Eco Lodge Sarapiquí, Costa Rica

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Emprende Verde Eco Self-Sustainable Farm

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
37 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with the locals
33 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.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.

Additional fee required

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


US$ 12

Per day

Fee pays for

  • Benefits for travelers
  • Materials for volunteer activities
  • Donation to project


Daily payment of $12 includes: 3 daily meals, lodging in a shared cabin, washing machine, tools needed to achieve the tasks, transportation from Horquetas to the farm (The farm is located 3km from the town) El pago diario de $12 incluye: 3 comidas diarias, alojamiento en cabaña compartida, lavadora, herramientas necesarias para la realización de las tareas , transporte desde Horquetas hasta la finca (La finca se encuentra a 3km del pueblo)

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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 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.
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.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
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

The Experience

Our mission is you to connect with nature and all gifts we gain from earth, working on different areas of our farm. (Animal care, cultivations, permaculture, cleaning, gardening, art, etc). We also want to learn from you, so join us and explore your creativity inspired on our peaceful lands, Costa Rica! :)

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  • Over 18 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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53 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Eco Lodge


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 37 Get in touch with nature
  • 33 Meeting locals
  • 33 Immersing in the local culture
  • 30 Practicing Spanish
  • 24 Learning about sustainability
  • 21 Meeting international travelers

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 9 15. Life on land
  • 6 3. Good health and well-being
  • 1 13. Climate action



Volunteering at the lodge was an amazing experience for me and Alex. Sandra and Angel were great hosts. We learned a lot from them and had a lot of fun, even if we don't speak much Spanish, they taught us some spanish. So they care about everyone and ensure that everyone is doing well. We learned about Costa Rica, farming, gardening, and cooking. was the best experience. They love to share their wisdom!! highly recommend this place! we learned so much :-) Thank you Sandra & Angel

11 days ago

United States


Volunteering at the lodge was an amazing experience from start to finish. At first I was nervous because they mostly speak Spanish but we used a translator when necessary & it was an amazing way to learn Spanish. Angel & Sandra are very welcoming & I felt like I was a part of their family. They treat you with so much respect & they are super funny too. The work can be tiring (around 3 hours per day) but it is so rewarding & worth it. I learned about myself, Costa Rica, farming, gardening, & even cooking! They love to share their wisdom!I highly recommend this place! i learned so much :)

about 2 months ago



I had a great time at the lodge! After 2 weeks there it really started feeling like another home. Sandra and Angel were great hosts. The meals were great and we learned how to make most of the dishes we ate. It was also very neat to eat produce grown on the farm (like yuca) and to be a part of growing it (we planted pineapple). I also had a chance to learn some Spanish and put what I learned to use daily. Sanda and Angel also took us out to volcan Arenal and some local waterfalls. Would recommend volunteering here!

3 months ago



I absolutely loved staying with Sandra and Angel from minute one until the very end, they made my first experience like this so welcoming and loving and i would do anything to stay with them again in the future. beautiful land, amazing food, a plethora of learning experience and more and more each day. They are the funniest kindest people ever and anyone would be so lucky to stay with them.

3 months ago



Angel and Sandra were the most welcoming people. We were fed three homemade Costa Rican meals per day and they were always amazing. We would work in the morning and spend our afternoons by the river or on an excursion with Sandra and Angel. My Spanish has improved greatly as they mainly only speak Spanish. This was a bit of a challenge when delegating tasks for work but Sandra would show us what we had to do so it was no problem. Overall I had a great experience at the lodge and I will def be back!

3 months ago

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