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Eco Lodge Platanillo, Costa Rica

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Energetic, nature-loving Volunteers needed at Cascada Elysiana!

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Connect with international travelers
7 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with nature
7 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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
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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.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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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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Additional Fee Required

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.


  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish
  • Over 21 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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Hours & Tasks


Eco Lodge


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How this experience will transform you

7 Meeting international travelers

7 Get in touch with nature

6 Learning about sustainability

5 Practicing Spanish

5 Practicing English

5 Developing environmental awareness



My experience at Cascada Elysiana was magical. Lorena and Aurora were wonderful to work with and I've met the best people. everything was perfect. I'm very grateful for my time here.

2 months ago



Cascada Elysiana is a gorgeous place, full with amazing people. The work is quite easy (cleaning, laundry, cooking, reception) and I leant so much new recipes (and shared a lot! The rules was that each volunteers should share a recipe from their country). We sleep in tents, which I actually liked (can be closed which means no insects will sneak in...) and have a common area just for the volunteers. The rest of the property is awesome : middle of the jungle, a waterfall, coati, monkeys, capibaras, toucans and colibris... The only thing is that they are quite remote so we rely on taxi.

2 months ago



This was by far the best experience of my life!
Lorena and her sister Aurora are amazing people, always super nice and friendly, they were always there for us trying to give us the best experience possible both at work, with flexible shifts, and during our free time.
Together with the other volunteers Geogeo, Iris, Kevin and Marie, and with Copito and Papas we were all a big family. It’s the best place you can ever choose to be in, beautiful environment, extraordinary people, I loved staying there and I strongly recommend going there to do this experience as well.

2 months ago

United States


My time at cascada elysiana was incredible. It was such a great opportunity to really get in touch the myself and nature again. The people I spent my time with here turned into a little family to me. Lorena the manager is absolutely amazing. She is a very kind hearted person and really makes an effort to make volunteers feel at home and comfortable. She is very understanding about the schedule so if you want a couple days off to go to a different town or something she would always try to accommodate! Everything on the property is beautiful from the mountain views to the waterfall.

6 months ago



Incredible place run by incredible people!
Meg and Lorena are the best, always there to help with everything , and always trying to make you feel at home. Surrounded by pure nature, it’s the perfect place to disconnect from everything and enjoy the small pleasures of life. The waterfall is stunning, as well as everything else in the property. They always respect work schedules; it is basically what it says in the description. All in all, my stay in Cascada Elysiana has been an amazing experience that I’ll never forget! I’ll miss my time with Copito, Papas, and of course, Allie (volunteer)

8 months ago

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