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 France Francois

France Francois has a masters in international development and conflict resolution and has spent years working on social issues in Haiti as well. She recently moved to Panama to attend school at Habla Ya and immerse herself in Panamanian culture, food, and music. You can find her snapping photos or scribbling in a notebook around town. Like France on facebook, or follow her on twitter.

The Ideal Language Travel Itinerary for 1 Week in Panama City

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Checking out Panama's City skyline from Cinta Costera on a Sunny Day

Your time in Panama City should start with the sunrise and end with the sunset. Many people often don’t find lots of the hidden gems in Panama City so we’ve put together a 1 week itinerary for you to make sure you don’t miss a thing during your Spanish learning vacation! Our newest #hablaya photo…

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Top 5 Things To Do You Can’t Miss During Your Boquete Vacation

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Sunrise at the top of Volcan Baru, Panama's highest point in altitude

Known for its coffee, hiking trails, rainbows, mountains and “eternal spring” climate, Boquete is where you go to be one with nature. Surrounded by lush greenery with the sound of birds chirping and the smell of flowers blooming, Boquete is enchanting in every way. 2017 is for spending more time outside! 🌲 🐵 🌞 🌬…

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Habla Ya Ambassador Program | Habla Ya Alumni Network

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Habla Ya students hanging out in Panama City in the evening with the skyline and lights in the back

Who are Habla Ya Ambassadors? As a former Habla Ya student, you are an expert in our course offerings, activities outside of the classroom, and traveling all over Panama. Who better to represent us than you?! This is your moment to see the ocean by taking your first step off the shore… : : #hablaya…

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Top 5 Things To NOT Miss During your Panama City Vacation

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Tourist taking photo with smartphone of Panama City from Ancon Hill at Sunrise

Ever since I moved to Panama City, I’ve had an endless stream of visitors. Everyone comes with preconceived notions about what to expect and leave blown away by this developed and bustling Central American City. Panama City has earned its place amongst world class cities like Miami and Dubai. Beyond just the stunning skyline, down…

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6 Things To Do You Can’t Miss in Bocas del Toro, Panama

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If you’re studying Spanish in Bocas (or not), you cannot miss the opportunity to take full advantage of the Caribbean lifestyle. Even if you had never considered yourself an active person, Bocas provides countless opportunities to push your boundaries and have the kinds of adventures that will make your friends back home envious. The school’s…

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