Help needed at our family hotel on Taboga Island, Panama




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    Hello, I am Dave the Owner of this place which is a newly built SPA Hotel, right on the beach in gorgeous tropical Taboga Island. , We have already opened the bar, spa, 12 guest rooms, and the pool.
    We need some help to with a few little jobs in maintenance, decoration but mostly cleaning and changing the beds and ironing. At the moment we are looking for a couple of girls single or.. and a couple to share a room.
    Meal plan would depend on hours and could be flexible.
    Would appreciate honest, responsible and ambitious volunteers, willing to work independently and with us part of the day the rest of your time you can enjoy some of what the Island has to offer, Kayaking, snorkeling, swimming hiking, or just relaxing. You must speak English or Spanish.
    Preference will be given to persons staying longer.. we will need final re-confirmation not later than 3 weeks prior arrival.
    We speak English, Spanish, . We are not vegetarians and will not be able to cook separately for you.
    Please note, we don't accept smokers, or people with children and animals.

    We are just a small Hotel, beach front, a 30 minute ferry ride from Panama City

    The number of our staff changes due to seasons, Permanent staff is normally 2 to 3 persons, Here everybody does what ever is needed, like a small family.

    When you arrive, dependent on Guests arrivals and departures etc, we try to first settle you in your room, then give you a little tour of the establishment, and advise most everything you need to know that day, , , Normally we say go walk around the island its a safe place to be, sight seeing , relaxing on the beaches, the town and some of the history it has to offer. unless we are crazy busy then we may ask for your help ..

    Dave does anything that needs doing, , speaks English a little Spanish , and bit of many other languages, lol he is also a Sanador ,

    If needed we teach you , how to paint, sand, fix , everything needed at that time, look after the swimming pool which you can use when we have no guests. , Bar etc, Also to train you how to work with clients. Now it will also be to ensure You and our clients safety with the present covi19 problems.

    Maria, is Colombian, she only speaks Spanish , so great way to help learn the language, she is in charge of the rooms laundry etc, she teaches how to use the ironing machine, some great washing techniques, How to clean rooms , make beds, clean bathrooms properly etc, it may be normal for some but we find that many have never worked in a hotel , or even done there rooms at home, (we thank you Mums)

    Yogellies also is From Colombia, she is a cleaner etc, and works along with you all as well.

    Morrie, and Astella, Also from Colombia , fill in when we get really busy, , then dependent on how busy we get we use more local persons.

    Before your day starts at 08.00 hrs we ask that you help us in the preparation of food , for us all , And most important on all meals you clean up afterwards, Along with you are responsible for keeping your room tidy and clean, There is not somebody who cleans after you. Washing of clothes is done when machines are running, these are big machines, But Please also do not bring your last months dirty clothes with you to be cleaned.

    We have not opened our restaurant so the food prepared is for our team.

    You only work 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, We do expect you to work as we are a 4 star Hotel , but then so you do have plenty of time to see and experience Island living, Beaches, Jungle, Ocean, and mix with the locals. Also if you choose to put your days off together, over a couple of weeks, and explore Panama, and not have to drag your big back packs or suitcases around with you, it gives you the perfect base .

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Tremendously exciting and liberating experience including hiking, swimming, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, learning about tropical plants and animals, etc. Its a culturally and ecologically diverse island with experiencing living in an Island, make New local Friends, learn or improve new language.

  • Help


    We need help with ,cooking, cleaning, ironing and general house keeping, and maybe some simple fixing projects, finish decorating and marketing .

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have 1 staff room with bunk bed and double en-suite ready for you.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Taboga is beautiful and quite tropical Island, ideal for the people running away from Big City noise and rush. Nice sand beaches and warm ocean on our doorstep are very inviting at any time of the day. Fishing, snorkeling and hiking are the other popular activities here. If you feel you miss the city, Panama is only 30 min away and with the boat services running 4 times a day, there is no problem to move around. Please pack your camera, swimming gear, and good spirits for this fantastic experience.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Front of the Hotel
View from top balcony

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