Volunteering at an office with a swimming pool

Volunteering at an office with a swimming pool

What a great way to travel, trade work for a place to stay and delicious food on your plate. That it would work out this well, I didn’t expect. But I can say it was love at first sight when I read the workaway advertisement. A Belgium couple, palmtrees in the background, close to my favourite beaches of Tayrona park and Palomino and a nice challenge for me to work on.

What a great way to travel, trade work for a place to stay and delicious food on your plate

Finca Carpe Diem swimming pool and dormitories

Kobe and Nele asked me to created a new website and work on the translation of texts from Dutch to English and the promotion of the hostel online. After a day of getting to know the property and a day of research, we starting working on the new website. The choice for WordPress was a quick one. easy to maintain, good and clean design option and with more options for the future when there will be a bigger budget for online communication.

Every morning and evening I sit with my laptop at a wooden table in the restaurant while a breeze makes the early heath pleasantly fresh. In the afternoons, we go to one of the swimming spots, hang in the swimming pool with our books held dry above the water, or visit the cocoa farm nearby. If I could take this life and the great people of Carpe Diem with me in a box to Amsterdam, I would. But then again, they are better off here for you and me to visit. On there little piece of paradise near Santa Marta.

If you are interested in volunteering, feel free to read more about what is required and what you will receive in return by visiting our volunteering page below.

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$ 40.000 - $ 50.000 COP

Flamencos 4 bed dorm

A nice new 4-bed dorm. The room is located in the second house on top of a hill with a small swimming pool and spectacular mountain view. The room comes with air conditioning, first quality mattresses and mosquito nets. The room is located 100 mts from the restaurant and reception following a beautiful stonen path,

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$ 35.000 - $ 40.000 COP

Downstair 4 bed dorm

Nice brand new dorm (2018) for 4 people, perfect for the budget traveller. The dorm is also great for backpackers who like to meet other people and are looking to do hikes and activities around the finca during the day and sleep peacefully and comfortably during the night.

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$ 50.000 - $ 60.000 COP

Riverside tent

A spacious brand new tent with two compartiments (one for luggage 1 x 1 mts; one for sleeping 2,3 x 2,3 mts) next to the river under the mango trees. Spacious, nice and calm atmosphere. Not far from the swimming pools and main facilities.

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