Join our surf hostel and support community projects- San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are a new surf club and residency located on the beautiful Pacific Coast in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. We're just a short walk from the beach, located in town and a short shuttle ride to all the best surf spots around. We're looking to create a fun, energetic place, where travellers can come to connect, meet like-minded people, immerse themselves in a Nica life and of course surf! Our long-term goal is to establish numerous community projects, giving travellers the chance to give back and engage themselves in the community. This includes various recycling projects, beach-cleanups, teaching English and/or Spanish and many more.

    The idea is to create a fun, energetic atmosphere of travellers and locals, living in harmony with the environment and the Nicaraguan culture and giving back to the community through various projects. For this we are looking for open-minded volunteers, who want to contribute to our ideas and values.

    We currently employ 4 full-time local staff including a chef, grounds person, security and manager. Our Nicaraguan staff are vital to our business and work full time running the majority of our business.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    By coming to volunteer at our hostel, you will get the chance to really immerse yourself in the town's community. San Juan del Sur is a small place with very friendly people, we always have neighbours dropping by. You will of course get the chance to practice Spanish, and also help to teach others English just by hanging out with the people here.

    By taking part in our community projects you will also get the chance to give back to the community, for instance in our regular beach-cleanups together with the local school, teaching English or in future, in our planned recycling projects.

  • Help


    We're looking for open-minded sociable travellers, who can contribute to every day hostel life and who are willing to stay a minimum of two weeks, with a one week trial period.

    We have two types of volunteer programs:

    General volunteers will be involved in community projects, helping around the hostel and in guest relations.
    We are also looking for qualified volunteers, who can bring a special skill set to help improve and further develop our hostel and projects. This includes:
    - photographers
    - videographers
    - social media experts and bloggers
    - yoga instructors
    - artists
    - people with environmental and ecological ideas and skills
    - people able to teach English or Spanish

    Let us know if you have any of these skills or if you have any other ideas that can contribute to our hostel - they are always welcome.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

  • Accommodation


    Shared accomodation in a 6-bed volunteers dorm in the hostel, Sheets provided. Free Wi-Fi and free breakfast.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located 200m from the beach so you can always go for a swim, hang out in town, hike to the surrounding viewpoints. The surfing beaches are a short shuttle-ride away, you can rent a discounted board here or in town and check out the many different beaches. The town is quite active and there is always something going on, surfing of course being the main attraction bus also sunset beach fiestas, art workshops, Sunday pool parties ETC - come find out for yourself.

    It is also relatively easy to explore the surrounding areas from San Juan on your days off. Isla Ometepe, Popoyo, Grenada and others are only a bus ride away. We also offer day trips for our guests that volunteers can participate in at a discounted price.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 196597623672