Help us near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with our project

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  • Description

    Description

    Our project is now a hostel, Huichol art gallery and coffee roasting business, which is part of a restaurant and bar where live music and workshops are part of the seasonal calendar. November to April is the busy season here, the summer is hot and usually rainy, and we do most of our maintenance and repairs then.

    Owned and run now for over 20 years by our family. It is located in La Cruz de Huanacactle, a Mexican fishing village on the North shore of the Bay of Banderas where there is now a marina and sailboat anchorage, 30 kms from Puerto Vallarta.

    The big attractions in the area are the beaches, surfing and the yacht marina.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Other
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help

    Help

    Reception and small maintenance tasks in the Hostel, assist in the Huichol art gallery and with coffee packing, also assistance with a disabled spinal cord injury patient. Right now we are looking for someone who could set up a new Web page.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We are situated in the middle of a lively Mexican village with much music and partying. Dorms, single or double rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen, internet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    La Cruz is at crossroads with local surf spot Sayulita and eco friendly town San Pancho just to the north, Puerto Vallarta night life 40 minutes away, kite surfing 10 minutes away in Bucerias. Many sailing boats anchor off la Cruz from November to April.

    From La Cruz are panga trips and sailboat rides to the Marietas Islands and Yelapa and whalewatching. Close by in the mountains are the old silver mining town of San Sebastian and Altavista petroglyphs, natural hot springs.

    Bus rides are inexpensive and frequent. From Vallarta it is a direct bus ride, to the closest bus stop, 1.5 blocks away.

  • A little more information

    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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Particularly about the indigenous people of the surrounding highlands, the Huichol gallery, who have an extraordinary art and culture. They might meet people who are long term cruisers and learn about life at sea.

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    Volunteering hours expected

    15 hours a week no food


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Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Set in a small fishing village now marina, our place, a former T-shirt printing business, restaurant, bar and event venue, is being converted into a Hostel. Summer work is mostly building and maintenance, and winter work is with tourists, attending to the coffee bar and art gallery and helping with workshops, events and hostel management.

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Host ref number: 917767551489

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