Language course Spanish in Bocas del Toro

Habla Ya

The school is located on Isla Colon, Bocas' main island, close to everything: restaurants, bars, hotels and just a short walk or boat ride to loads of beaches and surf breaks.

The school is situated in a quiet street, just a 5-minute walk from the center of Bocas Town. It is a beautiful building with a gallery with seating on the first Floor. There are 12 classrooms, a kitchen, a garden and a lounge.

Social Programme

The school offers an extensive programme of activities and excursions. Every day there are 2 or 3 activities and a field trip on the weekend. Activities include yoga, salsa and surf lessons, beach volleyball, cycling and jointly meals.

Mini Group

In this course you will learn Spanish very intensively in small groups up to 6 people. You have 20 lessons per week. Before arrival, you will participate in a placement test via Internet. Yet your oral skills will be tested on-site and you will be assigned to the group with the corresponding level. Beginners always will attend a beginners group.


Minimum age is 18 year .

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 6 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Info host family:  

Double rooms are available for students travelling together.
Laundry at an host family is possible for a supplement of € 5 per person per week.

Surcharges host family:   half board → full board : €24 per week
Info hostel:  

Please note: during some dates there are extra surcharges (espacially during national holidays). Please contact StudyTravel for the extra charges.

Double rooms are available for students travelling together.

Surcharges hostel:   single room : 01/12/2018 - 29/12/2018 : €129 per week
single room : 30/12/2018 - 04/05/2019 : €129 per week
double room : 01/12/2018 - 29/12/2018 : €33 per week
double room : 30/12/2018 - 04/05/2019 : €33 per week
Info single-use-apartment:  

Prices vary according season, please contact us to confirm the correct price in the period of booking.

Double rooms are available for students travelling together.

Surcharges single-use-apartment:   single room : 11/02/2018 - 17/02/2018 : €74 per week
single room : 30/12/2018 - 04/05/2019 : €82 per week
single room : 25/03/2018 - 31/03/2018 : €74 per week
single room : 30/09/2018 - 29/12/2018 : €74 per week
double room : 11/02/2018 - 17/02/2018 : €38 per week
double room : 30/12/2018 - 04/05/2019 : €41 per week
double room : 25/03/2018 - 31/03/2018 : €38 per week
double room : 30/09/2018 - 29/12/2018 : €38 per week
Transfer:  

€6

The price mentioned is for an airport transfer up on arrival at the Airport of Bocas Town. This transfer is inclusive when accommodation is booked with a host family. With arrival before 8 am and after 5:30 pm a supplement of € 10 is charged.

If you travel via Panama City: 1 night at a hotel in Panama City = € 70 p.p.

Transfer up on arrival at Panama City to hotel: € 42 p.p.

Transfer from Panama City to Bocas del Toro can be arranged, contact us for more information and prices.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • course materials
  • free conversational lesson and cultural activities (dance, movies)
  • return airport transfer with accommodation in a host family
  • certificate of attendance

In 2018 the school is closed on 09/01/2018, 27/02/2018, 28/02/2018, 14/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 03/11/2018, 04/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 08/12/2018, 24/12/2018 and 25/12/2018. Missed lessons during these days will not be rescheduled

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 6 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Info host family:  

Laundry at an host family is possible for a supplement of € 5 per person per week.

Surcharges host family:   half board → full board : €24 per week
Info hostel:  

Please note: during some dates there are extra surcharges (espacially during national holidays). Please contact StudyTravel for the extra charges.

Surcharges hostel:   single room : 01/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €129 per week
single room : 29/12/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €129 per week
double room : 01/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €33 per week
double room : 29/12/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €33 per week
Info single-use-apartment:  

IMPORTANT: please note that when travelling in the following periods, extra surcharges to your accommodation will apply:

  • from November 1st until December 3rd
  • December 20th until January 3rd
  • Carnival (March 1st to March 6th)
  • Holy Week (April 15th until April 21st).

Please always contact StudyTravel to confirm the final price.

Surcharges single-use-apartment:   single room : 29/09/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €82 per week
double room : 29/09/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €41 per week
Transfer:  

€6

The price mentioned is for an airport transfer up on arrival at the Airport of Bocas Town. This transfer is inclusive when accommodation is booked with a host family. With arrival before 8 am and after 5:30 pm a supplement of € 10 is charged.

If you travel via Panama City: 1 night at a hotel in Panama City = € 70 p.p.

Transfer up on arrival at Panama City to hotel: € 42 p.p.

Transfer from Panama City to Bocas del Toro can be arranged, contact us for more information and prices.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • course materials
  • free conversational lesson and cultural activities (dance, movies)
  • return airport transfer with accommodation in a host family
  • certificate of attendance

In 2019 the school is closed on 01/01/2019, 09/01/2019, 04/03/2019, 05/03/2019, 19/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 03/11/2019, 04/11/2019, 05/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 08/12/2019, 25/12/2019. Missed lessons during these days will usually be rescheduled on Saturday Morning.

Combined Mini Group

The mini-group course of 20 lessons per week is supplemented by 1 hour private lesson per day. These private lessons are designed according to your personal wishes: from everyday conversations to professional usage.

Minimum age is 18 year .

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 6/1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
30
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined Mini Group without accommodation 346 640 944 1220 1468 1772 2002 2205
Combined Mini Group with hostel, dormitory, no meals 428 820 1220 1593 1938 2338 2665 2964
Combined Mini Group with hostel, single room, no meals 622 1238 1864 2462 3033 3659 4211 4736
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 645 1169 1703 2209 2688 3222 3682 4114
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, halfboard 737 1353 1979 2550 3176 3705
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 578 1105 1641 1910 2332 2808 3211 3585
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 810 1570 2338 2600 3194 3843 4418 4966
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined Mini Group without accommodation 438 824 1220 1560 1956 2255 2508 2831
Combined Mini Group with hostel, dormitory, no meals 520 1004 1496 1933 2426 2821 3171 3590
Combined Mini Group with hostel, single room, no meals 714 1422 2140 2803 3521 4142 4717 5362
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 737 1353 1979 2550 3176 3705 4188 4740
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, halfboard 760 1399 2048 2642 3291 3843 4349 4924
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 671 1289 1918 2251 2820 3291 3717 4211
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 902 1754 2614 2941 3682 4326 4924 5592
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Info host family:  

Double rooms are available for students travelling together.
Laundry at an host family is possible for a supplement of € 5 per person per week.

Surcharges host family:   half board → full board : €24 per week
Info hostel:  

Please note: during some dates there are extra surcharges (espacially during national holidays). Please contact StudyTravel for the extra charges.

Double rooms are available for students travelling together.

Surcharges hostel:   single room : 01/12/2018 - 29/12/2018 : €129 per week
single room : 30/12/2018 - 04/05/2019 : €129 per week
double room : 01/12/2018 - 29/12/2018 : €33 per week
double room : 30/12/2018 - 04/05/2019 : €33 per week
Info single-use-apartment:  

Prices vary according season, please contact us to confirm the correct price in the period of booking.

Double rooms are available for students travelling together.

Surcharges single-use-apartment:   single room : 11/02/2018 - 17/02/2018 : €74 per week
single room : 30/12/2018 - 04/05/2019 : €82 per week
single room : 25/03/2018 - 31/03/2018 : €74 per week
single room : 30/09/2018 - 29/12/2018 : €74 per week
double room : 11/02/2018 - 17/02/2018 : €38 per week
double room : 30/12/2018 - 04/05/2019 : €41 per week
double room : 25/03/2018 - 31/03/2018 : €38 per week
double room : 30/09/2018 - 29/12/2018 : €38 per week
Transfer:  

€6

The price mentioned is for an airport transfer up on arrival at the Airport of Bocas Town. This transfer is inclusive when accommodation is booked with a host family. With arrival before 8 am and after 5:30 pm a supplement of € 10 is charged.

If you travel via Panama City: 1 night at a hotel in Panama City = € 70 p.p.

Transfer up on arrival at Panama City to hotel: € 42 p.p.

Transfer from Panama City to Bocas del Toro can be arranged, contact us for more information and prices.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • course materials
  • free conversational lesson and cultural activities (dance, movies)
  • return airport transfer with accommodation in a host family
  • certificate of attendance

In 2018 the school is closed on 09/01/2018, 27/02/2018, 28/02/2018, 14/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 03/11/2018, 04/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 08/12/2018, 24/12/2018 and 25/12/2018. Missed lessons during these days will not be rescheduled

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 6/1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
30
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined Mini Group without accommodation 346 640 944 1220 1468 1772 2002 2205
Combined Mini Group with hostel, dormitory, no meals 428 820 1220 1593 1938 2338 2665 2964
Combined Mini Group with hostel, single room, no meals 594 1179 1772 2338 2877 3470 3990 4483
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 546 1040 1545 1749 2130 2566 2929 3263
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 746 1441 2145 2278 2792 3360 3855 4322
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 645 1169 1703 2209 2688 3222 3682 4114
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, halfboard 668 1215 1772 2301 2803 3360 3843 4299
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined Mini Group without accommodation 438 824 1220 1560 1956 2255 2508 2831
Combined Mini Group with hostel, dormitory, no meals 520 1004 1496 1933 2426 2821 3171 3590
Combined Mini Group with hostel, single room, no meals 686 1363 2048 2679 3364 3953 4496 5108
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 638 1225 1821 2090 2618 3050 3435 3889
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 838 1625 2421 2619 3280 3843 4361 4947
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 737 1353 1979 2550 3176 3705 4188 4740
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, halfboard 760 1399 2048 2642 3291 3843 4349 4924
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Info host family:  

Laundry at an host family is possible for a supplement of € 5 per person per week.

Surcharges host family:   half board → full board : €24 per week
Info hostel:  

Please note: during some dates there are extra surcharges (espacially during national holidays). Please contact StudyTravel for the extra charges.

Surcharges hostel:   single room : 01/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €129 per week
single room : 29/12/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €129 per week
double room : 01/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €33 per week
double room : 29/12/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €33 per week
Info single-use-apartment:  

IMPORTANT: please note that when travelling in the following periods, extra surcharges to your accommodation will apply:

  • from November 1st until December 3rd
  • December 20th until January 3rd
  • Carnival (March 1st to March 6th)
  • Holy Week (April 15th until April 21st).

Please always contact StudyTravel to confirm the final price.

Surcharges single-use-apartment:   single room : 29/09/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €82 per week
double room : 29/09/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €41 per week
Transfer:  

€6

The price mentioned is for an airport transfer up on arrival at the Airport of Bocas Town. This transfer is inclusive when accommodation is booked with a host family. With arrival before 8 am and after 5:30 pm a supplement of € 10 is charged.

If you travel via Panama City: 1 night at a hotel in Panama City = € 70 p.p.

Transfer up on arrival at Panama City to hotel: € 42 p.p.

Transfer from Panama City to Bocas del Toro can be arranged, contact us for more information and prices.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • course materials
  • free conversational lesson and cultural activities (dance, movies)
  • return airport transfer with accommodation in a host family
  • certificate of attendance

In 2019 the school is closed on 01/01/2019, 09/01/2019, 04/03/2019, 05/03/2019, 19/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 03/11/2019, 04/11/2019, 05/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 08/12/2019, 25/12/2019. Missed lessons during these days will usually be rescheduled on Saturday Morning.

One-to-One

Flexibility is the large advantage of private lessons! Individual tuition is designed to meet your personal interests and needs (Business Spanish, Medical Spanish ...), as well as your individual language level. This guarantees a perfect learning environment!

Minimum age is 18 year .

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 364 695 1008 1312
One-to-One with hostel, dormitory, no meals 447 875 1284 1685
One-to-One with hostel, single room, no meals 640 1294 1929 2554
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 686 1271 1837 2393
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 663 1225 1768 2301
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 597 1160 1706 2002
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 829 1625 2403 2693
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Info host family:  

Double rooms are available for students travelling together.
Laundry at an host family is possible for a supplement of € 5 per person per week.

Surcharges host family:   half board → full board : €24 per week
Info hostel:  

Please note: during some dates there are extra surcharges (espacially during national holidays). Please contact StudyTravel for the extra charges.

Double rooms are available for students travelling together.

Surcharges hostel:   single room : 01/12/2018 - 29/12/2018 : €129 per week
single room : 30/12/2018 - 04/05/2019 : €129 per week
double room : 01/12/2018 - 29/12/2018 : €33 per week
double room : 30/12/2018 - 04/05/2019 : €33 per week
Info single-use-apartment:  

Prices vary according season, please contact us to confirm the correct price in the period of booking.

Double rooms are available for students travelling together.

Surcharges single-use-apartment:   single room : 11/02/2018 - 17/02/2018 : €74 per week
single room : 30/12/2018 - 04/05/2019 : €82 per week
single room : 25/03/2018 - 31/03/2018 : €74 per week
single room : 30/09/2018 - 29/12/2018 : €74 per week
double room : 11/02/2018 - 17/02/2018 : €38 per week
double room : 30/12/2018 - 04/05/2019 : €41 per week
double room : 25/03/2018 - 31/03/2018 : €38 per week
double room : 30/09/2018 - 29/12/2018 : €38 per week
Transfer:  

€6

The price mentioned is for an airport transfer up on arrival at the Airport of Bocas Town. This transfer is inclusive when accommodation is booked with a host family. With arrival before 8 am and after 5:30 pm a supplement of € 10 is charged.

If you travel via Panama City: 1 night at a hotel in Panama City = € 70 p.p.

Transfer up on arrival at Panama City to hotel: € 42 p.p.

Transfer from Panama City to Bocas del Toro can be arranged, contact us for more information and prices.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • course materials
  • free conversational lesson and cultural activities (dance, movies)
  • return airport transfer with accommodation in a host family
  • certificate of attendance

In 2018 the school is closed on 09/01/2018, 27/02/2018, 28/02/2018, 14/04/2018, 01/05/2018, 03/11/2018, 04/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 08/12/2018, 24/12/2018 and 25/12/2018. Missed lessons during these days will not be rescheduled

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 364 695 1008 1312
One-to-One with hostel, dormitory, no meals 447 875 1284 1685
One-to-One with hostel, single room, no meals 613 1234 1837 2430
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 565 1096 1609 1841
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 764 1496 2209 2370
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 686 1271 1837 2393
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 663 1225 1768 2301
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Info host family:  

Laundry at an host family is possible for a supplement of € 5 per person per week.

Surcharges host family:   half board → full board : €24 per week
Info hostel:  

Please note: during some dates there are extra surcharges (espacially during national holidays). Please contact StudyTravel for the extra charges.

Surcharges hostel:   single room : 01/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €129 per week
single room : 29/12/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €129 per week
double room : 01/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €33 per week
double room : 29/12/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €33 per week
Info single-use-apartment:  

IMPORTANT: please note that when travelling in the following periods, extra surcharges to your accommodation will apply:

  • from November 1st until December 3rd
  • December 20th until January 3rd
  • Carnival (March 1st to March 6th)
  • Holy Week (April 15th until April 21st).

Please always contact StudyTravel to confirm the final price.

Surcharges single-use-apartment:   single room : 29/09/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €82 per week
double room : 29/09/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €41 per week
Transfer:  

€6

The price mentioned is for an airport transfer up on arrival at the Airport of Bocas Town. This transfer is inclusive when accommodation is booked with a host family. With arrival before 8 am and after 5:30 pm a supplement of € 10 is charged.

If you travel via Panama City: 1 night at a hotel in Panama City = € 70 p.p.

Transfer up on arrival at Panama City to hotel: € 42 p.p.

Transfer from Panama City to Bocas del Toro can be arranged, contact us for more information and prices.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • course materials
  • free conversational lesson and cultural activities (dance, movies)
  • return airport transfer with accommodation in a host family
  • certificate of attendance

In 2019 the school is closed on 01/01/2019, 09/01/2019, 04/03/2019, 05/03/2019, 19/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 03/11/2019, 04/11/2019, 05/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 08/12/2019, 25/12/2019. Missed lessons during these days will usually be rescheduled on Saturday Morning.

Host Family

Living with a host family is a perfect opportunity to get to know the everyday life in Panama. You will stay in a single room with the options of no meals, breakfast or half board (breakfast and dinner). All host families live within a maximum of 20 walking minutes from the language school. Considering the international atmosphere in Bocas del Toro, the accommodation in a host family is a fantastic opportunity to practice your Spanish in real-life situations.

Hostel

In this hostel (Guesthouse 421) you will stay with other (mostly young) tourists. It is a very popular place for backpackers, but also students stay here regularly. The hostel is located in a typical Caribbean mansion, made of wood, where you will easily feel at home. There are spacious rooms and common areas with balcony, so you definitely not feel that you're in a hostel, but more in an "upscale" budget accommodation, with all the necessary facilities such as Wi-Fi, Air-conditioning and hot water. The distance to the school is only 2 minutes walking.
When you book a double room, you'll stay in a dormitory with 5 other beds and a shared bathroom. When you book the single room, you'll stay in a suite with your own private bathroom, hot water, and you’ll be able to enjoy a comfortable king size bed. During your stay, you can cook your own meals in the shared kitchen. The shared kitchen has a stove, a refrigerator and dining area.

Single-Use-Apartment

If your privacy is very important to you, you can chose an apartment / studio. The kitchen, bathroom, etc. then of course you do not have to share with anyone. Meals are not included. These private studios (the Bocas del Toro Island Condos) are located in the centre of the town, at only 10 minutes walking from the school. You’ll stay in a modern complex with a clean and tropical design. Choosing this accommodation means you’ll enjoy a peaceful and air conditioned environment, at short distance to the school. Nearby you’ll also find the best restaurants and dance clubs.

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Mirte
29 years
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Arjen
26 years
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