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What you offer

Hours per week

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

Painting & Decorating

Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the building.


Help with a wide range of repairs.


Help to grow and cultivate plants.

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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.

Private Room

Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.


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.

Free Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Bikes at your disposal

Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

Help painting the boungalows, keeping the garden clean and designing trails in our Private Natural Reserve, and be part of mantaining our solar and electric equipment. We need some hands to install our solar water pump system! Our business is growing so we need you in a little bit of everything.

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  • Beginner Spanish

  • Over 20 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
4 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

7 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Ha salido todo muy bien, hemos pasado un tiempo increíble y el lugar es bellísimo. No hemos tenido ningún problema con nada, realmente una experiencia muy bonita con personas muy agradables para conocer y conversar. Lo que más nos gustó fue el lugar, con su naturaleza, su biodiversidad, tranquilidad, realmente pasamos un hermoso momento en yaxha, muchas gracias por todo.

9 months ago


En el sombrero nos recibieron muy bien, el personal es muy amable y nos hizo sentir como en casa. El lugar tiene increíble flora y fauna, y las ruinas arqueológicas de yaxha y topoxte, a las que entramos como invitados de cortesía son imponentes. Las construcciones son muy vistosas. Recomendable llevar repelente para los mosquitos.

9 months ago

United States

I stayed in Antigua and volunteered at the new Hostel Tinka. I helped to develop the menu and cook new items that would be on the menu. It was a great time the staff was very friendly and Sebastian was very kind. They had some delays with the opening of the place, so I am sure next time it would be even better. I would encourage anyone to go because Sebastian is very nice and communicative and Antigua is a beautiful city I loved being there.

about 1 year ago

Costa Rica

It was an awsome experience, the place, the people, the work were amazing. I learnt a lot and enjoyed every minute in El Sombrero Ecolodge.

about 1 year ago

El Salvador

Por inconvenientes laborales aún no he podido realizar el viaje, pero me comuniqué con los hosts anticipadamente y fueron muy amables y comprensivos. Terminamos pactando una nueva fecha. No dudo ni por un instante que son unas grandes personas y que lo pasaré muy bien en su lugar. Los recomiendo claro que sí.

over 1 year ago
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About Ecolodge El Sombrero

  • Hosted by Sebastian

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  • Response Rate: 20%

About the host

Basically because the location. We are located by a lagoon in the Mayan Jungle. There ara great Mayan Sites around the ecolodge. There is abundant nature all around. Also they can help improve our business. It is a family business and a family atmosphere. It has been a small business that needs to grow and we need knowledge, experience and enthusiasm. Just two hours away from the Caribbean sea and one hour from the nearest international airport.

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