Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with booking systems and payments.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.
Help to grow and cultivate plants.
Plant crops and care for animals.
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.
Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!
Have your free dinner before going to bed.
Yummy! Get discounts and grab a bite.
Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.
There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.
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Help us out in a beautiful place in Costa Rica, you will surrender by green cloud forest one hour drive from Volcano Arenal and La Fortuna. The hotel is an animal-friendly zone and we're all vegetarian. Help us taking care of the animals (cats, dogs, horses, goats...), with gardening, reception and marketing, housekeeping, in the kitchen and anything else we might need.Learn more
Intermediate English or Beginner Spanish
Between 18 and 80 years old
Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa
Left after 5 days. The people are very nice but the living and eating is limited. Stayed in a small barn with no wifi and was too hot and very dusty and old. Worked a good 9hours a day but with only 20mins to 1hour breaks inbetween, so no relax time throughout the day. Couldn't have any free days with the other volunteers so you'd just end up doing stuff alone.
That said, the people were very kind hearted and they clearly loved the animals, but I personally felt like a full-on employee rather than a volunteer.
I had a great time at Hotel Lands in love. It's fantastic if you love animals as there are several hundred on the enormous property, whom you get to walk, wash and love :) The staff there are also great, so welcoming and friendly and you won't have a bad meal!
The hours can feel quite long as you have to work 9 hours a day with particular time slots in the morning and evening to walk the 250+ dogs. It is good however as you can pick and chose what you would like to do in the day as there are a variety of areas you can work in.
All in all, it was a lot of fun and definitely recommended :)
We are hotel in the middle of cloud forest, near Arenal, we're all vegetarian and love animals, we have rescue center for them. :) If you love animals and want to have a positive impact in our community, apply now!About the host