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Farm Castro Laboreiro, Portugal

9 reviews9

You like to be around horses and work with them, this is for you!

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Connect with nature
4 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Expand your environmental consciousness
A traveler felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

We are company that organizes riding tours of one week on the only national park of Portugal :) We have 16 horses, 8 dogs and 6 cats. We will need your help with the horses’ management, with organization of the activities and all the logistics around it. We are looking for people that enjoys nature, like animals, are able to deal with people and know how to ride a horse

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate German
  • Between 18 and 27 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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How this experience will transform you

4 Get in touch with nature

1 Immersing in the local culture

1 Developing environmental awareness

1 Meeting international travelers

1 Meeting locals

1 Practicing English



This was my first volunteer experience and I really enjoyed it. Pedro and Mariana were welcoming and always made sure that I am well.As a volunteer you will sleep in a caravan in front of the house with enough space to fit everything, even for two people.Though the weather wasn't always that great, because I went in December, I still had a lot of fun caring for the horses and cuddling with the dogs.If you plan to visit in winter, I advise you to bring warm clothes and a sleeping bag because the caravan gets pretty cold at night. But you can enjoy the nature and get off the grid experience

about 2 months ago



It was my first trip ever and Mariana and Pedro were really amazing and welcoming. Before my stay, I had no knowledge of or experience in working with horses whatsoever, but both of them explained all the tasks very thoroughly, so that I could manage them on my own. Even when I made mistakes or struggled with the tasks, Pedro and Mariana were really understanding and patient with me. The location is very beautiful and remote. You can go on stunning walks in the nature. All the horses and dogs were super sweet and nice to work with. I really recommend staying here!

2 months ago



Mariana and Pedro, thank you for this experience, and for opening the doors of your house and your stable! A few weeks in nature, very quiet, ideal if you want to disconnect. The work is mostly in the barn, and it's a little bit in the morning and in the afternoon, but it's not a lot. The beautiful horses that I was able to get close to, are almost always free in the fields and we would go look for them when we need them. I had the opportunity a couple of times to go out on horseback rides and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Thank you Mariana & Pedro, and I hope everything continues great!

4 months ago



Amazing experience. Mariana and Pedro are fun, friendly, hospitable and welcome you in as family. The tasks are easy, I never worked the full 5 hours and had lots of free time. They are very accommodating if you are a reasonable and reliable person. For example they will take you by car to river or other places you want to visit on your free time (I had many hikes with stunning views). If you have more interest in some subject, they are happy to teach you more about it. Horses are well looked after and good to ride. Overall I really enjoyed my stay in the farm and would happily return again.

4 months ago



Pedro and Mariana are the best. They made me feel welcome, heard and appreciated. We had countless interesting talks or just silly laughter. I learned quite a few new skills there, for instance I now am able to ride a tractor thanks to Pedro. In general, this is an amazing place positioned beautifully right in the national park with great people. As long as you do your Job properly, are respectful, reliable, and with the right mindset, your time there will be lovely.

5 months ago

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