El Cortijo de los Caballos

I was young once 😊 and can imagine this is a great way for you to see the world and keep it affordable. I will be happy to contribute to this idea in return for some help 😎 Work will be easy and never more than 5-6 hours per day so you can enjoy the rest of the time off :-) If you speak both English and Spanish reasonably you will get preference!

We are a small family run guest house which hosts weekly weddings as well as other group celebrations from March to November. With only one main guy in charge of general maintenance (Manolo), a part-time gardener and the cleaning staff, we are a small team. They are all great people to work with. You will be treated with respect and would just be helping out with some of the daily routines, nothing complicated. No uniform needed, anything comfortable will do. Your hours will be flexible except for on changeover days when we need all the help we can get :-P and to assist in preparing for and clearing up after weddings in the summer. Whenever possible we will give you 2 days off in a row so you can go somewhere and stay the night in another city. Please note you have a kitchen to make your own meals as there is no restaurant on site and we are a little off the beaten track which means you need to walk to the bus stop in the Diana Commercial Centre (1 km). Here you will also find restaurants/bars, supermarket, pharmacy etc. It will certainly be possible to catch a ride with me or Manolo when we go home so you only need to get the bus back. Since we joined Worldpackers we have had a number of no-shows and last minute cancellations which are very upsetting when you are counting on the volunteer to be there and you have said "no" to so many others! So please, do not use us as a back-up but only apply and confirm when you are sure you can come!! Any questions let me know :-)


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I loved this experience and wished I stayed more then two weeks. The people are so welcoming and lovely and the place is really nice. It takes a 20 min walk to go from el Cortijo to the bus stop (there also is a shopping centre) that connect you with all the cities along the coast until Marbella. The work hours were varied enough and were not heavy. Thank you all and hope to see again El Cortijo!

2 months ago

Peggy replied

Thank you Linda for your help and glad to hear you had a positive experience for your first Worldpackers trip abroad. Wishing you all the best and maybe we see each other again one day :-)


El Cortijo es un lugar increíble! Desde Peggy , Linda, Manolo, Domingo, Alejandra hasta Gali Eli Naty! Todos excelentes personas. Tuve unas semanas hermosas en ese lugar paradisíaco. Se disfruta mucho la naturaleza y llegué un poco tarde para la piscina pero tambien pude disfrutar. Recomiendo totalmente q vayan al Cortijo. Los voy a estar visitando cualquier día de estos! ❤

3 months ago

Peggy replied

Eugenia, pues ya sabes que aqui en el Cortijo estarás siempre bienvenida, eres una persona estupenda, cariñosa y educada, te deseamos mucha suerte en tu nuevo trabajo :-)


Una experiencia increíble Peggy es un amor y una es una persona muy especial en la vida yo le agradezco tanto por la oportunidad y agradezco haber conocido a taaan bellas personas!!! Sin palabras!!! Amo y los llevare en el corazón a todos en especial a Gali!! ,,, NATALIA!!!! ,,, ALEJANDRA,,,, obvio a MANOLO un personaje increíble y divino !! LINDA!!! Te voy a extrañar mucho 😪 una gran roomie y un gran momento!! MAX!!! Por toda su ayud y tips!! Domingo y Manolo cortizo por los chistes y la familia !!! Agradezco tanto por la increíble y el buen momento que la hemos pasado !! MARU te esperoen mex

3 months ago

Peggy replied

Jeje gracias por tu entusiasmo Cynthia! Nos vemos, un beso fuerte y suerte con tu viaje :-)


I had a great time at the Cortijo with Peggy, Manolo and the other employees. Great environment, atmosphere and surroundings. Marbella and Estepona are lovely towns and it is also easy to travel to other pretty villages around the area. Would love to go back someday. Thanks Peggy for welcoming us.

6 months ago

Peggy replied

You are both very welcome! It was a pleasure meeting you both and next time i hope you can stay for longer! Take care xx


A passada por el cortijo, foi incrível! O trabalho é justo, estivemos ali fazendo pintura e manutenção nos apartamentos em troca tinhamos um flat a nossa disposição e maquinas de lavar. Peggy, Manolo, Linda e todos os outros foram sempre impecáveis conosco! Foi uma passagem linda! Gracias chicos!!!

6 months ago

Peggy replied

So glad you had a good time, thank you both for the great help, would love to have you both back again one day, let me know when you need a holiday in Marbella! Good luck for the future xx

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