We are a small family run Eco Hostel Dad- Carlos, Mum- Viviana our beautiful son Nicolas who is 6 years old and our wonderful John and Marice who help us with the running of the hotel but who we consider part of the family too... oh and not to forget Bonjo our friendly four legged friend. Our Eco-hotel has recently expanded to 4 rooms and we now host up to 13 people at a time.
Isla Grande is the biggest of the Rosario Islands, located about 45 minutes by boat from Cartagena, Colombia. It is a submarine national park that many tourist come to visit mainly for snorkeling and scuba diving.
We offer guests additional activities with our Eco guy John such as: bike riding, canoeing through the mangroves, going to see the coral reefs and during the evening going to see the luminiscent algae.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
The volunteers will be able to share the island culture directly with the natives. They can also enjoy all activities offered at the eco-hotel, they can learn snorkeling, ocean canoeing, eco-friendly hostal maintenance, guiding, etc. They can learn sea-food preparation and socialize with visitors from around the world. Additionally, the owner is a talented artist that enjoys painting. Travellers will benefit of his art knowledge in a fun way.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Isla Grande is an island and it is required for the volunteer to be able to swimm. The type of help needed is occasionally babysitting a 4 year old, teach him some english, help around the eco-hotel and assist guests if needed, assist with the activities offered, e.g. Hiking around the island, bike tours, canoe tour of the island, etc..
Shared cabin close to the ocean.
Additionally to the activities previously mentioned, travellers can scout the neighboring islands, visit the bird sanctuary, sun bathe at the close by beach. Also, they can go sightseeing in Cartagena, see the fort and the 16th century old town. And you can visit the amazing enchanted lagoon, famous for the phytoplankton luminous and night without moon, this is just walking 10 minutes since the eco-hotel.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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