Waterfront Jungle Lodge, “sustainable luxury” in Bocas del Toro, Panama




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    About The Owners
    James and his wife Kelly are a couple who made their dream a reality!!!
    They live in over the water homes in a indigenous community, the lodge sits on a spectacular bay, framed by mountains and consider the Galapagos of the Caribbean with its abundance of wildlife. It offers breath taking views, with painted sunsets and jumping dolphins, here in the islands of Bocas del Toro Archipelago.

    James has traveled 120 country's over 40 years, and has some spell bounding exotic travel stories from the North Pole, Madagascar, Tibet, Amazon, Africa, South America, and Antarctica .

    Kelly is a Native American of the Acoma Pueblo tribe in New Mexico. After a bout with breast cancer, Kelly came to full remission with natural healing. Her interests have been deeply cultivated in organic foods, a vegan approach, essential oils and living a healthy natural lifestyle.

    All of these adventures left them wanting to De-Package, De-Wire and De-Stress their lives and offer that to others! So, that is just what we have done here. The absolute simplicity that is what we love, wake up every morning to the deep powerful presence of life ...jungle and sea.

    With James’ track record in luxury villa rentals and Kelly's ancestral knowledge of sustainable living, they founded this retreat, in a national park-like setting. Through all that they have achieved, they are now ready to share their journey with you volunteering here on this serine tranquil island.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Benefit from James knowledge of traveling 120 countries of the world... 40 years of travel experience. The peace and tranquility of island living. Will broaden your awareness and open your eyes to beauty...exquisite sunsets that you will remember for a life time...
    Everyone that comes here is in awe with the surroundings and its amazed beauty and changed for-ever.
    We are easy and fun...
    So come join our team..

  • Help


    Prefer couples!

    Above average skills needed for plumbing, electrical, solar, masonry.
    Skills in painting, staining, sanding of floors, docks, maintenance repairs. Help on our amazing island plantation putting in vegetable gardens, landscapes and hydroponics.
    Additional skills massage therapist, yoga instructor, language teacher, social media, energetic house cleaning.

    Please make sure you have skills we are looking
    You should be neat clean and tidy.
    Should have some relationship with God.
    *Most importantly loving animals. We have 2 friendly dogs and
    cat and lots of chickens.
    We treat you as family and feed you well!!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and some Spanish

  • Accommodation


    Luxury suite and bath on our lower level, normally 300 per night.
    Wake up to jumping dolphins and water at your feet.
    We will provide three meals daily while working.
    Cooking and cleaning is shared.
    Totally off the grid!!!
    See photo of volunteers room.
    Require a two week commitment, beyond that time will be negotiable as needed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Visit local areas around...plenty of swimming, fishing, snorkeling, canoeing, yoga, fresh air and meditation, use of high speed internet and a library of movies, Netfilx, spotafi, Amazon Prime, cinema theater. Where getting around is only done by boat. Abundant of marine life!
    Please no drugs, light alcohol,
    We pray with our meals: In God we trust Ps 91
    You are coming to the real deal.
    Tranquil and seren... Beauty of Life awaits you!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Work aways suite with private bath
Kitchen with a View!!!
Fabulous Views!!!
Producers of Bocas del Toro & Boquete Art Poster Maps
Wake to stunning Views. Sound of water splashing the rocks
Your Hostess fun and friendly

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