Accommodations for VolunQuest Program Volunteers

Accommodations are only included in GAP Year Programs. For all other programs, housing can be arranged for the participant at much lower rates than what one would find on their own. These are the different options available through VolunQuest.

All pricing and availability is subject to change

Private Room or Shared Room

  • Private or Shared Room in a Small Local Hotel or Studio Apartment
  • Round Trip Airport Transfer
  • Round Trip Ferry Tickets


2 Weeks – $947 USD
3 Weeks – $1385 USD
4 Weeks – $1949 USD
Additional Weeks – $439 USD


2 Weeks – $752 USD
3 Weeks – $1093 USD
4 Weeks – $1531 USD
Additional Weeks – $341 USD

* We also have more affordable options available at the local youth hostel. Please contact a student advisor at for more information and pricing.

Full Immersion – Home Stay

  • Private Room with a Local Host Family
  • Private or Shared Bathroom
  • Round Trip Airport Transfer
  • Round Trip Ferry Tickets
  • Breakfast and Dinner Five Days a Week
  • Five One on One Spanish Lessons
  • One Mexican Cooking Class

2 Weeks – $1316 USD
3 Weeks – $1852 USD
4 Weeks – $2540 USD
Additional Weeks – $536 USD

PADI Scuba Certification

  • Shared Room in Local Youth Hostel (no more than 2 people per room)
  • Private Bathroom
  • Air Conditioning
  • Round Trip Airport Transfer
  • Round Trip Ferry Tickets
  • PADI Open Water or Advanced Open Water Certification

5 Weeks – $1844 USD
Additional Weeks – $264 USD
Additional Night – $39 USD

* We recommend staying for at least 5 weeks if you wish to complete your TEFL Certification and PADI Certification during the same trip due to possible bad weather conditions, availability, etc.

Additionally, we offer customizable packages that include:

  • Airport transportation – $35 USD Round trip
  • Ferry Tickets – $25 USD Round trip
  • Meals – $7 USD per Lunch on Program
  • Trips, Outings and Excursions – Prices Vary
  • Diving Certifications – $475 USD
  • Cooking Classes – $50 USD
  • Spanish Lessons – $20 USD per Hour
  • Bike, Moped and Golf Cart Rentals – Prices Vary
  • Local Discounts – Included in all Housing Packages

Please contact us at for pricing and more information.

Example Excursion

1 Day Valladolid – Ek Balam – Cenote
$131 USD per Person

  • Air Conditioned Chevy Suburban or Similar with Driver and Tour Guide
  • Continental Breakfast and Water
  • Walking Tour of Valladolid including Central Square, Folk Art Museum and Market
  • Entrance Fees and Professional Guided Tour of Ek Balam Mayan Ruins
  • Swim in a Cenote, a Natural Fresh Water Pool
  • Side Trip to Mayan Village and Lunch
  • Return to Puerto Juarez
  • Round Trip Ferry Tickets

Program Scholarship – Shared Intern Housing

Isla Mujeres

The local government provides a spacious 3 bedroom, 2-bathroom house that is shared by 4 interns. Interns of the same gender will occupy the shared bedroom. The house comes complete with all basic furnishings, and is located in the same community where you will be working. The housing is within 20 minutes walking or biking distance from all 4 schools.