Enthusiastic and social volunteers wanted to help in our hotel in, Livingston, the Caribbean coast of Guatemala!

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Guatemala

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small and cozy hotel located in Livingston on the Caribbean coast of Guatemala. The hotel is a relaxed and tranquil accommodation with 10 thatched bungalows, a shared loft and a bar & restaurant. We are located on the waterfront with an amazing view, a nice breeze, a beautiful tropical garden and a private dock with hammocks…

    Our goal is to serve our guests to make sure everybody has the best possible experience here! We want you to be part of the team and we’ll do our best to make you feel a member of the family. Come as a stranger, leave as a friend!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Livingston is a truly unique town in Guatemala. This is the only place in the country where you will have the chance to get to know Garifuna culture, music and cuisine! The mix of Garifuna, Maya and Ladino culture makes this a very special and different place, indeed. Because you can only reach this town by water it's very safe and you can really take part in the local life of this fishing village!

  • Help

    Help

    We are searching for enthusiastic and social English/Spanish-speaking volunteers to help us!
    Ideally we would like to have 2 volunteers at a time (minimum 1 month, about 25 hours a week) to help our staff with reception, check-in, reservations, tourist information and other activities around our hotel.

    We have a young team of local people at the reception and although they understand some English they are very hesitant to speak it. We would love it if you would be able to act as an intermediate and on top of that help to motivate them and teach them some more English ´on the job´ (we are not looking for an English teacher or English classes).
    Obviously, for this we require you speak some Spanish, but don´t worry if your Spanish is not perfect, we will be very happy to help you improve your Spanish during your stay with us!

    One volunteer works the morning shift, one volunteer works the afternoon shift. If we have only one volunteer it is possible we will ask you to work a split shift (a couple of hours in the morning and a couple in the end of the afternoon). Please, take this into account when you are applying as a couple: you will not be working shifts together and you probably will not have the same days off!

    Sometimes it is possible to work in other activities as part of your working hours: traveling guitarists that can provide some live music during happy hour, yoga instructors willing to teach some classes or creative people to improve the place with some artistic touch!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English, Qek'Chi, Dutch

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer you a room in the shared, upstairs loft. The loft is an open, spacey wooden house with a wonderful view over the river and a cool river breeze. On top of this you get three meals a day (or if you prefer to cook your own meals, you can use the kitchen), free internet & a volunteer discount at the bar. And of course you get to hang out and relax in our hammocks and garden...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers will have plenty of time off-work that you can use to travel around, party in town, explore the beaches, kayak the river and hike through the jungle!
    To make sure you get to know this wonderful area, somewhere during your stay we always try to arrange a free boat trip for our volunteers to the white beaches of Playa Blanca or the lush, green Cayon of the Rio Dulce!

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days, 25 hours

Our main building in the middle with the restaurant to the left and bungalows on the right....
Stunning view from the upstairs loft!
When lobster is in season!
Local kids making some Garifuna music!
Relaxing on the dock! Suntan!
Our lovely tropical garden!
Food and drinks in the waterfront restaurant!
Our lounge area! Relax...
Getting to know the area!
We have our own little beach right here!
Our reception area...
Sunrise from our private dock is stunning!

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