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Eco Lodge Sarapiquí, Costa Rica

5.0
23 reviews23

Join us in the beautiful lands of Cabin and learn about greenhouse and cultivations!

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Connect with nature
13 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with the locals
12 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Cleaning
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.
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What you get

2

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.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Certificate
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Support
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The Experience

The principal function is helping with the care of the greenhouse, animals and cultivations. Come learn in practice about the care of the greenhouse and cultivations in the peaceful lands of Cabin, Costa Rica! Join us :)

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Additional Fee Required

$7 day to cover all food, transportation from bus station to the farm and back, and other expenses.

Requirements

  • Over 18 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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Availability

Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
Stay at least
2 weeks

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23 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Eco Lodge

4.5

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

13 Get in touch with nature

12 Meeting locals

11 Learning about sustainability

11 Immersing in the local culture

9 Developing environmental awareness

9 Practicing Spanish

Germany

5

This was my first volunteer experience and I loved it. Angel and Sandra are very kind and awesome hosts, who were very interested on my thoughts as well. The work was most of the time very easy but at some points it can be hard as well. I was able to improve my Spanish because they only speaking in spanish to you, which helps a lot. I would recommend this for everyone who loves the nature because the “city” is very far away. It was an awesome experience with many new impressions. ;)

6 days ago

United States

5

This was my partner and I’s first Worldpackers experience and we loved it! Although we speak very little Spanish we got to know Sandra and Aja very well over the two weeks we stayed with them. (And had lots of practice learning Spanish!) We were helping them build a new house and our projects varied from day to day. From painting shelves, digging holes, helping them move wood, and washing dishes, it was rewarding work where we felt like we were making an impact. The heat and humidity was an adjustment but we were given plenty of breaks and rest. On average we worked for about 3 hours a day.

about 1 month ago

Belgium

5

I had troubles with my flights, which forced me to stay home in the end and never arrive there. But the communication and respect was definitly amazing. They were very kind and welcoming me for a next time, I hope I can make it there soon! :)

3 months ago

United States

4

The rainforest is lush and quiet and full of wildlife. Do this experience if you want to stay in one place, get to know Angel and Sandra, their love, and their friends, and lean into their life.

Things not on profile:
- listed host (daughter) not part of experience
- every homecooked meal is eaten altogether
- the couple knows little English; suggest intermediate Spanish
- the main task is building a new house, not the listed tasks; but you have flexibility on where you help
- the volunteer dorm is makeshift; bugs everywhere that will bite you in the night (no mosquito nets)

3 months ago

France, Metropolitan

5

This was my first time in Costa Rica and especially as a volunteer but this experience at Emprende Verde was incredible. Sandra and Ángel are very welcoming and caring people who always have ideas for you and will always find something to make you laugh too😂the place is absolutely beautiful for a complete change of scenery and working there is an experience I will never forget. I can't wait to go back already!!! ✨

4 months ago

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Hosted by Dariela

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