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.


4 reviews4

Staff & Host


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


United States


We had an amazing time at Cascadia Elysiana and will keep the memories we made forever. Waking up in the jungle everyday was surreal and the people we were surrounded by (other volunteers) are friends we hope to keep for a lifetime. Cascada provided great food and accommodation in turn for our work and we both enjoyed getting to eat vegan for a month. We highly recommend anyone considering this experience to do it. You won’t regret it.

20 days ago



Fue una experiencia sumamente enriquecedora en muchos sentidos. El ambiente y lugar es muy bonito tanto que te hacen sentir con más energía de la normal al estar dentro de tanta naturaleza. También en horario es respetado aunque separado pero a veces hay días ligeros, relajados y otros muy pesados pero se compensaba. Mila la encargada es una chica muy linda y siempre está tratando de apoyar. El único problema fue que la temporada de lluvias es un poco problemática por los insectos e humedad, también su ubicación es bastante alejada y el transporte algo escaso, pero sin duda lo vale.

3 months ago



cascada elysiana se guarda un lugarcito en mi corazón, demasiado bello lugar, apartado del ruido de la ciudad, pero a la vez cerca de la playa (dominical)
si estás pensando en aplicar lo re recomiendo 😊.
mi experiencia fue muy buena, la comida deliciosa y siempre se respetaron los horarios 👌🏾

12 months ago



Well ... I could started telling it was amazing experience that I had in my life living in the mountains ⛰ around closer by waterfalls sooo it’s super great energy that’s why I loved .
Also I learned more respect the nature immersion in the nature and separate trash 🗑 and taking care more of it and every things in this beautiful spot in Costa Rica 🇨🇷
I had opportunity for meeting great people from around the wor Ltd and also I learned a lot with them new receipts for vegetarian meals that’s it’s was so yummy 😋
I can’t forget about Copito (dog ) and Catita (Cat) they make the place super conf

about 1 year ago

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Contact with nature

Vegetarian / Vegan

Contact with animals