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La Virgen, Costa Rica

3.5
5 reviews5

Share your skills and explore Costa Rica!


Connect with nature
A traveler recommended this experience for reconnecting with nature
Immerse yourself in the local culture
A traveler recommended this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
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What you offer

30h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Reception
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Tent
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Support
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The Experience

Discover Costa Rica from Sarapiqui, you can volunteer here for 6 hours a day while immersing yourself into the natural beauty of the Costa Rican rainforest. From here you can start your adventure into our beautiful country full of flora and fauna. We are searching for individuals that can assist in reception tasks; answering phone calls, checking guests in and out and helping the center to run smoothly day to day. We can't wait for you to join us

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English or Intermediate French
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

Whats Not Included

Topics Not Included

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Availability

Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
4 weeks

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5 Reviews

3.5

Host & Team

4.0

Hours & Tasks

4.0

Rafting Hostel

3.0

Learning & Fun

3.5

How this experience will transform you

1 Immersing in the local culture

1 Get in touch with nature

1 Meeting locals

1 Learning about sustainability

1 Practicing Spanish

Canada

3

This was my first work exchange and it was quite the experience. I had a rough couple of days prior to arriving at my work exchange and when communicating with the host for arrival he was not very understanding of my situation. When I arrived, I was shown my accommodations and they were so far from what I was told. I was definitely disappointed in my accommodations but in regards to the workload, it is very easy. I applied for the Reception job and they were very simple tasks carried out 4 hours a day. The host family did not talk to me much but I was able to make friends with the other guides

5 months ago

Netherlands

5

I had an amazing experience at the outdoor Center. Everyone treated me like family. It's good to practise your Spanish and to teach them some English.

over 5 years ago

Belgium

4

The outdoor center it selfs is a building project. So you can be part of the project and see how it grows. The place is beautifull in the nature. Far away from everything wich is sometimes when you want to do something else a difficult point but you can walk to the small town (where you can buy food) or ask for a kayak in agreement and train your skills. The staff is very kind and the work very light if you get the same hours I had make sure you have a book in the office :p Doña Mercedes is a fabulous women where you can talk with and who helps with everything you need. Good luck

over 5 years ago

Mexico

2

The place is really nice and we had great times! There was only a misundestanding at the begining, in their profile they said "ingredients will be given but you have to cook", but when we arrived they said that there was a mistake and we had to buy our food. 2 days later, the owner gave us some beans and rice to cook. We were supposed to work 4 hrs a day, but we were working 6 or 8.
In the other hand, the staff is really nice! We hang out with all of them. And we had great times! We got a rafting tour for free!
Another thing, u have to learn how to handle with the owner, he's a bit grumpy.

over 5 years ago

El Salvador

4

This place is full of peace, charming people, the reception guy is very kind and friendly. The weather is great. You can practice your English or another language because the outdoor recieve people from every part of the world.
I was there on 23th and on christimas eve, and the family was really awesome they adopted me instantly, around the outdoor center is located a peaceful town, you could go wallking,
I took the shift from 16:00 to 20:00 is not a lot of work. I will recommend to the travelers to take their camp tents or ask photos of your accommodation.

over 5 years ago

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