Come help and enjoy a wonderful Caribbean opportunity in Santa Marta/Rodadero, Colombia



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    We have recently opened the Hostel in the Rodadero district of Santa Marta. The hostel is located right on the beach and we have expansive outdoor common areas. The hostel itself can sleep up to 76 people, and as with any new business there is a lot of work to be done. We are looking for personable volunteers with initiative and a commitment to guest satisfaction. If you have a skill you think we could use, let us know! (Especially art and painting. There are a lot of walls to cover) Plus we will always need people to help on projects to make our hostel even better. Spanish and English language skills are strongly preferred, but not necessarily required, especially if you have other skills.

    Right now we are also giving english lessons to our staff of 9 Colombian and 2 Argentinien employees (for Cleaning, maintenance, reception and kitchen) and we are happy to have people helping us on that side with English.
    Volunteers receive accommodations and breakfast and 50% of from the restaurant´s menu.
    We don`t have an open kitchen but it is possible for the volunteers to use the restaurant kitchen at certain hours.

    We rent out Kayaks, stand up paddle boards and bicycles which can be used by the volunteers for free.
    We have a big Swimming pool, Bar and a rooftop with a beautiful view at the sunset and we are located directly at the beach.

    We offer a friendly environment and we are always happy to have good people here helping with our project
    What else do you need to enjoy and be in the Caribbean?

    If you have any questions feel free to ask or come by and check out the place

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are having an international crew speaking spanish and english for practicing and improving your language skills and the english of our 11 employees. Projects and general learning to get some skills in construction, organization and teamwork. Hang out with the local fisherman and explore the costeno way of living.
    We also cooperate with a diving company so you could get your diving licence while you are with us.

  • Help


    We need your help with transforming this previous Hotel into a Hostel and create community spaces, artwork and everything else that is required to run a Hostel and make it worth to stay.
    Teaching english to our local staff by be around them and speaking with them.
    If you have a skill you think we could use, let us know! (Especially art and painting. There are a lot of walls to cover)
    We offer excursions in the area for guests and volunteers to explore the surrounding of the hostel and Rodadero and the beaches.
    We also organize beach cleaning with the local fisherman to keep the beach and river clean.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and Spanish

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers sleep in the staff dorm with the other volunteers and receive breakfast and 50% of our restaurants menu.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is the tallest coastal range in the world and it is almost completely undeveloped and protected and remains home to 5 major ancient indigenous cultures that continue to this day. Within the sierra lies Ciudad Perdida, a 4-5 day trek to a lost city of the ancient tayrona. The sierra is also home to two 18,000'+ glacier covered peaks, Colon and Bolivar, which you can see while standing on a Caribbean beach in your board shorts. This is a major draw.

    Parque Nacional y Natural Tayrona is listed by many global tourism publications on their top ten lists of natural places to see in the world. It is the #1 draw in a country with the most protected land in the world.

    Santa Marta is the oldest city in the country and all of South America, has the oldest cathedral in South America, is where the great libertador Simon Bolivar was interred, it was sacked by Drake, invaded by pirates, and founded by sailors. It is also below the hurricane belt but on the Caribbean. It is the definition of and the first "Spanish Colonial".

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    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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 854322537974