Help set up a small festival in Buritaca, Colombia (Teachers & yoga instructors also needed)



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    We are a boutique hostel situated on the Rio Buritaca, around 10 minutes by car from the Caribbean coast of Colombia.

    On the 23rd of March we will be running the second edition of a small 1 day festival that we began last year. We need carpentry and artistic help setting up and help running everything on the day - please get in touch if you have experience with any of the above!

    We need English teachers from November onward to help with community lessons that we offer here at the hostel.

    We also need help with our free yoga classes at the hostel - calling all yogis!

    We are looking for teachers to stay for a minimum of one month to teach children at a school in the Sierra Nevada de Nevada that do not have access to education due to their isolated location. The school is around a 90 minute walk up river into the mountains from our hostel, with spectacular views across the jungle and into the Sierra. This is a truly unique community project, so if you have artistic skills you'd like to share, or are a travelling teacher that believes you can impart some knowledge then we would love to hear from you!

    Our site is a stunning 2 hectare plot of land with a unique river beach and natural pool. We enjoy daily visits from humming birds and howler monkeys, the Caribbean is a 25 minute walk away, and there are thermal springs in the hills nearby. We also have an abundance of fruit trees!

    We are situated in Buritaca, sandwiched between Palomino and Parque Tyrona, both just 25 minutes away.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have a big team here who all speak Spanish, see this as a good opportunity to practice and learn!

    The surrounding area is quintessentially Colombian - we are in a very rural location

  • Help


    Teaching English to people from the town of Buritaca, plus our staff.

    Teaching children that do not have access to education whatever knowledge you have to impart.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English and French

  • Accommodation


    Either a room of your own or a tent, all with beds.

    We have drinking water, showers and electricity and a working kitchen in a fully functioning hostel. We provide all meals and discounted drinks.

    For the teacher, your time would be split between living with us at the hostel and with a host couple closer to the school. They live in an eco retreat in the jungle set in a stunning nature reserve.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Palomino, Parque Tyrona, Minca, Santa Marta, Taganga and La Guajira desert are all perfect day off excursions. The collectivo bus that runs between Santa Marta and Palomino is 10 minutes from the property, we can also organise transport to take you to and from Buritaca.

    We are 25 minutes from the ocean and there are plenty of walks in the hills close by. Rancho Relaxo and Costeño Beach are our closest neighbours, both of which are great for any time off.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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