Get out from behind that desk.. and get in the saddle.

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.

We are looking for candidates to begin as early as the beginning of May. We are an intimate Solar powered Guest Ranch offering guided horse back tours with 4 rooms for overnight guests. Be sure to check out the rest of our website to acquaint yourself with the ranch.
Internship Opportunity at Rancho Chilamate

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 experienced horse person should also have basic knowledge of horse healthcare and be as well-skilled in horsemanship (on the ground horse work) as they are in the saddle. The other should have some experience or be willing to learn fast

You both have experience in hospitality and enjoy hosting international guests. You love people and would enjoy the role of ranch host.

1 of you must love the kitchen and cooking up meals for up to 15 people ~ with knowledge of menu planning and costing. You will be responsible for prepping and hosting nightly dinners.

You both can  drive a ‘manual shift’ vehicle. General responsibilities including daily errands to town and pick up and delivery of guests.

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, laundry service, cell phone, 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 like the idea of living abroad in Nicaragua.

If you are interested in this position or know someone who might be
please contact and attach a CV and current photo.
We will contact suitable candidates for a skype interview.

Rancho Chilamate offers housing, food and a monthly stipend. We are an intimate Solar powered Guest Ranch offering guided horse back tours with 4 rooms for overnight guests.