Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Take great photos.
Help serving and organizing meals.
Prepare meals for guests.
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.
Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!
Keep your feet moving! Get free hiking tours and exercise yourself.
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You only have to help with two meals a day and it's usually for groups under six. This is designed for people who don't know what they want to volunteer at but requires at least the dishes get done. The rest of your time is spent doing what you decide.Learn more
Between 18 and 40 years old
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I had a lot of fun on the island! There is a lot of freedom to do what you want and to explore all the opportunities. Shane was a good host and he really shared his property so as a guest you can really make it your home. The people of the community are really nice and will help you with whatever you need. And the nature is beautiful!
Staying on the island with Shane and Rebecca was one of my best travel experiences yet. They're super accommodating and as soon as i arrived felt at home.
As a surfer it was a dream; every day I a huge long white sand beach with A-frame breaks running as far as the eye could see with no one on it. There's also lots to do as well as surfing such as fishing, exploring the island and getting to know the locals.
Highly recommend Santos Marina and Surf Island to any traveller looking to get off the tourist route and experience something different.
My time there was just wonderful, it actually couldn't be any better. The hosts are just the best! They were not just hosts but became good friends. The island life and its slow pace is amazing, peaceful atmosphere. The locals are such a friendly and welcoming people that you'll just love, kids are great and have a lot of energy. It's all about community! Totally recommended. But to get the best of it, go, and be willing to take part of the beautiful dream the hosts are turning into reality. Use your gifts to contribute for improvements in the village. It's rewarding. You won't regret it!! (:
I can't even describe what a special experience this was. The place is beautiful, Shane and Rebecca were kind, fun and very chill and they both care a lot about the community. It was a pleasure to spend time here, to help out and to get to know everyone. Thanks so much for having me!
We had the best experience with Shane, Rebecca and Santos ! Very laid back and easy going, always ready to help/teach you things. Wonderful location if you want to be around nature, they made sure we never lacked of anything. Gave us directions as to what we can help with but also let us decide whatever we wanted to work on, glad that we could give these gems a hand. Getting to know the kids that live there built great memories for us, and the people of the community were very open and kind to us.
Three minute Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4howZUQX-0 Surf, community, quite a few bars and four small restaurants in two villages with 111 families separated by a five mile dirt road on a beach island surrounded by mangrove forest, clean drinking water and let time stop while you sing and dance with the sun and moon. If you surf, yogi it up, or just want to connect with others in a budding community with children running free ...About the host