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Holistic Center Bijagua, Costa Rica

16 reviews16

be a part of a community and spiritual / healing sanctuary

High demand host
This host has received 4 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
12 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with nature
12 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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 a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Child Care
Help look after, educate and instruct children.
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 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

Depending on what you are good at and happy to help with we are very flexible! though this position does require at least 5 hours of hard work per day so if you are not willing or able to actively work for 5 hours per day then this position is probably not for you... We need people to help out with cleaning common areas, general maintenance, gardening, assisting in building natural structures, and or help with childcare

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Additional Fee Required

There is a 35$ 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 town (1000 colones each way is suggested).


  • 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
1 week

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16 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks


Holistic Center


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How this experience will transform you

12 Meeting international travelers

12 Get in touch with nature

9 Learning about sustainability

9 Developing environmental awareness

6 Practicing Spanish

6 Immersing in the local culture



Let me start with the location. It was mindblowing on seeing the beauty of Bijagua. It's a beautiful mountain with rainforests and a tranquil rural location. This experience was already mind-blowing just with the amazing location with a lot of things to do and day trips nearby. The host was excellent in communication, instructions were clear and arrival was smooth. The facilities are well maintained and exactly as described. The lunch was amazing. Sleeping and bedding arrangements were comfortable. Experienced the traditional sweat lodge here as well. Highly recommended.

5 days ago



It’s hard to find the words to describe my time at Echoes of Light. This was definitely a life changing experience that I will cherish and keep in my heart forever. Not only were Val and the family the best hosts but they really made me feel at home. I learned so much about caring for children, working with the different plants and most importantly on myself. I am grateful of what I learned and experienced during my stay. Believe me, everything is made out of love to keep your mind, body an and spirit happy (especially the food, YUM)! I highly recommend this magical place. Thank you again❤️

7 days ago

United States


To start, Valerie was a great communicator in setting up my stay and helping me find a bus to the pick up location (and back to the airport). My stay at Echoes of Light was one I will never forget. It was an honor to contribute to their community and I felt welcomed as part of the family. A nurturing experience living on their beautiful land and I hope to return someday!

8 days ago

United States


Echoes of Light is a special space that resonates at the frequency of unconditional love and divine truth. This is a unique experience that allows you to live in a community setting, participate in ceremony, learn about different cultures and a new way of life. Here you will have the opportunity to share your creative niche and contribute to this space in many different ways. From the beautiful nature, the delicious home cooked meals, the company/hospitality of the family and meeting volunteers from all over the globe, I truly can’t say enough good things about my experience. Thank you Val!!

about 1 month ago



This was truly a wonderful experience was for me! I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to volunteer here and be part of such a beautiful community. Val, her family and everyone I met were truly magical - whether it was the delicious home-cooked meals that were provided, the ceremonies that I was able to take part in or the moments in between, it was all so special to be a part of. I would recommend this experience if you are seeking to deepen your connection with yourself, heart and nature. Also, if you are wanting to focus on your healing in community, this is the place to do so <3

about 2 months ago

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