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Hotel Progreso de Drake, Costa Rica

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Ven y conoce Bahia Drake una zona con la mayor biodiversidad

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Connect with nature
11 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with the locals
11 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Needs help immediately
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.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
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.
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.
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 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!
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
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.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

La península de Osa Bahía Drake es una zona rodeada de muchas playas y montañas, ven y conoce este bello lugar y conoce nuevos amigos y aprende a nuestras tradiciones, te enseñaremos hablar idiomas, ayudará la la protección de la vida silvestre y marina , ayudarás a las personas locales para un mejor desarrollo .. 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 pagarán $15 dólares por día por persona, para ayudar a cubrir gastos de alimentación y hospedaje,


  • 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
2 weeks

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18 Reviews


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How this experience will transform you

11 Meeting locals

11 Get in touch with nature

10 Immersing in the local culture

9 Meeting international travelers

7 Learning about sustainability

6 Developing environmental awareness



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.

5 days ago



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!

19 days ago



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.

23 days ago



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

United States


Getting to Bahia Drake was an experience in it of itself. There is a bus, or a plane, or a boat! But be prepared if you take the boat. There isn't a dock and you literally jump into the ocean water, grab your luggage, and run onto the beach to the pueblo. There is a fee to stay, but meals are included and were delicious (although stock up on snacks if you can!). The family was very friendly, and the travelers I met were wonderful. Meals were family style with other volunteers staying and a beautiful beach was a short walk away. AND you get to help save turtles!

about 1 month ago

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