Bocas del Toro, panama

Bocas del Toro, the archipelago off the northern Caribbean coast of Panama, is known for its unparalleled beauty and vibrant nightlife.

The crystal clear waters, white sand beaches, world-famous waves, colorful coral reefs, the abundance of marine life make Bocas del Toro a tropical paradise. The laid back vibes of this surfer town and the constant flow of world travelers make for a very active and healthy nightlife. This unique atmosphere makes Bocas without a doubt the most popular destination to learn Spanish.

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Spanish by the Sea - Bocas

Founded in 1998, Spanish by the Sea – Bocas del Toro, is one of three options in Panama to take spanish classes.  On the main island of Isla Colon, the school is one block off Main Street where you can easily walk to restaurants, tour operators, bank, bars, shops, airport, hotels, coffee shops, etc. The variety of Caribbean cultures native to the island mixed with its booming tourism industry creates an intriguing hub for linguistic and cultural exchange. Bocas is also a biologists dream come true. The conservation and preservation efforts have successfully protected much of the Caribbean wildlife here, including four of the eight species of sea turtles that nest on these beaches.

The largest of our 5 schools, it houses up to 30 students, a large front garden with fruit and palm trees, tropical plants, lounge chairs and hammocks for easy studying; and 8 unique teaching stations that create the perfectly relaxed environment to attend class. Read here how we work with you to teach you Spanish!

Who wants to study at Spanish by the Sea- Bocas del Toro?

High quality classes, world-class adventure activities, stunning natural beauty, and a very active and worldly night-life makes Bocas a place for everyone!


So why Bocas?

  • Relaxed Caribbean pace.
  • Perfect place to get your PADI Dive Certifications; Open Water, Advanced, Rescue, and Master.
  • World Class Surfing.
  • Adventure seekers paradise; sea kayak, horseback, zip lining, cycling, among others.
  • Night life! It’s always Friday night on the Island.
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All options for this location

Students in classes with Teache

Intensive Spanish Course

If you want to learn faster:

  • 6 hours of group lessons* per day/ 5 days per week
  • max 6 students per class
  • morning (8 till 12) or afternoon (1 till 5) + evening sessions (5 till 7) 

*When only one student with this level: 3 hrs private (same price).


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Standard Spanish Course

What most students choose:

  • 4 hours of group lessons* per day/ 5 days per week
  • max 6 students per class
  • morning (8 till 12) or afternoon (1 till 5) sessions

*When only one student with this level: 2 hrs private (same price).


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People hanging out in hammocks and chairs on a tropical balcony

Bocas: Vacation Rentals

If you travel with a group of friends or family, you might want  to live independently from the school and hostel, You will have your private space to rest, cook and study. These homes might be perfect for you!

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Cabins over the water Bocas del Toro

Bocas: Other hostels & hotels

Although our hostel has lots of beds and is centrally located, it is still full sometimes or you might actually want to stay further away from the center of town.

To make sure we offer something for every possible taste, we selected for you one budget hostel, one middle-priced hotel and one luxury hotel in Bocas del Toro.



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Caribbean House of Familia Cerezo in Bocas

Bocas: Stays with a local family

Staying with a local family in Bocas del Toro gives you the opportunity to see how local people live and also to chat and interact with the family members.

There are a few small differences between what we call a “home stay” and a “stay with a local family”, one being that in a homestay you get to share more time and activities with the family and another difference is that in the last option, you mostly share the house (not your room) with other students.

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Bocas: Our hostel

If you choose to stay at our own hostel, part of our Spanish school in Bocas del Toro, you can be independent, make food, be lazy and alone or interact with fellow travellers.

Our little sanctuary is within walking distance to everything that Bocas Town has to offer,  with the comfort and security of your home away from home! With multiple hammock lounges, big communal kitchen and an open air feel, we have private rooms and rooms that each can be shared by 2, 3 or 4 students.



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Especially for students that want to travel, learn Spanish ánd visit 4 of our amazing locations!

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