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Hostel Costa Esmeralda, Mexico

10 reviews10

Volunteering in B&B house infront of the sea -Mexico!

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
6 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with the locals
4 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
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.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
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.
Surf lessons
Take free surf classes at the local beaches.
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

Hola! We are Laura and Ronald, mother and son living in the beautiful coast of Costa Esmeralda. We are running a small business of beach house vacational rental and campings, and we would love to share our simple life style with all kind of people around the world and to show a bit of what's to live in a traditional mexican beach area surronded of nature. We are eassy going and love to have any kind of cultural exchange.

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  • Intermediate English or Beginner Spanish
  • Between 22 and 34 years old
  • Be from outside Mexico
  • 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

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10 Reviews


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How this experience will transform you

6 Get in touch with nature

4 Meeting locals

4 Immersing in the local culture

4 Developing social awareness

4 Developing environmental awareness

3 Practicing Spanish

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Laura & her son Ronald were both incredibly loving, kind, flexible, and funny hosts. They both speak English very well and are great at communicating. The place is absolutely beautiful, cozy, calm, and right on the beach. It is the perfect mix of free time and activities to bond with the hosts and other volunteers and Laura has fantastic recommendations for activities around the town as well. I very much enjoyed helping out painting the roof, the daily gatherings at lunch, and relaxing at night and sharing stories and walking the four dogs at sunset and sunrise. I hope to come back, Much love!

1 day ago



This place is just amazing and Laura is the most nicest Person I have ever met! Her and Ronald tried everything to make my stay as comfortable as possible.

I would recommend these two at any time!

about 1 month ago



It was amazing experience. We was planning to stay one week and in the end we stay 2 weeks and if we was having more time we would have stayed more. The place is amazing in front of the ocean. The work is fun, you need to help to build a wood caban but doesn’t matter if you don’t have the skills before, you learn, you try and you succeed and it feels really good. It can be wood work or paint or lots of different thinks. Also we was walking dos on the beach every day so really nice walks. The meal provided is usually lunch and big enough. The host is really really nice. You will enjoy !

3 months ago

Ronald replied

Fue muy agradable recibir a Solene y Alexander, chicos muy agradables y siempre apoyando con la casa, hicieron un gran trabajo en la cabaña.



Our month with Laura was just unforgettable. Laura is amazing, respectful and attentive. We love her way of thinking and living. We had so good moments with her... Always in our heart.

The work is very diverse, easy, absolutely not boring. You can propose projects to her, she is very open. The work with the dogs is the most important for Laura, it means : walking on the beach with them. So easy, so pleasant.
The room is rustic, but honestly, not a problem at all. With this house, you live always outside! 😁 The description for the review was to short for writing all we think. It's PARADISE!

11 months ago



I don't even know where to start! Laura and Ron are such wonderful, kind, generous, loving people; I can only recommend you to go spend some time with them. The "work" is simple, easy, laid-back, sometimes a bit physical but you're in a paradisiac setting with the beach literally in front of the house. What more could you ask for?
I shared my room with another volunteer, it is very rustic, simple living but extremely humbling and healing. Laura cooks great and the sunsets you'll see are magical ! Thank you so much once again, LCDCA is forever in my heart.

over 1 year ago

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