Ecological Reserve Zitacuaro, Mexico

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Vive del campo en medio de la naturaleza

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Connect with nature
30 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with the locals
26 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
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 are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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!
Permaculture Course
Take part in our Permaculture course for free.
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

Cultivo de truchas, rana toro, apicultura, en medio de un área natural protegida

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  • Beginner Spanish or Beginner English
  • Between 18 and 35 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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57 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks


Ecological Reserve


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 30 Get in touch with nature
  • 26 Meeting locals
  • 24 Developing environmental awareness
  • 22 Immersing in the local culture
  • 21 Learning about sustainability
  • 13 Meeting international travelers



I spent around a month of time here, the people are nice and really open. I got invited to a lot of different occasions, where I got to experience the Mexican culture and free food :) The accommodation are also decent, you get to live on one of the farms managed under this account. I was on two of them, I had a private room, with bathroom in the first farm and a double room in the second one. The double room felt like a private room though, because there were no other volunteers. Which was for me a bit of a bummer, because I had hoped for more social interaction.

3 months ago



I had the chance to visit two farms / families, both implicated in aquaculture activities and the second one with agriculture as well. The two families, Fabian & Belen and Arizbeth & Alexandro, really made me feel part of their family and their team on the farm. If You choose this option for your next WorldPacker trip, it's really important to keep in mind that this is another way to travel, so it's important to come with an open mind and energy to embrace the whole experience ! As well, a huge thank you to Citlali & Manuel, for the organisation of this experience. I really enjoyed it !

3 months ago



It wasn't our initial interest but it was a nice true Mexican experience for us. We wanted to learn beekeeping but understood that our stay was too short, so it didn't happen. The farm is in the Middle of the jungle, The room is basic, Manuel and Citlali aren't there a lot but kept good communication with us. The family is super lovely! Work hours are kept. We cleaned the fish tanks and took out dead baby fish. There was a day they got an order so we helped to catch the fish and also gut them. We helped the family with dishes - cleaning in general. Thanks to Fabián, Belén, Manuel and Citlali!

4 months ago



Awesome adventure, Manuel, Citlali and Fabian are such a great hots, they teach you all about the farms the proyects the culture, they care of the volunteers as a real family. they are simply the best, im only wondering when can i go back for more :) . really love this place

12 months ago



The farm I stayed, is in the middle of the forest and surrounded by wonderful nature. My advise would be to ask about everything ahead. From the workload, to if there are clean blankets or even enough toilet paper. Be specific on which farm you want to work at, because for example I was in one with only fishes which wasn't my initial interest. The workers there are very kind, work hours are kept. And Manuel is very nice, kind and will try to help as much as he can. Keep an eye for pulgas!

about 1 year ago

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Hosted by Citlali

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