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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 Julio Santamaría

Co-owner and Co-founder of Habla Ya Spanish Schools and Tungara Hostel & Bar. Julio works from home most days on various websites and spends his free time surfing and hanging out with his friends, his wife Rachel and their three children Rafael, William and Isabella.

You Can Change the World: Permaculture Volunteering in Panama!

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Habla Ya's very first Permaculture Volunteer

Fresh out of university over 10 years ago, I came back to Panama wanting to make my country a better place. But somehow down the road, things just go complicated and all those fresh ideals and aspirations little by little dissipated into thin air. It’s not that I was a bad person, but I was…

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2017 Language Travel “Summer Immersion”

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Join Habla Ya's Summer Spanish Immersion in Panama

We’re into Spanish immersions. Into exploring epic Panama. And into living without regrets… Get immersed in the Spanish language, travel Panama and experience an EPIC summer! The only person missing is you! Come learn Spanish at #hablaya! : : #hablaya #learnspanish #panama #PanamaCity #pty507 #wanderlust #citylife #igerspanama #cuidadpanama #cascoviejo #panamagram #jetsetfam #travelgram #vacation #getaway #vacation…

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In Search of Volunteer: Permaculture or Urban Gardening Expert Needed

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Spanish students and teachers in front of Habla Ya Spanish School in Bocas del Toro, Panama

Read our latest post about Permaculture and about what we’re doing at Habla Ya to change the world… and then join us too! Climate change. Inequality. Malnutrition. Corruption. Unsustainable development. A broken system. Divided communities. Access to potable water, quality education and affordable health care. And the list could go on and on. These are…

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2017 Language Travel “Wanderlust Package”

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Habla Ya Spanish student at Cayo Zapatilla on a panga boat in the sand in Bocas del Toro, Panama

We’re into EPIC. And into trying new things. And into making it count… Learn Spanish, travel Panama and experience EPIC! “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.” : #hablaya #travel #learnspanish #travel #visitpanama #panama #ig_caribbean #panamagram #instatravel #travelgram #tourist #tourism #vacation #getaway #ilovetravel #jetsetter #traveling #travelpics #passportready…

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¡Feliz Mes de la Patria! 25% OFF Spanish for New Residents in Panama!

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25 % Discount Off Spanish Lessons for New Panama Residents at Habla Ya Boquete and Habla Ya Panama City

Unlike other countries where you celebrate “Independence Day”, in Panama we have the entire month of November to honor our homeland and we call it “El Mes de la Patria”. Yes, you have it right. If you know anything about us Panamanians, is that we take our holidays and festivities very seriously. In fact some…

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