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Holistic Center Bijagua, Costa Rica

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be a part of a community and spiritual / healing sanctuary

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Connect with nature
26 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
23 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
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.
Child Care
Help look after, educate and instruct children.
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.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Dance classes
Take free dance classes at our place.
Holistic Therapies
You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.
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

We need help from women with childcare (mainly for my 1 and a half year old twins) and help with cleaning of common areas and sometimes kitchen work. if you are more interest in help with outdoor work (ie gardening and or construction) please apply for the other available position. If you apply as a couple please note that one of you may be asked to help with garden/ outdoor work.

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Additional Fee Required

There is a 35$usd weekly fee that includes stay, sleeping accommodations and lunch everyday). There is an extra fee for participation in healing/ ceremonies (amount given upon request), There is a 5 dollar fee per load of laundry using machines. we ask for a contribution when getting a ride from us to or from town (2000 colones)


  • Fluent English or Fluent Spanish
  • Over 19 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
2 weeks

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Holistic Center


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How this experience will transform you

26 Get in touch with nature

23 Meeting international travelers

14 Developing environmental awareness

13 Meeting locals

12 Practicing Spanish

12 Learning about sustainability

United States


My time at Echos of Light was such a beautiful experience! If you are looking to connect with yourself & spend time in nature this is the place to be! The family was very giving & kind to me during my stay! They all work so hard to keep this place as magical as it is especially lauren who is so attentive to the volunteers there! I’m lucky to have had an opportunity to experience such a beautiful place & make deep connections to other volunteers! Can’t wait to see them again! 🥰

5 days ago



My experience at echoes of life was unbelievable. Everyone around the retreat is incredibly friendly and open-hearted. Valerie and Lauren really give you the feeling of a comfortable surrounding directly after you arrive. And you shouldn’t miss one of their medical plant ceremonies, totally life changing and helpful for everyone who’s on his/her spiritual journey. ✌🏼

22 days ago



My experience at Echoes of life was beautiful and sweet. The house is located in a wonderful area, surrounded by nature, where the energy is very peaceful and welcoming.
From the beginning everyone was very warm and helpful with me. All the information was very clear and the hours of work where respected. I was taking care of the children, mostly playing and going for walks with them. They are super sweet and easy going. I had the opportunity to take part in the ceremonies they held, which was a great experience.
I had a wonderful time here, and I highly recommend it!

about 1 month ago



First of all, I miss echoes of light already (and I just left). The location is nothing I have ever experienced before. You are completely immersed in nature. I am so grateful Val and her family willingly open their doors for people to experience this amazing way of life. Beautiful family, amazing food, great connections. In particular, I connected with the other volunteers and a lot with Lauren, she’s open and extremely caring. I had lots of great conversations with her. I left feeling more at peace and in harmony with myself. I am already planning on when I can return.

about 2 months ago

United States


From the start, Val was easy to get in contact with and to answer any questions about the stay or to help out with bus information. The property is beautiful and very grounding, perfect for anyone who is looking to be immersed in nature. The work feels impactful because you are helping to care for her three beautiful children and then the rest of your time is yours to do whatever you please, whether it’s walking around the little mountain village or swimming in the river. I highly recommend this stay, as Val and her family were incredibly welcoming. Val also makes the best lunches (:

3 months ago

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