Learn Spanish in Bocas del Toro, Panama

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Down the road from school
Down the road from school
Graduation day
Graduation day


Bocas del Toro is a funky, laid back archipelago, dotted with pristine islands of white sand beaches, coconut trees and crystal clear turquoise waters. Bocas attracts off the beaten path travelers in search of uncrowded beaches, first class surfing and scuba diving, a chilled and authentic nightlife, and endless opportunities of wildlife encounters both on land and under the Caribbean Sea.

Habla Ya Bocas del Toro holds accreditation from the Instituto Cervantes as well as being an Official DELE Examination Center, and is one of the most and best reviewed immersion programs in Central America, offering you everything from Group to Private Lessons, Medical Spanish or Spanish for Teachers.

Improve your Spanish, explore stunning beaches and make friends from all over the world. Habla Ya will take care of every single detail, setting you up in the most suitable accommodation according to your budget, as well as offering you loads of eco-adventure and volunteering opportunity.

Summer Promo: get a FREE weekly tour when you book 5 weeks or more of Spanish classes!

Learn Spanish and have the vacation of your lifetime:
- Hiking
- Daily Yoga Lessons
- Surfing Courses
- PADI Scuba Diving License
- Rock Climbing
- Ziplining
- Whitewater River Rafting
- Horseback Riding
- Island Hoping
- Sailing
- Caving

Questions & Answers


based on 63 reviews
  • Instruction 9.6
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9.3
  • Housing 8.9
  • Value 9.1
  • Academics 8
  • Support 8
  • Fun 8
  • Housing 5
  • Safety 10
  • Program Selection 7
  • Pre-departure Help 9
  • In-program Support 7
  • Impact on Student 10
  • Value 10
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great teachers means a great experience at habla ya boquete

To be clear I toom my two week course in Boquete in the mountains of chiquiri, but there wasn' t a separate option for the Boquete school. The teachers I had were awesome-Leidys Pitti for four hour small group class and Kimberly for daily one hour conversation. Both had tons of patience and were super encouraging. They made it easy to speak in the class and to try it out on the street-and this from someone normally shy to talk to strangers inher native English! Thecoffice staff were also super- always smiling and helpful. A great experience overall- I hope I can come back sometime for another round.

What would you improve about this program?
Maybe a little more encouragement on the social side. Things may have been quiet because it was so close to Christmas but other than a couple of signs snlwing possible activities there wasn't any real mention or encouragement around outside activities for socialising and cultural exposure.
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Yes, I recommend this program

best staff in the best place!

I've done my spanish course in Habla Ya and I would
totally recommend it to everyone who likes caribbean
lifestyle and panamanian mentality. The school is perfect
placed, staff is really cool and helpful, the teachers
are great! The beginning was really hard cause I never
had a spanish course before, but they were always
"waiting" for me and the lessons were never to fast.
Good courses for beginner! Nice beaches are around
and good tour offers (surfing course was a lot of fun!)
-great school in a great place! ;)

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Yes, I recommend this program

Best time ever!

So I was at the Habla Ya Spanish school in Bocas del Toro and we had the best time ever! The staff is amazing, the teachers care so much and Bocas del Toro ist just paradise on earth. I was lucky enough to have the best host family anyone could wish for. I still feel like part of their family, thanks to the warm Panamenian culture. Besides learning Spanish we were going on incredible trips around the island. There is so much going on there. The nights are long, the drinks cold, the music great and for those who are not into partying there are great places to grab the best food and relax. In many bars tere is live music. It's very easy to connect with people from all over the world at school because there are many nationalities and people are generally laid back and very sweet. I'm definitely gonna come back and this time for much longer... oooh and for the surfers, yogis and divers out there: it's heaven on earth!