Help out at a hostel & Learn To Surf on the beach of Las Lajas.



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    Hi! I am a fellow traveler from the United States who came upon an amazing beach in the beautiful city of Las Lajas, Panama. After being here for 6 months, I have decided to open my own bar/hostel right on the beach.

    We are located on the beach about a 10 min drive from the village of Las Lajas, where there are markets and restaurants. The beach stretches over 11kms, majority of it undeveloped, which means you have the whole beach to yourself. Great beach for people who are beginners in surfing. We have a 8 person dorm, 1 private room and hook ups in the front yard for RV parking and tents. We also have a small bar/restaurant area where we cook basic foods such as hamburgers, hot dogs & fish tacos.

    When I came here it was hard to find an affordable place to stay on the beach, so I'm trying to change that. My goal is to create a positive & fun hostel, and give people the opportunity to discover this amazing beach and I need your help in doing so!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You would experience and see the Panimanian lifestyle, practice your Spanish, live on a beach that hasn't been developed, in an area where there isn't too many people. You will learn to live in a secluded area & how to keep yourself busy.

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    We are looking for people to help out with the following:
    Reception: Checking guests in & out. Renting out surfboards.
    Cleaning: Emptying bins, mopping/sweeping floors. Keeping kitchen clean
    Laundry: Placing sheets in the washer machine & hanging up to dry.
    Beach clean up: once a week, picking up trash that's in front of the hostel on the beach.

    At this time, we are not accepting couples, sorry.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers will receive a bed in a 8 person dorm. There's 2 bathrooms, one inside and one outside, you can use which ever you prefer. We have a open kitchen where volunteers can cook food & will have a private fridge to store food. We also provide 24 hour wifi that reaches throughout the whole property.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your time off, you can learn how to surf (were on the beach) or you can travel to nearby cities where you can go snorkeling or go hiking. There is also horse back riding and mangrove tours you can do here.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week.

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