Help us Manage Our Lodge on Paunch Beach, Panama



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  • Description


    My wife and I own a jungle lodge on 2.5 acres in the Paunch Beach area of Isla Colon. We are a young, adventurous expat couple that moved to Panama from the States 5 years ago. We love the ocean, so an island seemed like the ideal place to start living to the fullest.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are from the states and don't speak much Spanish, but some of the people working with us do speak Spanish. That being said we do need all of our helpers to speak English.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    We are looking for someone, or a group of people, to help us manage our adventure eco lodge. We're located just off one of the best surf beaches on Isla Colon.

    In exchange for your help we offer free lodging and food. Plus we PAY you a percentage of what the lodge makes at the bar and restaurant. The more drinks you sling the more you make! We have a ton of fun here. You will meet people from all over the world and get the chance to work with our local Panamanian staff here. They are more than willing to help you improve your spanish skills, or teach you about life on the islands.

    We live on the property and will be here helping manage, but we are looking for people to take the lead with our guests on our days off and short vacations. We also have a local Panamanian full time housekeeping staff and maintenance staff.

    The manager/s will perform the following tasks:

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    Some days you will be checking in guests and helping clean cabins. We take guest service very seriously, so you must be professional in your interactions, but still fun. In your down time you might be leaf blowing, cleaning the pool or cleaning in the public areas.

    *️️️ Guests service *️️️
    Some days you will be managing the check-ins, bar and restaurant space. We don't require any bar or cooking experience, but let us know if you have some as it's helpful and will definitely set you apart from all the applications we receive.

    Some days you might work a split shift. We try and keeps those days very limited. Also, while we only require 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, we have some days when the option to work longer each day and have extra days off is available.

    In general you will be responsible for making sure the guests have a blast and feel like their stay was professional, fun and clean. Since there are days we won't be here you really need to feel comfortable interacting with the guests on a very high level. You will be their go to person for an awesome vacation. Some guests have their entire trip planned out and you barely see, but others like hanging out with you at the bar and getting recommendations about the area. Again, we make sure you have the training necessary. Plus, on your days off you will find yourself doing all the cool stuff so it becomes super easy to help guide guests with plans.

    Since this is a paid position and requires strong management skills please include what experience you have in your email. We require a two week trial period before we can promise you pay, or the position for multiple months. We must make sure you are up to the task and will fit in with the Lodge environment.

    *️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️ We get tons of messages, so please, if you're serious tell me about why you're qualified, so you stand out *️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️

    We prefer 2-3 friends who work well together. You will be staying in a shared / dorm style cabin together. It's a rustic house and nothing fancy, but does have electricity and internet. Your group will be the only people in the cabin.

    Again, you only have to help 5 hours, for 5 days of the week. When you're not volunteering you are encouraged to have fun and explore the islands. We are on the main island, and just steps away from great surf.

    We hope we've built something creative and amazing and we love sharing the experience and our knowledge of the tourism industry with great people joining us in the adventure!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Helpers will stay in a shared / dorm style room in the main house. You will have access to internet, running water, and electricity.

    All meals will be provided. We supply the ingredients, but you will need to be able to cook for yourself.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bocas Town has stores, restaurants, bars, a small independent theater, and a ton of things for a tourist to do. The islands are also home to some world class surf. If you like to dive, snorkel, or just lounge on a beach you will find yourself happy and entertained in the area.

  • 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 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

The treehouse about 90% done
Restaurant and beach bar about a 5min walk from our land.
My wife and I at the job site.

Host ref number: 581772285259