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Guest House Poptún, Guatemala

11 reviews11

Horse Lovers Dream

Connect with the locals
2 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Connect with nature
2 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Party Promoter
Help organise and promote parties and social activities.
Tour Guide
Organize and lead tours around the city.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

Finca Ixobel offers horseback riding as an activity and we are looking for animal lovers or people with experience working with horses to care for them. They get fed early in the morning but require grooming and care during the day as well as taking care of the saddles and other gear. In total we have 10 horses. You would be free to ride them as well as participate in the horseback riding trips.

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  • Fluent English or 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

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Stay at least
3 weeks
Stay up to
8 weeks

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11 Reviews


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How this experience will transform you

2 Meeting locals

2 Get in touch with nature

2 Practicing Spanish

2 Meeting international travelers

1 Learning about sustainability

1 Immersing in the local culture



The Finca is a great place to be, The people are very nice even with the language barrier. They do everything possible to make you feel at home, they are very helpful with everything.
If like me you don’t like to cook, you should mention this before signing up :)

over 1 year ago

United States


What an amazing time I had here at the Finca ,from the moment I saw the place on internet I knew I could not go wrong in applying to volunteer here. As always I gave my 100% in working to what was agreeded upon and they would always let me know how much they appreciated it. Owner can get stressed out sometimes as anyone knows if you are an owner, but believe me she has a great heart . The staff always were laughing which complimented the endless birds sounds you hear on the property. My private accommodation was just perfect for me. All in all loved it ,not to mention the great dog s Yes

over 3 years ago



Personas muy amables y la naturaleza es increíble, todo muy bien limpio!
Fue un voluntariado tranquilo y las comidas son muy ricas!

21 days ago



Es un lugar único, con varios lugares para descubrir; donde te puedes conectar con la naturaleza.

2 months ago



Fue mi primera experiencia como voluntaria y he pasado súper bien, Petra es una mujer de gran corazón y las chicas de la cocina son unas queridas, la habitación muy cómoda y la mayoría de los trabajos eran de mesera, pues tienen un restaurante muy conocido, he podido ganar propinas, la comida es rica y los panes que hacen en la panadería deliciosos, hay de comer el biscocho de canela y pan de banano. En la finca hay paseos que se pueden hacer sola y con guía, los podemos hacer junto con los huéspedes, si quieres estar conectado con la naturaleza este lugar es perfecto! Gracias por todo!!!

almost 2 years ago

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Hosted by Carole

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