We are located in the south of the Manabí province in a small fishing town, directly on the beach. Our prime location makes us the ideal guest lodge and resort to take in the marvelous, seafront sunsets, providing you with a unique place to relax and get away from it all.
We are a boutique hosteria which provides great accommodations offering comfortable rooms complete with WiFi, cable TV, air conditioning or fan, private bathroom and hot water. Our guests and you have access to the pool, jacuzzi and common areas. Most of our guest rooms have their own unique artistic decoration theme with custom-made driftwood accents and furniture pieces.
The commonly accepted difference in the area between a "hotel" and a "hosteria" is that a "hosteria" has what are known as green areas. Hotels are rooms surrounded by concrete. A hosteria has plants, trees and garden areas designed artistically throughout the property.
You may wish to participate in some of the many activities that make us one of the most popular tourist attractions. Settled near the protected grounds of the Machalilla National Park, our location offers an infinite amount opportunity for exploration to make your stay long and pleasant. Our National Park includes the popular areas of Isla de la Plata, Agua Blanca, Los Frailes and San Sebastian. After Galapagos, Machalilla National Park is the second most important National Park in the country.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
We are looking for someone versatile who can assist in many different areas:
*Telephones giving out information about the hosteria, making reservations etc.
*Internet help with website and answering e-mails
*Marketing, advertising, social media expertise
*Guest Check-in/out, Guest service
*Provide information about local activities, help arrange tours and such
*Meal preparation, Cleaning kitchen, Working bar/cafeteria, Serving Guests
*Help with laundry, room cleaning, grounds maintenance
*Pool & Jacuzzi maintenance (knowledge of cleaning, balancing chemicals etc.)
*Renovating boat(on land) for use as accommodation
*Yoga instruction or Massage ability would be great
*If there is another specialized class of service appropriate for travelers/tourists, please let us know
*Misc. art and other projects around to continue the enhanced beautification of our place
****SPANISH SPEAKING IS A MUST! You must have a working knowledge of the Spanish language. It would certainly be a plus and qualify you more if you speak both Spanish and English****
We are looking for a commitment of a month minimum - obviously based on mutual compatibility. Depending on how well we do and your situation, perhaps an even longer term like 6 months would be possible. Together we can investigate appropriate ways to extend your stay in the country if that is the case.
Spanish - English
Accommodations will depend on availability. You may get a room. If there is more than one volunteer, you may share that room with others. If the rooms are full, you might be captain for a while and live aboard the boat dry docked near the pool.
Must like animals! We have 2 cats and 2 dogs :-)
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided.
You will be able to do your laundry here too.
The beach is right here so you can enjoy sun, sea and sand. There are tours to Isla de la Plata. You can visit other close by National Park areas such as Los Frailes, San Sebastian and Agua Blanco. Enjoy the local artisans selling their wares around town. See first hand the busy fishing trade near the modern pier area. You can walk around most of the main town to tiendas (stores), panaderias (pastry shops), clothing and many other businesses. You also can take a moto-taxi around town from .50-$1.00 depending on where you are going and number of people. You'd take a moto-taxi from the bus station to us for .50. You can take a bus to Manta and other cities around for around $1.00-2.50.
When contacting us, please include details of all the areas you have experience and capability of assisting us in. Depending on who we have working with us currently, there are specific needs we are looking to fill. The more of our specialized needs you are in a position to contribute to, the better a candidate you may be.
Thanks so much for considering working with us. We look forward to communicating with you soon!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours a day, 5 days a week