Eco Lodge Platanillo, Costa Rica

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Energetic, nature-loving Volunteers needed at our project!

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Connect with nature
15 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
14 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.

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This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of Worldpackers’ annual plans.


US$ 15

Per day

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We have space for 2 free volunteers. There is a fee of $15/day if staying less than a month & $12/day if staying longer than a month.

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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

The Experience

Volunteer duties: - elegant cooking - cleaning at 5-star quality - reception/hospitality/guest services - simple gardening -maintaining chickens/pets Work along-side our incredible team and immerse yourself in the healing jungle while getting to meet people from all over the world and gain invaluable experience for your future endeavors. We are looking for enthusiastic, positive, dependable souls!

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish
  • Over 21 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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18 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Eco Lodge


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 15 Get in touch with nature
  • 14 Meeting international travelers
  • 11 Practicing Spanish
  • 9 Practicing English
  • 8 Learning about sustainability
  • 8 Meeting locals

United States


My time at the lodge was so incredible, it was the best first WP job I could have hoped for! The place is beautiful and the waterfall on site is so amazing, you really get a chance to connect with nature here. I met so many amazing people from all over the world and practiced Spanish a lot! The hosts Lorena and Aurora are awesome people. I had so much fun cooking, learning new recipes, eating together and just laughing over the days' adventures. The work is pretty easy & Lorena was really accommodating of everyone's schedules, they're great hosts! I will cherish my time here forever.

2 months ago

United States


I had such an amazing experience at the lodge! Lorena and her sister Aurora are very kind, flexible, good people. I loved getting to know them and the other volunteers that were there. This experience is great for anyone looking to really spend time in nature. The tasks are very reasonable (laundry, cooking, cleaning, etc.). I really got to practice my Spanish, learned so many new recipes, and met people from all over. The accommodations were completely reasonable but be aware that there are no pictures of them on their page.

2 months ago



I came to the lodge with my girlfriend and we stayed there for two weeks. It was a nice experience and a very calming environment where you can enjoy the nature and the beautiful waterfall. Lorena and Aurora are two very nice and friendly people that will help you and be sure to give you a good time there. They also made sure we got our two days off together so we could visit Dominical and the Nawyaca waterfall. The work itself is quite simple, you clean the rooms, cook dinner and stay at the reception. This ofcourse depends on how busy it is in the retreat! We really recommend!

3 months ago



Cascade the lodge is an incredible place! We loved to relax at the retreat and at the waterfall after working hours. Concerning the work, hours are well respected and the work is easy. Both Lorena and her sister Aurora are very friendly, helpful and flexible with working days/hours (also depends on how busy it is). We definitely recommend visiting, also because of the wonderful places nearby (Nauyaca waterfall, Manuel Antonio, Uvita…) to visit on your days off!!

3 months ago



The lodge was a nice place to stay at. I'd walk to the waterfall and do yoga every day, it was a nice and healthy lifestyle. There weren't any other volunteers when I was there so my free time was mostly solo and I'd socialize with some guests too. The cons were that workload was at times too tiresome and the lodge seems to be understaffed, there's not that much to do around the property and it's really hard to get in or out of there.

30 days ago

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