About COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend you to stay informed about WHO's and local authorities' recommendations.

Eco Lodge San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala

4.5
15 reviews15

Join our locally run Eco Hotel at lake Atitlan, Guatemala!


Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with the locals
7 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Connect with nature
5 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Save to Wishlist

What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Administration
Help with booking systems and payments.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Cleaning
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Reception
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Learn more

What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Support
Support
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
Verified hosts
Verified Host
This host has been verified by our team before joining the community.
Insurance
Worldpackers Insurance
Did something not go as planned? Contact our team.
Learn more
Learn more

The Experience

At this time we are looking for dynamic, positive, happy volunteers with experience in reception, and customer service, with computer knowledge, cooking and cleaning skills to help us and be part of the team! We are looking for people who love to work in a team, be open-minded, motivated and have intermediate English and Spanish skills. Other languages are a plus.

Learn more

Requirements

  • Intermediate English and Intermediate Spanish
  • Over 18 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Learn more

Availability

Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Stay at least
4 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

In our community, you can talk to worldpackers who have already collaborated with this host and get your questions answered directly.

You can ask things like:

  • a) How was your experience with this host?
  • b) How was your day-to-day routine?
  • c) How much did you spend on this trip?

15 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.0

Eco Lodge

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

7 Meeting locals

5 Get in touch with nature

5 Meeting international travelers

5 Immersing in the local culture

4 Developing social awareness

4 Practicing English

United States

3

I enjoyed living around the lake. The hostel is up in the mountain and its in a very beautiful location with much nature. I did agree to do 25 hours of social media for the job but when I got there, it was a lot more strenuous work then I imagined. It was 3 months worth of content for FB + IG including posts, reels, stories, hashtags, captions etc. in 3 weeks worth of working there. I just felt a bit overwhelmed and I wished I had chosen an easier job. I did learn a lot about social media during the stay, but I wouldn't do it again. Also 50% of the time the vegetarian meals had no protein

6 months ago

United States

5

MayAchik is a great place to stay! The staff is super friendly and the town San Juan is charming and safe. The meals are amazing and the dorms are quite comfortable. If you get the chance, definitely stay here!

over 1 year ago

France

4

Working in Mayachik was a good overall experience for me, a place where people can come and chill. There are various tasks where you can help, should it be gardening, building, teaching, cooking, or any other thing! The place has a good vibe and the people working there too, would recommend! (And if you know how to cook, it's definitely a good point)

about 3 years ago

El Salvador

5

Mayachik es un lugar realmente mágico 🪄 estar tan cerca de la naturaleza y poder disfrutar de este espacio es realmente gratificante! Las personas de San Juan y dentro del hotel son muy amables, las tareas han sido fáciles de realizar. Ha sido una experiencia llena de mucho aprendizaje 🤗

about 2 months ago

Mexico

5

Mayachik' tiene un grupo súper unido, me encantó compartir, y aprender de el! todo el trabajo que se hace es muy interesante! y me encanta que todos te hacen sentir como en casa y te agregan al equipo, el trabajo que se hace no es mucho, y las horas pasan volando! fue una gran experiencia para mí!

3 months ago

View all reviews

About the host

  • • Recently Online

Hosted by Eco Hotel

Response Rate
This host usually answers to 80% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 2 days
1 published videos
This host has 1 published videos showing a little bit about their place

Want to know more about this host?

We only provide detailed host information and videos to Members

Become a member

How do Worldpackers trips work?

As a member, you can contact as many hosts and travel safely as many times as you want.

Step 1

Choose your plan to travel with Worldpackers as many times as you like.

Step 2

Complete your profile, watch the video lessons in the Academy, and earn certificates to stand out to hosts.

Step 3

Apply to as many positions as you like, and get in contact with hosts.

Step 4

If a host thinks you’re a good fit for their position, they’ll pre-approve you.

Step 5

Get your documents and tickets ready for your volunteer trip.

Step 6

Confirm your trip to enjoy all of the safety of Worldpackers and become an Explorer.

Step 7

Have a transformative experience and make a positive impact on the world.

Step 8

If anything doesn’t go as planned with a host, count on WP Insurance and our support team!

Step 9

After your exchange, leave and receive reviews and become an Expert.

Step 10

Volunteer with other hosts, get more reviews, and participate in the WP Programs.

Check out all our plans Learn more about how it works