Farm Drake Bay, Costa Rica

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Be in contact with nature in our beautiful farm!

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Connect with nature
78 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
68 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Needs help immediately
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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
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.
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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
1 month

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
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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129 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




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How this experience will transform you

  • 78 Get in touch with nature
  • 68 Meeting international travelers
  • 54 Meeting locals
  • 44 Immersing in the local culture
  • 42 Practicing Spanish
  • 40 Learning about sustainability

Hong Kong (Sar)


The experience of the farm was great! We lived in jungle and worked with animals like feeding chickens and pig. Be ready to cross the river, walk up the stairs, and deal with insects and mosquitoes. Other than that, you will gain a once-in-a life time experience! Thank you Elmer and Anna for the host and help, you guys are amazing ! Don't forget to try the food of Elmer, it's espectacular !

3 months ago

Rio Agujitas replied

saludos .
muchas gracias por su visita.
fue un gusto poder compartir con ustedes nuestra jungla.
exito en su proxima parada.
aqui nuestro video para que puedan tener precente nuestra existencia.



Give the jungle the opportunity and it will open its arms wide and welcome you with a warm hug and guaranteed it will keep you warm while you're immersed in it! Bring good vibes y buena onda and the González family will bring it back tenfold. A special place and it was an honor to look after it and experience it for the time I did. Muchas gracias La Jungla y La González familia.

3 months ago

Rio Agujitas replied

Amigo marcus.
fue un gusto compartir con usted todo lo que ofrecemos en esta jungla.

recuerde .,aqui tenemos un espacio para usted por siempre.

exito en su proxima párada.



I had a great experience! I really had the chance to connect with nature, which was lovely. Everyone was so nice and kind and the food (which you have to pay for) was delicious.

3 months ago

Rio Agujitas replied

we are hsappy that you had enjoy our jungle
here our video to chare our jungler every day
hasta pronto.



This is a complete unique experience & I would do it again if I could. BUT I also had quite a hard time settling into the place. Elmar has a beautiful farm in the middle of the jungle. A really remote place in the middle of amazing nature. I did not speak Spanish and Elmar his English is basic. Because of that, feeling welcome at the place was tough. But this improved. As other reviews mentioned: the work is not that hard but the humidity & temp. make it hard. I do advise or warn that if you have no physical condition and or connection with exercising, this might no be the place for you.

4 months ago

United Kingdom


I had the most amazing time at the farm. We became a family. Elmer is a brilliant host who cares so much about the space and about every volunteer having an enjoyable experience. This was the start of my travelling journey and it set the bar high. You should know going into this as a volunteer that the work can be physically demanding but so rewarding. If you're willing to get stuck your efforts are appreciated. The farm feels like the start of something special. If you can do any of the tours they offer the night tour with Elmer is a must and at least have one meal of Elmer cooking!

5 months ago

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