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Our project is a hostel which has been running now for 3 years, also a Huichol art gallery and coffee roasting business. The restaurant and bar are now closed, though we continue to café and workshops, exercise and cultural, are part of the seasonal calendar. November to April is the busy season here, the summer is hot and usually rainy, and we do most of our maintenance and repairs then.
Owned and run now for over 20 years by our family. It is located in La Cruz de Huanacactle, a Mexican fishing village on the North shore of the Bay of Banderas where there is now a marina and sailboat anchorage, 30 kms from Puerto Vallarta.
The big attractions in the area are the beaches, surfing and the yacht marina.
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Particularly about the indigenous people of the surrounding highlands, the Huichol gallery, who have an extraordinary art and culture. They might meet people who are long term cruisers and learn about life at sea. Become familiar with the friendly way of life in a Mexican village.
Reception for the Hostel and the workshop program, assistance in the Huichol art gallery and with coffee. Maintenance tasks like painting, odd repairs and willingness to lend a hand where needed. We are also looking for people with rehabilitation or physiotherapy skills to help with his daily exercises and accompany on outings, a partially paralysed patient. This does require basic fitness and good hands, no lifting is needed, anyway the patient is a lightweight.
We are situated in the middle of a lively Mexican village with much music and partying. Dorms, single or double rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen, internet.
La Cruz is at crossroads with local surf spot Sayulita and eco friendly town San Pancho just to the north, Puerto Vallarta night life 40 minutes away, kite surfing 10 minutes away in Bucerias. Many sailing boats anchor off la Cruz from November to April.
From La Cruz are panga trips and sailboat rides to the Marietas Islands and Yelapa and whalewatching. Close by in the mountains are the old silver mining town of San Sebastian and Altavista petroglyphs, natural hot springs.
Bus rides are inexpensive and frequent. From Vallarta it is a direct bus ride, to the closest bus stop, 1.5 blocks away.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
25 hours a week and good breakfast
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