Come & experience island & jungle life at our chocolate farm in Dolphin Bay, Panama

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  • Activité récente: 20 juil. 2024



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  • Description


    Hola amigos! We're a Belgian-Panamian couple with a finca in Dolphin Bay on Isla San Cristobal in the archipelago of Bocas del Toro in Panama. In the early days of our project volunteers helped us realize quite a few ideas, it's been 4 years now since we hosted anyone at all but for the high-season of 2024 we are temporarily looking for some help until our main staff member returns from her pregnancy leave.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Accueil / tourisme
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique/internet
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Papito is Panamanian and his family lives nearby. He works on several construction & farming projects with a crew of mostly indigenous people.

    We speak Spanish to each other but both speak English too.

    So this is a great place to practice your Spanish & meet a lot of local people!

    We'll also supply you with all the material you need to bring your project to a good ending. We have decent set of Dewalt power tools and power generators to help you.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    ***2024 - our main need at the moment is for a hands-on couple/two motivated friends/or 1 self-starter who can help us out with preparations for our chocolate tours (setting up, preparing chocolate treats, packaging bars etc.) & possibly assisting with the cleaning of rooms before the arrival of guests when needed. Our right-hand is soon going on pregnancy leave; we'll employ temporary staff for the arrival days of guests for cleaning but they will need some help & supervision.***

    Other projects at our finca:

    -construction: help tiling a bathroom, renewal of the bridge to the cacao forest,...

    -plumbing: installation of sinks, outdoor shower, new rain water collection system

    -solar setup: assist Papito to set up a 12V solar system at his bar

    -garden: pick and dry cacao, hibiscus, lemongrass etc. for future projects, collect horse manure & mix it with cacao pod shells (sounds tasty, right?), planting out seedlings,...

    -chocolate making: help in the full process from tree to truffle

    -marketing: promote the horse/night/cacao tours + treehouse + Jungle Café, add photos to the website,...

    ALWAYS LOOKING FOR ACTIVE, HANDY PEOPLE... If you're ARTISTIC & a good painter: please write us too & add pictures to see if your style would be a good fir. Feel free to contact me if you have any special skill which you think could be of use.

    Other possible tasks: entertaining our crazy kids of 7 & 8 years old (or let them enterain you!), helping them with homework or painting & playing with them

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Hollandais: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
    Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.

  • Hébergement


    Accommodation & meals:

    For 5 hours of work we'll give you 3 meals (a mix of Panamanian & European food) and a bed/matress. Usually you won't be off Saturday and Sunday, but rather two other days in the week. You are expected to clean up after yourself and help with the dishes besides these hours. Every day will be different, and if we are going somewhere (Bocas, Almirante, the beach) you are welcome to join.

    Since we are on an island, we are off the grid so we need you to pay attention to your use of electricity and water. There is electricity to charge your cell phone or laptop but no hairdryers please :) 6 bigger ones will be installed later this year (2016). We've upgraded our water tank to a bigger model since the previous one would occasionally run dry when we had volunteers and there was no rain for a week (luckily Bocas is pretty wet generally so then we do a rain dance & the next day it rains). So no more stress about water, yet we still use it sparingly. So if any clothes need to be washed, we bring them to Almirante where a local lady takes good care of them.


    You pay for your beers, soda's, snacks (other than bananas & fruit from our gardens).

    We'll try to combine your pick-up & drop-off with picking up guests or a planned shopping trip so there is no cost for you. That may require some flexibility from your side.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Duration of your stay:

    We prefer longer-term volunteers. The preferred minimum stay is 10 days, but for the right person we are flexible.

    Good to know:

    Shops can only be reached by boat so it's best to buy whatever you can't live without before arriving here :)

    We are in the tropics so there are insects, especially outside, but also some inside. So please imagine yourself camping in the JUNGLE before contacting us. Our house is far more comfortable than camping in the jungle, but if ants and an occasional spider in the house freak you out, this is definitely not the right place for you. It is truly a wonderful place & we do our best to make it as comfortable for you as we can but nature simply rules here.

    Things to bring: long trousers, sunscreen, repellent, a flash light, boots. We have a few pairs of boots for volunteers but having your own size is better :)

    Animals on the farm:

    -4 horses: CC, Preciosa, Tequila & Smokey
    -3 to 4 (big) dogs: Blue, Whiskey, Charlie & Louis
    -roosters, hens, sheep, ducks
    -2 cats

    Wild animals you can spot here:

    Dolphins, sloths, monkeys, alligators, toucans, parrots,...

    Fun things to do right here:

    Horse riding, fishing from the dock, swimming, jungle walks, peddling in Dolphin Bay with a kayuko

    Fun things to do in the neighbourhood:

    Snorkeling, going to the beach,...

    I've worked with volunteers before at a finca/resort on the same island - I found it refreshing to host volunteers and mostly appreciate self-guided, hands-on people who make suggestions and show initiative. We hope to hear from you soon!

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    We have shared areas with wifi.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    We live on island so no vans will be able to get here but we can offer space for a sailboat.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

  • ...

    Nombre d'heures attendues

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 691759754863

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Live in the jungle of Bocas Del Toro at a remote eco-lodge, Panama
Experience jungle life and help us provide a luxurious stay for guests in our stunning, tropical island resort, Panama