Come expand your creative side with us. =)

The Exchange

We're looking for artists, painters, muralist, and yoga and/or workshop teachers to expand and create love, art, magic, movement, and knowledge in our chocolate factory and Yoga Temple for our guests. We offer two free yoga classes per day (5 days/week) and we are always expanding our creative side with more painting to make this place shine. We offer workshops of all kinds, like circus skills, cacao ceremonies, etc - any skills please inquire!


6 hours of help per day

Arts: Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.

Teaching Sports: Teach or help guests or local communities practice a new sport.

What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Discounts on Parties: Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.

Discounts on Restaurants: Get discounts at nearby restaurants.

Discounts on Pubs: Get discounts at nearby pubs.

Discounts on Drinks: Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.

Discounts on Tours: Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.

Free Parties: Get free entrance for the best parties in town.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

Yoga classes: Take free yoga classes at our place.

Holistic Therapies: You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish

Between 18 and 65 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

El Pital, The Chocolate Paradise is a vortex of magic right on the lake, inside the jungle where you will find raw superfood chocolate, vegan delights, fruit forest, organic farming and a place to learn, express yourself and enjoy the good life. We are a chocolate factory producing high-quality tree to bar chocolate, a hostel with accommodation next to the lake and a smoothie bar and restaurant with delicious vegan food and healthy desserts.

We are looking for fun, good-vibes, individuals ready to help with this project. We ask for a minimum of 4 weeks, typically 6 hours per day in exchange for accommodation and 2 free vegan meals a day.

We host Cacao Ceremonies, Chocolate Tours, offer free daily yoga to our guests and a variety of different workshops and flow arts. We have stand-up paddleboards that are free to use for our volunteers and we encourage volunteers to express themselves.

Activities & Shift

Volunteers working at Pital Chocolate Paradise exchange time and energy for delicious & nutritious vegan food and accommodations. Volunteers help in various activities like in the reception of the hostel and greeting guests. They also help with explaining about the chocolate-making process, but do not get to make the chocolate or work in the kitchen (that's all done by paid local staff). We also are looking for volunteers to help with art making and yoga teachers or teachers of other relevant workshops. Volunteers also have access to use the volunteer kitchen to cook anything for themselves. We love to spoil volunteers with delicious fresh chocolates coming from the factory and you'll get to learn about the entire process.


The kitchen is strictly vegan. Please do not bring dairy or animal products. The first rule is to have fun.