We are a small guesthouse over the water on the small island of Bastimentos, province of Bocas Del Toro, Panama. There are 6 rooms here for guests. We also have a scuba shop on the property, that is run as a separate business. Bastimentos is a beautiful island on the Caribbean side of Panama with only about 3000 people living here, there are no cars here just a sidewalk. Bastimentos is a tranquilo place, but if you are looking for more of a party atmosphere, Bocas town is only a 5 minute boat ride away.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
Bastimentos is a small island, where English is widely spoken. Most of the island is a national park with luscious jungle and beautiful stretches of beach. Being a small island getting to know people here happens pretty quickly and they will know you even quicker. Most of the locals also speak Spanish as well. The culture and peoples of the Caribbean are different from their countrymen from the mainland, you will come to learn.
We welcome help with many aspects of running a small hotel, from help with checking in and checking out guests and just helping maintain the cleanliness of the hotel. Your main responsibility, will be to stay here at night, so that there is always someone here. You will be working with the public here, which can be challenging at times, so a patient and positive personality would a big plus. We also tend to get our fair share of tourists that speak German, so knowledge of that language would be great.
We have a room in the guesthouse for you to stay in. It has its own bathroom and private shower. You will have full access to the kitchen and we will provide you with 2 meals a day. You will be the only employee here at night, well, if don't include our dog Lucky. You will have no responsibilities at night, we just don't want the hotel empty, especially when we have no guests. Dami, with whom you will be helping with, usually arrives at 8am and leaves around 8pm.
There are lots of things to do in and around Bastimentos. There is hiking of course, but also places to dive, fish, paddle board, kayak, surf. Tours to other islands or in the jungle are also available. Costa Rica is also only about 4 hrs away by bus, which is also an option.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week