Holistic Center Bijagua, Costa Rica

58 reviews58

Help with child care at echoes of light

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Connect with nature
47 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
42 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.
Child Care
Help look after, educate and instruct children.
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.
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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.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Dance classes
Take free dance classes at our place.
Holistic Therapies
You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

We need help from women with childcare experience (mainly for my toddlers, almost 2 yrs old). If you apply as a couple please note that one of you may be asked to help with garden/ outdoor work or cleaning (see those other 2 position for details). going for walks with the children is a must! no need to change diapers or make meals for them. just play supervise and walk with them. they also love if you sing to them!

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Additional Fee Required

There is a 5$/day fee that includes stay, sleeping accommodations and a large vegetarian meal around 2pm. There is an extra fee for participation in healing/ ceremonies (amount given upon request), There is a 5 dollar fee per load of laundry using machines. we ask for a contribution when getting a ride from us to or from town (4$).


  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish
  • Over 19 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

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Hours & Tasks


Holistic Center


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

47 Get in touch with nature

42 Meeting international travelers

24 Practicing Spanish

24 Immersing in the local culture

24 Meeting locals

19 Developing environmental awareness



I totally recommend this experience if you are looking to have time for yourself, to live immersed in nature and if you are interested to learn more about ceremonies. Hours are respected. Meals are delicious 😋 Don't hesitate to ask if it's not clear for you. I met beautiful souls : the family and the volunteers ❤️

18 days ago

United Kingdom


Expectations for the childcare weren't clear, so I had to figure it out alone as Lauren was away. The surroundings were beautiful, a peaceful outdoor space. The 5 dollar meals were filling and nutritious. The toddlers were very cute and a pleasure to take care of. The ceremonies were great for focusing on different aspects of healing, some cancelled/changed last minute so I didn't experience all that I hoped. It's worth pre-planning for spare time, I didn't as I thought, as advertised, we would get free tours/ discounted. I really connected with other volunteer ❤️ Thank you for having me!🌙

26 days ago

valerie replied

Sophie im sorry you didnt get to experience all you wanted to but you did get a free tour to the waterfall and a free sweatlodge and you even though (as i had explained to you) both lauren and my husband rurico were to be away the first week of your stay, you still got to do quite a bit for a very short one week visit, usually we ask a 2 week minimum especially if you want to participate in several activities while you are here.

United Kingdom


I had a really lovely time here, it was very nice to be immersed in nature and have a lot of time to myself. Everyone is very lovely and the volunteering was rewarding

29 days ago



My experience in the Center was great! My tasks were taking care of the 2,5yo twins, the cleaning of the common areas and sometimes helping with the cooking (only cutting veggies). The area is truly stunning and living there is such a peaceful experience, as you can hear is the animal and nature sounds. I met new people, discovered the area, connect with nature and had time for myself. Food is really tasty and healthy, and the tent is cozy. I also loved participating in the yoga-reiki sessions with Lauren and the meditation one with Val. Thanks for having me :)

about 1 month ago

United Kingdom


The place was beautiful, the family was very welcoming, the work was pretty flexible, Val was very accommodating with timings ect. The food was great, big variety of veggies and always so tasty. The ceremonies were amazing, my fave was the Cacao, Val and Lauren always took the time to explain each ceremony to me. The group yoga/reiki sessions with Lauren were great, I had a private session with her as well, she's amazing! I got a beautiful tattoo from Avidan, he's a talented artist! Overall, an amazing 3 weeks, I left feeling happy, healthy and nourished, physically and spiritually!

about 2 months ago

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