Come help us and enjoy a welcoming atmosphere in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    This is a nested high up on the hills of San Juan and boasts a resort style swimming pool with jaw dropping views of nightly sunsets on the Pacific Coast. This is complimented by the wide variety of things to do in the small town and surrounding areas; some of the best parties and best surf in Central America are found here in San Juan. We always try our best to maintain a family dynamic with our staff/volunteers and are looking for people who want to be part of a family, but also have a strong work ethic, want to contribute to making the hostel better, and know how to entertain/maintain a fun atmosphere.

    We currently have five locally employed staff: Shuttle driver/maintenance personnel, cooking/cleaning and security personnel. In addition we contract out a large amount of larger tasks to the local trade-workers.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    People of all walks of life make the trek through Central America and San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua is one of the main stopping points. Volunteers can benefit from a cultural exchange standpoint in the form of the connections they are able to make with the diverse set of travelers and with the locals as well. We consistently have volunteers/guests from all over the world on the premisis and encourage everyone to create a welcoming atmosphere to all.

    From a local cultural exchange standpoint, we do our best to integrate our activities and encourage people to utilize the many businesses in the local community and contribute back to the economy of our town.

  • Help


    *Two Week Minimum Commitment / Two Month Maximum*

    Tasks needed:
    Reception, Gardening, Building, General Maintenance, Help in the hostel, Customer service to guests, Language practice, Data entry/spreadsheets, Art projects, Help with Computers / internet

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers will be staying in a staff room (shared 10 bed dorm) behind the hostel. The staff rom has A/C and an ensuite bathroom.

    Volunteers will receive:
    - Free Dinner everynight (Thursday and Sunday excluded)
    - Discounted drinks
    - Free accomodation

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Although the majority of travelers come to San Juan del Sur for the amazing surf and buzzing nightlife; there is also a wide variety of activities which can be explored while spending time here. The surrounding coastline boasts plenty of beaches tucked away from the all the noise (most also have fantastic surf) such as: Remanzo, Hermosa, Escameca, etc. The downtown portion of San Juan has plenty of places to eat, both run by locals as well as fellow travelers who found life here too good to leave. Some of the local activities offered in San Juan are Sailing, ocean fishing, sloth tours, surf lessons/rentals, scenic hikes, shuttles to local events/parties and many more. There are also plenty of fun activities to do in the cities in the surrounding areas of Nicaragua, many of which are only a short shuttle/taxi/bus ride away.Some nearby places/things to see/do:
    - Granada: Volcano hikes (see real lava), laguna apoyo
    - Popoyo: Surf and relax
    - Ometepe: Two volcano hikes, Waterfall hikes, Natural springs, Jungle hikes, etc.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Max: 20 hours/week

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