Learn Spanish, Permaculture & Volunteer in Central America

Learn Spanish and volunteer in Panama

BE the change you wish to see in the world. ~ Ghandi

Daily Spanish Lessons and Permaculture, while making the difference too!

  • Locations: Boquete (Pacific mountains), Bocas del Toro (Caribbean beaches) and Panama City.
  • Spanish Course: have group Spanish classes, 1 to 1 private Spanish lessons or a combination of both. Learn Spanish for Travelers, prepare for the DELE Test, learn medical Spanish or Spanish for business...
  • Permaculture Volunteering: practice your Spanish while learning Permaculture and volunteering.
  • Accommodation: live with a local host family to keep practicing your Spanish after class or stay at a budget hostel, mid-range hotel, B&B, cabin or upscale hotel.
  • Extra Activities: loads of eco-adventure tours and cultural-social activities to have a blast after class!
  • Rates: cost for classes, volunteering, lodging & extras.
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DON'T MISS OUT: CURRENT PROMOTIONS, CONTESTS, NEWS AND DISCOUNTS!!!
  1. Summer Immersion in Panama: FREE TOUR EACH WEEK when you Book 4 Weeks or more of Spanish Lessons starting between June 5 - August 28th 2017: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO...
  2. Volunteer / Work Exchange: Permaculture Expert Needed in Bocas del Toro: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO...
  3. How to Book a Dirt Cheap Flight to Panama? CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO...

We're all part of this Social Evolution: you can affect positive change (incremental or by quantic leaps), take the skills back home (or wherever you're headed to), and we can all carry on consciously making the world a better place... TOGETHER, but each in our own FREE way. Now, if you're up to something GOOD, that's super cool. We dig that. We want to help YOU help more. If we can. Or maybe you can help us. Together is what matters. Trust, intentions and synergy. List your Volunteer Project HERE. Please get in touch and tell us more about those amazing things you're up to! We're always recruiting volunteers and looking for new places where you can help. Businesses and NGO's (Non Profit or Non Governmental Organizations): if you're up to something GOOD, we'd love to hear from you. Together we can do MORE and get THERE faster! Where? Exactly. Let's talk: CONTACT US!

Locations

Boquete: Learn Spanish and Permaculture 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 Permaculture and 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 and City Permaculture in Latin America's Most Cosmopolitan Capital
Panama City is the perfect city to learn Spanish in Latin America

Panama City is situated in the center of the country between the Panama Canal, the Pacific Ocean and dense tropical rainforest. You can reach Panama City 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.

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 colonial neighborhoods tastefully renovated, its modern skyline bordered by the Panama Canal and Pacific Ocean, 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.

PANAMA CITY: THE TRENDIEST CITY TO LEARN SPANISH...
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

Yoga Classes in Bocas del Toro, Panama with Laura Kay from Bocas Yoga Studio

Have daily Spanish lessons and then practice your Spanish while helping others in need. We have different volunteer projects in which you can put your time and skills to use to improve our communities and make a difference.

Daily Schedule for Spanish + Permaculture Volunteering

Spanish lessons take place either in the mornings or in the afternoon, leaving you free the other half of the day to volunteer. Group lessons for Spanish in Bocas del Toro are usually scheduled in the morning starting at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 12:00 p.m. so you volunteer in the afternoon. Private lessons normally take place in the afternoons starting at 1:00 p.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m., leaving you the mornings available for volunteering. The schedule for Spanish lessons in Boquete and Panama City is the other way around, with Panama City starting at 9 am instead of 8 pm. There aren't any Spanish classes during the weekend, so you could also help out more (or have some time off and enjoy all those amazing things that Boquete, Panama City and Bocas del Toro have to offer).

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.

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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 and volunteer program.
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Volunteer Projects in Panama

Why Does Habla Ya Recruit Volunteers?
Volunteering will help your students be better persons

Simple: we've always been into volunteering. Since day 1, back in 2005. On a personal level, we volunteered in many different ways. But more importantly, YOU'RE into volunteering, and we want to enable YOU to have a meaningful and positive impact. You see? People want to help other people. So we help people do good in our communities. Simple.

Why Permaculture?

Why Permaculture? Because in our path of helping, we've found that Permaculture offers a natural framework, as well as regenerative design tools and principles, to REALLY make a contribution and leave an impact beyond sustainablility.

So, what is Permaculture?
Quote:

"The use of systems thinking and design principles

that provide the organizing framework..."

Quote pauses here and starts again below (this is #freestyle):

to get there.

What? Where?

There.

How?

Flowing.

Quote resumes:

"to consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns

and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of

food, fiber and energy for provision of local needs
".

Quote ends.

The expansive boldness is just human,
but the enlarged bold fonts are ours...

From: Permaculture. Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability. By David Holmgren


Local needs. So, are you helping at home already? If so, tell us what you've done and how it's worked out for you. Maybe it can work over here too!

Obviously there is no final destination. The "there" is a continual evolution. Just like life. Just like nature. The journey. The now. Carpe Diem herman@.

How Can We Go? Together We Go. #NoOneIsLeftBehind
  1. If you're a Permaculture Jedi (or Expert, if you're not into Star Wars), we want you HERE. Please read this: In Search of Volunteer: Permaculture or Urban Gardening Expert Needed
  2. If you want to Volunteer and Learn Permaculture, then please fill out this Application Interview.
  3. If you just want to Volunteer in whichever way, then please send us your Volunteering Interview.

What Sort of Permaculture Volunteering Could You Be Doing?

Any of these, at any stage are possible (and remember that we flow):

  1. Setting up or working on gardens at local families and schools
  2. Help us spin our own gardens, which we intend to be demonstration centers
  3. Some jungle Permaculture out of town with the local indigenous communities
  4. Permablitz specific areas in our communities
  5. What else? The Big Picture obviously. Together we can figure it out and do. Zoom in, zoom out. You have other skills too, no? We're good to go.

At the end of the day, what you will do, will be defined by who you are (Volunteering Interview please) and what we need at that specific moment. Right now we're tackling TRASH in our community. And we're thinking about EDUCATION and CULTURE. We're Permaculturing (it's a verb too, no?) those 2 things in our minds, to then go and do what we can.

How Else Can You Help?

We also need the help of artists, writers, content creators, film makers, photographers, translators, influencers and anyone who can help us spread the message and move this forward.

What's is our "version or flavor" of Permaculture?

We like to FLOW and we're into OPEN-SOURCE. So there you go. Yes. DUCK, DUCK, GO!

What Have We Been Up To?

Read the following posts and you'll get a better idea about what we're about (or thinking about, and trying at least):

  1. You Can Change the World: Permaculture Volunteering in Panama!
  2. In Search of Volunteer: Permaculture or Urban Gardening Expert Needed

What else?

Permaculture is intellectually stimulating: regenerative design, system thinking, relationships and connections... a never ending list of exciting words and concepts. It's a tool-set for your own context and circumstances. It gives you perspective. Zoom in, zoom out. Touch what you can. Leave what is gone. Flow.

It's practical. Down to Earth. The Earth. Everyone's. #WeAreAllOne.

We're also learning to build shelters. And homes. We know that together we can lift up our communities. Our cities. The World.

What about Permaculture Design Courses?

We don't know really. We'll go, get one, and tell you about it.

If you're looking for a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) right now, we can point you in the right direction (with references). We hope to establish an alliance with a training center in neighboring Costa Rica, or within Panama, which you could join before your time with us.

You could also just learn here on the field, together, and use some of that hard earned cash of yours to Permaculture our community. If you're an expert, no donation is required. But if you come to learn from us, then there is a $5 per day donation as a Spanish student, and $15 per day if you're not. It's your call how to use the cash to benefit our community (it's your cash), but we'll obviously give you our local knowledge and advice. You'll do and you'll see where your money goes.

WWOOFING opportunities? How Can I Permaculture Volunteer in Panama?
  1. Wwoofer or not, if you're a Permaculture Expert, we'll happily give you a roof, a community and Spanish lessons (4 hrs a day). Communal kitchen and fridge too. Our place is OK. And our Permacultura attention to you of course. Our honor and grattitude.
  2. If you want to learn Permaculture, then please apply and become a volunteer.

Down the line, we'll also offer Permaculture Courses or Modules or Seminars or Conferences or Workshops or Spanish Learning Immersion Vacations with Permaculture (we have a bag of tricks too, you see?), in our own style. It will be with Open-Source materials and affordable. Our weekly meetings on Fridays are open to the public.

#OpenSourcePermaculture TODOS los VIERNES a las 4:30PM en #HablaYaBocas. Aprendamos UNIDOS haciendo. Feliz semana!!!

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How Can We Our Permaculture Program Be So Affordable?

We're already a Spanish School. We're able to share what we've learned about Permaculture, by taking volunteers under our guidance. Win-Win!

If you have a business or any sort of organization, and see a way to replicate this line of thought in your own version, please do so. Please copy, share, redistribute and take these ideas, blend them with other ones, let them be written in the sky, and may the wind take them far away.

And let's all take it to the next level. Now. Today. Hodie et nunc. An honor. An adventure. A pleasure.

Whether you come as an expert, or as a young padawan, we'll all learn from each other. You'll develop observation, interaction and social engineering skills, as well as autonomy and creativity. You learn Permaculture by being Permaculture. By being.


What Are We Like?

Yes. This is our manifesto. It will evolve too.

We're into culture and learning languages. Into surf, travel, outdoors, philosophy, jiu-jitsu, art, live music, cycles, numbers, open-source and coding too. We're into lots of things because we are many. We are legion. We are Anonymous too... just in the day light because we're only up to good. #WeAreAllOne and #WeAreAllWeNeed. We are all human. We're on the human's team.

Do you know that we can do more in the language of the locals? Permaculture 101. We're a network of 3 Spanish schools in Panama so it seems you're in the right place.

Join Us TODAY!

Apply as a volunteer if you want to learn by helping or if you're already a Black-belt join us as a Permaculture Expert and we'll do an exchange. Either way, we'll make sure you learn loads of Permaculture ethics, principles, tricks, hacks and designs along the way.

Some Final Thoughts

Where is the Permaculture Wiki we must ask? Is there one? There should be one. We think at least. Do you have the skills to do that?

Yes, we know: use small and slow solutions. It's just... context. We cannot deny who we are. We aim big. We fail big sometimes too. Let's see where this goes.

Where Are We Going?

We also play Chess.

A better education for every kid, so ergo Chess.

Remember that we flow? So when you get here, what was written here, will have changed. With the local knowledge and insights we have of our own communities, as a volunteer, you'll be helping where it's most needed. We know where we need to help. And we know how to listen if you think we're wrong. We're already here, remember? Obviously we'll take into account your own skill-set, background and life callings, but if you're good to go, you'll be willing to serve where it's needed.

It's all Permaculture at the end of the day. Everything is Permaculture for us. Will you learn Permaculture with us even though you're a Permaculture Wizard already and we're not? We always learn. And there are plenty fun and games in Panama to make the trip worth your while. We have some tricks too, remember? Some shortcuts. To get there my friend. Maybe we can deploy together. Let's dig DEEP together. #WeAreFungiToo.

Let's stay connected: we're on facebook, twitter, instagram, youtube and all of those.

By volunteering and helping our children and our community's projects you'll not only be able to make the difference but you'll also be able to easily practice your Spanish after class.

There are two fees associated with volunteering in Panama: Daily Donation Fee ($5 USD per day) and Volunteering Placement Fee ($75). 100% of your Daily Fees goes as a direct donation to the NGO (Non profit or non governmental organization) where you'll be working at.

In order to become a volunteer please submit your volunteering interview. For even more info about volunteering in Panama please click here...

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Habla Ya's role is essential because most NGO's in Panama do not have the ability to place and manage volunteers by themselves. Setting up your volunteer project with us ensures a meaningful placement in which your skills and talents will be fully exploited.
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Accommodation Options

Home Stays with Local Host Families
Live with a local host family during your Spanish course

If you would like to get fully immersed in the Spanish language, experience our culture, and get as much exposure as possible to the Latin American way of life, then a home stay with a local host family is the way to go. Living with a native Spanish speaking family and having daily intensive Spanish lessons makes the most effective Spanish immersion.

You'll get a unique perspective about how we live our lives in Latin America, what really matters to us and more importantly you'll be forced to practice your Spanish 24 x 7, which will dramatically increase how fast you learn to speak Spanish.

We currently collaborate with more than 70 host families in Boquete, 15 in Panama City, and with about 20 in Bocas del Toro, that make our Spanish Immersion Program a reality. In order to ensure that we select the most appropriate host family for you, please submit your Home Stay Interview with as much as anticipation as possible. In this way we will know your specific needs and choose a host family according to your personality. As host families are assigned on a first come first serve basis, the sooner you fill out the interview, the more host families we will have to choose from for you.

Budget Hostels
Pension Topas is a great option for travelers on a budget in Boquete, Panama

If you're on a budget and would like to easily be able to socialize with fellow travelers after having Spanish lessons and Yoga all day long, then a budget hostel is for you.

At Habla Ya Spanish School we work with several top value budget hostels that offer you either private rooms or a bed in a dorm, where you'll certainly enjoy your stay.

In Boquete, Panama we recommend:

Hostel Heike on main street in Bocas del Toro, Panama

In Bocas del Toro, Panama we recommend:

In Panama City, Panama we recommend:

All of them are located in town really close to our Spanish Schools, within a 15 minute walk. If you're looking for a bit more peace and quiet, then you can't go wrong with Pension Topas, Hostal Refugio del Rio or Hostal Gaia in Boquete. In Bocas del Toro on the other hand, Hostel Heike and Tungara are just across the central park, about a 8 minute walk from the school, where everything is happening. In Panama City, Panama House B&B is literally just across the road and Baru Lodge is on the street behind us.

In Boquete, Panama there are numerous mid range hotels where medical Spanish students can stay at
Mid-Range B&Bs, Cabins & Vacation Rentals

There are several places that we recommend for Spanish students looking for a bit more privacy and independence during their Yoga & Spanish program.

The above are tremendously convenient, fully furnished, very reasonably priced for short to mid term stays (4 - 12 weeks) and the students at our Spanish schools simply love them. Each of the above have their own unique features that make them suitable for guests with different needs and desires. Click on the above links for more details about each option.

There are also other types of properties available for rent in Panama City, Boquete and Bocas del Toro, Panama. If you're considering studying Spanish for four weeks or more, you might benefit from having your own vacation rental. Within our website we provide links to several sites that list vacation rentals in Panama, and we also provide links to different real estate agents in Boquete and in Bocas del Toro (as we are not real estate agents ourselves). For more information about vacation rentals please click here...

Upscale Boutique Hotels
Tropical Suites is our favourite upscale boutique hotel in Bocas del Toro

Our preferred luxury hotels in Panama City are The Bristol and Hotel El Panama.

In Bocas del Toro our favorite upscale hotels are Tropical Suites and Palma Royale. Tropical Suites is built directly over turquoise Caribbean waters, with 16 guest suites, a three bedroom Presidential Penthouse, and a Luxury Studio Apartment. Simply put Tropical Suites is Bocas del Toro's premier upscale boutique hotel. Palma Royale, Bocas del Toro's latest upscale boutique hotel, is located at the end of main street, only 20 meters from the Caribbean Sea and has 15 suites with marble and bamboo flooring, handcrafted cedar doors and beds with pillowtop mattresses.

There are also other types of properties available for rent in Bocas del Toro, Panama. If you're considering studying Spanish with us for 4 weeks or more, you might benefit from having your very own vacation rental. Please contact us for more information about rentals in Bocas.

Heated Pool at Valle Escondido Boquete

In Boquete, the Valle Escondido Resort, Golf & Spa is the perfect place if you would like to have access to certain amenities during your medical Spanish program. With a full service spa, a 9 hole executive golf course, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis and racquetball courts, and first class restaurants, Valle Escondido will certainly keep you entertained after your daily Spanish classes, eco-adventure tours and/or volunteer projects. Valle Escondido is situated at the edge of town, about a 15 minute walk from our Spanish School, in a hidden valley, on the banks of a rushing river, with enough natural beauty and peace to make you not want to leave.

For Spanish students staying in Boquete for up to 3 weeks of Spanish and Yogas, we recommend staying at a suite or bungalow at the Valle Escondido Resort.

For longer stays or even more independence, a rental of Valle Escondido's vacation villas or condos can also be arranged.

Whether you're staying at the Valle Escondido Resort or at one of vacation villas or condos, you'll be able to enjoy:

Clinical Treatment at the Haven Spa
  • 9 Hole Golf Course
  • Outdoor Tennis Court and Indoor Racquetball Court
  • Country Club, complete with
    • Spa and Age Management Program
    • State-of-the-art Life Fitness Equipped Gym
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Sauna, Steam Baths and Jacuzzis
  • Deluxe Rooms at Valle Escondido Resort
  • 1 Outdoor Pools
  • A Spanish Colonial Village with
    • 1 Fantastic Restaurants
    • Bar
    • Chapel
    • 500 seat amphitheater
  • Meeting Space for Groups of 75 - 400 people

Besides staying at Valle Escondido you can also consider The Haven Spa & Hotel or Valle del Rio.

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Wherever you decide to stay at, we will take care of you and make sure that you feel at home. Please contact us and we will help you choose the most appropriate lodging option for your Volunteering & Spanish program.
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Eco-Adventure Tours + Cultural & Social Activities

Eco-Adventure Tours
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.

Get-Togethers of Habla Ya Students with their teachers and Panamanian friends
Cultural & Social Activities

At Habla Ya Spanish Schools we simply love to have fun! We start off the week with several chilled out activities and then we move on to more party style entertainment:

Several extra activities are free of charge, such as our movie nights, salsa lessons and conversational sessions. Panamanian dinners cost $5 - $7 USD per person. Yoga classes in Boquete cost $6 - $10 USD per person. Yoga classes in Bocas del Toro cost $5 - $10 USD per class. Yoga classes in Panama City cost from $10 - $15 USD per class and they also have monthly packages of unlimited classes. Eco-Adventure Tours have their own fees and students pay what they consume at bars, Dinner Parties and Get-Togethers. For more information about our extra activities please click here.

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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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Rates

DON'T MISS OUT: CURRENT PROMOTIONS, CONTESTS, NEWS AND DISCOUNTS!!!
  1. Summer Immersion in Panama: FREE TOUR EACH WEEK when you Book 4 Weeks or more of Spanish Lessons starting between June 5 - August 28th 2017: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO...
  2. Volunteer / Work Exchange: Permaculture Expert Needed in Bocas del Toro: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO...
  3. How to Book a Dirt Cheap Flight to Panama? CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO...

Calculating the Cost of your Volunteering Spanish Program
Volunteer in Panama

There are four variables to consider when determining the total cost of your Volunteering Spanish Immersion Program. Costs are given itemized as there are multiple lodging options to choose from, and some volunteer Spanish students might decide or not to join certain eco-adventure tours. If you would like to request a quote for a specific amount of weeks (or several different options) please click here.

The different variables to consider are:

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 $225 USD per week (breakfast and dinner included). Please add supplement of $50 per week in Bocas del Toro and $75 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 Volunteer Programs

There is a $75 USD setup fee per adult to volunteer, and a $5 USD daily donation ($15 USD for non Spanish students). 100% of your daily donation is given to the local non profit (75% for non students) where you'll be volunteering at. For more information about volunteer projects and fees involved please click here.

Rates for Eco-Adventure Tours

Habla Ya Spanish students have access to special discounts off many eco-adventure tours. For a complete price list of tours in Boquete, Bocas del Toro, and Panama City, Panama please click here...

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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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