Looking for a safe, fun, inexpensive, and cultural immersion experience in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic? Check out our volunteer house/hostel in the community of Muñoz. Just across the highway from the resort complex Playa Dorada, you can reserve a spot with us.
This is a home for a middle class Dominican family in a semi rural area. This is an opportunity for people to become immersed in the culture and have a better sense of what life is really like here.
It is a rustic setting and visitors should be aware that we do not have air conditioning or wifi. We do have fans and there is internet at our art shop, about 2 minutes down the road. Power goes out twice a week for a few hours during the day when people are generally doing activities, and water goes out ocassionally. The bathroom is shared and rooms are shared when there is more than three people. There is reliable public transportation to go into Puerto Plata (about 25 minute drive away) where most American products can be easily found.
We encourage volunteers to stretch their comfort zones because we have found that many have a more impactful experience through this immersion. Ourvolunteer house is also very close to one of our schools and past volunteers have enjoyed the opportunity to spend more time with the children and the community.
Cost: $10 per night, $60 per week, $200 per month
Includes: A bunk or single bed, clean sheets and pillow case, shower with hot water, access to the community kitchen and common space, and access to a locker (you provide the lock).
E-mail volunteer@EsperanzaMeansHope.org to book your stay!