Learn about the only living coral reef ecosystem in the Sea of Cortes, near La Ribera, Mexico

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  • Description

    Description

    I'm an environmental expedition leader in a National Park based in Baja California Sur, Mexico. I helped to organize the National Park in 1995 and since then it has become the healthiest coral reef in the world. In order to become sustainable I opened a little restaurant where we sell pizza, sushi , breakfast, Mexican and vegan food and offer bar service. Also we are building the firts Boatel in Mexico for all the Visitors come from all over the world, many interested in scuba diving and snorkeling. We have several dive centers that got established after it became a Protected Marine National Park so if you are interested in learning to snorkel and dive, this is the right place for you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Teaching

  • 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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers will have an opportunity to learn about permaculture, farming, cooking, sustainability and solar power systems. They would have access to kayaking and to some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the world, with plenty of opportunities to learn about the coral reefs and its habitat. There is also the opportunity to see sea turtles and help in the protection, care and release of sea turtle eggs and babies. Travelers would have an opportunity to learn Spanish or English. We have very dark skies due to its minimal light polution, which makes it a fantastic place for star gazing, and it is common to see the milky way and shooting stars. and ,life style in a very pristine place off the grid .

  • Help

    Help

    Travelers would assist in educating visitors about the National Park and the coral reefs, dive sites, beaches, camping areas, etc. They would also help to start a community farm for our daily produce for ourselves and the visitors, and help in building eco homes to host visitors. Travelers would gain knowledge in solar energy systems, as we are entirely run on solar power and is completely off the grid. Our main focus is on sustainability and the protection of the environment and the park.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Camping, hot showers, flush toilets,we can provide tents and blankets plus food and unlimited WiFi. Must like dogs as we have a very adorable and friendly female dog named Frida. she is a mix of labrador and German shepherd.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a tiny community of approximately 150 people that operates exclusively on solar energy. It is located about 30 minutes away from the town of La Ribera, and about 1.5 hours from Los Cabos International airport. We are located right in front of the National Park! The beach is only a short 5 minute walk from the restaurant and Visitor Center. We have kayaks and snorkeling gear available, and unlimited WiFi. The local people are very friendly, with most people working as scuba and snorkeling guides, which are the main activities here, but they also provide kayaking tours , horseback riding tours. etc. In short, this is a great place to enjoy the ocean, the desert, the dark skies, and nature in general. Come join us!!

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

This is our town , everything its solar power , and palm leaves roofs and just in front is the only living coral reef in the cortez , they are a couple of stores and 5 dive centers , 5 restaurants .
the bottom part its the Restaurant & Dive Center and the upper part its the lounge , office , where we can rest .


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