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Hotel Progreso de Drake, Costa Rica

4.5
19 reviews19

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Connect with the locals
12 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Connect with nature
11 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Needs help immediately
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Cleaning
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Administration
Help with booking systems and payments.
Reception
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Gardening
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

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Tent
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

Los voluntarios harán trabajos variados , trabajar en proyectos de tortugas marinas, ayudar en el hotel , limpieza de playas y ayudar a la comunidad y personas de bajos recursos y mucho más…también se juegan algunos deportes como jugar Volleyball, fútbol, puedes practicar surf, aquí puedes rentar tablas . También recordarles que es importante que sepan que en Costa Rica se come mucho arroz, si eres alérgico a algo por favor avísame..

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Additional Fee Required

Los voluntarios aportarán $15 por día para cubrir gastos de comida y así con ese dinero también se ayudan a las familias vulnerables y a los proyectos de tortugas marinas. También recordarles que es importante que sepan que en Costa Rica se come mucho arroz, si eres alérgico a algo por favor avísame..

Requirements

  • Beginner English
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Stay at least
2 weeks

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19 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hotel

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

12 Meeting locals

11 Get in touch with nature

11 Immersing in the local culture

9 Meeting international travelers

7 Learning about sustainability

7 Developing social awareness

Germany

4

I had a great time at Viktors!
It’s at the end of nowhere and the food was very traditional (sometimes 3x rice a day).
We mostly worked in the mornings and had the afternoons for ourselves.
Don’t except it to be a hostel though… it’s more a wanna be in my opinion which is not bad.
The family only speaks Spanish but is super sweet. Viktor is the only one speaking English. I spoke maybe twice with him in my volenteering experience because he was never there.
It’s hard work and in the middle of nowhere if that is what you’re looking for I truly recommend you this experience.

3 days ago

Hungary

5

Valeska Drake was an amazing experience. The start was little bit difficult due to some misunderstandings probably. Feel free to contact me about the details. You can be part of a real local family, but without any Spanish language skill (like my case) the communication could be challenging some times.
The work was a little bit harder than my expectation (construction work), but I am sure it was only a temporary situation.
There are no groceries nearby but host is willing to bring you what you need. For compensation you can find a beautiful and empty beach in walking distance.

9 days ago

Brazil

5

Victor & his family are lovely! I had the opportunity to release 300+ tortuguitas! I learned about turtles and a little bit of construction. I improved my Spanish (Gracias Max). The main job while I was there was helping to build the restaurant and gardening. Once a week beach cleanup. Night patrol to look for turtles you go if you want, it doesn't count as job hours. The grocery shop is 40min walking and the closest village to hangout is 2 hours walking.
If you are planning to go, my tips are: take waterproof shoes, raincoat, cash, snacks, fast drying clothes, go for 2-3 weeks and have fun!

23 days ago

Germany

5

My time at this place was very nice and I really enjoyed it.
The people were friendly and welcoming, I learned a lot about the local way of living.
Be prepared to pay in cash for your stay (10$ per night) because there is no ATM.
The work was quite good and if you are lucky you can rescue baby turtles.
I met a lot of nice people and we did the Corcovado tour were you go to one of the most biodiverse places in the world. We saw a lot of animals, it was really worth it!
I would recommend visiting this place.

28 days ago

Denmark

4

It’s a family project in process which means you’re gonna be a part of the family and you’ll help them build stuff step by step. It’s nice to be a part of an improvement where you see the results. I would recommend bringing sports clothes for the work and because it dries faster which is appreciated when you’re in a humid area.

I loved learning about the turtles and help protect and liberate them. You can also go night patrol which is quite cool as well.

The place is a bit remote so bring good shoes for walking (and crossing rivers).

Cash is a good idea to bring as well because no ATM.

about 1 month ago

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