This Company Will Pay You $120K to Eat & ‘Gram Your Stay Around Mexico for a Year

September  4, 2018
Pick up, your future's calling. Photo by Vidanta

File this under news you can definitely use: A luxury resort company has issued the ultimate job listing, and we can practically hear the stampede rushing to get their applications through the door.

Vidanta has announced the "World's Best Job" global campaign, where one lucky candidate will get a chance to land a dream job. For an entire year, they'll be an ambassador and social influencer across the company's portfolio of destinations, including Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Puerto Peñasco, and Puerto Vallarta.

Wait, it gets better.

They will be paid a $120,000 salary for the year to travel, eat, and fully immerse themselves among ancient Mayan ruins and underwater cenotes, as they 'gram their way through each of Vidanta's picture-perfect resorts. #content.

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"Get trained to be an ambassador for happiness," the campaign site promises. Here are a few responsibilities the extremely lucky winner will have to fulfill:

  • Usher baby turtles into the ocean
  • Check every resort pool to make sure the water temperature is "just right"
  • Learn new recipes from Michelin-starred chefs
  • Try out new luxury spa treatments
  • Taste the difference between blanco, resposado, and añejo tequilas (hey, it's important!)

Let's take a little "office tour," shall we?

How nice is it to lounge all day and relax after? #VacationGoals

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It's Friday and we're at Salum in Riviera Maya. Could it get any better?

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Get crackin' because those pool swings won't swing themselves. All applicants must apply online by Oct. 21 of this year. The lucky winner will be announced on Nov. 1. ¡Buena suerte a todos!

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Be honest: Are you tempted to apply? Let us know down below!

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JR L. October 29, 2018
I think it would be such a great job, for someone like me. I have travel throughout Mexico for many years. I love food, I think is such a great opportunity to showcase the different foods that my country can offer it. From a simple dish such rice and beans to a great mole dish (which I hope to try it again, now that I am heading to Puebla)Mexico has such a great variety of food throughout the country. I would love to have the opportunity to share with the world that Mexico is not just resort, tequila and spicy food. Mexico has lots to offer to the rest of the worl!
Paulina September 19, 2018
This is my dream job. An opportunity to get to learn and live in my country would be an extradinary experience for me. A chance to be proud and probably meet my family members who like to vacation there from time to time. To learn about the food more and improve my vocabulary.
meg September 11, 2018
Umm I would do this job for 60k a year! Can you hire me and a friend for the price of one??
Hana A. September 11, 2018
Ha, that's hilarious meg! Love your logic! :D
mj September 5, 2018
Where do I sign up!
Hana A. September 11, 2018
The link's in the post above! In a couple of places, but check the paragraph preceding the video. Good luck, mj! ;)
Michele M. September 4, 2018
What an awesome opportunity. I would love to apply for this job. Nothing better than great food and tequila in such a beautiful place
Hana A. September 11, 2018
Right? Looks too good to be true. Thanks for your comment, Michele!