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Patoyo Kitesurfing Nature Camp

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  • DescriptionBuilding a kitesurfing nature camp half way between El Nido and Coron. Already got two kiteboards for rent and there is also a power boat to use the the kiteboards as wakeboards. Also have small banca boat you can rent for 250p per day as a kayak to explore the surrounding islands or use our fishing gear for free. Surrounded by lovely little islands, excellent snorkeling in the clearest waters in the world, sometimes big turtles spotted just offshore. Badminton, volleyball and basketball available in amongst the coconut trees.
    Can organise local island hopping tours fairly cheaply, around 1500p per boat for five people, explore caves, diving available, fishing.

    I have many musical instruments so musicians are welcome for evening entertainment around the campfire, otherwise I have good music with sound system.

    I'm on a small island with about 20 locals (fishermen families). Easy walk to the other side. Completely rural with freely wandering chickens and pigs, no concrete in sight. There is a local carpenter who builds boats and you are welcome to hire locals to teach you their skills (such as how to make a roof out of coconut leaves). Otherwise I have a lot of construction skills I can teach you if you stay longer term.
  • LocationPhilippines, MIMAROPA, Palawan, Linapacan

  • Work
  • Type of work Most important work is cooking and keeping the place tidy, then about two hours a day of creating pockets in the jungle to make room for more tents and beautifying the place using natural resources. Those who stay longer and prove capable can learn how to make furniture out of bamboo, or do more fun, artsy stuff like hang seashells from tree branches. A bit hard to get to so you should try to stay longer to make it worthwhile.
  • Hours per day Up to you.
  • Work requirements: There is no restaurant (although some homes can cook fish and rice for you, if they have caught enough fish that day) or store on the island, so you will need to help bring in food (I'll pay for all that you bring in). Communal cooking only, but you are welcome to bring your own snacks. Food is 250p a day, all the fresh coconuts you can eat included, mostly vegetarian cooking/cuisine, fresh fish grilled over the fire, local freerange chicken if you so wish.
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Open all year
  • Duration of stay: at least one week
  • Maximum number of helpers: 10
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English
  • Has pets? I have a cat, terribly spoiled, but it's the island's cat and it is free to come and go.
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: Accommodation is in tent, with mattresses, sheets and pillows.
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