Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world due to the number of speakers who claim it as their native tongue (after Mandarin Chinese). It is spoken as a first and second language amongst 450 and 500 million people. It is the third most spoken language as a first or second language after Mandarin Chinese and English combined, and is the mother tongue to 400 million people worldwide... Read more


Spanish School in Bocas del Toro, PANAMA


School Description Bocas del Toro is a relaxed Caribbean Island town in the fantastic country of Panama. Bocas del Toro is located on the beautiful Isla Colón, which is named after Christopher Columbus. There is an authentic, laidback Caribbean vibe throughout the town and you can find fun hostels, great restaurants, useful tour operators, a bank, Internet cafes, shops and an airport here. The Spanish school in Bocas del Toro is conveniently located in the center of town behind the Main Street. This school also offers you plenty of outdoor activities such as kayaking, surfing or biking.


Spanish Program This Spanish school in Panama is all about feeling at home. Students love the casual setting of the classes. Classes are not only held in the class rooms, but also on the balcony, in the little huts and in the café. The school offers you amazing Spanish programs that are diverse, focused on your continual development and of course, a lot of fun.

You can choose between, or combine, the following options:

  • Standard Spanish Course (4 hours group classes per day)
  • Intensive Spanish Course (6 hours group classes per day)
  • Specialized Spanish Course (normally private classes, on topics such as Medical Spanish, Business Spanish, Spanish and Tourism, Spanish for Children and Spanish & Latin American Culture.


The school offers three types of accommodation in Bocas del Toro: you can either stay in a hostel, at a local family’s B&B or in an apartment.

The school’s very own hostel is an amazing spot to meet people from all over the world, who you can even practice your Spanish with. They offer you private or shared rooms, free Wi-Fi, free coffee and tea, a fully equipped kitchen and hammocks to relax and chill in.

Staying at the B&B of a local family is an even better way to improve your Spanish skills. The friendly families in Panama will teach you the true Caribbean lifestyle, they will give you a typical breakfast every morning and you will be immersed in the culture of this beautiful country. This is the perfect alternative to a home stay or host family.


Activities In addition to the diverse and fun Spanish classes, this school also offers a variety of activities to do in the afternoon. Of course, there are lots of beaches where you can go sunbathing, swimming and or just take a stroll. At night, students can cook local food, go salsa dancing or enjoy the nightlife. On Friday nights, the school hosts a barbecue that includes free drinks during Happy Hour. Examples of other activities offered are surfing, diving, yoga and hiking.

Adventure options to add to your Spanish program in Bocas include:

  • Spanish & Yoga, where you will be taught Hatha Yoga through one private and two group classes.
  • Spanish & Dive, where you will obtain two levels of your PADI and includes four immersion and theory classes.
  • Spanish & Surf, where beginners will learn the basics of surfing.


Bocas del Toro Panama is a great country to study Spanish in because it offers you breath-taking landscapes, spectacular views and amazing things to do. The country has exotic tropical rainforests, grand mountain ranges, with one coast on Caribbean Sea and the other on the Pacific Ocean. It has historical sites, museums, a range of adventurous activities to do and above all, some of the friendliest people in Latin America. Moreover, Panama is an affordable country where you can buy the most delicious fruits, vegetables and local dishes for cheap prices. It is safe, tourist- friendly and you can even visit the indigenous cultures that still live here.

Bocas del Toro, also called Bocas Town, is an easy-going and relaxed island town in Panama, loved by locals and visitors alike. Once you arrive, you never want to leave. Bocas Town is recognizable by the many colourful clapboard houses that are spread throughout the city. The Caribbean atmosphere in Bocas Town comes from its incredible beaches, such as Dolphin Bay where you can see a special kind of Bottlenose Dolphins. There is a large diversity of animal species on the island such as sloths, monkeys, poison dart frogs and many different kinds of birds. There even 8 different kinds turtles in the area. The rich vegetation and diverse habitats, such as reefs and mangroves, are protected by the national marine park.


Excursions The school is always there to help you with whatever needs you might have regarding your stay in Panama. We can help you with arranging excursions to discover Bocas del Toro and the surrounding areas such as exploring a bat cave or visiting a cacao farm. Other excursions include:

  • Snorkelling in the coral reefs and mangroves
  • Sailing on a catamaran
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing


The school in Bocas Town offers you many volunteering opportunities. This is a great way to immerse yourself in the culture of Panama while helping the local community. The volunteer projects are divided into two fields of interest: education and health. You have the freedom to choose which ever one you are more interested in. All the volunteer programs in Panama are under the supervision of a volunteer coordinator. Possible options for volunteer work include:

  • Teach English at a public primary school or secondary school
  • Help to take care of people in an elderly home, read to them, play games with them and go for a walk
  • Giving wellness appointments for children and assisting in the pharmacy in a free healthcare center (if you have a medical background)


  • The school gives you three fun Spanish programs to choose from.
  • The teaching methods are interactive, dynamic, and focus on improving conversation skills and individual confidence.
  • The teachers are professional and have a lot of experience in foreign language teaching.
  • Bocas del Toro is a lively and fun town from which you can take trips to see all of Panama.
  • The school has a variety of exciting afternoon activities.
  • There are various volunteer projects in Panama that you can participate into improve your Spanish and aid the local community.
  • The school has a great location.

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