If you are interested in kitesurfing then this is the place to be! Santa Marianita next to Manta, Ecuador



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    We run a kite center in Santa Marianita next to Manta. It is a beautiful property directly on the beach. The kite school has, kite equipment for rent, a 6-bed dorm, four private rooms and a little snack bar. We also have two shared kitchens for guests and employees.
    The season starts in June and goes until January. We have wind up to 20 knots! WOOP! If you are interested in kitesurfing then this is the place to be!

    Our kite center is a 10 minute walk to the village of Santa Marianita. It is a beautiful, relaxed place with a gorgeous beach and breathtaking sunsets. If you are a party person this neighbourhood might not fulfill your expectations as we have limited access to bars or restaurants but the tranquility here cannot be beaten.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    - Learn about a kite school and hostel in a latin american country
    - Live in a small rural community
    - Improve your spanish skills
    - Volunteer alongside people from all over the world, right on the beach

  • Help


    We are looking for volunteers who can help with customer service, cleaning the rooms and public places, gardening and maintenance. And of course also kite instructors are very welcome!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    6 bed dorm with panoramic views of the ocean

    Volunteers need to bring their own food to cook in the communal kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are several day trips you can do starting from Manta:
    Pacoche National Park, Playa de los Frailes, Puerto Lopez, Isla de la Plata, Montechristi (Sombrero Manufacturer).

    We also offer paddleboarding and surfing which you can do from the kite school or in the next town down the beach. The beach is 3 miles long so we often take walks and collect plastic if there is any or just play with the lovely four dogs we have.

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    • 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

    4 hours per day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 384617783537