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Want to learn Spanish WHILE discovering new places? Unique adventures? Free volunteering? A stimulating multicultural community? We've got you covered! Check out our fluidly designed curriculum across five locations! Why limit yourself?

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5 beautiful travel locations

Want to enroll in spanish courses AND have the freedom to travel around? Our five seamless schools allow you to choose your own adventure without losing academic continuity. Stay put in one place, pick your own path, or join the Travelling Spanish Classroom on a 4 week guided trip to experience true adventure-education.

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What other people say:
  • Will Quaile, USA

    Thanks for creating a great space in a beautiful place!

  • Patrick Busby, USA

    The school and Avelina have been a pleasure. I hope to return someday and speak fluent Spanish. This has been a great experience for me. I have learned more than I expected too. I hope to return and continue my Spanish language education. Maribel and Avelina have been so helpful.

  • Lars Anderson, Sweden

    Beautiful place and friendly people! thanks

  • Matias, Peter, Simon and Sören

    Thank you so much for one of the most awesome weeks of our lives! We had so much fun and we are definitely coming back when we have learned how to dance salsa! Also thanks to Gaby, Tatiana and Adriana for teaching us Spanish; it means a lot! Hasta luego!

  • Taylor, USA

    Martin y Ingrid fueron muy serviciales. Costa Rica es el país más hermoso que he visitado. Estoy emocionado de visitar los otros hostales y escuelas en Costa Rica y Panamá!

  • Otty y Antonio, Spanish

    Estamos muy agradecidos por la estancia y la hospitabilidad que nos habeís ofrecido tanto en Bocas del Toro como en Turrialba. Spanish at Locations es sin lugar a dudas uno de los pocos lugares donde se siente uno en casa y en el paraíso!

  • Maria Elena, USA

    I really enjoyed my stay over "Spanish by the River"it's the greatest location and school-hostel i ever say! Good people & good vibes. Loved the Rafting! Thank you all, Pura Vida!

  • Edortu y Xandra, Spain

    Increíble y maravilloso la estancia; tanto Ingrid como sus hijos superamables. Nos dejó un gran recuerdo, nos sentimos como en casa desde el principio!

  • BroadReach, USA

    Loved it here: the staff, accommodations and views were spectacular. Thanks Fernando for the awesome breakfasts!

  • Marianne, Switzerland

    If you are looking for a good school to learn Spanish and have fun to discover some new places I can really recommend spanish@locations. Cozy hostels, fantastic outdoor classrooms, great teachers and people! Ingrid and her staff are amazing, I had a wonderful time in Turrialba and Puerto Viejo...for sure will come back!
    Muchas gracias y Pura Vida!

  • Ross, New Zealand

    Had a fantastic month learning Spanish at the schools in Bocas del Toro and Puerto Viejo. The teachers were brilliant, they were experienced and helped pair me up with those at a similar level. My Spanish is way way better now. There were also lots of free activities organised; bikes, kayaks, bbq, salsa, etc. Made our time there even better. Thanks a lot.

  • Pim, The Netherlands

    I had an amazing time in Turrialba and Puerto Viejo. Both beautiful locations and great teachers. I really liked the interactive classes! Thank you all once again. Pura vida!

  • Jaime, USA

    I will never forget this amazing experience and consider it to be one of the top experiences of my life. Staff and teachers were so accommodating and took excellent care of us. They are all very kind, interesting people who encouraged us to use our Spanish while there. Turrialba was special because I was able to do bird watching right there on the terrace while waiting for my class to start. Puerto Viejo had beautiful beaches and delicious restaurants!

  • Masha, The Netherlands

    Ingrid, thank you so much for two very good weeks at Spanish By The Sea/ River. Good people and good vibes! I really liked the rafting trip in Turrialba (beautiful trip, campsite and good food!), of course the Spanish class and the locations . Pura Vida!

  • Tom, USA

    Have thoroughly enjoyed my time here. The Spanish lessons with Jackie were fantastic. I am really pleased with how much I have learnt even in such a short space of time. Ruby the manager has been wonderful and as friendly as can be! I would recommend this program to anyone!

Discount offers:

White Water Rafting on the Pacuare River in Costa Rica: Non students $80/ Students $65!

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Unique Expedition:

Leave the organization & logistics to us while you immerse yourself in the language, culture, expeditions and adventures of four locations across Panama and Costa Rica.

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