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Eco Lodge Platanillo, Costa Rica

4 reviews4

Energetic, nature-loving Volunteers needed at Cascada Elysiana!

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Learn about sustainability
2 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
Connect with the locals
2 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.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Additional Fee
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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.
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.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
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

Volunteer duties: - elegant cooking - cleaning at 5-star quality - reception/hospitality/guest services - simple gardening -maintaining chickens/pets Work along-side our incredible team and immerse yourself in the healing jungle while getting to meet people from all over the world and gain invaluable experience for your future endeavors. We are looking for enthusiastic, positive, dependable souls!

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Additional Fee Required

Daily fee of $10/day is only applied for volunteers staying LESS THAN 2 months.


  • Intermediate English and Fluent Spanish
  • 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
4 weeks

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4 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Eco Lodge


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

2 Meeting locals

2 Learning about sustainability

2 Get in touch with nature

2 Developing social awareness

2 Practicing Spanish

2 Immersing in the local culture

United States


We had an amazing time at Cascadia Elysiana and will keep the memories we made forever. Waking up in the jungle everyday was surreal and the people we were surrounded by (other volunteers) are friends we hope to keep for a lifetime. Cascada provided great food and accommodation in turn for our work and we both enjoyed getting to eat vegan for a month. We highly recommend anyone considering this experience to do it. You won’t regret it.

3 months ago



Well ... I could started telling it was amazing experience that I had in my life living in the mountains ⛰ around closer by waterfalls sooo it’s super great energy that’s why I loved .
Also I learned more respect the nature immersion in the nature and separate trash 🗑 and taking care more of it and every things in this beautiful spot in Costa Rica 🇨🇷
I had opportunity for meeting great people from around the wor Ltd and also I learned a lot with them new receipts for vegetarian meals that’s it’s was so yummy 😋
I can’t forget about Copito (dog ) and Catita (Cat) they make the place super conf

about 1 year ago



Fue una experiencia sumamente enriquecedora en muchos sentidos. El ambiente y lugar es muy bonito tanto que te hacen sentir con más energía de la normal al estar dentro de tanta naturaleza. También en horario es respetado aunque separado pero a veces hay días ligeros, relajados y otros muy pesados pero se compensaba. Mila la encargada es una chica muy linda y siempre está tratando de apoyar. El único problema fue que la temporada de lluvias es un poco problemática por los insectos e humedad, también su ubicación es bastante alejada y el transporte algo escaso, pero sin duda lo vale.

5 months ago



cascada elysiana se guarda un lugarcito en mi corazón, demasiado bello lugar, apartado del ruido de la ciudad, pero a la vez cerca de la playa (dominical)
si estás pensando en aplicar lo re recomiendo 😊.
mi experiencia fue muy buena, la comida deliciosa y siempre se respetaron los horarios 👌🏾

about 1 year ago

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