Help with painting, gardening, art projects and tourists at our beach hostel in Ecuador



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  • Description


    We are an international hostel and cafe/restaurant in beautiful Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. We are open all year round and pride ourselves on being a place where staff and guests alike feel they are connecting not just with a place but also becoming part of the family. CoCo Bongo is located on a quiet street in the heart of Bahia de Caraquez, just a block from Bahia's best beach. We are also working on these projects:

    -Decorate our Hostel, tables, walls etc.
    -Create a vertical garden in our courtyard.
    -Murals, Murals, and more murals, If you like to paint, we have a spot for you. We have artists from all over the world come and paint here.
    We are looking for volunteers who would like to join our family throughout the year in a place where we can share this unique experience!! We sometimes accept shorter stays, but we would like a one-month commitment. Also, if someone is interested in helping manage the hostel, we would like a six-month commitment.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Chance to explore and experience a beautiful country in South America. Learn or improve your Spanish by working with local people. Meet people from all over the world. Enjoy life and have fun with us!!!

  • Help


    In April 2016, Bahia was hit strongly by a big earthquake, and we spent the last year and a half rebuilding our Hostel and making it more beautiful, funky, and eco-friendly. Currently, we are decorating our restaurant tables and some walls. We are also starting a vertical garden on our patio. We're looking for volunteers who want to share their knowledge, teach, learn about building, artistic painting, gardening, and above all, free their creativity in our place. We also look for musicians for our Live Music Nights.
    Our main hope for volunteers is that they love here as much as we do, creating a fun social environment to make our guests feel at home.
    Our minimum time requirement for volunteers is four weeks. But flexible if you are a YouTuber or painted Murals.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We offer accommodation in our dorms, breakfast, free access to cooking facilities, WiFi, free bike use, lots of table games, guitar, and surfboards.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Enjoy the beautiful sunsets, quiet beach, surfing, reading a book from the most extensive English library on the coast, table games, and day trips to Canoa.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a reasonably reliable fiber connection. We host YouTubers, and they haven't had any problems uploading their videos, also no issues with people teaching and needing video conferencing.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Over-landers are welcome. Just park right in front of the hostel.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We are a pet-friendly Hostel.

  • 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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Host ref number: 187853456625