We are a german family living for 28 years in Panachajel, Guatemala. We own two restaurants in the main street of Panajachel. We opened the first restaurant in 1989 where we offer international cuisine. For this restaurant we won an award as one of the 100 best restaurants of Central America. (Junta Asesora Gourmet Centroamerica). The other restaurant right direct over the street offers international kitchen, a bar with live music at the weekends and a lot of vegetarian food.
But we do not only make business ;) We also opened a german foundation (since 1991) which helps to protect the nature around Lake Atitlan and also educates the children about wastemanagement in schools.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We are looking for 2 volunteers who can help us.
We need general help with our business including help at the bar and dealing with customers.
For all volunteers it would be good if you have at least a basic knowlegde of Spanish, because all our staff are Guatemalans, who dont speak English.
Also if you are a musician you are very welcome, because we always have live music at the weekends.
We offer a private room with bathroom. We offer 3 meals in one of our restaurants. (Pasta, Pizza, Sandwiches, Soups, vegetarian meals, typical food and a daily plate).
Panajachel is a small touristy town at Lake Atitlan.
Our restaurants are located directly in the city center. Next to the restaurants you will find various bars and discos.
In your free time you can hike 3 Volcanos, learn Spanish (there are 2 good Spanish Schools in town), Canopy, hiking, visiting a natural reserver, take a boat to the other villages at the lake.
Learn about Mayan Culture and Mayan Cosmology. If your interested in Yoga, Mediation, Massages etc. there are lot of options in Panachajel or San Marcos available.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two