Holistic Center Bacalar, Mexico

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¡Uneté a nuestra iniciativa local de crecimiento sustentable !

Help a sustainable project
This host contributes to building a better and more sustainable future for all!
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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
6 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
6 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.

Additional fee required

This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of Worldpackers’ annual plans.


MXN$ 50

Per day

Fee pays for

  • Benefits for travelers
  • Donation to project


Los voluntarios aportan $50 mxn por día para apoyar con el gasto de la gasolina para la camioneta y la bomba de agua, del gas para la cocina, condimentos, aceite y agua para cocinar además de papel de baño.

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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.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
2 months

The Experience

El Centro Holístico Bacalar es un proyecto comunitario que empezó en el 2021, ubicado en la sagrada selva de la antigua civilización maya a 20m en coche de la laguna de 7 colores de Bacalar. Dentro de un contexto de crecimiento urbano y turístico insostenible que afecta y degrada el ecosistema, nuestro proyecto explora soluciones locales de desarrollo social y económico sustentable.

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  • Beginner Spanish or Beginner English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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10 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks


Holistic Center


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 6 Meeting international travelers
  • 6 Meeting locals
  • 6 Learning about sustainability
  • 6 Get in touch with nature
  • 5 Developing environmental awareness
  • 3 Developing social awareness

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 2 6. Clean water and sanitation
  • 2 12. Responsible consumption and production
  • 2 15. Life on land



If you want to connect with nature and are keen to experience how it is to live without electricity and running water, this experience is for you. Be ready to tap into bioconstruction! The host Alma is living in the middle of the jungle with her son Luis and normally 5-10 volunteers. She is willing to take you on lovely trips on free days which I really enjoyed. There were volunteers from all around the world, in our time from Argentina, Israel, Sweden and Mexico which was a great mix. One tip: Bring a mosquito net if you can.

over 1 year ago



The project is still in a construction phase. Therefore, the focus is more on constriction work and not on the holistic therapy itself. I had fun building in bio constructional ways. If you seek for a time outside of the normal life, meaning without running water and electricity, this is a perfect place for you. Personally, this experiment grounded me. A hint from my side is to bring a mosquito net or a little tent if you have one. I enjoyed this minimalistic experience!

over 1 year ago



When I showed up in the Center it took them two days to respond. So I was left waiting around town. Decided I didn't want to work for people with poor communication and never actually made it to the facility

over 1 year ago



Es una experiencia increíble, aprendes a vivir con la naturaleza y conectar con todo lo que te rodea. Alma es una persona muy culta e inteligente, siempre te comparte sus historias y su conocimiento. Vivir sin electricidad y agua es un reto pero te hace apreciar todo. Recomiendo llevar mosquitero para la noche y ropa de manga larga.

12 months ago



La conexión con la naturaleza en este lugar es espectacular. Alma y su hijo Luis son muy buenos anfitriones, te hacen sentir parte de su familia y comparten todo su espacio para sentirte cómoda. Si buscan salirse de su zona de confort por completo, es el lugar ideal! Es difícil acomplarse al lugar si no estás acostumbrado, pero te llena de aprendizaje en todos los aspectos!

about 1 year ago

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Hosted by El Arca

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Response Time
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