Learn Spanish in Panama at Habla Ya Spanish Schools

Habla Ya Spanish Students at Beach in Bocas del Toro, Panama

Effective Spanish Immersion Programs

Learn Spanish, explore Panama, have the time of your life!

Get 25% - 50% OFF when you book by AUGUST 1, Afrikan Emancipation Day.


It's your last chance to learn Spanish in Panama with us, because in 2022 we fully transition to 100% Online Spanish.

We need a Safe Landing, or even better, to Stay Grounded, because this is an Emergency!


🚨 In 2020 we declared a CLIMATE AND ECOLOGICAL EMERGENCY because 🌎 🌍 🌏 It's CODE RED FOR HUMANITY!!! ❌ ❌ ❌

We need a Safe Landing, or even better: to Stay Grounded!

🌀 In 2022 Habla Ya transitions to 100% Online Spanish Lessons so it's your last chance to learn Spanish in Panama with us: get 25% - 50% OFF when you book by Monday August 1, Afrikan Emancipation Day:



🦠 Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we're currently only offering ✅ Online Spanish Lessons and ✅ Spanish classes in a TRAVELING CLASSROOM instead of at the school, delivering a teacher directly to you in a COVID safe way wherever you are, be it your hotel, home, park, on tour, at the beach or in any other place where social distancing is comfortably and safely possible. CONTACT US TODAY!



🚨 We declared a CLIMATE AND ECOLOGICAL EMERGENCY because we're facing an 😱 existential threat as Planet Earth is on track for a 🌡4°C increase in average global temperatures by the end of this century, which means 💀 BILLIONS OF HUMANS DYING along the way if we don't CHANGE COURSE NOW!


🤔 So instead of 🛫 flying to learn Spanish 🛬 — it's not really essential travel, specially in the midst of the ongoing 😷 COVID-19 PANDEMIC — pumping even more C02 into the atmosphere that will end up crashing our common home, impacting countries in the tropics first, 🎧 LEARN SPANISH ONLINE 💻 from the comfort, convenience and safety of your office or home!

📍 If you do find yourself in the vicinity of any of our locations — 🌄 Boquete, ⛱ Bocas del Toro and 🌇 Panama City — we'd love to have your as our student. CONTACT US AND MAKE IT HAPPEN...
Travel to us in eco-friendly ways and get automatic access to a 👯 50% DISCOUNT!!!

🚦 Now... do you want to do something about the Climate and Ecological Crisis?

🙏 And finally one last plea to help us ensure a just transition for our staff and Spanish teachers: please don't fly to learn Spanish because you can do it online without destroying our future as there's no Planet B regardless of what Elon Musk wants you to believe; besides dreaming of Mars, he also wants you to buy electrical cars as if that's the solution to this Planetary Crisis... spoiler alert: it's not!


What's it like to learn Spanish in Panama?
See for yourself!

Our Spanish Schools

🦠 Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we're currently only offering ✅ Online Spanish Lessons and ✅ Spanish classes in a TRAVELING CLASSROOM instead of at the school, delivering a teacher directly to you in a COVID safe way wherever you are, be it your hotel, home, park, on tour, at the beach or in any other place where social distancing is comfortably and safely possible. CONTACT US TODAY!
Rated by Students as an Amazing Spanish Learning Experience...
Habla Ya Spanish School in Bocas del Toro, Panama

Habla Ya is Panama's premier network of Spanish schools with campuses in Boquete (Pacific mountains), Bocas del Toro (Caribbean beaches) and in Panama City. Considered amongst the top ranked Spanish training institutions in Central and South America, Habla Ya is one of the leading providers of Spanish immersion programs in Latin America.

For the past decade, Habla Ya has been rated by thousands 1420 of students, with a perfect 5 star score more times than any other network of Spanish schools in Latin America.

Habla Ya has also been featured in the BBC Travel Show, The New York Times, The Study Travel Magazine, all major guide books from The Lonely Planet and Frommer's to Moon Travel, as well as numerous travel blogs. GO HERE for a complete compilation of Habla Ya's reviews and features on third party sites...

With Habla Ya you'll not only learn Spanish and meet people from all over the world: you'll LIVE a once in a lifetime experience taking back home unforgettable memories of one of the most incredible language travel vacations that you could have ever imagined! And you can also volunteer to help others while learning Spanish too!

Traveling Classroom with Spanish Schools in Panama's 3 Most Exciting Destinations: Boquete, Bocas del Toro and Panama City!
Habla Ya Spanish school in Boquete, Panama

Habla Ya Spanish School in Bocas del Toro is part of the select group of accredited Spanish schools in Latin America by the Instituto Cervantes, the worldwide authority for teaching Spanish as a foreign language, and is located in Panama's top beach town in the Caribbean. Habla Ya Bocas del Toro Campus has also been certified as an Official DELE Examination Center in Panama.

Habla Ya Spanish School in Boquete, a town famous amongst outdoor enthusiasts in Panama's western mountains is an Official DELE Examination Center in Central America. The DELE Test is the most widely internationally recognized certification that qualifies levels of competence and command of the Spanish language.

Habla Ya Spanish School in Panama City, Panama

Habla Ya Spanish School in Panama City completes our network of Spanish Schools in Panama, and just as with the rest of our schools, Habla Ya Panama City is also an accredited Spanish school by the Instituto Cervantes and an Official DELE Examniation Center.

You really can't beat Habla Ya Panama City's location, right in the heart of modern Panama City, its first class facilities, and its experienced Spanish teachers. Panama City is Central America's trendiest metropolis, home to the renovated Casco Viejo neighborhood, a short subway ride away from us, and is definitely a unique capital to learn Spanish.

All three Spanish schools are also recognized for Bildungsurlaub (educational leave for German citizens).

Why just learn Spanish? LIVE your Spanish learning experience! Learn Spanish in 3 dream setting locations, full of friendly faces and exciting adventures. AND if you're also into making the world a better place, we can learn from each other, and do some community work together. We're into helping and doing with Permaculture and Volunteering. Join us TODAY and together let's make the world a better place too!

Traveling Clasroom: Spanish students from all over the world can now learn Spanish and discover amazing Panama at its best! Travel Panama and learn Spanish in 3 locations with complete academic continuity: start your program in Panama City, Latin America's trendiest and most cosmopolitan capital, go on to study Spanish by the sea in Bocas del Toro, with Panama's most stunning beaches, and then wrap up your Spanish language vacation in the mountains of Boquete, Panama's Eco-Adventure Capital.
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3 Locations

🦠 Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we're currently only offering ✅ Online Spanish Lessons and ✅ Spanish classes in a TRAVELING CLASSROOM instead of at the school, delivering a teacher directly to you in a COVID safe way wherever you are, be it your hotel, home, park, on tour, at the beach or in any other place where social distancing is comfortably and safely possible. CONTACT US TODAY!
Location #1: Boquete

Learn Spanish in Panama's Eco-Adventure Capital
Boquete is hikers' paradise and the perfect place to learn Spanish in Central America

Boquete is a charming mountain town with a wonderful sense of community. Known as Panama's Eco-Adventure Capital, Boquete is famous for its coffee and fresh mountain climate with pleasant year round temperatures. Its immense variety of outdoor adventures make Boquete a superb place to study Spanish surrounded by nature.

The valley of Boquete is located in the western highlands of Panama at 1,200 meters above the sea level in the lush province of Chiriqui near the Costa Rican border. Boquete is easily accessed from David (DAV), Panama's second largest city (only 38 km away from Boquete), which can be reached by 35 minute flights from Panama City, 1 hour flights from San José, Costa Rica or a 3 hour drive plus a 30 minute boat ride from Bocas del Toro.

Location #2: Bocas del Toro

Learn Spanish in Panama's Top Beach Destination
Bocas del Toro's beaches make the perfect fit for a Spanish learning vacation by the beach

The islands of Bocas del Toro are famous for their emerald Caribbean waters, secluded golden and white sand beaches, uncrowded waves, colorful coral reefs and abundant marine life. Its funky-vibrant nightlife, and friendly, chilled-back locals also add to the mix which make Bocas Panama's coolest beach destination.

Bocas del Toro is Panama's #1 beach town and its magic will certainly enchant you: you won't want to leave! Without any doubt Bocas del Toro is the perfect town to learn Spanish by the beach.

The Archipelago of Bocas del Toro (BOC), is located in Panama's northwest Caribbean Sea, very near the border with Costa Rica, only a 45 minute flight from Panama City or a 3 hour journey by road plus a 30 minute boat ride from Boquete.

Location #3: Panama City

Panama City: Learn Spanish in Latin America's Most Cosmopolitan Capital
Panama City is the best city in Latin America to learn Spanish

Cosmopolitan and trendy are the words that always come to mind when thinking about Panama City. With people from every single part of the world, the vibe in Panama City is one of rich diversity and mixture of cultures, which certainly makes for a unique experience when visiting Central America's most modern city.

With all the amenities and conveniences of an international city, Panama City's main attractions take the form of Casco Viejo's tastefully renovated colonial neighborhood, its modern skyline bordered by the Panama Canal, the Pacific Ocean and dense tropical rainforest, Central America's trendiest restaurants and most sophisticated nightlife, world class shopping with brands from all over the globe, and as a doorway to the country's top eco-adventure destinations: Boquete and Bocas del Toro.

You can reach Panama City (PTY) through direct flights from over 15 cities in the USA, 7 in Canada, 6 European cities and almost every single major city in Latin America.

TRAVELING CLASSROOM: Boquete and Bocas del Toro are so close to each other (less than a 4 hour commute), allowing you to perfectly study Spanish at both locations before or after your Spanish program in Panama City. You'll usually enter or leave the country through Panama City so that is where your program should end or start. How much time at each location? It's really up to you, depending on what you love more: the beach, the mountains or the city. But if you can, you really should give each a go as each destination will give you a very different flavor of Panama. It's just a matter of letting us know when you sign up and register.
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Spanish Courses

🦠 Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we're currently only offering ✅ Online Spanish Lessons and ✅ Spanish classes in a TRAVELING CLASSROOM instead of at the school, delivering a teacher directly to you in a COVID safe way wherever you are, be it your hotel, home, park, on tour, at the beach or in any other place where social distancing is comfortably and safely possible. CONTACT US TODAY!
Different Options for Different Needs

Not everyone wants the same Spanish course. Habla Ya Panama Spanish Schools in Central America offer different Spanish courses to suit each Spanish student's different needs. Choose a course that best meets your needs!

Group CLASSES AT HABLA YA Language Center in Boquete, Panama

Besides Spanish courses, we also provide additional Spanish language services. Our schools in Panama City, Boquete and Bocas del Toro are Official DELE Examination Centers in Panama with accreditations from the Instituto Cervantes (Habla Ya Boquete, Habla Ya Panama City and Bocas del Toro only) and we also provide official English to Spanish translations (and viceversa) and Personal Interpreters.

Our Spanish Courses in Boquete, Panama City and Bocas del Toro cost the same, so as long as we have availability, you can split your Spanish Program into a Traveling Classroom, spending time at all of our locations without losing any academic continuity, and taking advantage of the reduced rates that come from signing up for several weeks.
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Accommodation & Lodging Options

Comfortable and Appropriate Accommodation

Accommodation is an essential part of your study trip. We will make you feel cozy, secure and right at home. Lodging close to our Spanish Schools in Panama City, Bocas del Toro and/or Boquete will be arranged.

Accommodation Options in Boquete, Panama

Whether you're looking for a budget hostel within walking distance to our Spanish Schools, a mid-range bed & breakfast, or a local host family that will allow you to experience the real Latin American culture and practice your Spanish 24/7, we have the ideal place for you. Or even if you're in search for a Spanish Program in Central America that will place you in a beachfront boutique hotel or a luxury resort with a swimming pool, spa facilities, a first class gym, on-site restaurants, bars and a golf course, at Habla Ya we got the perfect lodging option for you and we'll make sure that you experience the most amazing language travel vacation!

We really know how important it is to have a nice place to stay. Our team of Language Travel Consultants will guide you and help you choose the best lodging option for you.
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Eco-Adventure Tours

Experience a Natural High in Panama!

Both Boquete and Bocas del Toro offer outdoor enthusiasts literally endless possibilities. Be it the beach or the mountains (or both), Panama's top eco-adventure destinations are loaded with natural beauty, adventure and excitement! And don't miss the Panama Canal, Casco Viejo and plenty of other exciting tours in and around Panama City.

Zipline Canopy Tour in Boquete
In Panama you can learn Spanish and surf in Bocas del Toro
  • Surfing in Bocas del Toro (Paunch, Dumpers, Bluff, Wizard, Carenero, Black Rock, Old Mans, Silverbacks, Long Beach, La Curva, Tiger Tail, Tuna, Waikiki) and in the Chiriqui Gulf (La Barqueta, Morro Negrito, Puerto Armuelles).
  • Horseback Riding along the beaches of Isla Colon or in the valleys of Caldera.
  • Bike Tours in and around Boquete and Bocas del Toro.
  • Scuba Diving & Snorkeling in Bocas del Toro at Crawl Cay, Hospital Point, Cayo Zapatillas, Tiger Rock and other dive sites in Panama's Caribbean, and in the Chiriqui Gulf National Marine Park and Coiba Island in the Pacific.
  • Hot Springs & Petroglyphs Tour in the wild region of Caldera.
  • Farming Tours to visit Boquete's coffee plantations in Alto Quiel, Jaramillo and Palmira, and to the Cacao (Chocolate) Farms in Bocas del Toro.
  • Panama City Tours: the Panama Canal (partial and full transits or by train), Casco Viejo, Amador Causeway, The Biomuseo, Cinta Costera, Shopping, Embera Indigenous Community Tour, San Blas Islands, Monkey Island and Gamboa Cableway Tour, Anton Valley & Hot Springs, Beach Tours near Panama City...
Learning Spanish in Panama guarantees a vacation full of natural beauty, adventure, excitement and opportunities to relax. Combine a few weeks of Spanish classes starting in Panama City, the country's vibrant capital, move on to the mountains of Boquete and then continue your journey with Spanish lessons in the beaches of Bocas del Toro in Panama's Caribbean.
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Cultural & Social Activities

Have a Blast After Class!

Have fun! It's much easier to learn Spanish when you're having the time of your life!

Social & Cultural Activities in Boquete, Panama
  • Panamanian Dinners on TUESDAYS.
  • Free Movie Nights on WEDNESDAYS.
  • Yoga Classes EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK (morning and afternoon schedules).
  • Party Time on FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS!
  • Get-Togethers starting on FRIDAYS and throughout the ENTIRE WEEKEND (parties, sport matches, poker nights, meals out, beach trips, river excursions).
  • Free Latin Dance Classes (Salsa and Merengue lessons) on SATURDAYS.
  • Free Conversational Sessions every SATURDAY come and practice your Spanish skills.
  • Ecotours & Adventure Excursions on EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK you can surf, hike, rock climb, raft, kayak, island and beach hop, go caving, cycling, tour a coffee or chocolate farm plantation, snorkel, scuba dive, horseback, bird watch, zipline, take a dip into natural hot springs, look for turtles nesting or hatching, and much, much more... come and discover Boquete, Panama's eco-adventure capital, Panama City, Latin America's trendiest capital, and Bocas del Toro, Panama's hottest beach destination in the Caribbean!
  • Panama Road Trips once or twice a month we leave Boquete, Panama City and Bocas del Toro for a night or two and together we travel & explore fascinating Panama!
Not everything is about studying Spanish. If you want to learn more about the Panamanian culture, socialize, dance, party, relax or just have fun, join our cultural and social activities after classes.
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Spanish Programs Abroad

🦠 Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we're currently only offering ✅ Online Spanish Lessons and ✅ Spanish classes in a TRAVELING CLASSROOM instead of at the school, delivering a teacher directly to you in a COVID safe way wherever you are, be it your hotel, home, park, on tour, at the beach or in any other place where social distancing is comfortably and safely possible. CONTACT US TODAY!
Spanish + Accommodation + Tours

Besides your Spanish Course, we can take care of everything else! From suitable accommodation and after-class social/cultural activities, to eco-adventure tours, volunteering and in-country transportation: we will put together the perfect language travel holiday for you!

Language Programs in Central & South America
Family Spanish Programs in Central America
  • Spanish Language Programs for High School, College and University Groups Traveling Abroad: we are the perfect partner to plan, organize and carry out the ultimate language program for your school trip abroad. We are experts helping you with: airport pickups, in-country transportation logistics, accommodation and Spanish lessons, ecotourism & adventure tours, volunteering projects and so much more!
  • Spanish Exchange Program for Teenagers: language exchange programs for teens from 13 - 17 years old. A truly unique experience!
  • Spanish for Kids: special language learning programs for children 4 - 12 years old to give them a head start in life!
  • VIP Spanish Program: study Spanish while staying at a luxury hotel with access to a golf course, spa, swimming pool, gourmet restaurants, tennis courts, a first class gym and much more...
In search of an intensive yet flexible Spanish learning program in Central or South America? Do you want to know what a Total Spanish Immersion in Latin America feels like by living with a local host family? Looking forward to experiencing Panama's Eco-Adventure Tours? Planning the perfect Family Language Vacation in Central America? Looking for the ideal Spanish Program for Kids or an Exchange Program for Teenagers in Latin America? Or simply want a VIP Language Program? Setting up a Spanish Program for a Group of High School, College or University Students in Central or South America? Want to Learn Spanish & Volunteer? Let us take care of your Spanish Program in Latin America: Habla Ya Spanish Schools will make it happen!
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Volunteer While Learning Spanish!

If you want to help others during your time in Central America, we'd be more than happy to make it happen!

Volunteer Projects in Panama
  • Nutrition Programs
  • Recycling Centers
  • Child Care Centers
  • Reading Programs
  • Orphanage Support
  • Handicap Integration
  • Music Programs
  • Elderly Home Care Centers
  • Youth Mentor Projects
  • Youth Development Sports Projects
  • Floating Doctors
  • Give and Surf
Working together we create opportunities for those who would not otherwise have them and we build bridges to self-sufficiency, personal growth and human happiness. We assure you that taking the step to volunteer in Panama City, Bocas del Toro and/or Boquete, Panama will change your life and the lives of others.
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Learn Spanish with the Experts

We don't want you to just know Spanish: we want you to use it!

Janeth, Spanish Teacher of Habla Ya Language Center
  • Proven & effective teaching method that develops student's communicative skills.
  • Level system & syllabus built under the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and approved by the Instituto Cervantes.
  • Spanish classes conducted entirely in Spanish to get students speaking Spanish from the first moment. You not only learn Spanish... from day one you use it!
  • Lesson planning based on student's specific needs and diverse learning styles.
  • Skill integration with special emphasis on oral expression & listening comprehension.
  • Interactive method that takes into account the cognitive process of language learning and brings real life situations to the classroom through tasks and activities.
All of our teachers have Spanish teaching or language related college/university degrees. At Habla Ya you learn easier and quicker than at any other Spanish school in Central America: with better results and with more fun, just how it should be! Check out what students have to say about their Habla Ya experience!
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