Help us with horses and tourists on a small agri-tourism farm in the jungle near Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a 100-acre tropical agri-tourism farm located in the foothills of the jungle northeast of Quepos with 5 horses, chickens, 3 dogs, and a cat. Most of the land is secondary and primary forest which we try to protect or improve (as regards the secondary forest). We are taking great care of our animals and try to involve our local community to understand and see how we treat our animals.

    We are also working on an extended trail system, planting grass, trees, flowers etc. We already have 5km of trails through the jungle. Maintenance is hard work and we usually have local labor to perform that task.

    Our horses can be ridden on the property or also outside on gravel roads, small trails, to rivers and beautiful viewpoints. The pool can be used by our volunteers as well, provided it is not used by our guests at the same time.

    At the moment we are focusing on renting three houses to guests, providing them with meals and offering horseback-riding tours. We have a truly beautiful place and are highly rated by our customers. We strive for excellence of customer service and expect the same level of commitment from our volunteers. In return you get to enjoy a beautiful setting in a remote place, but close enough to enjoy a trip to the beach at times.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Hostelería/turismo
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are committed to building up our local community through social involvment. Our strategy is that of sustainability and social responsibility. We welcome the opportunity to share this beautiful area and culture with you. You will interact closely with our local labor force.

  • Help

    Help

    At the moment we need help for the tasks below:

    1) Help with horseback-riding tours and training of horses

    2) Welcoming guests and general help with tourists

    We are a on a big property, so there are always things to be done. If you have any special interest or expertise just let us know!

    Please note the following before applying:
    - Clearly specify the time you would like to come (Dates)
    - Provide information about your horseback riding experience
    - Fluency in English is required, Spanish is a plus
    - Minimum stay is 4 weeks, but can be extended if you wish and we have a spot available
    - Sorry, but at the moment we can only accept female individual travellers (only one shared room available)
    - We provide breakfast and dinner

    We expect you to work from 6:00 till 11:30 including half an hour break for breakfast. We may change the schedule according to the needs of tourists.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a room for volunteers with attached bathroom, max. 3 people in one room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are in a remote location in the jungle, but only 25minutes by car from town or beautiful beaches. However, there is no public transport close to our farm. Next bus stop is about 7km away. Closest supermarket is about 4km away. Taxis are available on call.

    If timing works out we provide pick-up in Quepos. Many volunteers take advantage of guests going to town or to the beaches.

    Internet is available, but limited in terms of download volume. Usually sufficient for normal means of communication, checking webpages etc.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have do have space for a campervan or anyting similar

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 189684397781

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