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Hotel Mascota, Mexico

20 reviews20

Boutique Hotel located at the Sierra Madre

Immerse yourself in the local culture
11 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with nature
11 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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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
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.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Holistic Therapies
You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.
Permaculture Course
Take part in our Permaculture course for free.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Small family-run Hotel Boutique with 6 rooms located in the magic town of Mascota, Jalisco is looking for an enthusiastic, hands-on, will be responsible for a variety of daily duties such as welcoming guests, housekeeping, light maintenance, kitchen help, gardening, and pets care. Self-motivated, mature positive attitude, organized; open to changes according to the daily operation.

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish
  • Over 28 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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20 Reviews


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How this experience will transform you

11 Get in touch with nature

11 Immersing in the local culture

10 Meeting international travelers

7 Meeting locals

5 Developing environmental awareness

3 Learning about sustainability

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Pros - jungle and beach at my doorstep; reasonable hours/tasks; provided healthy food to eat.

Cons – job listing did not explain that I would LIVE at the construction site in a half-built house. Contrary to job listing, I slept in a cot, not a bed. Rooms lacked walls and were exposed to nature (I killed scorpions in the house; raccoons entered kitchen to steal food; floors were dirty). Had to climb down hill to reach stove. Bedroom floors were on a semi-steep decline. It rained a few days and water leaked from ceilings into rooms from many locations making house uninhabitable.

12 months ago



o Hotel é excelente, confortável e bem localizado. As atividades são simples: Limpeza e organização das áreas comuns, quartos e cozinha. Só possui 5 quartos. Os horários são das 8h às 14h ou das 16h às 22h (com 1 hora de intervalo), intercalado por semanas, as folgas são nas segundas e terças, o café da manhã é servido na hora do almoço e o almoço é servido na hora do jantar, o que achei ótimo, pois eu não precisei gastar nada com comida durante todos os dias que estive lá. Lupita é uma ótima anfitriã, cozinha super bem, é uma excelente administradora e ainda é mãe. Fui muito bem acolhida.

20 days ago



Santa Lucia hotel boutique es un lugar en el que encuentras la hospitalidad de una mujer increíble, Lupita es la mejor anfitriona que puede tener Worldpackers. En el hotel desarrollas el amor por los animales, te suma la empatía y la bondad con aquellos que buscan el refugio. Sin duda una experiencia memorable al compartir las expresiones culturales de Mascota, Jalisco.

about 2 months ago

Santa Lucia replied

Gracias Ruben me alegra mucho saber que te sentiste en casa, me dio mucho gusto compartir contigo eres un chico con una hermosa energia, espero mas adelante volver a coincidir contigo y hacer un gran evento de cultura aqui en mascota.



Mi experiencia en el Santa Lucía fue mágica - creo que es la única manera que puedo describirla. Desde el primer día me hicieron sentir como en casa, con amabilidad y mucho cariño - me voy de habiendo conocido a mucha gente que estoy seguro mantendré el contacto en el tiempo.

Los trabajos que desarrollé fueron principalmente jardinería, mantenimiento y cuidado de los animales. Excelente experiencia para despejar la mente y trabajar con las manos.

El pueblo de Mascota es pintoresco, muy seguro y con buena comida.

100% recomedado

4 months ago



Mi experiencia fue algo confusa. Me gusta tener todo claro desde un principio y así se lo pedí a la anfitriona desde antes de ir al hotel. El primer día y 2o Dia Lavé un montón de trastes, cómo nunca en mi vida. Barri, trapee. Y limpié habitaciones de hotel. El "desayuno" se sirvió a las 12 del medio día. El "almuerzo" cerca de las 19 horas. Hizo diferencia entre el trato que me dió a mí. Y a otro visitante del extranjero. No fué para nada una experiencia de intercambio cultural. Me trató como una empleada. Y sin paga. Pésima experiencia. Decidí cancelar. Me sentí discriminada. Muy incómoda.

4 months ago

Santa Lucia replied

Blanca lamento mucho tu inconformidad y mala experiencia, sin embargo creo que en la pagina esta especificado el tipo de trabajo a desempeñar, y solo por aclarar no soy el tipo de persona que discrimene a alguien por su raza, color de piel, religion o forma de pensar, han llegado voluntarios de todos lados y jamas he tenido preferencia por nadie, para mi todos son valiosos y todos me han dejado grandes enseñanzas , tu y tu hija tambien forman parte de esas personitas, te mando un fuerte abrazo de luz .
Lupita Solano J.

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