Learn Spanish, Sea Turtle & Marine Conservation

Monterrico Adventure
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High­lights

Location - starting in Antigua, a beautiful and fun colonial city ringed by spectacular volcanoes, less than an hour from the airport and continuing to Monterrico right on the beach and Pacific ocean
Cultural immersion - Spanish lessons combined with sea turtle & marine conservation volunteering to connect, understand and enjoy this amazing country
Volunteer - meaningful environmental and community volunteering including in local junior schools
Sea turtles - Monterrico/Hawaii is a unique biosphere and sea turtles nest on our beach in huge numbers each year... sea turtle related volunteering is especially important in Guatemala
Program Support - we have Program Managers on hand 24/7 to help you max and enjoy your time with us
Two weeks learning Spanish & volunteering at a sea turtle sanctuary and local primary school followed by week in Antigua hiking spectacular Acatenango volcano! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
Groepen
50+
Enjoy the ¡Buena Onda! of Antigua & Monterrico – quality time in Antigua followed by a hammock-swinging coastal village with Guatemala's best ocean beach!

Guatemala’s ‘must visit’ destination Antigua is a place of rare beauty, major historical significance, vibrant culture and a global hot spot. The immaculately maintained cobbled streets, glorious colonial buildings and imposing Agua Volcano have earned the city UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

Your first week is spent in Antigua enjoying homestay accommodation with 3 meals daily in the center of town. Each morning Monday to Friday there are 3 x 45 minute Spanish lessons with one morning volunteering in a local junior school to start your immersion into life in Guatemala and to prepare you for volunteering in Monterrico! [Time in Antigua can be shortened to spend more time in Monterrico as there is option at the end to spend last few days in Antigua to do spectacular overnight hike to Acatenango volcano]

Your cultural immersion continues in weeks 2 & 3 when you transfer 80km south to the beautiful Pacific coastal village of Monterrico. A busy schedule of Spanish lessons and volunteering help you maximise your time here. Volunteering at Sea Turtle sanctuary during busy sea turtle season and at a local primary school.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

Week 1 – Antigua is an easy 1+hour transfer from Guatemala International Airport. We can arrange private airport transfer – or you can hop onto an airport shuttle bus – either of which will take you directly to your homestay address.

Your homestay in a private room is thoroughly vetted with regular feedback and inspections. It is centrally located, provides 3 meals daily and always hosts two or more guests. You also have access to a ‘Social Enterprise Hub’ operated by Cambio/Niño’s de Guatemala with a help desk open during normal office hours providing program support and ideas how to enjoy your free time. This is where Spanish lessons are taken and free weekly cultural activities.

All our Spanish teachers are licensed and qualified, and lessons follow the internationally recognized Cervantes curriculum – a world-recognized leader in Spanish language tuition. After a short test on day one you are allocated to a class that suits your level; beginner, intermediate or advanced. There are no more than 4 students per class. On Wednesday morning we go to a local school to assist/volunteer in class and during recreational periods. This is a great opportunity to practice your Spanish and is good preparation for your busier volunteering schedule during week 2 in Monterrico.

Week 2 – After acclimatizing to Guatemala with your first week in Antigua we take a 3 hour shuttle bus to Monterrico. Here we pick up the pace with more Spanish lessons each day Monday to Friday, plus volunteering. Volunteering tasks are varied and we enlist junior school pupils in many of our projects – many hands make light work!

Projects include Mangrove/Native Reforestation, Beach Conservation & Coastal Cleanup, School Premises Upgrade (including light reconstruction)... and Eco Block!

Part of our objective/legacy is to ensure that today’s kids become model citizens enjoying and respecting the local environment including wildlife to be found in the nearby Mangrove forest, and sea life including sea turtles that nest here in huge numbers. Volunteering with school kids is also the best way to turbo charge your Spanish!

Week 3 – The 2 week program combines one week in Antigua with one week in Monterrico (starts Antigua and finishes Monterrico). However, the 3 week program includes a final week a few kilometers along the coast from Monterrico on Hawaii beach for a volunteer placement at ARCAS wildlife rescue & conservation center. Here our efforts are centered around sea turtle conservation and the hatchery (in season), rehabilitation efforts for other species cared for here and the local mangrove forest.

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

The areas you are staying are spectacularly beautiful and the culture of the indigenous Mayan peoples fascinating. Antigua also has a vibrant nightlife so whether you are staying in Antigua or Monterrico you will not be short of things to do during your free time. Your Program Manager will offer ideas and there will be lots of impromtu socialising and fun stuff going on.


In Monterrico you will be staying at El Delfin Hotel - a cool backpacker hostel with swimming pool, beach and pool volleyball, fussball and of course the Pacific ocean which is right in front of us. You can enjoy breakfast with your feet in the sand and laze around in a hammock to do your Spanish homework!

Watersport
Zwemmen
Concert/
Muziek
Bezienswaardigheden
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Wandelen
Sport
Paardrijden

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
verplicht
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
An open mind and spirit of adventure!
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag, vrijdag en zaterdag van 14:00 - 17:30

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Monterrico Adventure
Price includes accommodation, meals (3 meals daily in Antigua & ARCAS, breakfast & lunch with brunch at weekends in Monterrico), Spanish lessons, volunteer activities, transfer Antigua to Monterrico plus other activities described above.

Program start/end day is Sunday but clients are welcome to arrive Saturday or earlier and prepay for extra nights as required. The program starts in Antigua and finishes in Monterrico.

Accomodatie

In Antigua your homestay in a private room is thoroughly vetted with regular feedback and inspections. It is centrally located, provides 3 meals daily and always hosts two or more guests. You also have access to a ‘Social Enterprise Hub’ operated by Cambio/Niño’s de Guatemala with a help desk open during normal office hours providing program support and ideas how to enjoy your free time. This is where Spanish lessons are taken and free weekly cultural activities.


In Monterrico accommodation is at El Delfin Hotel - sharing with up to 3 pax (single room is available upon payment of a supplement) OR free upgrade to private room, double/twin or triple, if booking with friends.

During your final week at ARCAS sea turtle & animal welfare sanctuary accommodation is single sex dorm rooms only!

Slaapzaal Slaapkamer (Enkel)
Eten & Drank

Three meals daily during weeks 1 & 3 - in Antigua and ARCAS.


Breakfast & lunch only during week 2 at El Delfin Hotel.

Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten. Afhaling van de luchthaven is ook niet inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is La Aurora International Airport (GUA) in Guatemala City. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Guatemala.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Guatemala biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Guatemala dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Guatemala.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

This program is available from beginning December to end the end of April to maximise sea turtle nesting & hatching season. During quieter times there is still lots of work to do at the sea turtle hatchery preparing/cleaning the 300 x 3 (900 total) nesting sites and looking after the welfare of other animals looked after here.


Start dates are 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month.

NOTE : though programs start (and end) on a Sunday you are welcome to arrive earlier or stay later and can prepay for extra nights as required. We are open 365 days a year! 

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
2 - 3 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
2 weken (min. verblijf)
$755
3 weken (max. verblijf)
$1.115
Gemiddelde kosten
$375 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Monterrico Adventure zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Monterrico Adventure gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Monterrico Adventure jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Monterrico Adventure

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Learn Spanish, Sea Turtle & Marine Conservation

Two weeks learning Spanish & volunteering at a sea turtle sanctuary and local primary school followed by week in Antigua hiking spectacular Acatenango volcano!

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