Help at a German owned business on Lake Panachajel in Guatemala.



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    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Computers/ Internet

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    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    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).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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


Host ref number: 673847513116