Help us to create an eco-retreat in the foothills of the Pacific Coast, Panama




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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    This is a ongoing project located on the Pacific Coast of Panama. The 2.2 Hectare property is set in the foothills of the Veraguas Province and has beautiful ocean and mountain views all around. On our doorstep is a big river and a 10 minute jungle walk takes you to a waterfall. We bought the property in March of 2018 and immediately began to improve it. Due to covid our team consists of only one person, as my partner is away working in Europe to earn money for the project. We are both experienced in the tourism industry, having worked on Charter and private yachts around the world for many years.
    The business is focused on attracting tourists who are interested in a type of holiday that includes learning and improving themselves while going out on an adventure. Offering quality accommodation and food, at a good price.

    Once open, amenities will include a yoga studio, pool, fitness circuit and small cabins hidden in the jungle for privacy. Activities such as surfing, hiking, mountain biking, boat tours, whale watching, Turtle sanctuary, snorkeling and horse back tours are among the many options. We also plan to present workshops which include Spanish Lessons, Yoga, organic Cooking and farming and Fitness. All to promote a sustainable and healthy lifestyle. We will cater for only 10 guests to provide a more personal and tailored experience.

    The surroundings are quiet and filled with birds, butterflies. Powerful thunder storms pass through and beautiful lightning shows are a regular occurrence.

    A quick nature walk or cycle will take you to the town of Torio, with its unspoiled beaches. Here you can buy essentials and eat at restaurants or the local Fonda. Surfing in the area provides waves for all levels of experience.

    We have accommodation available with a well and electricity. We are in line of sight with a telecommunications tower and strong WiFi is available.

    We also welcome pets if you have a tag along buddy.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Workawayers will gain hands on experience will be gained in setting up a sustainable retreat and working side by side with some of our local helpers. Learning basic Spanish, and gaining their knowledge about gardening, landscaping and animals along the way. Our neighbor has a horse ranch, and we frequently deal with horses and have outings on horseback with the locals, to some of the remote locations in the jungle.

  • Help


    As this is an ongoing project, there are countless tasks to complete.

    Mechanical Skills
    Gardening and Landscaping
    Water management
    General maintenance
    Cooking *not for paid guests
    Video and photo editing for social media and marketing {Excursions are planned to document activities for promotion}
    Documenting bird and animal life in the area
    Electrical skills
    Basic Spanish is okay 👌
    Yoga Instruction
    Fitness Instruction
    Bicycle Mechanics

    in general just help with planning and coming up with creative ideas for the business using the skills and experience of the Workawayers.

    Expected help hours will vary depending on the projects that are open. On slow days it could be 2 to 3 hours and busy days could be around 5 hours. Weekends will be off for adventure or chilling.

    We do not support excessive drinking and promote a active and healthy lifestyle

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation will be in a room with a toilet and shower. the room will be private if only one Workawayer is here and shared if two. Couples are welcome. No AC yet. But planned. Fans only, they work fine. Food costs during working days will be covered. off days food is on own account.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Transport is available to the main road where opportunities are available to get to the main town and to activity hotspots. Neighboring resident and taxis are available most days and the business vehicle may be used. also bicycles are available. its only a 20 minute drive to the town of Mariato where you can find a Clinic, Police station, Hardware Store and supermarket.

    There is also a dedicated Yoga Instructor in the area that gives 2 to 3 classes a week.

  • 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

    Good Internet available. line of sight with Claro Tower.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a flat and dry Gravel area that has power and water by the River and also tent for camping experience.

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    We have our canine buddy Mowgli 'a rescue', who is more than happy to have a buddy.

  • 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

Host ref number: 941752621378