Active Spanish Immersion Vacations | Learning Holidays

Spanish students at beach in the Chiriqui Gulf National Marine Park in Panama

A Unique Spanish Learning Vacation!

Learn the Spanish language & have the time of your life!

  • Locations: Boquete, Bocas del Toro & Panama City. 3 incredible destinations, 1 amazing Spanish program!
  • Spanish Course Options: have Group Spanish Classes, One to One Private Spanish Lessons or a combination of both. Prepare you DELE Spanish Test, study Medical Spanish or have a custom-made course.
  • Extra Activities after Class: from surfing and hiking to yoga and rock climbing. Have a blast with our Eco-Adventure Tours and Social-Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation Options: an essential part of any language holiday. You can stay at a budget-hostel, mid-range boutique hotel, or spoil yourself with luxury.
  • Rates: cost per week for a Spanish Program with Habla Ya depends on what you choose. Find out here...

Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown, make the most of your time and pickup a skill: learn Spanish from the convenience and safety of your home: receive a 25% Discount Off Online Private Spanish Lessons — when you sign up for a minimum of 10 hours — and 50% Discount Off Online Group Spanish Lessons — when you sign up for a minimum of 60 hours. Limited spaces. SIGN UP AND REGISTER TODAY!
Our Active Spanish Learning Vacations in Panama are offered at all of our Spanish schools, in Boquete (in the mountains), in Panama City, and in Bocas del Toro (by the beach). You can even split your time between all of our destinations!
And if you would like to combine several of our Specialized Active Learning Vacations, such as our Learn Spanish + Surf, Learn Spanish + Scuba Dive, Learn Spanish + Yoga and/or Learn Spanish + Rock Climb programs, it can also be done!

What's a Spanish Learning Vacation like?


Boquete: Learn Spanish in Panama's Eco-Adventure Capital
Boquete is hikers' paradise and the perfect place to learn Spanish in Central America

Boquete is a charming mountain town with a wonderful sense of community. Known as Panama's Eco-Adventure Capital, Boquete is famous for its coffee and fresh mountain climate with pleasant year round temperatures. Its immense variety of outdoor adventures make Boquete a superb place to study Spanish surrounded by nature.

The valley of Boquete is located in the western highlands of Panama at 1,200 meters above the sea level in the lush province of Chiriqui near the Costa Rican border. Boquete is easily accessed from David (DAV), Panama's second largest city (only 38 km away from Boquete), which can be reached by 35 minute flights from Panama City, 1 hour flights from San José, Costa Rica or a 3 hour drive plus a 30 minute boat ride from Bocas del Toro.

DISCOVER BOQUETE: THE PERFECT MOUNTAIN TOWN TO LEARN SPANISH... Bocas del Toro: Learn Spanish in Panama's Top Beach Destination
Bocas del Toro's beaches make the perfect fit for a Spanish learning vacation by the beach

The islands of Bocas del Toro are famous for their emerald Caribbean waters, secluded golden and white sand beaches, uncrowded waves, colorful coral reefs and abundant marine life. Its funky-vibrant nightlife, and friendly, chilled-back locals also add to the mix which make Bocas Panama's coolest beach destination.

Bocas del Toro is Panama's #1 beach town and its magic will certainly enchant you: you won't want to leave! Without any doubt Bocas del Toro is the perfect town to learn Spanish by the beach.

The Archipelago of Bocas del Toro (BOC), is located in Panama's northwest Caribbean Sea, very near the border with Costa Rica, only a 45 minute flight from Panama City, a 1 hour flight from San José, Costa Rica, or a 3 hour journey by road plus a 30 minute boat ride from Boquete.

BOCAS DEL TORO: STUNNING CARIBBEAN ISLANDS TO STUDY SPANISH... Panama City: Learn Spanish in Latin America's Most Cosmopolitan Capital
Panama City is the best city in Latin America to learn Spanish

Cosmopolitan and trendy are the words that always come to mind when thinking about Panama City. With people from every single part of the world, the vibe in Panama City is one of rich diversity and mixture of cultures, which certainly makes for a unique experience when visiting Central America's most modern city.

With all the amenities and conveniences of an international city, Panama City's main attractions take the form of Casco Viejo's tastefully renovated colonial neighborhood, its modern skyline bordered by the Panama Canal, the Pacific Ocean and dense tropical rainforest, Central America's trendiest restaurants and most sophisticated nightlife, world class shopping with brands from all over the globe, and as a doorway to the country's top eco-adventure destinations: Boquete and Bocas del Toro.

You can reach Panama City (PTY) through direct flights from over 15 cities in the USA, 7 in Canada, 6 European cities and almost every single major city in Latin America.

Boquete and Bocas del Toro are so close to each other (less than a 4 hour commute) that you can perfectly study Spanish at both locations after or before your Spanish program in Panama City. You'll usually enter or leave the country through Panama City so that is where your program should end or start. How much time at each location? It's really up to you, depending on what you love more: the beach, the mountains or the city. But if you can, you really should give each a go as each destination will give you a very different flavor of Panama. It's just a matter of letting us know when you sign up and register.
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Spanish Classes

Different Spanish courses for different learning needs...

Not everyone wants the same type of Spanish class in their language learning holiday... choose a Spanish course that best meets your needs!

At our Spanish Language School we offer students a wide variety of options when it comes to Spanish classes
Spanish Lessons at Habla Ya Spanish School are dynamic and entertaining, and will keep you on your toes every minute

The cost for Spanish lessons goes from $175 - $575 USD per week. It all depends on the type of Spanish classes you decide to have (group lessons or private lessons) and on the amount of hours of classes you have each week (10 to 30 hours). The total cost of your Spanish Language Holiday also depends on which type of accommodation you decide to have.

If you would like to learn more about each type of the Spanish classes offered at our Spanish Language Schools you can visit our Spanish courses section. And to easily find out and compare the cost for Spanish classes on their own you can do so by visiting our Courses' Rates section.

If in doubt about which Spanish course is the best for you, feel free to Contact Us and we will be thrilled to assist you in selecting the most appropriate Spanish course for your Spanish learning vacation.
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Extra-Curricular Activities

Learn Spanish AND have a blast!

In a language learning holiday, not everything is about studying Spanish... enjoy your Spanish language vacation with plenty of extra curricular activities:

At Habla Ya we make sure that you have a blast after class!
  • Eco-Adventure Tours: everyday of the week there are plenty of wonderful opportunities to enjoy the outdoors: Boquete is Panama's Ecotourism & Adventure Capital: from white water river rafting, hiking and ziplining to horseback riding, beach trips and rock climbing, there is always plenty of excitement and adventure waiting for you. Panama City is Latin America's trendiest capital: from an authentic nightlife and gourmet cuisine to colonial tours and the Panama Canal. And Bocas del Toro is Panama's top beach town in the Caribbean that has it all: surfing, scuba diving, sailing, jungle trekking, caving, turtle nesting/hatching tours, boat tours, beach hopping...
Get-Togethers of Habla Ya Students with their teachers and Panamanian friends
  • Traditional Panamanian Dinners: every Tuesday evening we get together, cook a Traditional Panamanian meal and have a great time!
  • Movie Nights: on Wednesday nights we gather around and sit back to relax and watch a great Spanish spoken movie, have some popcorn and finally talk about it.
  • Get-Togethers: we only live once so we make the most out of it! During the weekends we get-together and go out and visit the best restaurants, dancing clubs and bars...
  • Salsa & Merengue Lessons: every Saturday we teach our students how to move to the Latino rhythm.
  • Panama Road Trips: we certainly love touring around our country so once or twice a month (depending on if it's low or high season) we hit the road and take off to discover and explore fascinating Panama!
Yoga Classes in Bocas del Toro, Panama with Laura Kay from Bocas Yoga Studio
Specialized Spanish Learning Vacations

If you want to surf, scuba dive, practice yoga or rock climb a lot during your time in Panama (maybe even everyday), we can make it happen! Or if you want to learn how to surf or obtain your PADI Scuba Diving Certification while learning Spanish at our school, it's also possible. You might be interested in the following programs (and you can also combine them):

A great way to have a precise idea about how's life after class is by checking out our students' testimonials.
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Accommodation Options

Besides being able to live with a local host family, we have selected the best places to stay in Boquete, Panama City and Bocas del Toro, Panama within each price range and negotiated special rates for the extended stays (at least 1 week) of our students' Spanish language learning vacations.

From budget hostels to luxury resorts we will make you feel cozy, secure & right at home!

Pension Topas in downtown Boquete, PanamaBoquete Garden Inn: a boutique hotel experience at an affordable priceLuxury Resorts in Boquete, Panama: The Panamonte Inn & Spa

The cost for accommodation goes from $70 to $2500 USD per week. It all depends on where you decide to stay.

If you would like to find out specific details about each type of accommodation offered to our Spanish students you can visit our Accommodation section. And to easily find out and compare the cost for lodging on its own you can do so by visiting our Accommodation Rates section.

If you're undecided about which lodging option will be the most appropriate one for your Spanish language holiday, please Contact Us, tell us more about yourself, about what you're looking for and we will guide you to choose the best place for you!
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Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown, make the most of your time and pickup a skill: learn Spanish from the convenience and safety of your home: receive a 25% Discount Off Online Private Spanish Lessons — when you sign up for a minimum of 10 hours — and 50% Discount Off Online Group Spanish Lessons — when you sign up for a minimum of 60 hours. Limited spaces. SIGN UP AND REGISTER TODAY!
Rafting in Boquete, Panama
Costs to consider

There are three costs involved in any Active Spanish Learning Holiday:

To look up specific costs per week for each item just click on the links above.

Cost for Spanish Classes
You can complement your medical Spanish classes with group lessons to improve your conversational skills

Rates for Spanish classes go from $175 - $575 USD per week. The actual rate per week depends on:

  • how many hours of lessons you have each week (10 - 30)
  • if you have private lessons only or a combination of group and private lessons
  • the amount of weeks you sign up for (the longer the length of your Spanish study program, the more convenient the rate you have access to)

Click on the links below to find prices for specific options:

Choosing the most appropriate lodginng options will make your stay a much more pleasant one
Cost for Lodging

Rates for accommodation depend on your choice of accommodation and on the length of your stay.

  • Home Stays with Local Families cost $250 USD per week (breakfast and dinner included). Please add supplement of $25 per week in Bocas del Toro and $50 per week in Panama City.
  • Budget Hostels go from $10 USD per night for a bed in a shared dorm up to $75 USD per night for a private room with a private bathroom (more affordable private options are also available).
  • Midrange Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts go from $495 to $950 USD per week for a furnished Suite or Cabin.
  • Upscale Boutique Hotels and Resorts go from $540 to $3000 USD per week.

Please click here to checkout specific rates for all of our lodging options...

Rates for Eco-Adventure Tours

Besides learning Spanish you'll certainly have a blast after class!

The zipline canopy tour gives you a unique perspective of the cloud forest and an adrenaline rush

Boquete, Panama's eco-adventure capital is the perfect place for a Spanish learning vacation:

In Bocas del Toro, Panama's top beach destination in the Caribbean, there are plenty of outdoor opportunities:

In Bocas del Toro, Panama you can learn how to surf in warm Caribbean waters
Panama's city skyline

And Panama City, Latin America's trendiest capital, is much more than a Canal:

  • Central America's most sophisticated nightlife scene
  • First class restaurants
  • Colonial & Historical Tours
  • Museums
  • Jungle Tours
  • Shopping
  • Casinos

Habla Ya Spanish students have access to special discounts off many eco-adventure tours. For more information about tours in Panama, and complete pricing info click here.

Please note that there is no separate registration fee for our Spanish courses. A $99 deposit, which goes toward your tuition, is required to secure your spot after you Sign Up & Register. Rates include: registration, level test, class materials and handouts, wifi internet connection at the school, certain cultural & social activities and access to all of the school's facilities. A textbook for your level is included when you sign up for at least 20 hours of lessons, and a course certificate is included when you sign up and attend for at least 60 hours of lessons. Any of our six textbooks (for our six levels) can also be purchased for $25 USD.
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