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Guest House Poptún, Guatemala

4.5
16 reviews16

Are you a horse lover? So are we, come join us! =)


Connect with the locals
4 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Learn about sustainability
4 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
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What you offer

32h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Party Promoter
Help organise and promote parties and social activities.
Tour Guide
Organize and lead tours around the city.
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What you get

1

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
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.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

Our Finca offers horseback riding as an activity and we are looking for animal lovers or people with experience working with horses to care for them. They get fed early in the morning but require grooming and care during the day, this is one of the taks, just like taking care of the saddles and other gear as well. In total we have 10 horses. You would be free to ride them as well as a participant in the horseback riding trips.

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Requirements

  • Fluent English or Intermediate Spanish
  • Over 18 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Stay at least
3 weeks
Stay up to
8 weeks

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16 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Guest House

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

4 Meeting locals

4 Learning about sustainability

4 Get in touch with nature

3 Practicing Spanish

3 Meeting international travelers

2 Immersing in the local culture

Germany

5

I couldn’t have asked for more! The finca is a magical place, totally surrounded by nature. I had my own cabin and you can choose from the food they have and cook yourself whatever you want. The hours where a little different from what they said on Worldpackers. In total I was working 36h a week, but I didn’t mind at all because I loved the work environment and the people I was working with.
I got to improve my Spanish a lot, because not many people speak English. They are really nice and are patient with you if your Spanish is not that good yet.
I definitely recommend the Finca!

6 days ago

United Kingdom

2

This experience is very different to what is described on here. 36hrs per week not 30, 1 day off not 2. 3 meals a day is really access to the kitchen and use of SOME things there. We found a note asking us not to eat the apples after we had one. There are rules like only 1 avacado per week etc. Room was the smallest on the property, 2 single beds & when the lower bed was out it filled the floor space & door couldn't open so getting out for toilet etc was a struggle. Not a fair exchange. When we voiced our concerns Maria said she would speak to us again, but disappeared for days instead👎

about 1 month ago

Canada

5

The Finca is a great place to be, The people are very nice even with the language barrier. They do everything possible to make you feel at home, they are very helpful with everything.
If like me you don’t like to cook, you should mention this before signing up :)

about 2 years ago

United States

5

What an amazing time I had here at the Finca ,from the moment I saw the place on internet I knew I could not go wrong in applying to volunteer here. As always I gave my 100% in working to what was agreeded upon and they would always let me know how much they appreciated it. Owner can get stressed out sometimes as anyone knows if you are an owner, but believe me she has a great heart . The staff always were laughing which complimented the endless birds sounds you hear on the property. My private accommodation was just perfect for me. All in all loved it ,not to mention the great dog s Yes

about 4 years ago

Panama

5

El voluntariado es muy bueno las tareas son sencillas , todos en la finca son muy amables y buenas personas tuve la oportunidad de compartir con todos los cuales hicieron que mi estadía fuera muy buena, gracias a todos y a todas, las comidas son muy buenas,la finca tienen mucho que ofrecer para conocer, si van desde la ciudad de Guatemala tomen el bus hacia poptun en la mañana porque si no llegan muy tarde son 8 horas de viaje más o menos, me llevo una inmersión cultural muy buenas, Gracias

6 months ago

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