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The vibrant contrast between the high-rising modern skyline, the rich historical architecture of the city and the tropical rainforest that surrounds it, make for a fascinating exploration through Panama City.

In this metropolitan mecca, visitors can bear witness to the country’s diverse history within just minutes of walking. Casco Viejo, the historic gem of Panama City, with its rooftop bars, contemporary art galleries and chic restaurants, is a perfect example of the city’s distinct fascination.

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"Spanish in the City - Panama"

We don’t own our own location in Panama City but have our base at the Hostel La Posada 1914, a two story colonial house located in the heart of the Bella Vista district,  about a 5 minute walk from the always lively Cinta Costera that leads to the tourist areas such as the Calle Uruguay and Casco Viejo. Restaurants and supermarkets are all right around the corner.

We accommodate you in the hostel and use various teaching stations around the building.  Read here how we work with you to teach you Spanish!


Who likes to study at Spanish in the City – Panama?

Panama City is perfect for those who are serious about learning Spanish and who love the hussle and bussle of big cities.  It satisfies all your metropolitan needs with an array of cultural expositions, museums and history, combined with the endless variety of restaurants, bars, nooks and nightclubs. The lush belt of tropical rainforest that surrounds the city also provides ample opportunities for nature related activities, including the indigenous villages and the quintessential tropical paradise of the San Blas archipelago, which are all just a day trip away.


So why Panama City?

  • Visit one of the seven wonders of the world; the Panama Canal.
  • Incomparable nightlife; international dining, rooftop bars and salsa dancing.
  • Great base for exotic destinations; San Blas, Pearl Islands and Embera Indigenous Villages.
  • Complete Spanish language immersion.
  • Hub for shopping; lowest prices in Latin America.



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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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Panama City: Other hostels & hotels

Sometimes our own hostel might be full or you prefer to stay a bit more in the center of the city or in a different sized hostel. Perhaps in one with more luxury.

No problem! We selected for you some budget hostels, middle-priced hotels and one luxury hotel in Panama City.



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Panama City: The hostel

In Panama City, the hostel that we use to stay while in the City  is called CASA AREKA and is perfect for people that like to be independent, cook their own meals and share conversations with fellow travellers. 

The hostel attracts lot’s of adventurous individual travellers.  It is very centrally located, in Punta Pacífica with lots of restaurants, shops and even a gym close by. In about 15 minutes you are walking at the Cinta Costera, the boulevard next to the Pacific Ocean and that leads to Casco Viejo where the party is alive every day of the week. The shopping centre Multi Plaza is located at 10 minutes walking as well!



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Historical Sites Visiting

Historical places create connections to our heritage that help us understand our past, appreciate our triumphs, and learn from our mistakes. Historic places help define and distinguish our communities by building a strong sense of identity and are are treasured by local people. As a tourist you should not miss these magical places and the intriguing stories that surround them!



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Dinners & Nightlife

Dinners, parties and going to the local bars and discos are a great way to get to know your fellow students, relax and have some fun. So don’t miss the get-togethers during the week and especially on the weekends! Panama City, Bocas del Toro and Puerto Viejo offer vibrant nightlife every day of the week. In Boquete and Turrialba it is generally more centered around the weekend.

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Museum & Reseach Institutes

In Costa Rica & Panama a great deal of research is done in tropical agricultre, biodiversity and conservation,  so you are in the right countries to learn about these topics. Furthermore, in Panama City there is a rich variety of museums where you can learn about the Panama Canal and the AfroAntillian Culture. The Gold and Jade museums are among several that can be found in San Jose, just a day trip away from Turrialba.



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Gyms for Workout

Working out has many benefits, not only physical ones but also some related to improvement of your studies. It boosts brainpower (it increases levels of brain-derived protein in the body, believed to help with decision making, higher thinking and learning). It also sharpens memory. With the availabilty of gyms nearby you can continue your workout routine while learning Spanish at our schools!


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Indigenous Reserve

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Casco Viejo Walking Tour

Panama City’s Casco Viejo is a historic district of mansion-lined alleys connecting elegant colonial squares and historic buildings. It´s right now in the middle of a face-lift that will restore it completely to its former glory. Wandering along cobbled streets will take you back in time. Your guide will help you imagine what the city was like before the Panama Canal opened it up to the world!


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Latin American Dance Class

Once you get into dancing you realize what you have been missing .. you´ll remember you have a body, you have fun, it is cheap and you can meet interesting people. The hormone dopamine will be released and activate the learning centers of you brain .. so much needed to learn Spanish! You can learn salsa, merengue, bachata, cha-cha-cha and reggaeton. ¡A bailar!

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Local Cooking Class

What is a better way to study Spanish than learning all about the food, flavors and how to prepare tasty local dishes? Let’s combine the classroom with the kitchen and not only learn Spanish words for the ingredients and commands like ¡mezcla! but also prepare gallo pinto, arroz con pollo or bananas flambé and make sure you immerse yourself in the culinary culture of Costa Rica or Panama and enjoy some delicious food!


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San Blas Indigenous – Islands Tour

Getting to San Blas is like stepping into another world for a few days! The Guna Indians still live much the same way as their ancestors. They have their comarca within Panama, which means they have an autonomous territory governed by self rule. They make sure large scale tourism is not accepted. Pristine white sand beaches lined with palm trees, turquoise waters, stunning sun sets and a gorgeous underwater world make you want to stay there forever!



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Bird Watching Tour

Bird watching creates a great opportunity to do some exercise, be outdoors and breathe fresh air. It is not only a very relaxing activity, it also provides you with a private animal reality show and because you will be doing this with a local guide, you will be learning lots about the tropical forest and its inhabitants, not only about birds!

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Hiking Tour

A healthy body is a happy body and one of the best ways to achieve this is to get plenty of exercise. Hiking is an economical way to increase your activity level, while offering plenty of health benefits. Hiking through a beautiful area in our unique locations can als calm your nerves and lift your spirits. Hiking with a group provides an excellent opportunity to learn about tropical ecosystems, socialize and exchange ideas with others!

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

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