Building an eco friendly beach hotel just outside Santa Catalina, Panama.



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  • Description


    We are Canadians that moved to Panama to follow our dream of opening an eco-friendly, luxury, beachfront hotel. We have two kids (2 year, and 4 years old). Our land is situated on 200 meters of beachfront with 6 acres of property, including a stunning 1 acre fresh water pond. The hotel will consist of several private beachfront and garden casitas, a treehouse, an Inn, as well as a pool/bar/restaurant, yoga deck, and star gazing area.

    We are located just outside the funky/rustic town of Santa Catalina, Panama known for it's world class surfing and diving. Our volunteers will get plenty of free time to explore the beauty of this town and country.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn about the biodiversity and culture of Panama while learning and honing many different skills around building, operating and marketing a hotel on a large jungle/beach property. Our goal is for our workawayers to work closely with our local staff and friends to exchange learning experiences and skill sets to benefit individuals on both sides.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We are now open and looking for help with gardening/landscaping, maintenance, photography/marketing, running errands in town, yoga, massage therapists, servers etc. Basically all aspects of running a small hotel in a small jungle/beach town. You will be using these skills to help the project and teach our local staff. You will also be working closely with our local friends, staff and service providers giving you ample opportunity to learn about the local culture and town.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    What is Included?
    Room and Board - Single (couples) or Shared (single travellers) accommodations with Air Conditioning & fans, and built in closets.
    Bathrooms - Single or shared bathrooms with soap/shampoo/conditioner.
    Sheets & Bathroom Towels provided
    Shared kitchen and communal space for volunteers
    Access to laundry

    3 meals per day (food provided, volunteers cook for themselves)
    Drinks - Coffee, tea, juice, water

    What is Not Included?
    Alcohol, Soda/Pop, Snacks
    Sunscreen, Bugspray
    Beach towels

    What is Expected?
    4-5 hours of help per day for 5 days per week (see help required above for more information).
    Proper attire (once we open, hotel logo shirts will be provided)
    Personable, polite, respectful attitude
    Keeping yourself, your room, and shared spaces clean (to be done on personal time, not during help hours)
    Volunteer space is your living quarters, owners house is off limits.
    No loud music

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On your time off you can explore our full 6 acre grounds and surrounding beaches and jungle or head into the town of Santa Catalina or the surrounding beaches and waterfalls.

    A driver's license that is valid in Panama is a plus as are Spanish language skills. These are not a necessity.
    The minimum stay is 1-2 months prior to opening, and 3 months after we open.

  • 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 have fibre optic wifi in the main areas

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    small pets ma be accepted

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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