Farm Castro Laboreiro, Portugal

30 reviews30

Join us on our stables and be suround with animals all the time!

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
10 travelers confirmed that this host is actively contributing to a more sustainable future for everyone!
Connect with nature
21 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Expand your environmental consciousness
10 travelers felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
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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.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
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.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

The Experience

We are company that organizes riding tours of one week on the only national park of Portugal :) We have 16 horses, 8 dogs and 6 cats. We will need your help with the horses and stable management, and if its need it the logistic of the activities. We are looking for people that enjoy nature, animals, are able to deal with people and more important full of energy and knowledge :P If you have all this, we can’t wait to receive you :P

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate German
  • Between 18 and 27 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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30 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 21 Get in touch with nature
  • 10 Developing environmental awareness
  • 9 Immersing in the local culture
  • 8 Practicing English
  • 7 Meeting locals
  • 7 Meeting international travelers

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 10 15. Life on land
  • 5 12. Responsible consumption and production
  • 1 13. Climate action



My 2-week stay at the farm was an incredible experience! Mariana and Pedro, our hosts, were very welcoming and showed a true passion for their ecotourism project. I learned the true responsibility of caring for horses, even in extreme weather conditions like heavy rainfalls and strong winds during my stay. It was a valuable learning experience. I stayed in a cozy caravan, fully stocked with a kitchen filled with food. Mariana was always ready to help with any special requests. The surroundings were stunning, with vast landscapes and cows roaming the area. Definitely recommend this stay! :)

about 1 month ago



This experience was very good! Mariana and Pedro are kind and empathetic, they also help you with everything you need. The tasks are simple and were completed in 2 hours a day, after we had free time. The bad part for me was that I had a very bad weather and I could't enjoy my free time. I would definitely return at another time of the year.

about 1 month ago



Pedro and Mariana were great hosts, they treat the volunteers with respect and kindness and will always help you if needed. The nature is very beautiful and you can go on may great hikes. It is a great place to connect with animals and nature and disconnect from busy city life. Most of the work is done in the morning, the working hours are very manageable!

about 2 months ago

Ecotura replied

Thank you so much Charlotte ❤️
We wish all the best and luck 🤞
Our doors will be always open to you ❣️
Big kisses 😘



I love the experience. It is a nice place to really get away and focus on yourself and the nature around you. The work was easy and fun and we had a lot of free time to hike, go to the waterfall or the nearby town. Mariana and Pedro are super sweet and nice. I'm happy to have been here ✨️

about 2 months ago



Loved my stay with Pedro and Marina. Working with the horses in the beautiful mountains was really incredible. They are both very accommodating and if you ask them for something always try and make it work of possible. You are signing up for a remote mountain area tho, so as said before bring some books :) Thanks to everyone from the team 🌱

3 months ago

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Hosted by Mariana

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