The land that makes up El Zopilote was purchase in May of 2002 by Bruno and Cristiano. In the first 5 months we constructed the first 3 cabañas, installed the irrigation system and began to plant the first plants. In October of 2002, we opened the hostel.
The idea was to make a hostel on a productive and beautiful farm, working with respect for the environment and nature (not against it). After the first year we decided to stop using machines for our work, and so we sold our chainsaw and car and we bought axes, machetes and shovels. We also decided against making a road to the property, thinking that those who are interested in coming can easily walk the 300 meters that separates us from the main road. This also means that all the materials that we need (including beer, sodas and cement) are brought up by hand.
We provide good work and pay for 7 people from the town and occasionally we have up to 16 people working on an island where 80% of the population is unemployed. Also we have many WWOOFers and volunteers that come to work and learn how a tropical farm operates.
.....The whole world stops by Zopilote! Here are the photos and the names of the workers that have helped for a time ( 3 months or more ).With them i shared a part of my life and we have worked together in the reception and in the pizzeria.To improve the quality of the work of the next workers i decided to give a score that ( in case is positive ) they can use like reference. The score dipends on the effort and quality of the work done here.
the owner Cristiano
Dec.2006-Jan.2007 "Yan" from Germany
Jan.2007-Feb.2007 "Jeff" from USA
Feb.2007-March.2007 "Guillermo" from France
"Karo (23) & Alex (29) "
From Finland and England.
"Pablo (33) & Celina(27)" from Argentina
"ILE (31)" from Argentina
"Ray(19) & Julian (18) " from Belgium
"Natan(24)" from USA.
Feb-May2008 "Alex(21)& Georg(24)"
March-May2008 "Romina(21)" from México
Withdrew 21 days before the time.
"Maddi(19) & Nick(20)" from USA
May2008 "Dan (24)"
July-Sep 2008 Diego from Argentina (28) & Eugenio from Italy (27).
Oct-Jen2008.9 Shodd from Texas US(27) & Anja from Germany (27).