Get involved with the conservation of this beautiful and unique area, Arequipa, Peru

  • Favourited 457 times
  • Last activity: 10 May 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    In the remote beach of Arequipa region, were many coves or small bays are, is set this ecolodge and scallops marine farm, in front of one of the most beautiful beaches of Peru, on an alien landscape of desertic coast line. Few years ago was only reachable navigating for 20km, now a new highway is near and we have a dirt road access. Home of many marine life, where the locals are the Humboldt penguins, sea otters and many sea lions and sea birds. We are a family run project that aims to protect this area of urban development and overexploitation of marine resources, being guardians of this place for the past 20 years.
    It's mandatory that you speak Spanish at least as intermediate level, and be over 23 years old, with time for a minimum period of 3 weeks with us as volunteers.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a seasonal beach ecolodge, our team is from people all around Peru that appreciate nature and the ocean. Being on a remote area, we live in a community basis, you will get the opportunity to meet amazing people with different skills like fishing, cooking, paddling, handycrafts. Spanish is the only language spoken by all the team.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    According to the needs of the lodge & marine farm, tasks might vary. The primary duty is to help our workers with tasks that do not require training. Each morning will be assigned an area of help and a worker to help for the day. It is crucial that volunteers maintain flexibility as our needs change.

    All volunteers may be asked to do general tasks in the following areas:

    General maintenance and coastline keeping: This can include taking care of the gardens, cleaning the beach area, cleaning the paths around the property, painting and decorating jobs, cleaning the reception area, cleaning the bar and restaurant area windows, cleaning the boat and sea equipment, and more.

    Housekeeping: Helping our housekeeping staff includes cleaning the rooms where guests stay, washing the walls, furniture, and mattresses, cleaning bathrooms, changing sheets.

    Kitchen: Washing dishes, taking care of food compost, cleaning the kitchen.

    Scallops marine farm: Help with the movement and sortment of the seashells and cleaning the farming system.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    German: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers should always keep in mind about their role as hosts and hostesses, creating a good environment for our guests which are mostly families and couples.

    Accommodation will be provided in the volunteer room comprised of 4 beds and shared bathrooms.

    Drinking and smoking are not allowed in the facilities.
    Silence time after 10:00 p.m. that we shut down the power generator.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are different remote and desolate coves with beaches on a walking distance, transport is not easy to take, so you might end up exploring a lot walking (bring snickers), this area is remote and barely deep explored. Inside the property there is a 400 hundred year old anchor of whom nobody knows anything at all, it might be pin marking something.
    5km navigating south, is the location of a national park, were sea lions, penguins and thousand of sea birds live. A tour to this place will be provided as a treat when we get free spaces on the boat if you stay 3 weeks or more with us.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Internet is provided via satelite, fast enough, but it's very limited speed data plan, in case you do remote internet work, we can let you recharge our service plan for those days you might need fast connection.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Needs to be 4x4 mandatory.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 374181921155

Feedback (6)



These are extra optional ratings when members leave feedback. The average rating left for each option is displayed.

Accuracy of profile: (4.3)

Cultural exchange: (4.0)

Communication: (4.0)

Come join our multi-cultural, multi-lingual family in Calca, Sacred Valley, Cusco, Peru
Creating a permacultural project and a healing center in our family farm the Sierra de Lima, Peru