THE PANAMA & COSTA RICA EXPERIENCE
Choose from 4 different packages and learn Spanish the totally awesome way, in these stunning and awe-inspiring locations specially chosen by us for their beauty and never-ending ability to inspire.
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ABOUT YOUR LOCATIONS
Panama is a country on the isthmus linking Central and South America. The Panama Canal, a famous feat of human engineering, cuts through its center, linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to create an essential shipping route. In the capital, Panama City, modern skyscrapers, casinos and nightclubs contrast with colonial buildings in the Casco Viejo district and the rainforest of Natural Metropolitan Park.
Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds.
ABOUT YOUR LOCATIONS
Panama is a country on the isthmus linking Central and South America. The Panama Canal, a famous feat of human engineering, cuts through its center, linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to create an essential shipping route. In the capital, Panama City, modern skyscrapers, casinos and nightclubs contrast with colonial buildings in the Casco Viejo district and the rainforest of Natural Metropolitan Park.
Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds.
What’s Included:
Transportation between locations
We’ll get you safely from one location to another courtesy of our trusty set of wheels (with plenty of laughs along the way with your fellow travellers).
Daily breakfast provided (yum yum)
We’ll provide you with a hearty breakfast because no-one should have to learn Spanish whilst having the time of their life on an empty stomach.
Local food cooking classes
Experience all the flavour of the local cuisine with 3x cooking classes that focus on the local tastes and regional dishes for you to test your cooking skills with.
Weekly Latin dance class
Grab a partner and show us your best moves during our weekly dance classes where you can test out your dance skills as well as your new found language skills.
Accomodation
As part of the package, we’ll provide you with comfortable and secure accomodation in some great locations that ensures you get a good night’s sleep.
Weekly Happy Hours
After all that learning, you’ll need to unwind, relax and practice your amazing new language skills over a few drinks – which is why we provide weekly happy hours!
Day Trips & Adventures
We take you on day trips to carefully curated locations and exotic hotspots, so you can have your mind blown whilst you are learning Spanish in style.
Transfers To & From Airport
Your transfer IN is included in your package (Transfer OUT can be booked as an optional extra), so you don’t have to worry about a thing from the moment you touch down. 
Adventure Locations
We’ve handpicked 5 exciting and vibrant locations for you to study and create amazing memories in.
PANAMA CITY
Panama City (also simply known as Panama), is the capital and largest city of Panama.

With a population of around 1.5 million, it’s a bustling and vibrant area perfect for quickly helping you to learn the Spanish language exactly as the local natives speak it.

 

The San Blas Islands of Panama is an archipelago comprising approximately 365 islands and cays, of which 49 are inhabited.

San Blas and its surrounding area is a haven for ecotourism because of its pristine environs, and the area is popular for sailing and known for it’s extensive beauty.

 

SAN BLAS ISLANDS
BOQUETE
Boquete is a small town on the Caldera River, in western Panama. The surrounding Chiriquí Highlands are home to coffee plantations and the Barú Volcano National Park, to the west.

Highlights in the park include the towering Barú Volcano and Los Quetzales Trail, which offers sightings of the elusive quetzal bird. North of town, the Bajo Mono Loop drive has expansive views of the forest.

Bocas del Toro is a province of Panama comprising an island chain off the Caribbean coast, plus a section of nearby mainland with biodiverse rainforest.

Isla Colón, the main island, is home to the capital, Bocas Town, a central hub with restaurants, shops and nightlife. Popular beaches include Boca del Drago. Also on Isla Colón is Starfish Beach, named for the numerous sea stars on its ocean floor.

BOCAS DEL TORO
TURRIALBA
Turrialba is a small city in Cartago Province of Costa Rica with an estimated population of 35,618.

The main industries are textiles, agriculture and tourism. The Pacuare and Reventazón Rivers are notable for whitewater rafting, making Turrialba a mecca for the sport.

Locations
We’ve handpicked 5 exciting and vibrant locations for you to study and create amazing memories in.
PANAMA CITY
Panama City (also simply known as Panama), is the capital and largest city of Panama.

With a population of around 1.5 million, it’s a bustling and vibrant area perfect for quickly helping you to learn the Spanish language exactly as the local natives speak it.

SAN BLAS ISLANDS
The San Blas Islands of Panama is an archipelago comprising approximately 365 islands and cays, of which 49 are inhabited.

San Blas and its surrounding area is a haven for ecotourism because of its pristine environs, and the area is popular for sailing and known for it’s extensive beauty.

BOQUETE
Boquete is a small town on the Caldera River, in western Panama. The surrounding Chiriquí Highlands are home to coffee plantations and the Barú Volcano National Park, to the west.

Highlights in the park include the towering Barú Volcano and Los Quetzales Trail, which offers sightings of the elusive quetzal bird. North of town, the Bajo Mono Loop drive has expansive views of the forest.

BOCAS DEL TORO
Bocas del Toro is a province of Panama comprising an island chain off the Caribbean coast, plus a section of nearby mainland with biodiverse rainforest.

Isla Colón, the main island, is home to the capital, Bocas Town, a central hub with restaurants, shops and nightlife. Popular beaches include Boca del Drago. Also on Isla Colón is Starfish Beach, named for the numerous sea stars on its ocean floor.

TURRIALBA
Turrialba is a small city in Cartago Province of Costa Rica with an estimated population of 35,618.

The main industries are textiles, agriculture and tourism. The Pacuare and Reventazón Rivers are notable for whitewater rafting, making Turrialba a mecca for the sport.

THE WORLD’S HAPPIEST PLACE TO STUDY?
Between them, Costa Rica and Panama were voted 1st and 6th respectively in the Happy Planet Index, meaning that there surely can’t be a happier and more satisfying place in the world for you to learn Spanish?
COMBINED HAPPY PLANET INDEX SCORE:

*Based on Happy Planet Index Ratings 2018 – Source: http://happyplanetindex.org/
Fun facts about your destinations
Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic.
Panama City is the only capital city in the world that has it’s very own rain forest within the city limits.
Costa Rica contains 5% of the world’s biodiversity – so you’ll never run out of amazing plants and animals to see.
Costa Rica is known for its beautiful beaches – with over 800 miles of coastline along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts.
SAY HELLO TO YOUR NEW CLASSROOM.
Study in style in Panama with endless miles of sunny beaches, biodiversity all around you to die for – and an average temperature of around 30° C / 86° F all year round.
STUDY TIME IN COSTA RICA IS JUST AS CHILLED.
We don’t do boring or tedious language study in any of our hand-picked locations – which is why you’re just as likely to see hammocks rather than chairs at any of our language schools worldwide.
ACCOMODATION
We’d never dream of trying to make you learn Spanish or have this much fun without a good nights sleep. Which is why we’ve hand-picked beautifully-curated accomodation for the entirety of your stay (which means siestas are optional!).
Upcoming Experiences:
We have a variety of dates to suit your availability and preferences- all you have to do is choose one.
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Course Dates 2020JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNov
05/01/2020
02/02/2020
01/03/2020
05/04/2020
03/05/2020
07/06/2020
05/07/2020
02/08/2020
06/09/2020
04/10/2020
08/11/2020
* All trips last for 4 weeks duration. Trips finish on the final Sunday around 14:00 in Siquirres, Costa Rica. Afterwards, it is possible to travel back to Turrialba, San José, or the Caribbean coast (for example, Puerto Viejo). We recommend NOT to plan a flight out of the country the same evening, nor having to catch a pre-reserved, international bus.

For more information, please contact us using the form below.

Weekly Itineraries 
Below you can view details of the itinery for each week of the course, as well as pricing for the various durations of the course that we offer.

Choose your ideal package from the options summarised below.

Week 1
  • Your educational adventure trip starts in Panama City where you will met at the airport and be taken to the hostel.
  • Sunday evening – you will do a test to evaluate your level in Spanish. There is also an Introduction Talk so that you can get to know your travel buddies and receive a detailed itinerary.
  • Monday morning – your first four hours of Spanish classes
  • Monday PM – we organize a walking tour in Casco Viejo. A drink on a rooftop and dinner in town are optional!
  • After Tuesday’s classes you will be learning everything about the Panama Canal when we visit the Miraflores locks and enjoy the Latin dance classes.
  • Wednesday – a good day to study and enjoy some free time.
  • Thursday & Friday – you will be amazed by the Kuna indigenous people and the idyllic tropical beauty of the San Blas Islands.
Week 2
  • To start the second week on the Sunday you’ll take a trip from Panama City to Boquete on the local buses. The school in Boquete is a great place to study and relax, as it has a beautiful garden with easy chairs, hammocks and lots of orange trees.
  • Sunday Evening – there will be a welcome drink and introduction to the Boquete language school, surroundings and history of the area. The fresh climate in Boquete is great for studying so you can expect to make a lot of progress here. You can choose between accommodation at the school or living with a local host family for a week.
  • The zip lining experience is a high-speed adrenaline tour to discover Panama’s rainforest from up above and admire its magnificent beauty from 13 different canopy stations.
  • Cooking and dance classes as well as a barbecue on Friday will be included in your program in Boquete.
Week 3
  • To start off week three on the Saturday, you will travel six hours by bus and boat from the highland town of Boquete to the Caribbean island of Bocas del Toro.
  • On the Sunday, the catamaran tour with snorkeling will ease you into the Caribbean lifestyle.
  • During the week, you’ll explore the many beautiful beaches and other attractions around the islands in kayaks, bicycles or water taxis is on the menu. Some require a bit of effort and an adventurous spirit – while others are just a few minutes from the school.
  • The town is full of restaurants and bars, many built out over the water, providing endless nighttime entertainment.
  • Classes in Bocas end on Friday with another Happy Hour during a barbecue.
Week 4
  • Once again on the Sunday of the fourth week, you’ll travel by boat and bus, this time to a different country – Costa Rica.
  • In Turrialba, Costa Rica, you will enjoy the non-touristy feel of this small town, and be able to use all the Spanish that you have learned so far with the local “ticos”, a nickname for Costa Ricans.
  • You will enjoy daily life activities like shopping at the fruit and vegetable market, or sitting in the park to chat with the locals.
  • The last day of classes are on Friday, and at a final Happy Hour and barbecue, a certificate will be handed out and you will get ready for the last spectacular excursion: a rafting trip on the Pacuare river.
  • This excursion provides two days of thrilling rides down the river, filled with stunning natural beauty and exciting rapids.
  • The campsite, located in the heart of the jungle, provides an opportunity to learn about the rainforest, and will give you some time to relax in a hammock, check out the toucans and sloths, and look back on all the unique and wonderful experiences of the past four weeks!
Pricing
You have a range of flexible options – you can join the course for the entire 4 weeks and experience all of the above, or you can book 1-4 weeks and join the trip at the start of any of the 4 weeks – the choice is yours!
1 week
$700
2 weeks
$1250
3 weeks
$1750
4 weeks
$2195

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