Cascada Elysiana

Greetings from Cascada Elysiana!

We are an Eco-lodge and Retreat Center located in the beautiful jungle of Southern Costa Rica. Located just 30 minutes from Domincal beach, we are in the perfect location for one to experience serene jungle living with proximity to the Pacific coast as well as major cities.

The property also features a river and incredible 40 meter waterfall that all volunteers and guests have easy access to. With other massive waterfalls, rivers, and jungle adventures near the property, you will always have things to do while you are here.

We love meeting new world travelers and creating new connections with super cool humans and we promise you will always be taken care of while you are here. However, our top priority here is always our guests! We provide restorative and transformational experiences for our hotel and retreat guests through superb hospitality, local and fresh vegetarian cooking, and eco-conscious living.

We opened in July 2018 and we are steadily growing. This is why we need great volunteers like you! We are so appreciative of those who want to put their love into this place and help us work toward our vision of one day evolving into solely a retreat center! The atmosphere we seek to create with our staff and volunteers is a balance between having fun and being productive, all-the-while fostering an environment of personal growth and development. With total acceptance of one another and always working together as a team, we know that ANYTHING can be accomplished! And we have accomplished some incredible things here with the help of our volunteers! Cascada Elysiana fosters a multi-lingual and multi-cultural environment. Almost all of our staff is bi-lingual, speaking either Spanish, or English and Spanish combined. Our Organic Master Gardener and builders are all Tico (local) and Spanish-only. Our cleaning and cooking staff is also mostly Spanish-speaking, and any of the interactions you have with locals in San Juan will be in Spanish.

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Increíble experiencia !!!

about 2 months ago



Great experience, Laurenna the head volunteer made us feel very at home, she made the stay fun & comfortable for us, we spent most of our time cooking together. If you are looking for something a little secluded deep in the jungle I would recommend this for you.

10 months ago



My experience at Cascada Elysiana was magical. Lorena and Aurora were wonderful to work with and I've met the best people. everything was perfect. I'm very grateful for my time here.

12 months ago



Cascada Elysiana is a gorgeous place, full with amazing people. The work is quite easy (cleaning, laundry, cooking, reception) and I leant so much new recipes (and shared a lot! The rules was that each volunteers should share a recipe from their country). We sleep in tents, which I actually liked (can be closed which means no insects will sneak in...) and have a common area just for the volunteers. The rest of the property is awesome : middle of the jungle, a waterfall, coati, monkeys, capibaras, toucans and colibris... The only thing is that they are quite remote so we rely on taxi.

12 months ago



This was by far the best experience of my life!
Lorena and her sister Aurora are amazing people, always super nice and friendly, they were always there for us trying to give us the best experience possible both at work, with flexible shifts, and during our free time.
Together with the other volunteers Geogeo, Iris, Kevin and Marie, and with Copito and Papas we were all a big family. It’s the best place you can ever choose to be in, beautiful environment, extraordinary people, I loved staying there and I strongly recommend going there to do this experience as well.

about 1 year ago

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Contact with nature

Vegetarian / Vegan

Contact with animals