Looking for help with admin and DIY projects on a tropical island, Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro



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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

  • Description


    On the main Island of the archipelago Bocas del Toro, named Isla Colon, you'll find us. We are situated on a small property near the water, surrounded by lots of lush, green tropical plants in a quiet neighborhood with that perfect tropical vibe. The sea is around the corner and the beach is only 5 min walking. You are just ten minutes bike ride from downtown.

    You are surrounded by the local people and witness their normal daily life. At the same time enjoying the numerous visits of hummingbirds to the tropical garden surrounding the cabanas. From out of your hammock and with a freshly blended fruit juice within reach, you find out what life is like in paradise.

    We manage a small rental business. Cabins, apartments, houses and lots of guests that come and go. Easy place, not a hostel, not a party place.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Working and interacting with Panamanians and other international people who live here, allow you to learn about cultures from a local perspective. It is the chance to make new friends for a lifetime, both inside and outside the work place. Whether you are working side-by-side or meeting a new friend while exploring the Island.

    We have 2 permanent staff in reception, three fix cleaning staff plus two administrative staff. Also a lot of other workers come and go according needs.

    This is not a hostel... if you're looking for party or meet/hang out with guests, this is not your place. Then please avoid sending copy/paste messages as when we read "your hostel" your chances are almost gone. In the other hand, if you're looking to make new local friends, learn about this business, and enjoy a good time in Bocas and its beaches, please write us.

  • Help


    ** WE HOST ** (minimum 1 month)

    Ideally two friends or a couple -solo travelers can write too-, who speaks SPANISH and preferably one with administrative/reception experience and the other a handyman/women ready to give a hand in carpentry, painting, garden maintenance and ground cleaning.

    Administrative help is easy to learn and is not demanding but requires someone responsible to welcome, give support and checkout guests, maintain communication with the staff, be alert of new reservations and administrative tasks. Handy work requires enthusiasm and initiative and some previous skills.

    The minimum stay is one month with the possibility of extending as much as you want if you are the indicated person. Ideal for those who want to spend time on the island.

    *️️*️️ ️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️SPECIAL REQUEST: DIGITAL MARKETING EXPERT *️️*️️ ️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

    Now we willing host two friends or a couple -solo travelers can write too- where one of the members is expert in Digital Marketing (more than just post in social networks) that helps us to think and propose a strategy to keep our networks alive and growing gaining not only visibility but get some return in the way of bookings.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ We DO NOT need help with housekeeping, cooking, internet, website help *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ RECIBIMOS *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ (minimum 1 month)

    Dos amigos o pareja -viajeros solos pueden escribir también-, que hable INGLES y preferentemente una combinación donde uno de los miembros cuenta con experiencia en administración/recepción y otro es una persona con conocimientos varios en el arte de mantenimiento: carpintería, pintura, jardín, limpieza de terrenos.

    El trabajo administrativo es fácil de aprender y no es exigente pero requiere de alguien dispuesto, responsable y ordenado para atender, recibir y despedir huéspedes, mantener comunicación con el staff, estar atentos a nuevas reservas y tareas administrativas. El trabajo de mantenimiento require de entusiasmo e iniciativa y, claro, algunas habilidades ya aprendidas.

    Otro posible match es si uno de los miembros es experto en Marketing Digital (más que sólo publicar en las redes sociales) que nos ayude a pensar y proponga una estrategia para mantener nuestras redes vivas y hacerlas crecer no sólo en visibilidad sino también obtener un retorno, en la forma de reservas.

    La estancia mínima es un mes con posibilidad de extender tanto como quiera si es la persona indicada. Ideal para quienes quieran pasar un tiempo en la isla.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ NO necesitamos ayuda con limpieza, cocina, internet, website *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We can offer you a private room, with shared bathroom and kitchen, in a small two-room cabin in the Saigon district. Free laundry once a week. You can cook your own food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Time off can be spent locally in Bocas town and other islands. There are several activities, beachcombing, surfing, hiking, horseback riding, zipline, snorkeling, scuba diving or go to the gym. You can exploring the local islands and beaches nearby.

    We are looking for respectable people wanting to spend some time at a beautiful location. No drugs or heavy drinking at all, non-smokers preferable.

  • 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?


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