Blog of Habla Ya Spanish Schools & Immersion Programs

Search our blog if you're visiting Panama! 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 in our country! We've been writing about all things Panama for over 10 years and nothing beats local knowledge from the locals themselves.


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Blog Posts by Evelyne Meyer

Evelyne moved to Panama in 2009, after she decided that life had so much more to offer than just sitting in an office for 12 hours a day. She decided that having 4 weeks of vacation per year just wasn't enough, and that life itself should be a vacation all year round. She has joined the Habla Ya family 6 years ago, and lives "happily ever after" with her husband in Bocas del Toro, where she can enjoy paradisaical beaches whenever she feels like it and hang out with her 4 cats and dog. She has encouraged others to do the same ever since.

Combine Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with Learning Spanish in Bocas del Toro

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For even more information about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Bocas del Toro, check out this post… If the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu bug has stung you, chances are that it’s all you can think about. Hell, I am happy my husband is a BJJ-er too, because it’s probably 80% of what we talk about on a daily…

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The Essential Spanish Phrase Guide for Traveling in Latin America

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Attention all you jet setters and newbie travelers! By simply having the ability to speak in English and Spanish, you are able to communicate with over 70% of the world! Pretty awesome, right? But not knowing the native language when traveling to a foreign country can be very nerve racking. Take it from me, I…

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Spanish Student Tells Us About Her Bocas del Toro Experience

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Kim Knoester, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, is one of our students who joined our Bocas del Toro Spanish School last month (June 2015). We asked her a couple of questions and she was very kind to let us share her answers with you all. We hope they help you get a better idea about what…

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Total Spanish Immersion Programs – Will I Speak English?

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Today, I would like to address a recurring source of anxiety among future Habla Ya students. I am noting that lots of students are concerned about whether their Spanish teachers and host family will be able to speak English to them (at least a bit!). You may find this counter intuitive, as the goal of…

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Will it Rain During my Vacation in Bocas del Toro, Panama

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That’s a question for the weather fairy, and yet I hear it over and over again. Sometimes in January, from students studying Spanish with us several months later. At times, these weather questions get very specific, like: “I am coming from April 22nd until April 28th next year. Will it rain?” It makes me wonder…

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