EcoCamping, the perfect hideaway - Mahahual, Mexico



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  • Description


    [Workaway note: please contact this host in Spanish]

    We are an EcoCamping created by Jany and Majo, a couple of girls who love nature. They started with very little budget, but eager to share a quiet and friendly space to explore, rest and meet other travelers.

    In the area where we are there are no pipes or electrical wiring, so we work with basic solar energy, we collect rainwater and we have an airtight sewage system. We have a cat (Nabu) and a dog (Yin).

    The house is facing the sea and behind it there are kilometers of jungle. In front of us, the second largest barrier reef in the world extends. You can enjoy two very different beaches, one for swimming and another to observe the birds or rest. 10 min by car is the village of Mahahual with its beautiful bay where you will have restaurants, bars, ice cream shop, pharmacies, bakery, grocery stores, etc. At 48km you will find Xcalak, a fishing village between the sea and lagoons. and very close is Bacalar, Chacchoben and Chetumal.

    Somos un EcoCamping creado por Jany y Majo, una pareja de chicas que aman la naturaleza. Iniciaron con muy poco presupuesto, pero con muchas ganas de compartir un espacio tranquilo y amable para explorar, descansar y conocer a otr@s viajer@s.

    En la zona en la que estamos no hay tuberías ni cableado eléctrico, así que funcionamos con energía solar básica, recolectamos agua de lluvia y contamos con sistema hermético de aguas negras. Tenemos un gato (Nabu) y una perra (Yin).

    La casa está frente al mar y detrás de ella hay kilómetros de selva. Frente a nosotras se extiende la segunda barrera de coral mas grande del mundo. Podrás disfrutar de dos playas muy distintas, una para nadar y otra para observar las aves o descansar. A 10min en carro está el pueblo de Mahahual con su hermosa bahía donde tendrás restaurantes, bares, heladería, farmacias, panadería, abarroterías, etc. A 48km encontrarás Xcalak, poblado de pescadores entre mar y lagunas. y muy cerca está Bacalar, Chacchoben y Chetumal.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can practice your Spanish with two different accents (Guatemala and Venezuela) which will help you understand more Spanish-speaking people. You can snorkel, kayak, ride a bike and meet other travelers. You will be in direct contact with nature and its sounds. At 62km are the ruins of Chacchoben, you can go to know a bit of the Mayan culture and its history.

    Puedes practicar tu español con dos acentos distintos (Guatemala y Venezuela) lo que te ayudará a entender a mas personas de habla hispana. Puedes realizar esnorquel, kayac, pasear en bici y conocer a otr@s viajeros. Estarás en contacto directo con la naturaleza y sus sonidos. A 62km están las ruinas de Chacchoben, puedes ir a conocer un poco de la cultura Maya y su historia.

  • Help


    The tide brings a lot of garbage to our beaches. We need to help us to leave them very clean, picking up little by little and with patience until the last bit of plastic. If you know of bioconstrucción and / or carpentry you could leave us the plan for a new project, start it and / or finish it if you stay long enough. If you are a visual artist you can design a nice mural. If you like gardening you could help us plant or design something in the yard, we would love to have a garden. All volunteers must do the cleaning of the collective spaces, work is divided as equitably as possible, it is fast because the spaces are small, so the rest of the time everyone uses it in the project that select or design.

    Si sabes de bioconstrucción y/o carpintería podrías dejarnos el plan para un nuevo proyecto, iniciarlo y/o terminarlo si te quedas lo suficiente. Si te gusta la jardinería podrías ayudarnos a sembrar o diseñar algo en el patio. Tod@s l@s voluntari@s deben hacer la limpieza de los espacios colectivos, se divide el trabajo de la manera mas equitativa posible, es rápido porque los espacios son pequeños (30min. 1 persona aprox.), así que el resto del tiempo se trabajará en las labores prioritarias del camping.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Camping tent equipped, bathrooms and shared shower, water to drink (Do not buy bottles), a small space in the fridge, kitchen equipped to prepare your food. Basic supplies: sugar, salt, spices, oil, rice, grains, etc. We usually prepare food together, especially breakfast and dinner.

    Tienda de acampar, baños y ducha compartida, agua para beber (No compres botellas) y sal, un pequeño espacio en la nevera, cocina compartida para que prepares tus alimentos.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Those of us who live in Mahahual, love the simple life, the tranquility, security and good treatment and solidarity of our neighborhoods.

    Quienes vivimos en Mahahual, amamos la vida sencilla, la tranquilidad, seguridad y el buen trato y solidaridad de nuestr@s vecin@s.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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