Eco Truly Park is a beautiful Peruvian Pacific coast ecological, artistic community founded on Vaisnava principles, strategically located on Chacra y Mar beach, a district of Aucallama, in the province of Huaral, one hour by bus or car (63 km) north of the capital city, Lima.
We live together according to principles of non-violence, simple living and elevated thinking, and visitors can learn and experience how it is possible to live happily in harmony with nature, others, and themselves. We are looking for people that are basically open-minded and want to practice tolerance, compassion and patience.
The architecture and values of the community is in part inspired by Indian traditional teachings and lifestyle. We are the first lively ecological educational center in Peru and have inspired similar successful projects in neighboring countries such as Chile, Ecuador, Colombia and Bolivia. The community is located at 2.5 m above sea level and consisted previously of completely sandy, unworkable land, but in the last 18 years we have developed a unique organic awareness cultivation and ecological program run by an increasing number of residents and volunteers, with the goal of becoming fully sustainable and self-sufficient.
Today our community is visited by the people from Lima and all over the world, who are able to experience an alternative way of life. The
surrounding area of Huaral has thus been positively influenced in terms of the development of ecological consciousness. According to
recent professional studies, Eco Truly Park programs have become a model of sustainable alternative solutions for the extreme poverty
that impacts more than half of Peruvian citizens (over 14 million people) living in rural and urban marginalized villages. Nowadays, Eco
Truly Park is also recognized as an important tourist destination by local government and the Peruvian media, receiving over 75,000 visitors since its inception.
Usually the minimum requested time commitment for volunteers is one month, as it is costly for us to train and provide services to new volunteers. Some of our volunteers can only stay for a few weeks, so we understand that people may be time limited and accept short stays (minimum ten days) on a person by person basis, if you would like to
stay for only a few days, there is the option to stay in our hostel.
Volunteers are allowed to stay at Eco Truly for as long as they wish.
To get the most out of their experience, we estimate interns will want to commit themselves to at least 4 hours/day. Volunteers of all ages
and backgrounds are welcome to join us; the only requirement is that you are enthusiastic about working with our community. Our basic accommodations are separate shared rooms for men and women; if you would prefer a separate, individual room in our hostel, we can provide that service for a slight cost.
We have a number of workshops that you can take advantage of including yoga, art, and vedic philosophy. You are also more than welcome to help out in our kitchen, vegetarian restaurant or bakery (operational 2 days a week). If you are willing to get dirty, you are can work in our organic farm with our biodynamic agronomist who also imparts theoretical and practical classes on organic agriculture, preparation of humus, and composting. More than anything we hope that you make new friends, and have the experience of a lifetime.
The nearest town is only 15 minutes away by car and provides internet (about 1 sol per hour) and international calling service. There are also some small shops closer where you can by most necessary items.
In this moment we don't offer Spanish lessons but we do have a number of English speakers, and it is a very good place to practice Spanish
in the performance of daily activities. People come here from all over the world, so we try and help out as much as possible to accommodate language difficulties.
We have WiFi connection, electricity in Peru is 220 Volts, alternating at 60 cycles per second, so you may need a voltage converter.
Our "Eco Village" is strategically located on Chacra y Mar beach, a district of Aucallama in the province of Huaral, one hour by bus or
car(63 km) north of the capital city, Lima.
How to arrive: if you are in Lima , take a taxi to "PLAZA ACHO" at the end of "Abancay Avenue" , there is a bus station called "TURISMO HUARAL". We recommend that you take a taxi. The TURISMO HUARAL bus costs 5 soles.
Eco Truly Park is located at the end of Pasamayo Road about one and a half hours north of Lima by the sea at "CHACRA Y MAR BEACH". Pay attention, as you will have to get off the bus at "PARADERO OVALO".
You can tell the bus assistant to advise you when you get to "PARADERO OVALO". From there you take a Taxi (5 soles)to "CHACRA Y MAR BEACH".
There you will see the big mud constructions (a traditional Indian structure called a Truly).
We will be waiting for you. You can call us at:
Eco Truly Park