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Pura Vida in Costa Rica

World, Central America, Costa Rica, Ojochal



Travel dates

About the workproject

We need 2 volunteers

We are looking for people with a good/tranquilo attitude, a positive work ethic and those who can contribute with enthusiasm their skills and ideas. General knowledge of gardening and housekeeping/maintenance/ is helpful. Other skills are needed at different times of the year (craftspeople, artists, builders, etc.) . We welcome all teachers with special skills to share their knowledge with others in whatever capacity. As we have a Yoga Pavilion and Spa House, those with training in yoga and body work/massage may have opportunities there. We are located in a beautiful area of Costa Rica, close to the beach and jungle. Accommodations are comfortable and solo travelers or couples are welcome.

One of the things that make us so special is the number of fragrant trees and plants on the property. For this reason, we request NO SMOKING on the premises. If you are a smoker, please do not request a position unless you are flexible and can wait to smoke until you are off the property.

Long term, at least a one month commitment is what we prefer, though sometimes there is a short term gap available - so ask. Also looking for longer term commitment for person or couple to live on property.

Please know that though this property is easily accessible (10+ minute walk) to the bus stop which connects country wide, it is also off the beaten track. Those looking for a party spot would be better off looking elsewhere.

We have goals of continuing to develop our place to be a peaceful, Eco-friendly place on this earth. We have been working to plant and condition the landscape using organic methods to provide a sustainable source of healthy food, minimizing consumption of power and water to create a more harmonious environment.

Welcome to those who would like to participate!

About the host


Host since



English, Spanish

Hosts speak English and (still learning) Spanish. Our live in groundskeeper speaks only Spanish.

Last seen online

more than 6 month ago

We have lived in many places around the world and have settled in beautiful Costa Rica - mainly as the people here are so wonderful with a good attitude
We have built this retreat with the intention to make it as close to the magical feeling we had while living in Bali as possible, with in fact, a house shipped from Bali and assembled on the property.
This 5 acre property is located close to the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and is beautifully landscaped with 3 traveler/guest casitas, a volunteer's house, a yoga pavilion and a spa house. We cater to travelers from around the world.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • gardening
  • construction
  • language practice
  • help in the house
  • maintenance tasks
  • eco projects
  • animal care
  • art projects
  • internet support
  • house sitting

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private room

Depending on availability, accommodations vary from private house, tree house, private room or shared room.

  • self catering

We provide whatever is growing/fruiting in garden, rice & beans and extras.

  • no money is involved

Depending on skills and duration of stay, possible stipend paid.