There is a wealth of knowledge and experience within each community, and if used in a creative way, it can counterbalance social injustice.
To connect like minded people locally and globally to exchange knowledge and skills and to learn and grow together.
To instigate change within the global travel industry and promote respect for the destination, its people and its heritage.
To promote sustainable business models that have positive social impact, are inclusive and truly serve their communities.
To create a safe, respectful and inclusive environment that fosters awareness and personal growth.
Meet Local Artists
The Purpose Hostel logo was designed by Gustavo Estrada.
Gustavo Estrada’s art immediately strikes with its duality and contrast in colors, texture and a form of expression of the eternal beginning.
Colors, both dark or bright, burst out his paintings giving a disturbing complex impression of serenity, anguish and restlessness.
The spectator is thrown into some swaying movement of emotions, penetrated by the contrasts and dualities.
These are the expressions of life, questions and answers that only the art of painting allows.
Guatemalan graphic designer and painter, Elvira has worked in many areas as an illustrator and designer in serigraphy and publishing houses and as a cultural manager for many years in Centro Cultural El Sitio.
As a painter, Mendez has made a lot of collective and individual art exhibitions in galleries of Antigua, Guatemala and Guatemala City. Internationally, her work has exposed been showcased in Peru (where she won a scholarship in Inca Art History and Muralism) and Holguin, Cuba where she was invited to participate in the local cultural festival called “Romerias de Mayo”.
Some of her prints are featured on the upper floor.