About COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend you to stay informed about WHO's and local authorities' recommendations.

Eco Lodge La Laguna, Panama

6 reviews6

Extraordinary fun experience in this wonderful place!

Learn about sustainability
A traveler learned about sustainability working with this host
Practice English
A traveler recommended this host to practice English
Save to Wishlist

What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Choose the menu, pick ingredients and cook delicious dishes.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.
Learn more

What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
Verified hosts
Verified Host
This host has been verified by our team before joining the community.
Worldpackers Insurance
Did something not go as planned? Contact our team.
Learn more
Learn more

The Experience

Evening shifters- this will be for helping with dinner and bartending! If you are not experienced, not to worry!! We will help teach you. We will also help teach you some of the lodge recipes :) any specialties you may have are very welcome as well! You will begin the shift prepping for dinner cutting veggies and getting things ready to cook. More info on Additional Information!

Learn more


  • Beginner Spanish and Intermediate English

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Learn more


Stay at least
2 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

In our community, you can talk to worldpackers who have already collaborated with this host and get your questions answered directly.

You can ask things like:

  • a) How was your experience with this host?
  • b) How was your day-to-day routine?
  • c) How much did you spend on this trip?

6 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Eco Lodge


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

1 Practicing English

1 Learning about sustainability

1 Meeting international travelers

1 Developing environmental awareness

1 Get in touch with nature



Stayed 1 month in Mamallena, it was very good, peacefull ans quiet.
Don t expect to have a great fun with the manager, he changes always mood, love to stay alone and not listen you if you want to give him some advices (every things have to be and to to do in his way).
Dogs are lovely and you will feel good overthere if you love nature.
Thanks for all !


Brandon replied

That is true don't expect fun with manager when he is busy at work. To add value to others, one must first value others Sophie.
Safe onward travels, hope you have some wonderful adventures ahead in all aspects of your life :)



Muy buena experiencia! Pasamos unas semanas de trabajo y diversión muy buenas, con mucho respeto y amistad. El lugar es grande y necesita mucha ayuda con la naturaleza. Comenzamos un trabajo de granja que espero sea mantenido y mejorado con la ayuda de más voluntarios.




Mamallena es un lugar muy bonito, pretty como se dice aca en panama.
Esta ubicado en la cima de un cerro tiene una vista increible, ademas q pasa un pequeño rio.
Hay varias caminatas q se pueden realizar cercanas al lodge.
A una hora en auto hacia el oeste hay playas.
En la otra dirección entre los cerros hay varios paseos para conocer india dormida, chorro macho ,unas piletas termales, un mariposoario,etc.
Destaco la buena energia de los afintriones q siempre nos ayudaron en la tareas y en el tiempo libre recorrimos la zona realmente inolvidable.




grandes personas, muy amables y consientes :)






Brandon replied

Gracias Bruno! Bien trabajo en el jardin!!!

View all reviews

About the host

Hosted by Brandon

Response Rate
This host usually answers to 40% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 13 days
1 published videos
This host has 1 published videos showing a little bit about their place

Want to know more about this host?

We only provide detailed host information and videos to Members

Become a member



Learn from influencers and community experts. When you complete a course, you earn a certificate in your profile for the new skill you’ve just developed.

Worldpackers Community

How to become an outstanding Worldpacker

  • 20min
  • 4.6

How do trips with Worldpackers work?

With the WP Trips and WP Pack plans, you can contact the host of your choice and travel safely as often as you like.

Step 1

Apply for as many volunteer opportunities as you want

Step 2

Chat with hosts and ask questions about the position

Step 3

Check the necessary documentation if you want to go abroad

Step 4

If you are approved for volunteering, confirm your trip on the platform

Step 5

Pack your bags and travel like a local!

Step 6

After the experience together, you and the host leave reviews

Check out all our plans