At an altitude of 1200 metres above sea level, along the Caldera River and close to the dormant volcano Volcan Baru, the popular town of Boquete is located in the green mountain highlands of Panama! Study Spanish with us in this scenic location for the chance to be close to unspoilt nature and wildlife, for the fresh mountain air and to enjoy hiking, trekking, eco-tourism and many more adventure sports!
In addition to all of the action-packed activities you can enjoy from this welcoming, beautiful town, Boquete also boasts a very lively arts and music scene, jazz festivals and a wide choice of restaurants to cater for all tastes! The beautiful golden beaches of the coast in the province of Chiriqui are under 2 hours away by car and Boquete is also famous for its award-winning coffee!
Everything in Boquete town is within walking distance and our school is situated right in the centre of the town, close to all of the cafes, restaurants and hotels and just a short walk from many of the hiking trails, starting at the Caldera River.
There are 17 purposely designed classrooms, with many large windows overlooking the town and countryside, as well as the mountains and skies! There is a reception area and meeting point, a cafeteria, student lounge with TV and a teacher’s room. There is a scenic central plaza in the school where many meals and get togethers are organised. The school has broadband internet connection and WiFi access.
With just 6 students maximum per class and an average of just 3 or 4, you are guaranteed a high quality of teaching and excellent individual attention. Each lesson is 55 minutes in duration and classes take place in the mornings and in the afternoons.
We offer an Intensive Mini-Group Spanish course, consisting of 20 group lessons each week. The main focus of the programme is to improve your communication skills, using a wide variety of modern and interactive teaching methods. The emphasis lies in helping students to improve their abilities in speaking and understanding Spanish. Grammar, vocabulary, language structure and pronunciation are also integral parts of the course, ensuring that you develop your confidence and ability in all areas of the Spanish language.
Students who are looking for a more intensive programme can choose to attend some Private classes in addition to their group Spanish course. This way students are able to reach their goals more quickly, as they concentrate on individual learning skills, or any areas of difficulty, in agreement with their teacher.
We also offer courses of Private classes only, for all students who are looking for a tailor-made personalised programme.
Choose to stay with a Panamanian family during your Spanish course for the unforgettable chance to meet the local people and to practise as much Spanish as possible after your classes. Boquete is well known for its welcoming and friendly community and your host family will offer you an authentic environment in which to immerse yourself in the culture and the daily-life in Panama! You can choose bed and breakfast or half-board accommodation with your host family.
If you would prefer accommodation in a guest house then you can choose to stay in a family owned, budget guest house, conveniently located just 5 minutes walk from the centre of town, allowing you to enjoy a quiet and relaxed environment close to the school. There are 7 private bedrooms with bathrooms and a small swimming pool in the garden.
If you wish to book your own accommodation during your Spanish course, or if you wish to receive further options, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be more than happy to help and advise. There are very many other types of accommodation in Boquete, to suit all budgets and tastes.
On your arrival at the school you will receive full details of the social and activities programme available during your stay. Included in your course fees you will be able to join typical Panamanian dinners, cultural classes, movie nights, conversational lessons, parties and evenings out, as well as salsa and merengue dance classes!
For the adventurous students looking for sports and action, there are unlimited eco-tourism adventure options in the nearby surroundings, including white-water rafting, zip-lining, trekking and hiking, caving, rock climbing and much more! You can join farming tours to visit the famous coffee plantations or you can visit indigenous villages nearby such as Soloy and Salt Creek. You can take a hike to the volcano, bathe in hot springs or enjoy boat and catamaran tours. There are also beach trips organised and other excursions to the coast, for a wide range of water sports!
Hopefully you will bring lots of energy with to to Boquete, as after exploring all day, you will also be able to party all night in the town centre!
You can travel to Boquete from Panama City, or from San Jose in Costa Rica! If you fly from either of these locations into David airport then this is only 30 minutes drive from Boquete and an airport transfer can be arranged from David airport for all students staying with a host family, at no additional cost.
If you are flying into Panama City airport, or if you are arriving into Costa Rica and wish to take public transport, then we will be happy to inform you of all the travel possibilities to reach your accommodation in Boquete.