With our countless choices, it can be hard to make decisions! Our mission is to simplify this process for you.
We created a few packages that combine different services but of course length, activities and luxury levels can be changed according to your needs.
- Our unique adventure package: the Travelling Spanish Classroom.
- Combinations of Spanish classes & activities like surfing, diving and yoga.
- Packages for special-interest groups, like families, teens and interns.
In Germany, the institution of Bildungsurlaub allows employees from any sector to receive up to an extra 5 days of educational leave that are to be used for professional advanced training.
Language courses like we offer at Spanish at Locations have become a popular option for Bildungsurlaub as it allows workers to travel and advance their foreign language skills abroad. This program is only acknowledged by the German states for the Intensive Spanish Course, requiring six hours per day.
Obtain study credits, help a local community, give your CV a boost, have a unique experience abroad and learn a new language and culture!
Internships, minor programs and thesis investigations. Fields of interest: psychology, tourism, sports, social work, education, nature, marketing, business, finances and healthcare. Onstage Latijnsamerika is our sister organization that mediates and guarantees a tailor made internship abroad for you! We offer different packages with Spanish classes & Internships.
This package focuses on the needs of people that finished school quite a while ago and are no longer accustomed to the rigors of study.
If you are a beginner, you are probably interested in learning Spanish for real conversations (for example ordering food in a restaurant) but if you already have a foundation, you might want to focus on grammar, improve you pronunciation, expand your vocabulary to use in different situations and learn about the culture. Fewer class hours per day, more relaxed learning atmosphere, upscale lodging accommodations and tours designed to meet your specific interests are some of the characteristics of this package.
Learn Spanish & enjoy nature in Costa Rica which this package.
Best places and activities of Turrialba (mountains) and Puerto Viejo (ocean) are included. At both locations you can add other activities for an extra cost or do volunteer work. You can also arrive before or stay afterwards, paying $14 per night for a shared room at our hostel.
Wow! Learn Spanish & enjoy nature in Panama which this package.
Best places and activities of Boquete (mountains) and Bocas del Toro (island) are included. At both locations you can add other activities for an extra cost or volunteer work. You can also arrive before or stay afterwards, paying $12 per night for a shared room at our hostel.
Combine Learning Spanish with your passion for birdwatching!
Wether you like to walk and chat or to search for that one special bird, we´ll make birdwatching a personal experience for you. Your specific interests are important to us. Two afternoon hikes with a specialized guide is included.
Combine Learning Spanish with your passion for diving!
In this program you will take any of the PADI dive courses in combination with learning Spanish. What a perfect combination for an educational holiday. The dive schools organize the courses in many different languages, not just Spanish.
Combine Learning Spanish with your passion for hiking!
Learning Spanish and going on relaxing hikes make the perfect combination for a stress-free, educational experience. You can dedicate part of the day to learn Spanish and the other part to participate in two half day hikes in the surroundings of our fascinating locations.
Combine Learning Spanish with your passion for mountain biking!
Depending on your level of mountain biking, we will select for you two interesting half day mountain bike trips. We will also show you some variation of scenery. For example you might do one trip in the countryside and one on a nature trail.
Combine Learning Spanish with your passion for whitewater rafting!
You’ll enjoy one full and one half day of whitewater rafting on two different rivers in the surroundings of our location. Of course we take your rafting experience into account to make sure you have a safe, enjoyable and memorable river journey!
Combine Learning Spanish with your passion for river adventures!
Rafting & Camping on the banks of the Pacuare River, listed in the top 5 of the most scenic rivers in the world, is an experience that you should not miss! In this package you will have an overnight trip included. From there you return to Turrialba or continue to San Jose or our Location in Puerto Viejo.
Combine Learning Spanish with your passion for river kayaking!
This program includes two sessions of kayak instruction on the Pejivalle River (class I –II). You will be introduced to and practice “reading the water”, the “eskimo-roll” and also crossing the river by making “ferries”.
Combine Learning Spanish with your passion for rock climbing!
Climbing is very much a physical and mental challenge. The rock is like a puzzle that you solve through body movements and different techniques in order to reach the top. Rock climbing is an extreme sport that involves gymnastic maneuvers using the body’s energy in the most efficient way. Two afternoons of climbing are included in this attractive package.
Combine Learning Spanish with your passion for sea kayaking!
Bocas del Toro is the perfect place to combine learning Spanish and enjoy some sea kayaking in your free time! In this package deal you receive instructions on how to paddle and manouver your kayak as you visit different locations on two afternoons.
Combine Learning Spanish with your passion for surfing!
In this Package you will receive two afternoons of surf classes on Panama’s or Costa Rica’s top surf locations. This will provide you a kickstart to continue practicing surfing on your own, giving you a new life changing hobby.
In order for families to study Spanish in Costa Rica & Panama, we can provide complete customized family packages for you.
We can arrange everything for you, including transportation from the airport to the school. We secure a nanny for your very young children (under 6 years old) and Spanish classes for your older children. We provide family homes to rent, plan adventurous activities and volunteer oppportunities for you and your children. We can make recommendations for your travel in other parts of the country.
Moving to Panama or Costa Rica? You must learn Spanish to be able to communicate and get things done.
If you are retiring to Costa Rica or Panama or simply starting a new life, you will want to make friends and feel part of the community. You will need to ask lots of questions about insurances, car rentals, schools for your children, shipping and moving companies, immigration and visa rules. Just contact us with your questions and we’ll answer them with the knowledge we have aquired.
This package is for teachers of Spanish as a second language who want to brush up and practice the language as they travel abroad to Costa Rica or Panama.
Sign up together as a small group for a cross-cultural experience at one of our locations and work out customized Spanish immersion with us. Transfer from the airport to the location of your choice, accommodations, social activities (cooking class, latin dance class), authentic community service projects and networking with a local school are possibilities in this package.
Some people just want to learn as much Spanish & Culture as possible in a short period of time!
In this package you receive two weeks of intensive Spanish (6 hours in group or 3 hours private), your stay with a host family will include breakfast & dinner. Along with the free activities from sunday till friday, you’ll have two memorable weekend excursions included. You’ll learn about the local culture from a local guide and this way as you have time to relax your mind.
Hey teens! in June & July we offer camps just for you. Combine Spanish classes, activities and volunteer work in Turrialba & Puerto Viejo – Costa Rica! For teens only.
Teens we know you are at an exciting, confusing and challenging time in your life. To meet your needs, we have specialized, less structured classes, fun activities, as well as some adventurous excursions. You will have opportunities to practice Spanish, do volunteer work and meet local young people of a similar age.
Amazing Spanish Adventure!! FOUR weeks at a different location each week.
This program is designed for students who want to travel and learn Spanish. As you travel, you will share daily activities like shopping and cooking with a Spanish speaking instructor. You will be immersed in a fun and inspiring atmosphere for learning Spanish. To round out the total package, we include our most popular adventures in each location to ensure that you do not miss these unforgettable experiences.
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!
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!
Loved it here: the staff, accommodations and views were spectacular. Thanks Fernando for the awesome breakfasts!
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!
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!
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!