We are a Culture Center and Hostel and are managed by an NGO in th caribbean village called Ciénaga. The social business is dedicated to responsible tourism and volunteers who want to make a positive impact on society while traveling. We offer free time activities like football, dance, circus y comunication classes to more than 700 kids and teenagers in Ciénaga and Santa Marta, Colombia. Get to know all our classes and talented kids and get involved in the every day life of a real local in Ciénaga. It offers a safe space for kids and teenagers who want to dance, hear music, learn other languages and get inspired by people. Help us to show our kids new things and be open to learn from our comunity!
Together we have achieved a real impact on more than 700 children and teenagers in Santa Marta and Ciénaga (Colombia) through leisure activities such as soccer, dance, music and communication. The volunteer program allows you to contribute to the improvement of the community by giving your time and sharing your experiences, talents and knowledge. ¡Inspírate e Inspira!
We believe in the reciprocal exchange of experiences. At the moment we are looking for following profiles:
- Teacher For English / Yoga/ Soccer/ Voleibol/ Dance/ Circus/ Music/ Radio production/...
- Artists, Muralists, Plastic Art
- Training and workshops in the following areas: sports, art, tourism, psychosocial, ...
- Social media communication: making videos and taking photos for social media
- Support for specific projects (events, activities, clean ups, community cinema, board game clases, intercultural café with locals ...)
- Support in our social project Walking Tour La Lucha o Community Cafe
- Write your university thesis, do your internship or research with us.
Other ideas are welcome!
The old colonial-style house offers a space with 3 rooms (Dormitory 6-Bed Room, Privat Single Bed Room and Private Double Bed Room) a self-service kitchen, dining room, working area, two terraces, balcony, two showers, bathrooms and a lot of shared spaces to relax or to get creative. We support our community and local business and sell products such as coffee, honey, vine, cacao or handcraft art through our own local shop.
We are located in the city center of Ciénaga directly on the Caribbean Sea in Colombia, just 5 min to walk from the 2 km long beaches and 20 min by bus to the huge mountains and wildness of “La Sierra Nevada”. The Airport “Santa Marta International” is just 30 min by Taxi.
We promote responsible tourism. The house accommodates tourists and offer at the same time free time activities to our comunity.
In Ciénaga everything is very near: mountains, sea, river, beach, city. Thats makes this the village very attractive for tourism who cant decide if they want to stay in the mountains, on the beach or in the city. In Cienaga you can have everything at the same time!
VISIT THE BEACH OF CIENAGA
This is located in the city center of Ciénaga directly on the Caribbean Sea in Colombia, just 5min to walk from the 2km long beaches.
BIKE CAB CITY TOUR CIENGA
Get to know the famous historical center of Ciénaga with the popular Ciclo cab and discover the old times of the banana boom, its colorful and old houses, its myths and legends. Enjoy a refreshing breeze on a sunny day from the comfort of the Ciclo Taxi. Be inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez because of its location in front of the Caribbean Sea, the Sierra Nevada and the Ciénaga Grande.
VISIT FLOATING VILLAGE OF NUEVA VENECIA
Imagine living on the water! The floating village of Nueva Venecia is located in the majestic Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta, Colombia's largest lagoon. Discover one of the unknown and incredible places of Colombia, the life of the fishermen and the colorful wooden houses built on the water.
THERMAL WATERS COSTA VERDE
The thermal waters have beneficial medicinal properties for the skin and help the body. these warm waters provide relaxation and a special connection with mother nature, a unique experience in the sacred land of the indigenous people. (30min by Tuk Tuk Car)
The Toribio River is an easy and economical getaway to spend some quality time with family and friends. The crystalline waters of the Toribio River invite you to dive in an enjoy an afternoon sourrounded by nature.
(20 min by Bus)
MOUNTAINS SIERRA NEVADA - PUEBLO SAN PEDRO DE LA SIERRA
The eco coffee village San Pedro offers a spectacular view of the sea and the swap "Cienaga Grande" in an altitude of 1.400m
(20min bus, 1 hour motorbbike)
live once again the story of the book "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez and get to know his imaginary town "Macondo", synonymous with the Caribbean and yellow butterflies. Aracataca is the cradle of magical realism. experience every line of his famous book. (1 hour by bus)
VISIT SANTA MARTA. MINCA, PARQUE TAYRONA
It just take 45min by bus to travel to Santa Marta or 1,5 hours to visit Minca, a village in the mountains
It takes around 2,5 hours to visit Cartagena
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have a good internet Connection and several work spaces in the house. If You like to change they environment, there are two nice cafés close by (2min by foot) with air conditioning, delicious local coffee and sweets.
More than two
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week