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 : €23 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 : €126 per week
single room : 30/12/2018 - 04/05/2019 : €126 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 : €72 per week
single room : 30/12/2018 - 04/05/2019 : €80 per week
single room : 25/03/2018 - 31/03/2018 : €72 per week
single room : 30/09/2018 - 29/12/2018 : €72 per week
double room : 11/02/2018 - 17/02/2018 : €37 per week
double room : 30/12/2018 - 04/05/2019 : €40 per week
double room : 25/03/2018 - 31/03/2018 : €37 per week
double room : 30/09/2018 - 29/12/2018 : €37 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 € 9 is charged.

If you travel via Panama City: 1 night at a hotel in Panama City = € 68 p.p.

Transfer up on arrival at Panama City to hotel: € 41 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 : €23 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 : €126 per week
single room : 29/12/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €126 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 : €80 per week
double room : 29/09/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €40 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 € 9 is charged.

If you travel via Panama City: 1 night at a hotel in Panama City = € 68 p.p.

Transfer up on arrival at Panama City to hotel: € 41 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 337 624 919 1188 1430 1726 1950 2148
Combined Mini Group with hostel, dormitory, no meals 417 798 1188 1552 1888 2278 2596 2887
Combined Mini Group with hostel, single room, no meals 606 1206 1816 2399 2955 3564 4102 4613
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 628 1139 1659 2152 2618 3138 3587 4008
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, halfboard 718 1318 1928 2484 3094 3609
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 564 1076 1599 1861 2271 2735 3128 3493
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 789 1529 2278 2533 3112 3744 4304 4837
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined Mini Group without accommodation 426 803 1188 1520 1906 2197 2444 2757
Combined Mini Group with hostel, dormitory, no meals 507 978 1457 1883 2363 2748 3089 3497
Combined Mini Group with hostel, single room, no meals 695 1386 2085 2730 3430 4035 4595 5223
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 718 1318 1928 2484 3094 3609 4080 4618
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, halfboard 740 1363 1995 2574 3206 3744 4237 4797
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 653 1256 1868 2193 2747 3206 3621 4102
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 879 1708 2547 2865 3587 4214 4797 5447
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 : €23 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 : €126 per week
single room : 30/12/2018 - 04/05/2019 : €126 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 : €72 per week
single room : 30/12/2018 - 04/05/2019 : €80 per week
single room : 25/03/2018 - 31/03/2018 : €72 per week
single room : 30/09/2018 - 29/12/2018 : €72 per week
double room : 11/02/2018 - 17/02/2018 : €37 per week
double room : 30/12/2018 - 04/05/2019 : €40 per week
double room : 25/03/2018 - 31/03/2018 : €37 per week
double room : 30/09/2018 - 29/12/2018 : €37 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 € 9 is charged.

If you travel via Panama City: 1 night at a hotel in Panama City = € 68 p.p.

Transfer up on arrival at Panama City to hotel: € 41 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 337 624 919 1188 1430 1726 1950 2148
Combined Mini Group with hostel, dormitory, no meals 417 798 1188 1552 1888 2278 2596 2887
Combined Mini Group with hostel, single room, no meals 579 1148 1726 2278 2802 3380 3887 4367
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 532 1014 1505 1704 2075 2500 2853 3179
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 727 1404 2089 2219 2720 3273 3755 4210
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, halfboard 650 1184 1726 2242 2730 3273 3744 4187
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 628 1139 1659 2152 2618 3138 3587 4008
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined Mini Group without accommodation 426 803 1188 1520 1906 2197 2444 2757
Combined Mini Group with hostel, dormitory, no meals 507 978 1457 1883 2363 2748 3089 3497
Combined Mini Group with hostel, single room, no meals 668 1327 1995 2609 3277 3851 4380 4976
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 622 1193 1774 2036 2550 2971 3346 3788
Combined Mini Group with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 816 1583 2358 2551 3195 3744 4248 4819
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, halfboard 740 1363 1995 2574 3206 3744 4237 4797
Combined Mini Group with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 718 1318 1928 2484 3094 3609 4080 4618
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 : €23 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 : €126 per week
single room : 29/12/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €126 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 : €80 per week
double room : 29/09/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €40 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 € 9 is charged.

If you travel via Panama City: 1 night at a hotel in Panama City = € 68 p.p.

Transfer up on arrival at Panama City to hotel: € 41 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 355 677 982 1278
One-to-One with hostel, dormitory, no meals 435 852 1251 1641
One-to-One with hostel, single room, no meals 624 1260 1879 2488
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 668 1238 1789 2332
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 646 1193 1722 2242
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 581 1130 1662 1950
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 807 1583 2340 2623
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 : €23 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 : €126 per week
single room : 30/12/2018 - 04/05/2019 : €126 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 : €72 per week
single room : 30/12/2018 - 04/05/2019 : €80 per week
single room : 25/03/2018 - 31/03/2018 : €72 per week
single room : 30/09/2018 - 29/12/2018 : €72 per week
double room : 11/02/2018 - 17/02/2018 : €37 per week
double room : 30/12/2018 - 04/05/2019 : €40 per week
double room : 25/03/2018 - 31/03/2018 : €37 per week
double room : 30/09/2018 - 29/12/2018 : €37 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 € 9 is charged.

If you travel via Panama City: 1 night at a hotel in Panama City = € 68 p.p.

Transfer up on arrival at Panama City to hotel: € 41 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 355 677 982 1278
One-to-One with hostel, dormitory, no meals 435 852 1251 1641
One-to-One with hostel, single room, no meals 597 1202 1789 2367
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, dormitory, no meals 550 1067 1568 1794
One-to-One with single-use-apartment, single room, no meals 745 1457 2152 2309
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 668 1238 1789 2332
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 646 1193 1722 2242
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 : €23 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 : €126 per week
single room : 29/12/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €126 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 : €80 per week
double room : 29/09/2019 - 02/05/2020 : €40 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 € 9 is charged.

If you travel via Panama City: 1 night at a hotel in Panama City = € 68 p.p.

Transfer up on arrival at Panama City to hotel: € 41 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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Bocas del Toro is the name of the province. It consists of dozens of islands with a high diversity of plants and animals. The green islands are surrounded by turquoise sea and together with the white sandy beaches, it offers a spectacular view. The main island is Isla Colon, and from there you can take the water taxi, or join organized excursions, to explore the bays, beaches and islands. This is one of the must-sees if you make a trip through Central America and a resting place for backpackers. It has a relaxed atmosphere and if you want to combine your Spanish course with snorkeling, diving, surfing and enjoying the sun, beach and sea, then this is the place-to-be. You can search starfishes at Playa de la Estrella, watch dolphins at Dolphin Bay, watch the surfers at Playa Bluff and maybe see a sloth hanging somewhere in the tree. A true paradise!

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