SB Accommodations

Sustainable Bolivia offers housing options based on personal preferences and length of stay.  Volunteers can choose to stay in a large communal home in the “Capital of the Bolivian Amazon”, Riberalta; or they can choose to stay with a local family.

Communal Home

Sustainable Bolivia provides our community the opportunity to stay in a fully furnished large house in downtown Riberalta. Only a short walk to the Mercado “San Jose”, a beautiful local market, with all you need, but also only 20min walk from the main square, the Mercado Central and the biggest market of the city, Abasto. All of our rooms are quiet, spacious and safe. The central location provides easy access to work-sites and Riberalta’s cultural/nightlife activities.

Our communal home features a fully stocked kitchen, spacious patios and backyard, a hammock and an oustide space with sofas, as well as a large balcony. Our rooms are private and come fully equipped and furnished with free cleaning services, clean drinking water, wireless internet access.

**Sustainable Bolivia asks for a 200 Bolivianos deposit as soon as the volunteer arrives in the house. This amount will be reimbursed during the leaving interview with the SB team to the condition of: keys being returned, the room is cleaned, the shelf and the fridge space cleaned and ordered. In the case of one of these conditions would not be met, the amount will be kept.


We believe that total immersion is the most effective method to improve one’s Spanish and gain insight into Bolivian realities. With this in mind, Sustainable Bolivia provides homestay accommodations with carefully selected families in Riberalta. Homestay volunteers receive a private and comfortable room and three home cooked meals a day.

Probably the most valuable aspect of the homestay experience is the chance to integrate oneself into the daily lives and activities of a local family; to exchange stories, improve language skills, make new friends, and experience Bolivian warmth and hospitality.

With both options you will have access to:

  • Pre-arrival support
  • Volunteer or internship placement
  • Internet access
  • Orientation
  • Pick-up from Riberalta airport
  • Cleaning services
  • Drinkable water
  • Access to Plant Medicine Retreat Pisatahua
  • Sponsored cultural events (lectures and workshops, shared dinners, yoga and dance classes, documentary screenings, etc.)
  • 24-hour staff support
  • A contribution to our scholarship program
  • 3 meals a day (only for Family Home Stay option)

Click on the pictures to see the house



Virtual visit of the house