Hello my name is Thad and I welcome all travellers and Backpackers to my home to learn, mix with the locals and go diving, snorkeling, hiking and take part in local events. I have been diving for nearly 30 years now and I love to share my passion with all visitors.
In most cases activities like hiking and snorkeling are free but fair warning there can be government fees to pay as well as park entry. The Diving Activities are not part of our group but we have connections for the best rates!
What we do here is a cultural exchange, where you can learn what it is like to live in Mexico. The property is right at the beach with a beautiful view over the mangroves. I also promote Marine Conservation and Eco-Tourism.
The Team here is mostly local and we are small so there is 4 Locals working the shop, One of them is the Wife of the owner who can cook ya come real Mexican food in our Well equipped Kitchen, We also Speak German as we have one German and one American here so we cover a few languages.
Our shop is always committed to local community and expect everyone to get involved ... Walk get to know one of our neighbors!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
You will beinifit from your stay here because you will help us remove plastic that affects all of us and lean how plastic is likely the biggest danger this planet faces, Global worming will be learned here and who we can do things to slow the temp. To some with experience we will set you up to volunteer with the local Marine Research Center, focused on regrowing mangroves, the project also includes learning opportunists to learn Spanish for free if your one of the guys that will head through Central America on the "Gringo Trail".
This would be a great First Stop in Mexico as we will connect you with the network of backpackers from all over the world, this place is GLOBAL and when you Decide to join us we will encourage you to join our group chat that is filled with people from all over the world ... Once you stay with THAD (or one of his partner Networks) you are FAMILY and OHANA ALWAYS STAYS TOGETHER! ( From Hawaii and if you did not get the reference I recommend a movie Lilo and Stich!.
Remember we are all guests here Including myself, we all pitch in and do what we can. Win Win ... Come and have fun that is the biggest requirement!
Hey there guys you have stumbled upon a divers paradise again. Our area is known for its diving, But we have a Paradise Covered in Plastic! SO Me being THAD ( I have found a way to make a second project here in Mahahual Mexico, and have partnered up with a hostel to bring yet another workaway a project to clean up this mess we have made (Yes WE every time you buy plastic you help this cause!) But Don't think that you will be just cleaning plastic, but we mix with the locals and have a lot of fun in this sleepy Town ... Mahahaul, is a quiet little place till the cruse ships come in and then it wakes up! So much fun so much potential.
The Goal is to have fun and teach local youth about the dangers of plastic! We discuss this regularly, we do our best to do what we can for nature being aware that we are humans and we will produce plastic, we recycle this and support our group that is commented to helping free the world of plastic ! (My Project in the Philippines has been going for 4 years and we have accomplished so much I recommend you check out that project as the same rules apply if I miss something here... we go in with a "Do what we can!" Attitude!
So about the location we are located just as you enter Mahahual and you can not miss us! This property has plenty of space and if you come we have a limited supply of tents but this is a Camp Ground and I am sure the future will lead to all sorts of opportunity for dorms and everything to go with it and be much like my project in the Philippines so ... Despacito - Slowly Slowly.
We always need help here and there, but mostly this is to clean up after yourself and right now there is a lot of building that needs to be done around the place.. This experience is more a couture exchange, where there are plenty of locals that come down to share in the local couture. Not only is there much interaction with the locals but there is so much more! Diving, Hiking, water parks, So much nature as the property is located as our projects are, Right on the beach, so let make the world a better place enjoy the paradise making a difference getting rid of some beach plastic , cleaning up and helping with other local businesses and a Marine Research Center ... so there is more than just Cleaning plastic.
You can come and help us out here, in return I can give you a place to stay, we work meals out among all of us as we all seem to have our own dietary needs. We can't provide free food, Just like the Philippines we provide the cheapest options when it comes to meals but we chip in and go to the market and do Group Meals, This isonly as an option to make it easier for you. A lot of the time the locals will help us cooking local food, or if you like spark up some of your cooking and show us what it is like to eat from where you're from.
If you are an artistic soul I am sure we can have some fun as our locations are they are not for everyone but everyone seems to show and never leave! So why not come and see us, As I said this is less a work away and more a Couture away.
Most come to stay a week and stay a month or longer ... remember though we can get crowded ... most come and never what to leave they skip there flights and extend their visas
We do offer our guest discounted diving from a local shop if your into it, But under no obligation to dive, I am just a diver and I love to dive so I go ... you can go with me if you like!
The biggest thing we are looking for here is for you to come have a good time and enjoy your time in the sun, there is Diving, Hiking and all sorts of things to do around Mahahaul Mexico!
Above all I need volunteers that would help promote marine conservation, cultural exchange and Eco- tourism.
The help we need here being that we need people to help us clean the beach for you and me ... all of us ... we are not funded by anyone and no one from owner to promotions gets paid to do this, we all do it to better the earth, by helping us do this we can give you a place to pop your tent on the large property, plenty of bathrooms (no hot water), Large kitchen for use, entertainment space, Large camp ground, and there are dorms for the Paying customers who come to help us pay for all the volunteers, I am in this not to get paid but to see how a group of people doing a little bit can do a lot to rid this plaint of plastics. Out side of that here we don't require much but visit with the locals and learn! Other Volunteer positions we will discuss when you contact us but rarely looking for any hard labor and most of this is cleaning up after ones self.
Volunteers will stay in Camp Ground, . The space is spacious and living is basic. We also have running water, Internet and Electricity, Onsite Kitchen and big entertainment space for Fiesta!!!
Our location could not be more perfect for relaxing and enjoying ones self as we are situated right on the beach... so when you wake up in the morning and walk outside your tent and if you choose to be that close to the beach or a Km away from there beach the property is large and starts directly on the beach.
The Kitchen is a typical and have a refrigerator for use for group meals but we limit what you can store if your not joining the group . We have a gas stove and all the basics with coffee and tea for your enjoyment all I ask is that you do not over do it as it is for everyone.
We are in walking distance from food markets and every thing else is a short bicycle ride away, We can sort you no worries ... and WALKING IS ALWAYS FREE (And better for the environment).
There is WiFi on site but may be limited as Internet options are available but slow as it would be here in the middle of nowhere ... it is better than most places and if you have Cellular Service we are so close to the Mahahaul Cellular tower so I find my Cellular is better but up to you we will provide you options for Sim and Data so your not stuck with out, there are also many local places one can enjoy Internet and then there is the other option of pesos net that you can pay for. Otherwise it is the perfect place to get away from technology for a while.
Please bring TENT Beach towel/bath supplies (don't forget your mosquito net or lotion. Tents are really helpful so if you have extra to donate if you like we would love it as we have a lot of guests at a time.
There is Laundry Service Paid or you can wash your own - Options are available.
We ask that anyone coming are eco friendly and observe conservation efforts. If a tent is not your thing then we also have rooming options, but to make your experience the best though is providing your own Tent and Hygienic needs and we can sort the rest!!!
ACCOMMODATION: We have plenty of tents for use and sheets for use ... If needed let us know and we can work this out for you if you have your own it can be much more helpful but if not we can work it out no problem.
Bring a TENT sometimes we have extra check with us first, Bring what you need to sleep on as well sheet, Pillows and what not ... its camping at its best. We have many spaces to eat, TV to watch, Running water and everything showers are never a problem.
(snorkeling), Diving, beach going.
Hiking, zip lining, water park are all SUPER close by.
We from a local shop can get you the best deal on Bikes if you like and walking is always free!
We often Have Fiestas and events that are like almost every weekend and weekdays and we have a lot of fun.
There are a few house rules we must follow so want to prepare you for this before you arrive.
1- ZERO DRAMA
2- Quiet Time is based on the crowd so may be earlier than some other nights.
3- NO drinking, NO Smoking, And NO PLASTIC if your going to leave it all behind for us to clean so pick up after your self this may be your only responsibility here and your expected to CLEAN UP!
There are local bars and the parties ... we don't care if you party but be respectful to everyone and the environment when you do!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
15 hours/week- no food, 25 hours/week- food