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Permaculture project Turrialba, Costa Rica

4 reviews4

Help at a Sustainable Permaculture Farm in Costa Rica.

Help a sustainable project
This host contributes to building a better and more sustainable future for all!
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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with the locals
3 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Learn about sustainability
3 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
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.
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.
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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.
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 breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Visitors are expected to be involved in various tasks , as cooking ( since we all cook together or taking turns), cleanning the kitchen and common areas, doing some simple maintenance tasks, as well as beeing involved in the farming activities like preparing the growing spaces, cultivating, taking care of the animals , as some domestic tasks . Work starts 7.00 am and finishes after lunch when they can enjoy the rest of the day as they like.

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Additional Fee Required

Volunteers are asked to help with 12$/ day to cover the expenses of hosting ( food, gas, laundry of sheets and blankets, tools and amenities that get broken, toilet paper...etc)


  • Beginner Spanish or Intermediate English
  • Over 18 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
3 weeks

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Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Permaculture Project


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

3 Meeting locals

3 Learning about sustainability

3 Immersing in the local culture

3 Developing environmental awareness

3 Get in touch with nature

2 Practicing English



Really enjoyed my time here, it was a fantastic experience. I learned a lot about nature and how it all works together. Alba also a has a great knowledge of permaculture something I was unfamiliar with before coming to the farm. Alba was an amazing host and made us feel so comfortable the whole time we were there, thank you so much Alba I hope the project all goes well

21 days ago

Alba replied

Thank you Jordan! It felt really good to host you guys and it was also fun! Thanks for putting your time and energy into projects like my farm. And thank you for everything!!



I had a very great experience at Albas Farm, she has so much experience with volunteers over other platforms and cares so much about us having a good time. You really learn to connect with nature and so much about yourself! I would recommend it if you like to be in the jungle and are not afraid of insects because you are literally surrounded by forest. Alba was a flight attendant so she speaks fluent English and Spanish. On top of that she is one of the most interesting people I ever met and she loves to share the craziest story's….;) I'm so grateful for everything thank you Alba sooo so much

2 months ago

Alba replied

Than you so much Mia , your words are a bless. .. having you was an absolute pleasure ;-)***



Me and a friend stayed one month at the project. From the first moment on I felt welcome and fulfilled. It was an enriching month full of good talks, swims in the river, a nice work experience where I learned about ecological agriculture and how we can work with nature instead of working against it and an insight in the Costa-Rican culture. Alba is so wearm-hearted, inspiring and honest. I am truly greatful for the experience and the Finca will always have a place in my heart.

2 months ago

Alba replied

Thank you Lilia , you were so loving and caring with me and my baby ...we miss you both so much. Xxx



No puedo describir con palabras lo feliz y completa que me sentido en el proyeto. Alba es un ejemplo y una inspiración. Me he sentido como en casa incluso estando tan lejos. He aprendido cosas que espero y creo que no olvidaré jamás. He hecho cosas por primera vez en mi vida que antes de llegar aquí no sabía ni que existían. La cabina donde nos hemos quedado es preciosa y súper acogedora. La gente, el trabajo y por supuesto, la compañía han sido increíbles. No sé si volveré a Costa Rica en un futuro, pero si lo hago no tengo duda que volveré a pasar por el proyeto aunque sea de paseo.

27 days ago

Alba replied

Gracias Paula ! Thank you so much Paula ! Your words make me feel like we are doing it right ! I hope to have you back one day ;-)

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