Volunteer at a sailing center and hostel in Cabo de la Vela Guajira, Colombia

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Colombia

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Jorge Luis, an Indian local owner, and Paula and Etto, a couple of wind enthusiasts who want to share our experience with volunteers. We are a sailing center in Cabo de la Vela, Guajira Colombia that offers courses and equipment, as well as hostel accommodation for 16 people. We live with and for the Wayuu community. The managers are Etto, known as the German of the Cape, who runs the team of kite and windsurf instructors, his wife Paula who is in charge of the booking and Jorge Luis Ipuana, an Indian fisherman, great kiter and instructor, who relates us to the Wayuu community .
    We offer our clients support in kiteboarding and windsurfing, nice beach bar service, accommodation with us or in the surroundings, contact for local tours to nearby beaches and Punta Gallinas, transport information to and from Riohacha. General tips to make the stay more pleasant.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will join an exchange between you and the daily coexistence with the Wayuu Indians who work with us and who life here,their culture and practicular way of seeing life. You can practice spanish, english with the clients, and learn something from Wayunaiky. You will share the kiters and windsurfers lifestyle.
    In Cabo we have very nice and quite beaches, you can enjoy walks and enjoy a beautiful scenery. The stars and the calm in the night invite to dream!
    If you like to learn or rent kite or windsurf, you have the chance whit a discount.
    The life here in the desert is basic but we think its a beautiful experience!

  • Help

    Help

    You can help us to welcome the people who arrive and to check in and check out them.

    We give informations to the clients about lessons and rents kite and windsurf,prices, conditions, etc, and also what possible to do in Cabo and call for them the mototaxis. A lot of the people who arrive search some informations about Punta Gallinas and we help them to organize the tour.In both things you can help us. We also show you how to contact local suppliers in the case if we need something for the bar, or food for us. We show you how to organize the schedule of courses for the clients and how to make reservations for kiteboarding and windsurfing. Like in every hostel or household we have some little works where you could help us.
    But we have people in charge of the cleaning service!
    We are very open for new ideas, suggestions and inputs from you, from every volunteer!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Ingles, Espanol, Aleman

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have Hammocks and Chinchorros (a bigger version of a hammock) for you in shared cabins. We are very endeavored to look, that you only share the cabin with the other volunteers for having your privacy. You will get your own locker to safe your things and where you can change your clothes. We are also on the way to build some private cabins for volunteer-couples. We offer you a delicius breakfast. You will have your own space in the kitchen to store your things. If the volunteers cook at the same time and if its fits for all we also can bring all together and mix it for a dinner together for example.

  • 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

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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