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What you offer

30h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Tour Guide
Organize and lead tours around the city.
Housekeeping
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
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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.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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The Experience

Finca Cata is ecological farm that offers stays for tourists in its 2 cabins. The duties of this position are: receive new clients, assist in preparing meals and in housekeeping duties, lead tour of farm and offer classes in chocolate production.

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What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Stay at least
4 weeks

9 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.0

Farm

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.0

Spain

5

The time at the Finca with Joselyns family was great! You become part of the family from day 1.
It seemed challenging to me at first, since I have less experience with cacao and working in a farm in a tropical climate: luckyly the family is flexible and you always can arrange your working hours so it fits everyone. If you work hard, you get nice and fresh food cooked with veggies from the farm.
The volunteers accomodation is small but really cozy and clean. The tasks can variate a lot as a farm hand: cleaning and arranging the rooms or doing the cacao tour. Be ready for a lot of learning!

Feb/01/2019

Germany

5

some("We really enjoyed our time at the finca! Joselyn is such an incredible person and will make you feel like home. Her little girl Jade was super the best Spanish teacher!\nWe did everything from being a kitchen hand, cleaning the cabinas, digging and planting, the working hours are flexible. The owners Chris and Freddy are incredibly generous and do everything to make sure you enjoy your time!\nWell, if you are more a party person, this is probably not the best option for you and we would recommend to have some Spanish skills! \nThank you so much for an amazing time! \nHanna & Carlotta")

Dec/28/2018

Canada

5

This experience was amazing! The staff is so nice that they will do everything to make you feel like you are part of the family. The job is really fair. If you do it properly they will appreciate it, and you will get really good food! Freddy and Chris are not really present at the farm but when they come for a visit they will make sure you live a great experience! The chef even offered me a ride at 3:00 am to the airport of Liberia so that I would not have to pay for bus and a hotel. I had a crazy experience and I hope everybody will say the same!

Aug/11/2018

United States

5

This place is great! The hosts treat you like family and were very patient with me as I had little experience and speak little Spanish. I learned a ton and had lots of fun! The owners Chris and Freddy are super cool and let me spend a day at the factory as well. The room you stay in is now much smaller than what the picture shows but I wasn’t in it much anyways. The work is a good mix of things, some days hard physical labor and others easier work with clients, the hours are very fair. Definitely take some time on the weekends for Rio Celeste and Ranario! Thank you to everyone at Finca Cata!

Jun/28/2018

Germany

5

I came to the Finca spontaneously after the riots in Nicaragua and they were welcoming and easy going. The bosses come about once a week so you will spend most of the time with the two sisters Joselyn and Rocelyn and their cute children. They treated me like family from the beginning and Rocelyn cooks great food. I came as a English teacher and they didn't have much time for my English classes which was a pity but I enjoyed my time at the finca a lot and did farm tours for the tourists or translated for them. It's not a party place but nice and relaxed and if you enjoy nature it's perfect.

Jun/04/2018

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Hosted by Joselyn

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