Eco Lodge Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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Ayúdanos en la mantención de nuestro Jardín!

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
20 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
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 day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
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$ 5

Per day

Fee pays for

  • Benefits for travelers
  • Donation to project


deben de pagar $5 diarios por persona para cubrir los gastos del gas de la cocina, la lavanderia y por el uso del internet

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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.
Fast Internet Access
High-speed internet for you to work remotely
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.
Finca Ganadito will offer you a volunteering certificate.
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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
3 weeks

The Experience

Buscamos viajeros de todo el mundo que nos ayuden con la mantención del jardín y las cabañas de nuestro hermoso complejo en el paraíso Costaricense, tambien podemos hacer trabajo comunitario.

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  • Beginner Spanish or Beginner English
  • Under 70 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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25 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Eco Lodge


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 20 Immersing in the local culture
  • 19 Meeting locals
  • 15 Get in touch with nature
  • 12 Practicing Spanish
  • 8 Developing social awareness
  • 7 Meeting international travelers

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 4 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 1 3. Good health and well-being



My girlfriend and me had a wonderful time staying with Danilo. Unfortunately my girlfriend got sick in the beginning but Danilo and Consuela took wonderful care of her so that she got better in no time. The work hours were reasonable and Danilo always made sure that we the lodge't have to work during the hot times of the day. Apart from the work Danilo is very connected with his community and had many recommendations for adventures in the area, he even gave us bikes so we could get around super easily. We would definitely recommend staying with Danilo, it was a great time. ✨

30 days ago

Danilo replied

Cuando te quieran volver a visitarnos las puertas de mi casa están abiertas !!!

United States


Danilo is awesome! He is very involved in his community, and staying with Danilo you feel involved in the community as well. The tasks are very fair and laid back - he wants his volunteers to work where they have strengths, and as a group of two we only worked 2.5 hours a day. There was a lot of Spanish practice (Danilo speaks some English - but mostly Spanish), and because we are fluent in English, most of our tasks involved teaching English to people in the community. The lodging is definitely rustic, but Danilo has bikes and makes his volunteers feel at home. I would recommend!

about 2 months ago

United States


Our stay with Danilo and Consuelo was amazing. In just two weeks we got to immerse in the community and get to know the beautiful town. Danilo is very involved in his community and is so welcoming and friendly to his volunteers. He makes you feel right at home. He took care of us and helped us with planning to go to the national park and we got to practice lots of Spanish. Note that the accommodations are rustic, but have everything you need including a comfortable bed, kitchen, mosquito bed net. Also the climate is very hot because obviously it is the rainforest! Highly recommend!!

about 2 months ago



We spent two weeks with Danny and Cielo. It was a mixture of laughter, English, Spanish, work and lots of adventures. The place is very well located, close to playa blanca and a river. The bicycles provided were very useful. For work, we mainly picked up leaves, taught English to locals and painted. Danny knows how to adapt to our different abilities, and has never made us work under very strong heat. We played a lot cards, talked, learned a little Spanish and discovered the city and its surroundings. The animals are adorable. You won't regret coming. Thank you for everything, Jay x Clarita

2 months ago

United States


I enjoyed my time at the lodge! Danilo and his wife are so kind and welcoming, they truly treat you like family. Danilo is incredibly flexible about working hours and the tasks that volunteers complete, ours ranged from cleaning the community building to taking photos at the local beach.

4 months ago

Danilo replied

Igual les extrañamos ! Vuelvan pronto !! 🙏🏼

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