Help with my new start up project in the lovely town of Bacalar, Mexico




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    Helo, I am Valerie, a Canadien girl from Quebec. I fell in love with Bacalar first time I came, 4 years ago. Now I am here, leaving my dreaming life.

    Bacalar is a small town with an amazing laguna of Seven Colors that is freshwater lagoon. It's a unique place 5 hours from Cancun and 30 minutes from Chetumal (border of Belize).

    I am starting a new project right in town with the lagoon view.

    I need help in many different area going from construction, carpenter, electricity, blacksmith, decoration, social network, art, painting, gardening and more.

    I just start a restaurant in the center, with Lagoon view. The place have a lot of potencial. I need help to improve and make this restaurant, THE place to be.

    Bacalar es un pintoresco pueblo mágico enclavado en el sureste de la península de Yucatán a 5 horas de Cancún y 30 minutos de Chetuma ( frontera con Belize)l. Es en el estado de Quintana Roo.

    Bacalar es un lugar lleno de naturaleza e historia, esta población es ideal para disfrutar de la versión mas tranquila y paradisiaca del Caribe Mexicano.

    Tengo un local muy amplio, con un gran patio. Con mucho potencial para realizar un restaurante con jardin.

    También estoy interesado en diseñar y construir una palapa en el techo y un jardin en la parte de atras. Hay espacios libres que deben ser acondicionados para cultivar. También es importante crear un compost para aprovechar los residuos orgánicos que genera el restaurante en su operación diaria.

    Necesito ayuda en construction, carpintero, herrero, pintura, jardin, social network y mas.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We appreciate a mutual exchange of ideas and help to create a win/win situation for all concerned. We always have a project on the go and are also open to new ones.

  • Help


    We re-open at the begining of sept after all the COVID restrictions. We have a new restaurant with a big garden. We are now open but also working hard to keep improve it. So we need help in different area.

    Renovation/ construction/ maintenance/ electricity
    Art Work (mural, lamps, wood, tables....)
    Work with wood
    Recycle Art

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The room is shared with one other person and half is my office. The room is right next to the restaurant kitchen. For now, the restaurant open from 8am to 3pm. The room and restaurant is right in the center, on the blv Costera. You have a amazing lagune view. But... it's a busy and noisy street, right next to a cervezaria. Right now with the covid rules, everything close at 11pm, so after that, the peace come back and you can have a good night sleep. You have a small kitchen in the room and you have staff price on the restaurant item.

    No smoking inside

    Alojamientos compartidos en el local centrico en la costera con vista en la laguna

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bacalar is the perfect place to forget about the city chaos that surrounds us.
    This enchanting Pueblo Mágico is famous for its beautiful lagoon, which is also known as The Seven Colored Lagoon for is seven different hues of lovely blue.

    Sigh with one of its beautiful sunrises everyday from the local
    Plunge in the cenotes
    Visit the fort
    Go out
    Swim/ kayak/ paddle/ sail

  • 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

    There is internet at the local. I will say that in general the connection is good, but Bacalar is a village and not a town, so can be slow sometimes

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    Hours expected

    3 hours a day, 5 days a week. No food included

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