Spanish School in Boquete, Panama


The Spanish classes at this school in Boquete are held outside in a beautiful tropical garden with pineapple plants, orange and lemon trees, At break time, the students enjoy free coffee or tea, or a freshly squeezed orange juice and a slice of fruit from the garden. Boquete is a charming Panamanian town in the Choriquí Highlands, known for its scenic location and ecotourism. The school is located about 5 km from the town centre, in a tranquil neighbourhood called Alto Boquete. The mountain town of Boquete is a great spot to study Spanish, to relax or simply enjoy the views of the nearby Barú Volcano.

Why Study Spanish in Boquete:

Boquete is Panama’s “adventure capital” for whitewater rafting, zip lining, and rock climbing.
The Spanish group classes are focused on increasing your confidence in speaking the language.
The volunteer program has an array of options in different fields, allowing you to get to know the culture and give back to the local community in Panama
The beautiful setting amidst cloud forests and coffee plantations is great for enjoying hiking tours in your free time.
Breathtaking mountains, stunning rainforests and amazing cloud forest
Enjoy a tour to a volcano, hot springs and waterfalls!
Combine your classes in Boquete with the sister-school in the vibrant town Bocas, at the beautiful island Isla Colón.

Our Spanish school in Panama offers both standard Spanish group courses (either 4 or 6 hours per day) or specialised Spanish courses. Options include Spanish for Children, Medical Spanish, and Spanish for the preparation of the DELE Exam. Before you start, you take a placement test to be placed in the appropriate group for your level. The Spanish courses in Boquete are based on the internationally recognised CEFR framework; there are six levels in total. The Spanish language program follows the communicative approach and the teachers create a setting where the students feel comfortable and confident when speaking Spanish.

There are different accommodation options to choose from during your Spanish program in Boquete. The school’s hostel is great for those looking for more independence in a great environment. There is room for ten people at the school campus; there are private and shared rooms with common areas (such as the fully equipped kitchen and a garden).

For a unique Spanish immersion experience, you can live with a Panamanian host family too. The families have all been carefully selected and they love to share their culture with the students. Often students are taken to the market for grocery shopping or to family gatherings – both wonderful opportunities to practice your Spanish and to get to know local customs.

The school has a fun after-school activity program in the afternoons. Enjoy Latinamerican cooking workshops, a yoga class, a movie night or a Latin dance class, where you will learn to dance salsa, merengue, bachata and reggaeton. Near the school, you can visit coffee farms, hot springs and flower gardens. Don’t miss out on the hike to the summit of Barú Volcano and enjoy the amazing views of both the Pacific and Atlantic Coast! Every Friday, the school organises a potluck barbecue: the school provides some drinks and all participants bring food to share.

Boquete is located about 60 kilometres from the border of Costa Rica, in Panama's green mountain highlands. It has a nice climate and a beautiful setting, with coffee fields and cloud forests. Nature lovers, eco-tourists, mountain fans and (extreme) sports enthusiasts love Boquete, known for its breathtaking mountains, stunning rainforests and amazing cloud forests.

Downtown Boquete (Bajo Boquete) has a lively atmosphere with bars, gyms, supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and coffee shops. For coffee lovers, Boquete is a dream destination, as the city is home to some of the world’s best coffee beans.

Add a special experience to your stay in Panama, and become a volunteer! The volunteer program gives you the chance to improve your Spanish skills further and give back to the local community. The volunteer projects in Boquete include:

  • Educational projects: work as a teaching assistant at a public school, help with English class or arrange activities at an after-school program for indigenous children
  • Social projects: organise activities at an orphanage or help with physical therapy at a rehabilitation centre
  • Health projects: assist the doctors at a health centre or go with them to visit the indigenous communities
  • Environmental projects: help out at a wildlife rescue and rehab centre

Great tours in Boquete are, among others, biking, horseback riding and hiking, for instance to a beautiful nearby waterfall. Or what about a beautiful hike through the cloud forest and Volcan Barú National Park? Fauna lovers can visit the best bird watching locations from Panama here in Boquete, and see toucans, trogons and jays. Another popular trip is river rafting down the Majagua river including a visit the Caldera Hot Springs.

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Reviews Spanish School Boquete:

Reviews Boquete

The school in Boquete and Avelina have been a pleasure. I hope to return someday and speak fluent Spanish. Learning Spanish here has been a great experience for me. I have learned more than I expected too. I hope to return and continue my Spanish... Read More

Reviews Boquete

Thank you so much for one of the most awesome weeks of our lives! We had so much fun, and we are certainly coming back when we have learned how to dance salsa! Also, thanks to Gaby, Tatiana and Adriana for teaching us Spanish in Panama; it means a... Read More

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