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Original Surf Hotel Since 1987



Our space feels cozy and secure, with ample shared community spaces, a large garden and parking lot. The rooms are clean and simple and can accommodate individuals, couples and groups. All rooms are equipped with sheets, comfortable pillows and a fan. Some rooms have private bathrooms while others offer access to shared showers and toilets, and all rooms come with access to the various common spaces of the hotel and a community kitchen.


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Work & Service Exchange

We are looking for hardworking and creative people who want to be a part of the Hotel Puerto Viejo family

28 hours per week in exchange for accommodation, discounted food and drinks, free yoga, and use of kitchen + common space. A work exchange staff member must be highly motivated, outgoing, creative, and passionate about creating positive impacts in their communities.

Exceptional teamwork and customer service skills are required. We are particularly interested in staff with any of the following specialized interests and abilities:

  • Visual Arts / Graphic Design

  • Electrical or Carpentry Skills

  • Gardening and Permaculture

  • Community Building

  • Yoga / Energy Healing

  • Healthy and Creative Cooking

  • Music / Dance

  • Creative Re-use of Materials (Upcycling)

  • Multimedia Production and Storytelling

  • Cultural Preservation and Oral History

We generally host about 8 work exchanges at a time. Each application is considered individually and matched to our needs and availability. At least one of these positions may be focused on supporting our partner organization, the Rich Coast Project, in their ongoing efforts to preserve, protect and share the stories of the south Caribbean history and identity.

If you’re interested in joining the team at Hotel Puerto Viejo, please fill out the application.

We will be in touch as soon as possible. Thank you!