Villasmastatal Ecologically Sustainable Farm
We are a local Costa Rican family living on a small organic farm. We are in the process of creating a sustainable living situation by utilizing permaculture techniques, protecting the forest that surrounds us, and participating in our local economy.
Villas Mastatal is located about half way between two villages, the village of Mastatal have most amenities; Internet cafe, a bar, pay phone, church, salon and convenience stores, which offer some of the basics, such as toothpaste, soap, and basic food items.
If you need to go to a bank, pharmacy, grocery store, you will need to take a trip into Puriscal. There is one daily morning bus to Puriscal, and one return bus in the afternoon. The trip is 2 hours each way, and gives you 7 hours in Puriscal.
What form of money should I bring for travelling in Costa Rica?
Cash and credit and debit cards are best, travellers Checks are not recommended. We suggest bringing US Dollars and then changing them at a bank in Costa Rica (you will need to have your passport with you to do this).
DO NOT change money at the airport, as the exchange rate is highly unfavourable. Dollars are accepted by many tourist businesses, but you shouldn't count on it - always have Colones with you.
Visa is widely accepted, and Mastercard less so. we at the farm only accept payment in cash form as of now (colones or dollars).
Costs & Benefits
At this farm you will experience a natural, organic, biodynamic and localized way of life. The farm is 20 hectares of forest, river, waterfalls, and amazing natural resources. It is located near a National Park and the rainforest provides many opportunities for educational exploration. Volunteer activities include gardening, planting trees in the forest, construction and making furniture.
We ask for a fee of $10 per day to help us with these services. Gas, toilet paper, water, electricity, accommodation and food.
In general we have breakfast and then we work from around 8am until 12pm having lunch afterword, Monday to Friday. Saturdays and Sundays although three meals are provided no work is requested. We also have a laundry washing machine for your use at no extra charge.
Volunteers must be aged 18 years old and over.
VILLASMASTATAL ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE FARM
SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
Tel: (506)22000854 or (506)85173648
Location: SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
Average cost per day: $10
Skills needed: Minimum age 18 years old