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What you offer

Hours per day

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.


Help with booking systems and payments.


Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

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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.

Shared Dorm

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Team Dorm

You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.


A billion stars over your head and a comfy tent to sleep in.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.


Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!


Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Discounts on Parties

Party on! Get discounts and party all night long.

Discounts on Restaurants

Yummy! Get discounts and grab a bite.

Discounts on Pubs

Another pint, please! Get discounts and enjoy pubs/bars.

Discounts on Drinks

Drink up! Get discounts and order a few drinks.

Discounts on Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.

Discounts on Accommodation

Feel free to explore! Get discounts on partner locations.

Free Drinks

Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.

Surf lessons

Hang loose, mate! Join our surf classes.


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The Experience

We have a full restaurant in Monterrico, so a good cook is always appreciated in our hostel. Come work with the amazing family that leads our great meals, learn to cook with Guatemalan fresh products and experience new recipes. If you have a chef in you, leave us a good work shop for our team or new recipes.

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  • Intermediate Spanish and Fluent English

  • Over 22 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

6 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


I agreed on doing two weeks in Monterrico. There was not that much to do and I ended up doing other stuff than agreed. The food was very good and the staff friendly. After a week I moved to the place in El Paredon though, desperate because of the moskitos and willing to be more productive. Ragna was the only volunteer and definitely needed some help. I figured out only there that conditions changed to more hours, no private room and no food included at all. They would even let the leftovers getting bad rather than giving it to us! The hours I spent at the reception weren't appreciated I felt.

19 days ago


Tener una experiencia de voluntario en el Cocorí Lodge fue mucho más que imaginé.
El lugar está lleno de paz y energía, personas que te ayudan en toda tu estancia.
Vivir frente al mar, tener la posibilidad de ver el sol nacer, oír los ruidos de las olas. Realmente Monterrico me sorprendió. La familia Cocorí es especial, ayudan de verdad al voluntario. ¡Todos necesitan tener una experiencia en ese lugar!
Muchas gracias por todo lo que he aprendido con ustedes.
Voy a indicar a todos los que quieren vivir una experiencia increíble en Guatemala!
Diego, Carlos, Ito y Wally Thanks =)

24 days ago


Me la pase genial en los dos Hoteles, si te gusta surfear el que debes de elegir es el paredón pero hay más moscos, si te gusta la alberca y playa te recomiendo Monterrico. Estuve una semana en cada uno he hice estos videos

4 months ago


I came one day early (so excited to started). I had the possibility to visit El Paradon. But my work was at Monterrico. Very nice place with potential. Lots of potential. Didnt expect to work at the kitchen pr doing labour job but helping the employees staff was fun. And i gain more confidence in the kitchen.

4 months ago


I stayed at Cocori El Paredón and it was amazing. The beach is really nice and so it's the vibe. The work was really chill and in the free time there is a lot of things to do. You can pick a surf board, go to the pool, pick a hammock and relax, play volley, do yoga or just hang out with friends (you sure will met your 2nd family there!). In the night there is always a party. It's a paradise for sure, i would stay for more time if I could. The only "problem" is that there is no wifi (but you can buy a chip with internet) and there are no free meals (but the food in the tiendas are cheap)

5 months ago
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About Cocori Lodge

  • Hosted by Diego

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  • Response Rate: 90%
  • Response Time: 6 days

About the host

Cocorí Lodge Monterrico is beach front adventure lodge based in a yellow and green coconut plantation reservoir. With more than one hundred meters of beach front along the pacific coast of Guatemala, our place is the best way to experience our sandy black beaches in the privacy of a natural retreat. We offer more than 10 in house sports and activities, surf and SUP tours and delicious meals with fresh ingredientes. Live the experience...

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