Spanish Programs Abroad | Latin America Spanish Vacations

Spanish students hanging out durinv a visit to a park in Boquete, Panama

Top Rated Programs in Panama!

A complete selection of Spanish learning vacations...


🚨 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!



🚨 On October 7th 2020 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!

Most of our Spanish Programs are offered at all of our Spanish schools in Panama: Habla Ya Panama City, Habla Ya Bocas del Toro and Habla Ya Boquete. TRAVELING CLASSROOM: you can even split your time between Panama City, Boquete's mountains and Bocas del Toro's beaches, and learn Spanish at our three locations. Our Learn Spanish + Surf Program and our Learn Spanish + Scuba Dive Program are only offered in Bocas del Toro. Our Spanish Exchange Program for Teenagers and our Spanish + Rock Climbing Program are only offered in Boquete.

Total Spanish Immersion Program

Daily Spanish Classes + Family Home Stay
Latin Cultural & Spanish Immersion Program in Boquete, Panama

What a better way to immerse yourself in the Latin American culture than by living with a local host family in Panama? Put yourself in the very best position to learn Spanish within a natural and authentic environment by joining our Total Spanish Immersion Program.

Living with a local family in Panama while you learn Spanish will put you in a privileged and unique position to practice Spanish outside of the classroom. Once you step through your family's door you'll practice your Spanish in a relaxed and authentic environment.

Being able to listen and speak Spanish even when you're not having Spanish lessons is definitely a plus and something you should seriously consider if you want to learn Spanish as fast as possible and in the most natural way.

Family home stays for our Spanish students are available at our three school locations: Boquete, Bocas del Toro and Panama City, Panama.


Active Spanish Immersion Vacations

Spanish Lessons + Hotel + Eco-Adventures
Through our Standard Spanish Program we make sure to choose a Spanish course just for you

Our Active Spanish Immersion Vacations are amongst the most popular programs at our Spanish schools in Bocas del Toro, Boquete and Panama City, Panama. Participants can choose to have group lessons, private lessons, or a combination of both, and are presented with a wide selection of extra curriculum activities and lodging options in order to suit each student's particular budget and needs.

Specialized modalities of this program include but are not limited to:

There are so many things to do in Panama: why just come here to study Spanish? Learn it and experience an amazing vacation! By joining our Active Spanish learning vacations you can hike Panama's highest mountains, surf in warm tropical waters, raft Central America's wildest rivers, discover the Pacific's uninhabited islands, spoil yourself in Panama's Caribbean beaches... the possibilities are endless!

And when it comes to Spanish Classes, not everyone needs the same Spanish Course. Choose the Spanish Course that best meets your needs!

Appropriate accommodation is an esential part of any language program

On the other hand, when considering where to live during your Spanish Vacation Program, it is our belief that appropriate accommodation is an essential part of your language study trip. We will make you feel cozy, secure and right at home: in fact, you won't want to go back home! When you study Spanish with us, you can decide to live at any of the following places:

Students living their Habla Ya experience!

Besides Spanish lessons and accommodation, in our Active Language Learning Holidays we make sure that students LIVE the most amazing Spanish learning experience! Plenty of extra activities, many of them at no extra cost, are included in this package such as salsa lessons, movie nights, yoga classes, dinner parties, get-togethers, eco-adventure tours and much more!

Boquete is Panama's eco-adventure capital in the mountains, Panama City is Latin America's trendiest capital, and Bocas is Panama's top Caribbean beach destination, so in each location there are loads of activities to do besides Spanish learning. From rafting and scuba diving to surfing, and from rich cultural experiences to yoga lessons, you'll find everything you could ever want from a Spanish learning vacation in Central America.

Please take your time to consider our different Spanish Courses, lodging options and extra activities. If you have any questions and need guidance selecting the best spanish language course or lodging option for you, feel free to contact us. We will make sure that you fall in love with your experience at Habla Ya Spanish Schools and remember it forever!


Family Spanish Learning Program

A Truly Memorable Family Vacation
Family Spanish Language Holiday at Habla Ya in Boquete, Panama

If you're planning the ideal family vacation to Latin America, why don't you give your loved ones the opportunity to have the time of their life and to also learn a new language? We will cater to your specific needs and organize the most incredible family holiday for you.

Put your family in the right hands and let us take care of everything for you. Your family will enjoy a unique and immensely rewarding Spanish learning holiday. We are experts organizing Family Language Vacation Programs that can include all or any of the following:

Family Language Vacation Program in Latin America

Each of you'll not only live an unforgettable experience but will also take back home something that will open doors to a brighter future: the ability to speak the Spanish language and a better cultural understanding of Latin America and its people.

Boquete (Panama's top mountain destination), Panama City (Latin America's most cosmopolitan capital), and Bocas del Toro (Panama's top Caribbean beach town) are ideal places for a family vacation in Central or South America. Not only do we guarantee that you'll have a family vacation full of wonderful memories that you'll remember for the rest of your life, but also each and one of you'll also take back home invaluable language skills for your future's success.
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Volunteer and Learn Spanish Program

Learn Spanish and Volunteer
Learning Spanish and being a volunteer ensures a meaningful and rewarding trip in Latin America

Interested in learning Spanish and also making your trip to Central America a truly meaningful one? Then come to any of our Spanish Schools in Bocas del Toro, Boquete or Panama City, Panama (or to all of them) and become a volunteer to make the difference! We have many different volunteer opportunities and projects to choose from, all of which have a great impact in many people's lives.

During half of the day volunteers attend Spanish Lessons, either in a group or privately, and during the other half of the day they participate in the volunteer project of their choice. Volunteering also makes a great opportunity to practice your Spanish outside of the classroom in an authentic and natural environment.

Boquete, Panama's volunteer projects have a high impact in people's lives

Some of the volunteer projects that you could join are:

  • Amigos de Boquete Nutrition Programs
  • ReAL Recycling Center Boquete Panama
  • Casa Esperanza
  • Paradise Gardens Panama
  • Sea Turtle Conservation Project in Bocas del Toro
  • Loco por Leer Reading Program
  • Por Los Niños Orphanage Support
  • Nursing Home for the Elderly
  • Fundación Pro Handicap Integration
  • Music Program
  • Youth Mentor Project
  • Youth Development Sports Project

So come to Panama to learn Spanish and be a volunteer! Working together we can create opportunities for those who would not otherwise have one. We can build bridges to self-sufficiency, personal growth, and human happiness. Through the giving of their time and talents, volunteers can help children, families, and individuals around the world realize their potential for a brighter tomorrow and a future of fulfillment. Click here to find out more about volunteer projects in Panama City, Boquete and Bocas del Toro, Panama.

We ensure you that taking the step to volunteer will change your life! You'll feel many blessings through the knowledge you obtain. You'll gain a better idea of the world around you. You'll gain an appreciation for diversity. You'll have your eyes opened in a way that allows you to love and accept people in a way that before you may have not thought possible.
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Medical Spanish Immersion Programs

Medical Spanish Classes + Internship
Medical Spanish Immersion Programs in Panama customized to each medical professionals' needs

Our medical Spanish immersion program is intended for doctors, nurses, medical students and health-care professionals in general who want to learn medical Spanish and are searching for an effective medical Spanish program, customized to suit their specific medical profession and learning needs.

At Habla Ya Spanish Schools we have built a medical Spanish curriculum that is customized to different medical professions. Not only is each medical Spanish course tailored to specific medical professions, but we also personalize each medical Spanish class by taking into account your own medical specialty, learning style, Spanish level and area of expertise.

Candidates interested in joining our medical Spanish program can choose from a wide variety of accommodation options and can complement their medical Spanish classes with a medical internship or volunteering opportunity at one of the public health clinics in Boquete, Bocas del Toro, or Panama City, Panama. Being able to practice your medical Spanish in real life situations and interact with native Spanish speakers definitely makes the difference when you're learning medical Spanish.

Not everything is about studying Spanish and working hard: Boquete is Panama's eco-adventure capital, Panama City is Latin America's most cosmopolitan city, and Bocas del Toro is Panama's top beach town, offering visitors plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, our culture, the nightlife and wildlife. And to make sure you really enjoy your trip to Panama, we organize a very complete program of cultural and social activities and make sure that you experience an unforgettable Panama vacation and make the most out of your medical Spanish immersion program.
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Spanish Programs for School Groups Traveling Abroad

High School students from Germany who joined our Spanish Program for School Groups Traveling Abroad
Study Abroad Trips for School Groups

We simply love organizing school trips for high school or university students who will be traveling abroad as a group to learn Spanish and experience the Latin American culture.

We have a vast experience organizing programs for schools trips that require Spanish lessons in small groups or with private tutors. We've successfully hosted groups with 35+ students.

We can arrange accommodation at many different types of places. We can place each member of your group with a local host family, at one of our recommended hotels or we can even help your group find a large vacation rental that can accommodate staff and students together.

Boquete, our charming mountain town, Panama City, our country's bustling capital, and Bocas del Toro, our idyllic Caribbean Archipelago, are ideal destinations for these types of programs. We can even organize a program for your school group at our three destinations (or at two of them). Panama is one of the safest countries in Central and South America, and rural Boquete and Bocas del Toro are definitely amongst the safest tourist destinations within Panama. And it doesn't hurt that almost everything is within walking distance which simplifies the logistics of your school trip abroad.

Besides Spanish learning, Boquete is Panama's eco-adventure capital, Panama City is Latin America's most cosmopolitan capital, and Bocas del Toro is Panama's top beach destination, so there are plenty of things to do after class to keep everyone busy and happy. We can also arrange volunteer projects so that your students can give back during their trip abroad.

Concentrate on helping your school group get the most out of their travel experience abroad. Put your efforts into helping them achieve the main objective of their trip and let us organize the rest! We will take care of:

  • Spanish Lessons (either group or private lessons)
  • Accommodation with local families, hotels or vacation rental
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Ecotourism in Panama City, Boquete and/or Bocas del Toro, Panama
  • Airport pickups in Panama City, David and/or Bocas del Toro, and transfers to/from Panama City
  • Tours to the Panama Canal and the Casco Viejo
  • Beach trips and excursions within the provinces of Chiriqui and Bocas del Toro
  • Transportation within the country
Every year we organize several language programs for groups of high school and university students. Feel free to Contact Us if you would like to get in touch with someone who could give you a personal reference about their experience with us. If you give us the specific details about your group trip (dates, amount of students, purpose of your trip, services required), we will get back to you with a quote and proposal for your school group (click here to contact us)
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Spanish Exchange Program for Teenagers

The Most Effective Way to Learn Spanish
Spanish Exchange Program for Teenagers in Latin America

Today's teenagers demand a high dose of entertainment in order to stay happy. Boquete, Panama's Eco-Adventure Capital, is the ideal place for a Spanish Language Exchange Program for Teenagers in Latin America. Boquete, a small village of only 20,000 inhabitants, is a very safe town within Panama, allowing your teen to learn Spanish and live an abroad exchange experience in a controlled and secure environment.

Students from 13 - 17 years of age can come to our peaceful town, study Spanish and live with a responsible and caring local host family that will look after them just as if they were their own son or daughter. Many of our local host families also have teenagers, which provides your teen with a great opportunity to easily adapt and make friends.

Teenagers can come to Boquete on their own, have Spanish classes and live with a local host family

Besides having daly Spanish lessons from Monday to Friday to learn the Spanish language, teens will also be able to experience the local Panamanian culture, make friends from other parts of the world and gain a better understanding of an environment different from their own. Teens studying abroad achieve more independence and responsibility than teenagers who never had the opportunity to live without their parents, have a higher sense appreciation of what they have access to back at home and benefit from being able to showcase their experience abroad when applying to the college or university of their choice.

Your teen will be able to participate in many social and cultural activities, take part in Boquete's Eco-Adventure Tours, volunteer with one of Boquete's many NGO's and so much more. Teens that take part in our Spanish Exchange Program definitely take back home the memories of a wonderful vacation!

Thinking about a Teen Exchange Program in a Spanish speaking country many miles away can be quite intimidating. But once your son or daughter fills out our Pre-Program Interview for Teens we will get back to you with a complete description of your child's host family and this will start making it easier for him or her to get excited about the idea. We have had teens on their own for up to four months and many of them decide to come back and brush up their Spanish before or during college. Your child's safety is our priority. If you would like to reassure yourself by getting in touch with other parents who've sent their teens to our Spanish school, please contact us and ask us for their contact details and we'll gladly put you in touch with them.
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Spanish Program for Kids

For a Head Start in Life!
Through our Junior Spanish Program we offer Spanish lessons to children from all over the world

If you and your kids are traveling to Central America, why not give them a head start in life by giving them the opportunity to learn Spanish? Or if you have just relocated to Panama and want to help your little ones have a smooth transition, why not enroll them for some Spanish Lessons for Kids? At Habla Ya we have plenty of teachers that love teaching children and have many years of experience doing so.

This Spanish program is intended for kids from 4 - 12 years old. If you have younger children we can arrange a babysitter for them which is something that would still expose them to the language or if you have older children (13 - 17) then they can join our Spanish for Teens Program.

Many of our Spanish teachers have plenty of experience teaching Spanish to kids from 4 - 12 years old

Through our Spanish for Kids Language Program we can arrange different activities all day long for your child. Half of the day can be devoted to Spanish learning and during the other half of the day they can enjoy all of those wonderful eco-adventures that Panama City, Boquete and Bocas del Toro, Panama have to offer. We also have certain Cultural & Social Extra Activities that kids can join and plenty of Volunteer Opportunities for children of all different ages. And during the weekends: plenty to do for the entire family!

It doesn't matter if only your kids will be having Spanish lessons: we would also be more than happy to arrange appropriate accommodation and extra activities for your entire family. Depending on your needs and length of your stay you could live with a local host family, stay at a nice bed & breakfast, spoil yourself in a fabulous resort or have more family independence in a wonderful villa. Have a nice vacation and we'll take care of your kids, teach them a new language and make sure they have the time of their lives!
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VIP Spanish Language Program

Luxury Language Travel
The Presidential Suite at Tropical Suites in Bocas del Toro, Panama

If you're looking to learn Spanish in an exclusive environment surrounded by sophisticated services, five-star amenities and the utmost comfort, then come and spoil yourself with Habla Ya Spanish Schools in Panama City, Boquete and Bocas del Toro, Panama because we have the perfect Spanish Program for you.

Luxury Language Travel Holidays with Habla Ya entail studying with the most professional and experienced Spanish teachers in Panama and being able to enjoy all of the services and amenities that come when you stay at Panama City's, Boquete's and Bocas del Toro's most exclusive hotels. Students who join our VIP Spanish Program have access to privileged rates at Panama's finest resorts and boutique hotels.

Valle Escondido has a climatized indoor pool

Imagine playing a round of golf in a world class course during the morning, then pampering yourself at the resort's spa, to then indulge your senses with a meal prepared at one of Central America's most exquisite restaurants and finish your banquet by flavoring Panama's award-winning coffee... do you think you'll be ready for Spanish lessons in the afternoon? After classes you can do your homework in your room's terrace or balcony and admire the beauty of the mountains and greenery if you're in Boquete, the skyline if you're in Panama City, or of the pristine Caribbean Sea if you're in Bocas del Toro.

If golf is not for you, try a climatized pool with natural salts in its waters or head towards a professional tennis court with your partner or play a couple of sets of racquetball... or just go to a state-of-the-art life fitness equipped gym... the possibilities are endless.

Valle Esondido Resort, Golf & Spa and The Haven Spa & Hotel are our favorite luxury hotels and top end country inns in Boquete. Tropical Suites and Palma Royale are our favorite upscale boutique hotel in Bocas del Toro. And in Panama City, Hotel El Panama.
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