Help with guest house on Lake Petén Itzá near Flores

  • Guatemala
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  • Last activity: 21 May 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    Remote village, super safe, ideal to improve your Spanish and enjoy a crystal clear lake/the jungle. Friendly locals. House right on the lake, with your own room. Right now we just need someone to oversee that our guest house is ready for guests. No cleaning or real "work" involved. We only provide housing, not food. Over 25s, 3 weeks min. You need to speak decent Spanish or have google translate.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Help


    We provide a private room for you, kitchen and bathroom on a house on lake Petén Itzá.

    I am looking for someone to help make sure my bnb is in tip top shape when guests arrive. I have a housekeeper and a gardener so you just need to give instructions.
    Then you should be there to welcome the guests (15 minutes, they usually text when they're close by), and reachable if they have questions. It helps if you're handy, but I have a handyman you can call if you can't solve the problem.

    You are welcome to offer to cook meals for guests, you would buy the food, and keep the profit. So far we only use bnb so if you want to bring guests by other means, you would get a cut of that too. But you're welcome to just work on your online projects and only deal with my guests.

    This is a quiet village, where you would be fully immersed in the community. Locals are friendly, this is not a place with bars, restaurants and other gringos.

    If you want to learn Spanish, there is a school 6 miles away in San José, and Flores is 20 miles away and has more school, plus bars and restaurants for your weekends.
    You would work when we have guests which is once or twice a week.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a caretaker house on the lake, it's brand new and has a double bed so couples are welcome too. I used to have an education project in the village with free English and computer classes for the kids and they loved it, but I've moved to the US now, so it's been stopped before COVID. But if you want to bring any skills to the village they'd love that. We have had painters, jugglers, chiropractors, cooks... and it's always been amazing.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I prefer 1-2 people. 3 weeks to 3 months stay.
    25+ year old unless you are wise beyond your years, it is not a party town, just a relaxed place in the middle of nature.

    You have a bus to Flores that stops right in front of the house, and on weekends you can also explore Mayan ruins like Tikal, Yaxhá, trek in the jungle, visit the zoo or ecoparks around.
    Unlike Antigua, you will probably be the only foreigner in the village, so it is the ideal setting to improve your Spanish and get to experience the real Guatemalan life.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    we have a flat space you can park at. no hookups

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Well behaved pets welcome

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    An hour or two on days we have guests

Host ref number: 484352472843

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