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Camping Drake Bay, Costa Rica

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Be in contact with nature in our beautiful farm!

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This host has received 4 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with nature
28 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
24 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Choose the menu, pick ingredients and cook delicious dishes.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
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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.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

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.

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  • Intermediate English or Fluent Spanish
  • Between 20 and 50 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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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
1 month

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62 Reviews


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How this experience will transform you

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

United States


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

United States


a fantastic place to stay if you
-want to meet fun, adventurous people from all over the world
-love dogs
-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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