Come and help out at a small, family-owned hostel in the town of Santa Catalina, Panama



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  • Description


    We are a small, family-owned hostel in the town of Santa Catalina.

    There are 9 air-conditioned rooms which we rent out to the tourists that come here mainly for one of two reasons, to dive and snorkel or to surf. There is a kitchen and a small balcony for the client´s use and wifi throughout the building.

    We are located right in the center of town, next to the small grocery store (also owned by us), most of the dive and snorkel tour operators and one of the beaches. Playa Estero, the place for surfing, is a 20 minute walk from the center of town.

    While it can get pretty busy during the carnival and other public holidays, Santa Catalina is fairly quiet and the perfect spot to enjoy a simple life, surrounded by lush jungle and an hour´s boat ride away from Panama´s best diving spot.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help


    We are looking for a volunteer to help us welcome clients, show them to their rooms and assist with information about the area and anything they may need during their stay.
    We are looking for someone computer literate to help us with bookings and marketing as well. Fluency in English and Spanish are a must. In exchange we offer food and accommodation.
    If you are interested, please write to us in Spanish only.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    The accommodation is a room in a house right opposite the hotel which will be shared with other volunteers and hotel staff.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As already mentioned, Santa Catalina is a small town. There are two roads that both end at a beach and other than private houses, hotels, restaurants and dive/snorkel operators there is little else.

    Most people spend their free time on the beach, surfing, paddle boarding, snorkeling, diving, doing yoga or walking in the surrounding hills.

    A good relationship with the locals, a friendly attitude towards tourists, a love for nature and simplicity are essential when coming to spend time here.

  • A little more information

    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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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