Join our Eco Resort team on an unspoiled Panama beach



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    Set in a private nature reserve spread across 346 acres of reforestation project, this is paradise for wildlife, nature and beach lovers. With a choice of low impact accommodations to suit every guest’s needs, we promise the luxury traveller, eco tourist or surfer a wonderful experience. Meals are prepared from scratch by local staff members and the produce and seafood are locally and sustainably sourced from the surrounding area. Enhancing your low-impact holiday are activities such as surfing, yoga, hiking, snorkelling, bird watching, soap making, horse-back riding, kayaking and skateboarding. Our property was designed in harmony with the surrounding forest and beaches and was built with locally harvested materials by a team of local Panamanian builders. Home to monkeys, butterfly’s, birds, frogs and hundreds of other creatures, a trip here, the rolling hills of the Azuero Peninsula and the perfect surfing waves of Playa Venao will be a trip of a lifetime. We invite you to visit us and feel good knowing that your stay will have a minimal impact on the beautiful Playa Venao ecosystem.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Playa Venao is perfect to learn or practice surfing or any water sport.
    Los Santos is the Province with many cultural festivities.
    Natural attractions like: Turtles in Isla Cañas, humpback whales in Pedasi, Yellow Fin Tuna fishing, Isla Iguana and many waterfalls and trails to walk around the jungle.

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    We are looking for some help at our reception.
    Spanish is required, 5 hs a day, from 3pm to 8pm, 1 day off per week.
    We offer dorm accommodation and a cash incentive for your meals.


    We have recently taken on an ambitious Permaculture project with the goal of serving as an inspiration for how people can live in a mutually enhancing relationship with the Earth. In a world of limited resources, we are beginning to see the effects of a planetary environmental crisis. We need solutions in order to live more sustainable lives. Permaculture is an environmental design science that creates sustainable architecture, regenerative habitats and agricultural systems modelled from natural ecosystems. The basic principles teach you to work with nature, rather than against it. It’s ethics are rooted in caring for the Earth, caring for the people, and fair share of resources.
    Since inception, Guillaume and his team have achieved great headway in the restoration of biological and cultural diversity.

    Currently the project consists of fruit, vegetable and herb gardens in their infancy stages, a robust composting system, biofertilizer made onsite from neem tree to repel bugs, natural charcoal production for composting and BBQ’s, grey water recycling system and urine collection for providing clean water for the plants, an onsite car running on recycled oil from the restaurant, natural soap production, homemade surfwax production, an African bee farm and composting toilets with wood chips.

    We have some pretty ambitious plans for our Permaculture project here. In the coming years we will be working towards:

    building out a diverse tropical fruit farm
    provide organic food for the restaurant
    providing a Permaculture design course
    producing sunscreen onsite
    creating a trash recycling program for the entire resort
    a free-range egg producing chicken farm
    the creation of a worm nursery
    cheese production onsite from local cows
    the exploration of creating a local currency
    pursing our CSA

    We are currently accepting Permaculture volunteer positions here for a 6 week minimum commitment. You will be helping directly with Michael on several of the activities listed above, please do get in touch
    We would love to work with you.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Dormitory room accommodation will be provided; there is also a kitchen available where you can prepare your own meals.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day 5 days a week

Host ref number: 566495328751