Farm Drake Bay, Costa Rica

94 reviews94

Be in contact with nature in our beautiful farm!

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This host has received 11 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with nature
49 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
41 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.
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.
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.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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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
2 weeks
Stay up to
1 month

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How this experience will transform you

49 Get in touch with nature

41 Meeting international travelers

37 Meeting locals

29 Immersing in the local culture

28 Learning about sustainability

26 Developing environmental awareness



This place is fantastic! It is directly in the Jungle so there are no streets no noise of the city just the jungle noise. At night it's still pretty hot so you will be sweating even at night. The work is never really hard sometimes there is work that can be fatiuguing but it's a good experience and u will get in touch with nature. The food from the cook is very delicious and he is a very kind and cool person.

2 days ago



Our experience was just amazing! Living and enjoying the nature! I just say it is nothing for people they don't like to get your nails dirty or a few mosquito bits.. but who is curious like us will love it. Elmer is such a cool guy with a big heart. Thank you so much! Falling a sleep with the noise of the insects and waking up with the noise of the chickens. We hope your projects will keep going for the farm, all the best, Thank you for the experience Marco & Tanja

16 days ago



In all together, the farm has a nice atmosphere, in the middle of the nature, and the volunteers were also nice, just the only thing was for me that everyone was a perfect spanish speaker - except me- and there were either couples or 3 girls all the time together so i was the only solo traveller there and felt a bit outsider. The tasks were not told to me, even i asked before i got there. The work i got was quite hard physical work, and not always felt fair as the jobs were given among the volunteers. But otherwise its a good experience, if u want to know more, write me in mail :)

about 1 month ago

United States


This place is truly a jem for nature lovers. You're fully immersed in the jungle. The work is tough but rewarding, nothing impossible. You have plenty of time to enjoy the place Elmer is a kind and patient host, and a very good cook as well. I also learned a lot about the Costa Rican biodiversity with him. Just be prepared for farm work, seeing lots of snakes and spiders, and bring long socks for boots!

about 1 month ago

United States


The farm was a great experience for me. This project is not for people that don't love hard work and nature. You will be outside, you will get wet and dirty and it is hard work sometimes. Tasks can include raking, shoveling, planting, feeding animals and carrying clean drinking water down from the main road. The experience of sleeping outside in jungle is priceless and being surrounded by wildlife is magical. Bring tall socks, water shoes, quick dry EVERYTHING, first aid kit, wet and dry bags, sunscreen, and a solar charger. Elmer is a great host. I will definitely return someday!

2 months ago

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