Eco Village Drake Bay, Costa Rica

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Help us build our eco-village in Costa Rica

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Help a sustainable project
20 travelers confirmed that this host is actively contributing to a more sustainable future for everyone!
High demand host
This host has received 6 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with nature
60 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
57 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 week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.

Additional fee required

This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of Worldpackers’ annual plans.


US$ 10

Per day

Fee pays for

  • Benefits for travelers


Volunteers contribute $10 per day to cover expenses for food and maintenance.

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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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Permaculture Course
Take part in our Permaculture course for free.
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

We need help setting up our agro-ecological farm, planting beds and boxes, composting, producing fertilizers and repellents, caring for gardens and trees, and growing organic food using permaculture and hydroponics. We also need help building infrastructure, furniture, platforms and trails, and even a natural swimming pool! Volunteers stay in a purpose-built station, work for 5 hours per day and can use any of the facilities at the property.

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish
  • Over 20 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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69 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks


Eco Village


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 60 Get in touch with nature
  • 57 Meeting international travelers
  • 54 Learning about sustainability
  • 50 Developing environmental awareness
  • 45 Practicing Spanish
  • 24 Creating true social impact

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 17 14. Life below water
  • 15 3. Good health and well-being
  • 12 11. Sustainable cities and communities

United States


I had an amazing time at the eco village!! The food was amazing, Rob and Rebe were welcoming, and the work was fun and rewarding. We worked on the greenhouse and the turtle conservatory, and learned so much about sea turtles and sustainability. The property is amazing - the primary rainforest in your backyard and the beach is 10 min away. I really did find a home away from home, and was able to meet amazing people and make close friends. It is pretty remote, so don't get scared on your initial drive there- it's worth it. I already miss my time there and I can't recommend it enough! Pura vida :)

8 days ago

United Kingdom


Rob and Rebe are very welcoming and you truly feel like family. The location is great, 10 minutes away from the beach backing onto a primary forest - there is always lots of wildlife to see on the Finca itself. The work is very varied and reasonable, you will learn a lot about turtles, regenerative farming, spanish, healthier options... the list could go on. Overall, I had a really lovely time and left feeling very much at peace <3 Pura Vida, Rob and Rebe

8 days ago

United Kingdom


The eco village is a home away from home where you learn so much on the daily and get to spend time with wonderful people! I got to learn about sustainable farming, sea turtles and Spanish - everything I wanted to learn about. The accommodation is lovely (just don't forget mosquito repellent) and Rob and Rebe are great hosts.

8 days ago

United States


I had a unique experience at the eco village as I helped watch over the place while Rebe and Rob were on a well-deserved vacation. Even though the month was a lot of work, I enjoyed spoiling their dogs, discovering new recipes, and fulfilling their important commitments to the sea turtle conservation project! This remote farm is ~40 min. walking to the nearest town, so be prepared to disconnect from the world and immerse yourself in the jungle and wildlife of Costa Rica! I was honored to have Rebe and Rob trust me with their home and perros! I'll always cherish my first WP experience here!

24 days ago

United States


My time at the eco village was a unique experience because our hosts went on vacation, so I had the privilege of looking after the farm and their dogs and continuing with sea turtle conservation duties. It was a lot of work, but it was rewarding work. If you plan on coming here know that you will have a lot of responsibilities and will be expected to complete tasks even on your days off. I fell in love with the place I called home for a month and a half and Rob and Rebe are absolutely amazing people. This was my first experience with Worldpackers and I couldn't be happier with my decision.

27 days ago

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