help where help is needed.
    Daily activities may change.

    - help in the reception
    - customer service
    - Check in/ out
    - e-mail correspondence
    - dog care
    - help in the house and garden

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers can sleep in a private room or in a double room with shared bathroom.
    There is a big kitchen which you can use. Food is not provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Here you have plenty opportunities to spend your freetime:

    Snorkeling, diving, surfing, walk in the jungle, dolphin watching, turtle watching, horse trips, visit the Bribri Indigenous Reserve, Pacuare River Rafting, Chocolate Tour and many others

    To come from San Jose to Puerto Viejo is very easy: There are direct buses.

  • 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

    Maximum 15 hours a week

Host ref number: 975854199852