Learn about the benefits of raw cacao helping at our jungle hostel in Ometepe, Nicaragua



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  • Description


    We are a raw chocolate factory and organic cacao and tropical fruits farm combined with a jungle beach hostel located on the magical island of Ometepe.
    We offer raw vegan desserts and organic yummy delights at our smoothies and superfoods magic cafe.
    We host cacao ceremonies and different workshops in our yoga temple that is surrounded by our organic gardens.
    In our playground we have slacklines, silks, stand-up paddleboards, music instruments and regular bonfire music jams, juggling tools for guests to have fun and play with as well as swings and hammocks.

    We also hold weekly reggae night, movie night, cacao ceremonies, women's circle, and changing workshops as well as 2 daily yoga classes. This project is still new and we are looking for volunteers to help in different areas of the project. Depending on the type of work and specialty, between 4-5 hours per day is expected in exchange for free accommodation and 2 free meals. We usually ask volunteers for a minimum of 1 month stay.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers will learn about the benefits of eating raw cacao and if there is sufficient interest we would love to teach our volunteers more about preparing vegan/ plant-based cuisine.

    We aim to create an environment conducive to creativity and growth, of course, our volunteers will have plenty of opportunities to share their skills and not to mention live in a friendly, healthy, jungle environment.

  • Help


    We are currently looking for people that are interested in garden work and eco-construction

    Reception work - The receptionist will greet our guests with a warm smile while helping them check in and out of the hostel. Another important task of the receptionist is to give our guests a general idea of our vision here, and of course, explain about our delicious chocolate while showing them around.

    Yoga - if you are a yoga instructor, acro-yoga, aerial yoga instructor, ecstatic dance facilitator, any teacher of the sorts to hold daily events/classes in our yoga temple to offer to our guests.

    Gardening - watering our gardens multiple times a day (for the dry season), or in the rainy season taking care of gardens and planting seeds. Sometimes other general maintenance depending on the task at hand.

    bio-construction - we are currently building a new kitchen and chocolate factory using different technics. you will be on a part of an experienced crew and help out in the construction process in different ways.

    our local employed team includes 12 local employees in the business and 3 people in management positions:

    1 employee employed as a night guard
    2 employees working in the kitchen
    2 employees employed in the chocolate factory
    4 employees working in the smoothie/chocolate bar while 1 is the bar manager
    3 employees in charge of maintenance,gardening and construction.

    2 managers are in charge of the chocolate making, marketing, finances, delegating jobs to the employees and the volunteers, organizing events and facilitating workshops etc...
    1 manager is the reception manager

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, Hebrew

  • Accommodation


    You will get a bed in the volunteer room, 2 meals a day are included (lunch and dinner); we usually eat family style.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers are expected to live and contribute in all aspects of life.

    We eat vegetarian/vegan foods and live an active healthy lifestyle.

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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 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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