Help take care of our dog and cat in Quesada, Alajuela, Costa Rica

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  • Descripción


    Pura Vida! Welcome to San Pascual - our family is delighted to meet you :)

    ***SEPTEMBER 2024 ONLY***

    We (Meli & Yura) are looking for a loving couple to care for our beautiful log cabin & animals.

    •2 people traveling together with travel insurance (age 25+ ONLY)
    •must love animals & have prior experience

    Bigotes - 15y & Vigo - 1y (both medium grey) are autonomous farm dogs. They loves hikes & cuddles & can be left unattended. Cat (name pending :) will be about 6 months old in September! We are still figuring our her personality <3

    Sunny - 15y (small ivory/brwn) is a special needs city dog who came to the mountains to retire. He is blind & requires 100% supervision. Sunny is super sweet & loves to cuddle/sleep all day long. He loves to join all human adventures via backpack :)

    •maintain garden (water/prune/harvest plants)
    •keep space tidy (sweeping, dishes, trash/compost)

    •lots of cuddling
    •going for 3 leashed walks daily (Sunny)
    •sending pictures/videos
    •keeping bowls, blankets, & litter clean

    ***ALL OTHER DATES 2024***

    We (Meli & Yura) are searching for open-minded creatives to volunteer their gifts & commune with us on our beautiful property (no petcare required) - please send social media/portfolio if you would like to apply :)

    •age 25+ only
    •must love nature & animals
    •must have travel insurance
    •must have prior experience in any of the following

    •artist - musician, sculptor, painter
    •bodywork specialist - masseuse, PT/chiro
    •gardening - watering, planting, pruning, harvesting, & maintaining
    •cooking - preparing fruits & veggies, nutrition & plant-focused eating
    •cleaning - keeping space tidy (sweeping, dishes, trash/compost)

    •private bedroom
    •private bathroom
    •private kitchen
    •vegetable garden
    •lounge/workspace with scenic volcanic view, pool table, bar, & WiFi (fiber optic)
    •hot water
    •gated parking

    •organic farming
    •national parks
    •hot springs
    •mountain views
    •farmers market

    •must sleep at home every night (pet-care only)
    •trips away must be coordinated at least 2 weeks in advance (long-term stays only)
    •Uber is accessible in town

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    You will get to know the local side of Costa Rica and immerse yourselves in the culture. We are right below the Juan Castro Blanco National Park and are surrounded by the most beautiful scenery to be found. Waterfall 6km away. Hot Springs, volcanoes etc. Visit my uncle next door and his amazing farm-to-table restaurant or volunteer at his farm and milk cow or make cheese! San Jose airport is 1 1/2 hrs away and La Fortuna/Arenal 40 minutes.

  • Ayuda


    Please only apply if:
    - There are TWO people (age 25+) who are able to travel together.
    - You both are able to give a commitment for a minimum of 1 month stay.
    - You both carry Travel Insurance.

    Spanish speaking is an asset when considering applications, but is not a requirement.

    Due to a high number of applications, we may not be able to reply to each application individually, so please only apply if you have the relevant skills and experience that we require.

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    Español: Fluido

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  • Alojamiento


    •private bedroom
    •private bathroom
    •private kitchen
    •vegetable garden
    •lounge/workspace with scenic volcanic view, pool table, bar, & WiFi (fiber optic)
    •hot water
    •gated parking

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We are located 1.5 hrs from the airport in San Jose and 40 minutes from Arenal Volcano. We also have a beautiful waterfall 6km from our property. We have a fresh water spring and nice river about 5 minutes walking from home. Downtown is a 30minute walk or 7 minute Uber ride. You can find anything from restaurants to movie theaters to shopping centres and local markets. The northern area is very diverse, you will be able to see the cloud forest in Platanar Volcano at Juan Castro Blanco National Park at only 5 kms away from our place, in San Vicente, a very nice small mountain village with very friendly people. You can also enjoy Quesada downtown that is a busy, clean and nice city at only 2 miles away, there you can visit the farmer's market every Thursday afternoon, butcher shops, bakeries, the Central Market , Wal-Mart, or other local supermarkets. Do not forget to eat some local tacos at Viquez window on the south side of the Church across the street; there are also good hospital facilities and pharmacies in case you need them. You can also go to nearby (10 Kms) thermal water spring for local's price ($10 for Hotel El Tucano from 5 PM to 10 PM or $20 for all day since 10 AM or Hotel Termales del Bosque for $12 since 10 AM to 10 PM), there is also a Zoo in La Marina very close to the springs. Another beautiful place to visit is Bajos del Toro where you will find stunning waterfalls. Then the jewel of the trip for tourists, La Fortuna at 46 Kms that is home of the famous Arenal Volcano with multiple adventure options for kids and adults (Zip lines, thermal water pools and hanging bridges, etc.), try luch at Rufino's Restaurant the best in town and visit the great waterfall at Río Fortuna, no need to take a tour, you get directly to the place and buy your entrance. If you like adventure you should not miss the white water rafting activities at Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí at 40Kms. There are other options further away (2 to 3 hours away) like El Venado Caves, Río Celeste or Laguna de Caño Negro within many more options or you can go to the beach in the Pacific to Playa Blanca or Jacó. Feel free to visit our family farm-to-table restaurant just across the street from our farm, open from Wednesday to Sunday for lunch & dinner. You can also coordinate a visit to the organic vegetable garden and the dairy and cheese factory.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

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      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Digital nomads are welcome, we have fiber optic wifi that works very well. There is a big office space or you can select the place of your preference to enjoy the amazing views.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Exceptions can be made - please specify when you apply

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 523981161397

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