Blog of Habla Ya Spanish Schools & Immersion Programs

We've been writing about all things Panama for over 10 years. So search our blog to plan your vacation. From must do's, where to party or eat, to which beaches and hiking trails you shouldn't miss. You'll find great insider info about Bocas del Toro, Panama City and Boquete, as well as Panamanian culture, customs and traditions, and certainly tips and advice for learning Spanish while on vacation!


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Blog Posts by Chris Atkin

Two must-see half-day hikes in Boquete

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Walking in the mountains surrounding Boquete should be on the wish list of every traveller, not just to Panama, but to Central America as a whole. There are numerous routes to choose from and the vast majority can be enjoyed without requiring a guide. The Quetzal Trail remains Boquete’s most famous hike, but we’ve listed…

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12 places that will help you to hit the ground running in Bocas del Toro

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Bocas Town may not be a large place, but it’s a hub of activity and it helps to get yourself well acquainted with it early on during your time at the school. Ludo and Cesar at the front desk will give you some insider tips along with some maps when you arrive, but if you…

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7 of the Best Waterfront Bars in Bocas del Toro

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Prior to my arrival in Bocas, I’d read all about the islands’ array of beautiful beaches. What I wasn’t expecting was the variety of waterfront bars and restaurants. You’ll have a hard time deciding which is your favourite, but to help you here is a handful of some of the very best – whether you’re…

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What to expect during your first week at Habla Ya in Bocas del Toro?

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What to expect during your first week at Habla Ya in Bocas del Toro?

After landing in Bocas, I made the short walk to the school and was met at reception by Ludo. I’ll admit to feeling a little apprehensive ahead of my arrival. I’d read so much about the school’s Caribbean base and I was eager to begin my Spanish adventure. I was welcomed aboard and Ludo talked…

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