Special Message from Buena Onda

Living is Learning.Buena Onda!

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What Is Buena Onda?

In a group or as a solo volunteer or intern, Buena Onda connects you with local, community-driven organizations dedicated to creating a positive impact and responsible development in Guatemala. We support you in your decision to come to Guatemala with our in-country expertise on all logistical details to help you arrive happy, confident, and ready to rock. So, follow your passion with the project you care most about and we’ll take care of the details.


Our Mission

Buena Onda is motivated by the promise of a more equal and sustainable future for all of Guatemala. We partner with community leaders to build learning environments of experience, ideas, and innovation. We believe that everyone has an important contribution to make when given the opportunity and that our efforts together build greater cross-cultural understanding and respect. With Buena Onda, we’re all learners and Guatemala is our classroom.


Our Services


Group Programs

Planning a group trip is a lot of responsibility. Let Buena Onda help! A successful group trip is a fine balance of responsible community service, cultural immersion, confident safety, and relaxing fun.


Intern Programs

With our highly extensive network of community-driven, socially-responsible organizations, we offer deep professional and cultural immersion experiences that enhance your global understanding and resume at the same time.


Volunteer Programs

Think of us as your Guatemala personal assistant, supporting you in each step of planning and time on the ground. We will work one-to-one with each volunteer while simultaneously communicating with our project partners so the experience enriches all involved.

Why Buena Onda?

Buena Onda takes the mystery out of volunteering abroad. We offer seamless coordination of transportation, accommodation and project placement within Guatemala. With our Build Your Trip billing plan, we help you customize the transportation, accommodation and project placement for your trip. Prior to your arrival, you pay your tab with Buena Onda and we take care of paying our partners.

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