Starting december 1st we are OPEN in Turrialba, Puerto Viejo and Bocas del Toro! Both Costa Rica and Panama are slowly opening up and receiving international travellers since october 2020. Our Schools & Hostels in Turrialba and Puerto Viejo (Costa Rica) are open as well as the School & Hostel in Bocas del Toro (Panama)….Read more »
About taking online Spanish classes You might already know … we have always been very proud about our product: Spanish classes in a natural setting; meaning that we teach Spanish in and around our hostels, in the garden, on the balcony, all in the open air. We have teachers that love their countries (Costa…Read more »
“I never knew I could have the time of my life, snorkel in the clearest blue waters and learn Spanish at the same time”. These are the words of just one of the students in the Travelling Spanish Class offered by Spanish at Locations. Over a four-week period, you can hike to the highest peak…Read more »
General Description: The St. Francis Emmaus Center is part of St. Bryce Missions Love in Action programming in Costa Rica. The center provides a safe, comfortable place for Cabecar mothers, who must journey long hours on foot to have access to medical care, in the days just before and after the birth of a child…Read more »
La Tortuga Feliz is a non profit organisation, driven by volunteers for volunteers, to protect marine turtles in Costa Rica. Tasks: In the months March through August, you can help with the realization of the project objectives, mainly by patrolling the beaches at night in shifts with the local inhabitants, looking for nesting sea turtles….Read more »
Struggling to learn the irregular verbs? How do you know a verb is going to be irregular? Well, first of all, just like in English and other languages, the verbs that we mostly use tend to be irregular. Just think of the verbs “to be” and “ to go”. These verbs are also highly irregular…Read more »
When you start learning Spanish, your listening skills will develop more rapidly than your speaking skils. As a result, you understand more than you can express. A good way to keep improving your speaking skills is to talk to yourself as much as possible. With nobody around you, you don’t need to worry to make…Read more »
Coming soon to Bocas, the Sailing Spanish Classroom, including 4 hours Spanish and a full day aboard a beautiful ocean-going catamaran, including a beginner’s immersion Spanish class. Lunch, snacks, drinks, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, fishing are all included on this trip. Numbers are limited. Book now at Spanish by the Sea, Calle 4 (behind Hotel…Read more »
Spanish at Locations Schools in Turrialba, Bocas del Toro, Boquete and Panama City prepare students for official D.E.L.E exams in San José and Panama City. The prices vary around $100 per exam. We will guide you through the inscription process that you will complete directly with the examination centers at the universities. If you want…Read more »
The method a school chooses for its students to learn Spanish should be based on its theory about how people learn foreign and second languages. Although learners vary in learning styles (which means: they all use different strategies), we strongly believe that for you to learn Spanish, there are three essential conditions that we need…Read more »
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!
White Water Rafting on the Pacuare River in Costa Rica:
only $65 for students and $80 for non-students!
PADI Open Water or ‘Advanced Cert’ on the Caribbean island of Bocas del Toro:
Especially for students that want to travel, learn Spanish ánd visit 4 of our amazing locations!