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Horse rescue and farmwork in Costa Rica

Du möchtest eine besondere Reise erleben und dich dabei sozial engagieren?

Über das Projekt

Do you want to find yourself and your inner center and bring your body into harmony with your surroundings? Do you also love horses, the sea and untouched nature? Then our Horse Healing program is the right place for you. Here you have the chance to interact daily with horses that are allowed to move freely on a huge area – completely free from external constraints or fixed stables. They form an incredibly close bond with you and if you allow yourself to get involved, they will take you into their world. Enjoy the peaceful expanse of the Costa Rican countryside and the beautiful sandy beaches.

  • Learn about horses and their needs as free creatures
  • Enjoy the peaceful accommodation with nothing but open spaces, forests and the beach around you
  • Get involved exactly where you want, there are no limits to your creativity
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From 2,280.00

Pay a deposit of 150.00


Have you always wanted to work with horses and see these good-natured animals in their natural environment? Then our Horse Ranch is made for you. Here the horses live together in a small herd. Many people come here to relax with the horses. From walks on the beach to meditation and horse yoga, everything is possible. You start your day by visiting the herd. If you wish, you can of course also choose one or two horses to look after more intensively. As the horses are not housed in stables or boxes, there are no tedious tasks such as mucking out. It’s purely about feeling their love and giving them your time or playing around with the horses. You can decide from day to day how much time you want to spend with the horses. After that, you devote yourself to everyday ranch tasks. These include gardening, embellishing, decorating or designing the house. The fences also need to be checked and mended from time to time. If you are interested in marketing, you can also help in this field. The ranch team is looking forward to your initiative, creativity and ingenuity. Please note that the actual riding is not a fixed part of your project. However, you may well be allowed to take part in horse yoga from time to time free of charge or accompany guests on a beach ride.


We make sure that you can start your adventure abroad without any worries. Both we, your contact at Jamso Trainee, and our local supervisors are always there for you to support you in all matters.

  • Placement in a selected project in the city
  • Transfer from the airport to the host family
  • Local accommodation in a host family incl. half board
  • English and Spanish-speaking support on site
  • Help with the search for cheap flights
  • Provision of information material about the project and Costa Rica
  • Advice for the language school
  • Support also during the project period
  • Certificate about your time in the project

This project can also be recognized as an internship.

Living arrangements

Accommodation & Meals on site

You will be accommodated in the volunteer accommodation directly on the farm in 2 twin rooms, but it is also possible to book a single room or the popular beach cabana directly on the beach for an extra charge. You will share the kitchen with the other volunteers, where you can cook together or spend time together. There are 2 small stores within 5 minutes walking distance. The farm is also supplied with fresh food, so you are welcome to order some here. The kitchen is well equipped, you can store all your food in the fridge and cook exactly what you feel like. The farm is in an incredibly idyllic location, in the middle of the jungle and right by the sea. Monkeys pay you a visit from time to time and the farm dogs are an integral part of the ranch. Here you will find all the peace and seclusion you could wish for. However, if you feel like having more of a social life, you can head to the nearby surf town of Montezuma for the weekend.

Typical day in project

Volunteering on site – typical day in the project:
You work 5 days a week, the farm work takes up 5 hours. The time you want to spend with the horses is then added to this. Volunteers usually spend an hour or more with the herd. On your days off, you can travel to the nearest town or explore the incredible Costa Rican countryside.
You can usually organize your working hours quite freely. Every day is different, but this is what a typical day in the project might look like:
06:45 Get up
07:00 Spend time with the horses
09:30 Breakfast
10:00 Repairing the fences
13:00 Lunch
13:00 Short lunch break
14:00 Redesigning and painting the walls of the herb garden
16:00 Free time, e.g., walk to the beach
18:00 Social media work, photography,…
19:00 Dinner



Echte Geschichten, echte Erlebnisse

Wir sorgen dafür, dass wir unseren Reisenden die bestmögliche Unterstützung und einen guten Einblick in die neue Kultur bieten können. Projekte im Ausland bieten dir eine einmalige Gelegenheit, ein neues Land und deinen Traumjob kennenzulernen.

Costa Rica - Country Information

Translated literally Costa Rica means rich coast and is also known as the ‘Switzerland of Central America‘. In the North, Costa Rica shares a border with Nicaragua and one with Panama in the South. Due to the number of national parks and the mostly untouched beaches Costa Rica is a paradise for nature lovers and surfers.

Official language



San José


51.100 m²


5.181.000 (2022)


Colón, you can also pay with US-Dollar in the most shops

Telephone code




All programs can be booked with friends. If you would like to book a program as a group, we recommend that you enquire in advance. Each person must book the project individually.

Ideal for all programs are at least three months in advance. In principle it is also possible for us to place short-term applicants (volunteering and language study travel) in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is a safe country and the people are very friendly and warmhearted. In big cities, as in every big city in the world, there is petty crime. When travelling, the following things should be taken into account: always keep an eye on valuables, always keep your hand luggage on your lap in buses, and at night you should not travel by bus or withdraw money from ATMs. Up-to-date information on the situation can be found at the Embassy or Foreign Office.

Please note that in Costa Rica all electronic devices can only be used with an adapter. They are available in many electronics stores.

In principle, no language course is mandatory in advance. However, depending on the volunteering program, certain levels of the language of your destination country may be required to complete the project. We would be happy to advise you individually on your chosen project.

Depending on the program, we work with host families in the vicinity or there are volunteer houses at the project site.

For all programs you have to be covered by foreign health insurance. We will be happy to help you find a suitable insurance policy.

During the language school and in the volunteering projects, you will always have a direct contact person to help you with any problems. Of course you can also always contact us.

Application process for a volunteering program

Apply for a project on our website.

Make your deposit to secure a place for your project - you are welcome to contact us in advance to make sure there is still a place available for this period.

You will receive a separate booking confirmation from us by e-mail with further information.

For some programs we still need your resume.

You will receive an information package with the confirmation e-mail and have a fixed contact person for questions.

We plan your journey and help you with your travel arrangements.

Let´s start - be ready! we will contact you again and you will receive final information about 3 weeks before the start.


Before you set off for Costa Rica, you should always take out travel health insurance, accident insurance, emergency insurance, liability insurance and, if possible, luggage insurance.

over 3 months

International health insurance for long-term trips

When you book a trip, you can conveniently book your international insurance with our insurance partner here. The international health insurance for long-term trips is particularly popular with our interns. This is particularly interesting for stays of more than 3 months. For all information, individual calculation and quick and easy booking, please click on the button on the right. Recommendation: Book comfort cover at a reasonable price and enjoy even more security*.

less than 3 months

All-round carefree protection

For travelers going abroad for a shorter period, less than 90 days, our partner offers a very good all-round carefree protection. For all information, individual calculation and easy booking, click on the button on the right.

*All insurance information and liability can be found on the website of our insurance partner. Please note that Jamso Trainee cannot accept any liability for the completeness and accuracy of linked pages. This is the responsibility of the respective insurance provider.

Are you ready to start your adventure abroad?

Apply today!

Would you like to start a project with us soon? Arrange an information appointment here.
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