Come and help in the remote and peaceful surfcamp in Guanico, Panama




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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    We, as a small family, Lorenzo, Jiani and our 1.5yo daughter, have a small surf camp with a surf school in Guanico. It’s the most southern point of Panama. Within 4 min drive you will reach the remote long-stretched beach.
    The beach is famous for its empty line-up for surfing. Everyday, all year Around there are waves in Playa Guanico. If you are a beginner in Surfing, this beach is even one of the best in Panama. Easy waves, sandy buttom and no dangers. You will be able to learn how to surf just in no time.

    Our Surfcamp has a big tropical garden with many different plants and palm trees. We have 4 private rooms and 2 Bell tents only. There is even a big equipped open kitchen that is available for everyone.

    if you are looking for something peaceful, away from partying and busy tourism then this place is the perfect spot for you.

    We also have 1-2 local staff who helps us in the surfcamp. They are very nice and friendly. It means if you are interested in learning Spanish, they would love to have some conversation with you. (**Covid-19** Due to the Pandemic we arent fully operated, which means they aren’t with us now)

    Covid-19: Due to the pandemic right now, we are quite slow in tourism. This means it is super quiet at our place.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will have good waves every single day.

    Since we are a surfcamp with a surf school, you have the chance to learn how to surf. Anytime you can grab one of our boards and go surfing with us.

  • Help


    Mainly we are looking for 2 volunteers.

    Help #1: (Currently welcomed for May-July)
    Gardening tasks:
    - mowing the lawn
    - cleaning leaves
    - cutting
    - planting/unplanting plants
    - watering plants

    - knowledge of using mowing and cutting machines
    - ability to help with your hands
    - don’t mind to get your hands dirty
    - ability to work independently
    - fluent in English or in French
    - not be afraid of bugs

    Help #2:
    Helping around the house:
    - everyday cleaning in the common area
    - cleaning the main house
    - prepare the rooms for guests
    - housekeeping
    - laundry
    - babysitting

    - you are willing to stay at least 1.5 months with us
    - Not afraid of bugs
    - Need to like dogs
    - you speak fluently English and some Spanish
    - Open minded
    - Ability to work independently

    The help will be approx. 15 hours a week. Someday it will be a lot and someday less to do.

    In exchange you will receive free accommodation, surfing lesson, surfing equipments.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent

  • Accommodation


    you can stay one of our guest room, when it’s not booked.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a little store close to our surf camp that you can buy the basics. Otherwise there are daily buses that go to the next town (20min drive( for bigger grocery.

    When you have days off, you can always do 1-2 day trip to other beaches or places.

    We take our guests to different surf spots sometimes and you are very welcome to join us.

  • 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

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    15-20 hours a week

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