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Mi nombre es Emilio Gonzalez. Mi familia tiene esta finca desde los años 1928 ., En la actualidad se dedica a la conservacion del Bosque primario y realizamos plantaciones sostenibles. Nuestra granja esta ubicada a tan solo 1.400 metros de la playa y el supermercado (25 minutos caminando ). Espero poder tener viajeros que esten interesados en compartir con nuestra familia y disfrutar lo que tenemos en nuestra casa del Bosque.Learn more
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28 Get in touch with nature
24 Meeting international travelers
20 Meeting locals
17 Learning about sustainability
16 Immersing in the local culture
15 Developing environmental awareness
It wasnt quite what I expected. I didn’t learn anything about sustainability and certain things they did were farm from ecological. Because of the humidity, they sometimes needed to burn a plastic sac to start the fire. I knew what I signed up for but the conditions were still too rough for me so I left after 1 week (not the full 3). Knowing Spanish is a MUST. Luckily I met another girl who could translate. Heads up it’s very damp, nothing will dry in less than 3 days. Mould was starting to grow on our bags. But the jungle is very peaceful! I liked reading in the hammocks and the dogs.
11 days ago
Rio Agujitas Farms(Finca) was exactly what I needed. it was a place to be of service, and receive peace and contentment. The work mostly consisted of taking care of chickens, and clearing pathways through the jungle. Emilio, and Elmer are two brothers who are trying to create a sustainable living from the land. At the same time they provide guidance and understanding. The facilities could use an update, but are very adequate for living in the jungle. Solar, Wi-Fi, and Laundry are available. It is a great place to meet people from all over the world. Come prepared to work, and find peace.
4 months ago
I just finished my stay at the finca! It is very beautiful and quiet. A nice place to relax and enjoy nature. During my stay I met and volunteered alongside people from all over the world. My Spanish was very basic when I first arrived and after my three weeks there it improved a lot. The work while I was there was mostly raking leaves. I didn’t learn much a lot about sustainability like I’d wished to but some days we worked on construction projects which were interesting. Elmer, Emilio’s brother is very friendly. He’s funny and directs the work. He’s also an amazing chef!
5 months ago
The farm is not far from the town but not easy to approach, especially in rainy weather.
Volunteers do everything which is needed to run a farm. Sometimes it contains hard physical work, but it is not typical.
None of locals at the site speaks English, therefore at least basic Spanish skill is highly recommended.
Electricity are provided from some solar panels at the site therefore access to electricity (like wifi/internet or recharging your mobile) is strongly limited.
Your experience will be highly depended on other volunteers at the site. Good team collaboration is a MUST here.
7 months ago
a fantastic place to stay if you
-want to meet fun, adventurous people from all over the world
-want to disconnect
-enjoy camping and all the fun creatures you meet while camping (spiders, mosquitoes, cockroaches, lizards, toads)
-like building a fire to make coffee and food
-appreciate a few hours a day of hard, manual labor
-like swimming in rivers, hiking, and chilling in a hammock
-don't need consistent wifi
-are okay with your clothes never drying and therefore growing mold after a couple weeks (even my passport had mold on it)
-don't mind waking up to 100 chickens
7 months ago
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