Help us to improve our small paradise and discover the coastal area of Costa Esmeralda, Mexico

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  • Last activity: 25/01/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hola!
    We are Laura and Ronald, mother and son living in the beautiful coast of Costa Esmeralda. We are running a small business of beach house vacational rental and campings, and we would love to share our simple life style with all kind of people around the world and to show a bit of what's to live in a traditional mexican beach area surronded by nature. We are eassy going and love to have any kind of cultural exchange.

    We need some help improving our place in any way so we are looking for Workawayers willing to give us a hand, share their way to leave and enjoy the place.

    It is a high asset to have construction/building skills or experience.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you want to discover an authentic part of Mexico, this place is for you.

    Costa Esmeralda is not a big turistic area so the traditions and cultures are still very authentic.
    Staying here, you will meet and live with a lot of local people happy to show you their ways to leave and their costumes, you will try the delicious and very varied local food and you will learn many local words that you won't find anywhere else in Mexico.

    Also, you can visit places around that have a lot of history behind and of course, the amazing nature and wild life of the state of Veracruz.

    We will provide you an always different homemade meal per day so you can taste many different flavours of the delicious mexican kitchen.
    Also we can provide you transportation and tours around the region.

  • Help

    Help

    We have some projects to do with wood. This involves: working with tools (powered), being creative and analytic, having improvisation skills, carrying some planks and working outdoors.

    It is important for you to feel comfortable working with powered and non-powered tools, wood, and construction material.

    It is a very high asset to have construction/building skills or experience.

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    The daily tasks in our house are simple and dynamic, we normally have fun projects going on where you can help but you can also help with any kind of skill or hability that you like to do.

    Some of the projects we work on are:

    - Building: Eco cabins and teepes in our backyard.
    - Camping: Installing and equipping tents.
    - Wall: Building a protective wall with recicled tires for our house against the ocean.
    - Painting: walls in general and any kind of art.
    - Gardening: Watering the garden and keeping it nice.
    - Bon fires at the beach: Preparing bon fires for guest experiences and for everybody :)
    - Romantic Dinners at the beach
    - Building palapas with Palm trees.
    - Cleaning the beach.
    - Basic general maintainance at the house.
    - Walk with the dogs on the beach 2 times a day.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    We would love to practice and improve our english.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer:
    -Accommodation in a big, well venti lates shared room with two-three beds (pillows, sheets and bedspreads Included), shelves, fans, wifi, common table and towels. Just couple steps away from the beach.
    -Common kitchen and common bathdroom (with accesories).
    -Transportation to the local market to buy groceries.
    -Guidance and information on activities and places to go around the region.
    -All the resources of the hostal (beach kit, coolers, surfboards, garden, etc.)

    RULES:
    - No Drugs.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In the area you will find several things to do, most of them are easily accesible by public transport or local taxi's and not more than 1 hour away from the house. Here is a list of some a the things you can do:

    1. Mangrove ride tour inside in the estuary guided by a local who will explain you all the flora and fauna of the region. (15 minutes away walking from the house)
    2. Visit the archeological ruins "El Tajín" in the town Papantla. (1:30 hours away in public transport from the house)
    3. Rafting in the whitewaters of the river Filobobos and swim in its crystal clear pools under a big waterfall in the middle of the mountain (2 hours away in public transport from the house).
    4. Do a roadtrip all along the coastal.
    5. Explore the towns nearby and taste their local food.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We provide wifi and a working area in case you need to work online or to take classes. You will have time every day.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    If you come with your camper/van/motorcycle or something similar, we have a place for you.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours 30 minuts a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 737659684462

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