Ecological Reserve Zitacuaro, Mexico

48 reviews48

Agroecological work, aquaculture and permaculture help

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
23 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with the locals
19 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
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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.
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 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.
Permaculture Course
Take part in our Permaculture course for free.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
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
1 week
Stay up to
4 weeks

The Experience

When volunteers arrive, we pick them up and take them to the farm where they are provided with a place to stay and meet the family who lives there. The next day they begin their activities in which they suit better. We have a trout farm and they can feed the fish every day, we have a processing plant and they can also learn and help there, and finally, the agroecological farm that is there is suitable for harvesting and helping in permaculture

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  • Beginner English or Beginner Spanish
  • Between 18 and 40 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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Hours & Tasks


Ecological Reserve


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How this experience will transform you

  • 23 Get in touch with nature
  • 19 Meeting locals
  • 18 Developing environmental awareness
  • 17 Learning about sustainability
  • 17 Immersing in the local culture
  • 11 Meeting international travelers



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

5 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!

6 months ago



The natural environment is amazing, you get to be in the middle of a forest. The hours are respected, just make sure you know what you will be needed to do and on which of the farms, cause it makes a difference. The couple who works at the farm I went to, were very kind people but if you don't speak a bit of Spanish, it can be challenging! The room was in a problematic condition when I arrived,(missing essentials as well)and the bathroom too. Manuel (the co-owner) is doing his best to accommodate and help!

6 months ago



It's being such a amazing opportunity to learn more about nature, sustainability and how the locals live. Emmanuel and Citlali don't live in the area but they keep a great communication with the volunteer, the food is great and the room is comfortable. I super recommend

about 1 year ago




about 1 year ago

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