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Help us show this amazing place and live in a tropical paradise in Santa Catalina, Panama

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  • Last activity: 01/02/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    We are a new snorkeling company running tours to Coiba National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - with guests coming from all over the world. This week we saw orcas, dolphins, mantas, sharks, lots of turtles, and so many different kinds of fish. We are looking for volunteers to help us with our company to show this amazing place to our guests.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will live in a tropical paradise/tourist destination and meet other travelers from all over the world. You will go on boat trips to Coiba National Park - a UNESCO world heritage site - and learn about the diverse marine life and jungle animals. Santa Catalina is known for world-class surfing and scuba diving/snorkeling. You will be working alongside local people in a small, rural village. Fluent Spanish and English are a requirement to volunteer with us.

  • Help


    We welcome people with a variety of skills and experiences. You must be able to speak English and Spanish to volunteer with us.

    We are looking for help with reception, explanation of Coiba National Park to our guests, administration, and co-guiding on the boat. You should:

    -Speak English AND Spanish (you MUST be able to communicate in Spanish with the guide and the captain on the boat. If you are a couple applying, BOTH people must be able to speak Spanish and English)
    -Can stay for a minimum of one month
    - Be a strong swimmer/snorkeler and be able to help others in the water
    -Work independently
    -Organizational skills
    -Fun, happy vibes, and like to talk to people
    - Social media skills
    -Singles and couples may apply

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Basic shared room with a shared kitchen and bathroom (no hot water or air conditioning). You will be provided lunch made by our chef on the days when you are going to Coiba National Park. All other meals will be your responsibility. There are a number of restaurants in the village, as well as 3 small grocery stores to buy food to cook. You will have full access to the kitchen to cook meals, and you will be invited to eat with us sometimes too :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Santa Catalina is a charming little beach town where you can slow down the pace of life for a while. Immerse yourself into the local culture and become one of the villagers during your stay. The beaches are lovely, the locals are friendly, and the vibe is laid back here.

    You should also be aware that although for us Santa Catalina is close to paradise, some people find it difficult to live here. Few shops, little night-life, difficult internet, bugs, heat, power cuts, and water shortages are a part of the
    experience and you need to be aware of that. This volunteer opportunity is not for everyone! We love the tranquility and simplicity as much as someone else might hate it.

    We find our joy in the millions of stars at night, stunning sunrises and sunsets, walks on the beach, and socializing with our friends.
    Through the work we do, we meet new people every day with whom we can share the
    amazing experience of the wildlife and natural beauty in Coiba and we work hard to make that experience
    unforgettable for them. In return, they enrich our lives by sharing their stories and
    experiences with us and always bringing a breath of fresh air to Catalina. We are looking
    for someone who will hopefully share this passion with us.

    Please understand that if you are applying for more than 2 months in advance it may take
    us some time to give you a definite answer. We sometimes allow our volunteers to extend their stay and
    can therefore not plan that far ahead.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    15 hours per week, flexible

Host ref number: 558615291744

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