Craft for Community is a volunteer retreat center.  

A place to share your passion in Nicaragua.

At Craft for Community you can:

  • Volunteer in the community through education, arts or ecology

  • Relax and enjoy our beachfront lodge 

  • Participate in a cultural exchange ​​​​

  • Learn Spanish from any level

*We specialize in group, family and retreat programming through sustainable projects.

El Transito, Nicaragua Fishermen

Our Mission

Craft for Community (Artesanias Para la Comunidad) is a project-based volunteer center, language school, arts exchange, and retreat lodge located in El Transito, Nicaragua. We offer individuals or groups a unique experience while immersing themselves in a project in the local community. We offer guests the opportunity to experience Nicaragua in its most authentic form while interacting with members of our community. We work closely with you to create a fun, safe, meaningful experience that meets your needs and those of our neighbors.

Project-based Learning


  • Custom projects for each group in order to provide an authentic learning experience in the community.

  • Partner organizations NICA Fund and El Transito Centro de Artes help us to provide our guests with sustainable opportunities that help the community.

  • Guests are paired with trained community members to create project based learning experiences. 

  • Custom schedules to accommodate fieldwork hours

  • 4-6 hours per day of facilitated community work and or Spanish language immersion.

El Transito, Nicaragua fishermen
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