Join the Costa Dulce Community

Costa Dulce is part of an employee owned cooperative and we take an innovative approach to community development. The basic principle is to work as a collective to create shared prosperity, and abundance for the entirety of our community and ecosystem.

We believe that the best opportunities that sharing knowledge is a great way to elevate the collective experience.

In general, our local Nicaraguan community members have not had the same privileges and opportunities as our foriegn community members. The intention this exchange program is not too take employement away from our local community, or exploit visiting/new members to our community, but rather to leverage new talent to grow and prosper together.

We look forward to welcoming new community members who understand the sacrifices and the rewards of our approach and who are eager to integrate and share their knowledge and experience with the community.


For first time collaborators we start with a trial period of a maximum of 6 week commitment with the option to extend if it feels right.

What we ask…

30 hours of work trade/week. Costa Dulce is a community run resort. The objective of the exchange is to maximize the potential benefit for our community (which you will be a part of).

We are seeking individuals who want to support the growth of our community

If you are taking a Yoga Trade position the number of classes including up to 12 yoga classes (generally 8-10). Outside of yoga instruction we also ask for management/cleaning of the yoga equipment/spaces, social media content creation and/or help with guest relations. Or if you have other relevant skill sets/passions that you want to share we would love to hear about them.

In exchange we offer…

-Private accommodations in a private hut with bathroom (simple in design, thatch roof, single bed, screened walls with blinds.

-Full meal plan – Enjoy an abundance of fresh, healthy and delicious meals, coffees, teas, fruits.


-Weekly room cleaning

-Toiletries (quality natural soap, shampoo and conditioner made on site)

-Resort living – During your off time (and on time) you will have full access to our wellness resort and its amenities and community of staff and guests.

-1 weekly spa/massage

-Access to surf boards

-Transportation to and from our retreat from San Juan del Sur (weekly trip on Wed, and arrival/departure days)

-Yoga classes offered by other teachers (we have 14 classes/week on our schedule)

-If your contribution has a high value to our business we are also open to some financial compensation. For example if you are a professional in sales, content creation, marketing, wellness related services.

-Tip share (generally $100-$200/month)

Other opportunities/policy

You may offer workshops/services outside of our programming for which you will receive 40% of the after tax income. This includes services such as coaching, private yoga classes, energy work, body work, etc. Prices for the workshops/services must be cleared by management to ensure they are inline with the value offered in the context of our center.

If you attract new guests to visit during your stay you will receive a 15% commission on their booking (if they are paying our full price)

Please use the form below to submit your application to join our community. 

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Costa Dulce Surf & Yoga Retreat

Escameca Eco-Lodge

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

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