Portal Ixchel

Our vision is to create a tribal horizontal holistic community that can become a model of sustainability through our way of building, our relationships, between us and with the environment.
At the heart of our location is a very large beautiful cenote...

We are only looking for people with lots of energy, enthusiasm and initiative to help us with the maintenance and development of our community.

We are open for people who have special skills to receive a full time volunteer and that will include veg food and accommodation.
Alternatively we can host collaborators who will be required to work at least 3 hours a day, and will be expected to contribute their share of the food expenses.

We receive daily a lot of requests and sometimes take time to respond, remember we prefer people with specific skills and preferably longer commitments.

Those who have the opportunity to pass through our space will probably have a very special memorable experience, our multicultural family is very warm, sharing, fun and a bit crazy.

Most people just stay here most of the time, we have managed to create a wonderful magnetic experience that those here forget about the world outside.

Depending on the activities at any given time, volunteers will learn from mostly how to live in a community, learn to cook for many people, and will have the opportunity to share knowledge and skills with people from all the world. We have around 5hq, so we have a lot of space, there is spaces with grass and sand around the cenote in case you have your own tent or hammock, we also have some glamping tents, as well as other spaces that may be available depending on the season and timing. We prefer longer stays, minimum two weeks. if you are just a passerby please do not apply. Meals will be served monday through friday, and those wanting to stay and eat during the weekend we expect help with the cooking and cleaning of the meals. We ask that those intending to come can be very conscious about their waste, to try to avoid plastic as much as possible, as well as not bring coca-cola or other multinational products. Please try to bring your own sleeping bag or sheets, blankets. Soap, toothpaste, shampoo you bring needs to be biodegradable. And the containers need to be recyclable or taken with you when it’s empty. Arrivals are usually on Monday morning and departure on Friday evening or Saturday morning. Our wonderful cenote is our main attraction, you can take a brake to go for a dip, snorkel or scuba dive. The area is quiet and pretty private though its also quite conveniently located. Its relatively easy to take a ride to town or take a bike there. We are surrounded by a luscious jungle and there are many paths and roads to other cenotes just a walk away. The town is 8km away, where you can find pretty much anything you need from a town. There are also ruins and many other activities that Tulum offers. Though honestly most people just stay here most of the time, we have managed to create a wonderful magnetic experience that most people ignore the world outside. Come see the magic for yourself!


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The jungle conditions take some getting used to, but once you are used to it, it is an interesting experience. The cenote is beautiful. We had to cook and also clean the exteriors and the paths and clean up. That said, if you know the conditions of the toilets and showers and so on, and that we had no electricity in our tent, all in all it was fine and a different experience!

hace 5 meses



Overall great experience! It allows you to meet different interesting people and stay in contact with nature. The food we prepared was very good, at each meal we always had different vegetarian options. You must be prepared mentally to stay in the jungle as there are many insects everywhere. We didn't have electric lights in our tent but we solved it with a few candles. The working hours are flexible, I prepared the food for the community 3-4 times a week and did some other tasks outside, like moving some wood stuff, cleaning etc..

hace 6 meses



Mi experiencia fue increíble! Desde que llegue a la ecoaldea me sentí como en casa, las personas con las que compartí son increíbles, conecte e intercambie pensamientos/ideas/cultura y muchísimo más.
Pude conectar profundamente con la naturaleza y aprender muchísimo más acerca del cuidado sustentable con el medio ambiente.
Recomiendo muchísimo esta experiencia! Gracias 💜

hace 6 meses



The Community is a beautiful place with inspiring people. The place is in the middle of the jungle, so you will have the perfect natural experience. Just a great place for the soul to be :) my cooking shifts where easy to do, all organic food and vegetarian/ vegan so the body profits as well ;) can only recommend, miss it already !! <3

hace 6 meses



All in all it was a great experience. First it was a little bit hard for us to feel comfortable because there are many insects and other animals (of course it’s the jungle). During our stay it wasn’t high season so there weren’t many people, so we were really happy that we worked there as a couple otherwise you may feel a little bit lonely.
We had twice per day fresh cooked food which we enjoyed together and the whole area is super pretty!

hace 7 meses

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