We are in the process of creating a sustainable, self-sufficient monkey and wildlife rescue center and permaculture farm that is run entirely by volunteers who live and learn on the farm. The farm is located only 1 kilometer from the beach and is minutes from a quaint tourist town, Playas del Coco. We are using permaculture methods to grow food for ourselves and our animals, harvest rainwater and many other methods. We offer volunteer led horseback riding tours to the beach for the tourists to earn a little income to support the project.

Key Stats.

Year founded


Size of project site

20 hectares

Languages spoken

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Usually French
  • Often German

People on site

8 - 20

Dry season

November to April

Wet season

May to October

Living Conditions.


  • hammocks
  • tent camping
  • shared rooms

Omnivore Food

  • communal kitchen access
  • communally cooked meals


  • fast: streaming video

Ongoing classes

  • permaculture
    1-2 times per week
  • plant medicine
    3-5 times per week


The Monkey Farm is currently offering the following opportunities:

  • Permaculture
  • Horse riding
  • tourism
  • hiking
  • gardening
  • cooking
  • goat milking
  • sheep care
  • horse care
  • cheese making
  • wine making
  • tea making
  • wildlife rescue
  • primate rescue
  • primate experience
  • wildlife experience
  • farm animal experience
  • digging swales
  • root cellar making
  • bee keeping

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