Hostel Costa Esmeralda, Mexico

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Volunteering in house in front of the sea -Mexico!

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Connect with nature
19 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Immerse yourself in the local culture
13 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Needs help immediately
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 painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Basic Internet Access
Basic speed internet for you to work remotely
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Accommodation
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Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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2 weeks

The Experience

Hello I'm Laura, I live in a beautiful place called Costa Esmeralda. I'm running a small beach house, cabin and camping vacation rental business, I'd love to share my simple lifestyle with people from all over the world and show a little bit of what it's like to live in a traditional Mexican beach area surrounded by nature. The team is always approachable, cheerful and we love to have any kind of cultural exchange.

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  • Intermediate English or Beginner Spanish
  • Between 22 and 60 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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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 19 Get in touch with nature
  • 13 Immersing in the local culture
  • 11 Meeting locals
  • 10 Developing environmental awareness
  • 10 Practicing Spanish
  • 10 Meeting international travelers



We spent 26 days with Laura, the house is right on the sea and there are 4 beautiful dogs to take care of, for the rest Laura asked to do some simple jobs around the house, the days passed very quickly unfortunately but we had the opportunity to get to know Casitas well, during our 2 free days, also visit Tajín which is an hour by bus from the village, there is also the possibility of going down the rapids with a kayak and Laura can provide you with very useful information for your trip to Mexico. An experience you absolutely must try!

15 days ago

Laura replied

Pier, gracias a ustedes, ha sido una hermosa experiencia compartir unos días con 2 personas tan lindas, abrazo para los 2.



We had the best time with Laura in Costa Esmeralda! Laura is amazing, so kind and thoughtful, respectful and open. The 4 dogs are amazing and so much fun. The house is located on the sea side, near a small village where you can actually sea the real life of Mexico. It is perfect if you want to relax and enjoy nature, with big walks on the beach, small manual work outside and an wonderful place to explore. I could not recommend Laura more! Thank you very much :)

25 days ago

United States


I stayed at the hostel for 3 weeks and greatly enjoyed my time here! Unfortunately, at the time of my stay, Laura was traveling abroad so I never got to meet her, but her son Ron and nephew German acted as my hosts and made me feel very welcome and at home here. The tasks are simple and the hours are flexible. There is plenty of time to enjoy the beach and there are even surfboards to use if you'd like! There are 4 medium-big dogs here that were a joy to be around and I especially loved taking them for walks on the beach at sunset. Overall, this was a prefect first experience!

4 months ago

United Kingdom


I had a great experience at the beach house. Laura is the perfect host! She is very welcoming and made me feel at home immediately. It's a great place to see the local culture and to immerse yourself into the language - if you're looking to practice like I was. The dogs are a joy to look after and each have their own distinctive personality - me encantaron! The daily tasks were in no way arduous and I had plenty of free time to travel a bit and see a bit more of that part of the country - the pyramids in Tajin being a highlight. If you stay here, you're going to feel welcomed and involved.

7 months ago



I stayed for almost two weeks at Laura's place. It had a wonderful time. Laura made sure you felt comfortable. I enjoyed the walk with the dogs twice a day and the delicious food we made for lunch. You get to know each other better and better. ❤️😊

about 1 year ago

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