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by Santa Lucía Ecolodge
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The Exchange

The exchange: help in our sustainable project in the Rain Forest of Santa Lucía

What you offer


Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with the host up to 7 hours per week


There is ongoing work to maintainance the lodge and our trails

Organic garden

Help to provide fresh organic vegetables for the lodge


Some help in the kitchen may complement the work of the organic garden


Spend some time painting small wooden key chains that can be sold to the tourists


Much more

What we offer


Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, rest to the lodge or explore the small town of Nanegal

Shared dorm

Accommodations in shared dorms of 2, 4 or 8 people in Santa Lucia and in Nanegal

3 meals per day

We accommodate vegetarians and other special dietary requirements

Free activities

You can spend your weekends relaxing, swimming, hiking, birding, and more


Get help from the Santa Lucía support team in case you need it, at any point of your stay


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The experience

Our ecotourism project provides a sustainable income for our members and this allows us to protect and conserve our cloud forest reserve. Ecotourism in a location such as Santa Lucía is very labor-intensive and we, therefore, need help from volunteers. It is sometimes possible for volunteers to focus on a specific project but usually volunteers carry out a variety of tasks and you should be willing to lend a hand where necessary.
  • Volunteering is from Monday to Friday and the workday is normally 7 hours.
  • 7:30 breakfast
  • 8:00-12:00 volunteer 
  • 13: 00 Lunch
  • 14:00-17:00 volunteer
  • 19:00 dinner
Not included
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Internal transportation
  • Visa

The commitment

The Commitment
Minimum stay
2 weeks​
If you are only able to visit us for a few days, you may want to consider visiting us as an eco-tourist. Please ask for further information. Or we may be able to arrange a shorter volunteering program but note that this will usually cost more.
Daily cost
1st month:  $22
2nd and 3rd month: $21
The following prices cover the cost of your accommodation and three meals a day during your stay with Santa Lucía.

Other documentation

General info


What to bring

General health

Code of conduct

Free activities

Who is who

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