Guest Ranch Internship, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Company : Rancho Chilamate
Activities: Jobs / Horse Riding
Country: Nicaragua
Duration: 4 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 0 to 0 £ Pound (UK)

Are you looking for a short term contract of adventure and work in a foreign country? Do you have what it takes to be a hands-on working couple at an off-the-grid cowboy-style guest ranch in the tropics? If so, we want to hear from you.

This is not an offer for a Job. Rancho Chilamate offers housing, food, access to transportation, a monthly stipend… and some cowboyin’ fun. We are an intimate Solar powered Guest Ranch offering guided horse back tours with 4 rooms for overnight guests.


What we are looking for in a couple

  • 1 of you MUST be a very experienced rider with a good knowledge of western riding (and be able to provide riding lessons to beginners). The other should have some experience or be willing to learn fast
  • You both have experience in hospitality and enjoy the hosting international guests. You love people and would enjoy the role of ranch host.
  • You must be able to drive a ‘manual shift’ vehicle
  • Candidate(s) should have intermediate or higher level Spanish, be very comfortable in nature, and be interested in exploring a sustainable, off-grid lifestyle.
  • You are well traveled and comfortable living in a foreign culture. Ideally this is not your first time to Central America.
  • You enjoy photography and are willing to photograph our tours and do post editing of the images.



The ranch is located 20 minutes from the surf beach town of San Juan del Sur. Couple will be required to lead horseback rides and host guests at the Ranch in addition to some administration work. Hours are by no means fixed. Board, accommodation and access to transport are included as well as a basic stipend after completion of training.

This is a great opportunity for a couple who is interested in gaining valuable experience in ecotourism and would be excited about living in Nicaragua. If you are interested in this position or know someone who might be get in touch today and we will contact suitable candidates for a skype interview.

Start Dates

Positions available immediately

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