When you volunteer at Aldea hostel, you are able to enjoy your travels not as a tourist but as a resident of San Jose, Costa Rica.
Volunteering is the best way to fully immerse yourself in a culture. So in Exchange for volunteering, Aldea will provide you housing with a room shared with other volunteers from around the world. An average day of work includes making beds in the morning or helping alongside the kitchen staff at the restuarant located right next to the hostel. You will be able to work for a few hours in the morning or a few hours at night. During your time off you can explore San Jose with just a short walk into town. You can make your way to La Sabana metropolitan park which is a large park with many trails and lots of exploring to do. La Sabana is also home to the National Stadium which is a large arena for sports and events. You can also make your way downtown and visit many of the local markets as well as cheer on street performers playing music, dancing, and showcasing their talents. And maybe the most important benefit of being a volunteer at Aldea hostel is working for four days and having three days off every week to visit the rest of Costa Rica. There is a bus that leaves from San Jose to get you to wherever you need to go in a few hours, so for three days a week you are able to experience all that Costa Rica has to offer including its many beaches, national parks, waterfalls, and volcanoes.
Adam from the United States enjoys how easy it is to hop on a bus and get to anywhere he needs go in a short amount of time. “I also really enjoy walking to the park and sitting in my hammock while eating local food and enjoying the view of San Jose.”Read more »