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Experiencia Puerto Escondido

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Experiencia Puerto Escondido is situated on the coast of the beautiful southern state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Puerto Escondido is a surf town with some of the best waves in the world and is surrounded by tropical jungle. It also boasts an excellent night life and volunteers can experience the best that Mexico has to offer with amazing food, cultural events and wildlife in every direction.Our school offer all types of Spanish programs designed to equip our volunteers with the local language.

We offer volunteer programs in the area of:
- Tourism
- Farming
- Health Care
- Wildlife Conservation
- Journalism
- Social Work
- Education

+ Learn Spanish
+ Learn to surf
+ Make a difference
+ Make life long friendships
+ Volunteer in paradise!

Headquarters

Andador Revolución #21
71980 Puerto Escondido, OAX
Mexico

Reviews

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Alex
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

When I first found out about Experiencia, I thought it was a surf school. To my surprise, this is not even a Spanish & Surf school...I'd call it a Cultural Centre. It has everything!
The Spanish teachers are awesome (especially Silvia, with her super fun teaching style), the school itself is "green" and very comfortable, and everyone's super friendly. Muy bien!
I figured I came here in the best season for surfing. Winter time is awesome for beginning because there're no big waves (although they say there's one spot where the waves are small all year round. Ulises and Miguel are professional and patient instructors (sometimes even too patient haha), and I could really feel the advance process - ready for some surfing on my own now (I hope)!
Worth mentioning the surf hotel (or surfcamp as they call it) - nice, new, clean (something one doesn't expect in south of Mexico), and it has this awesome surf vibe that I was looking for...perfect combo. On arrival I had an issue with water in the room but the staff responded immediately and didn't take long to fix it. No problems after that, pure joy!
Why was it life changing? Because after I got to know Puerto Escondido, and Experiencia...I decided to stay in Puerto! :) It is a paradise on Earth, and these guys help you experience the most out of it and just fall in love with Mexico...
All the best!

What would you improve about this program?
Hm...perhaps a bit more punctuality hahaha. But I know I know...Mexican time!
In fact not much to say here, everything was great, so just keep doing the good job, please.
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Jessica
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

EXPERIENCIA is all about an amazing experience of Mexican culture and people. This school really makes a ton of an effort to help you immerse into the Mexican way of living. I decided to take private Spanish lessons at their Spanish school in the old part of the city where you can book a room as well. And they have 2 more facilities to accommodate people, one of them is the Surfcamp right at the beach where I stayed as well. The free shuttle with Felix going between all their places makes it really convenient and activities are well coordinated if you wanna join it all.
The private classes are a lot about grammar, exactly what I was lacking so far. The teachers of my Spanish classes helped me a lot to direct my Spanish learnings to the job that i had to apply it onto, f. e. writing and correcting business-related emails. Since I like good coffee my teacher Sophia even took me to a local coffee place and held the class over there.
The facilities of the Spanish school are actually a little bit outdated, but in a really charming way because it`s so colorful painted just how you would imagine it to be in a lively beach town in the Southwest of Mexico. Since it was Christmas time the school hosted a Posada, a festivity that roots go back to the time when Augustinian monks spread the veneration of Christ in Mexico. All students and teachers joined this nights celebrations with sharing home-made traditional dishes like Tamales and the fruit punch as well as breaking the Piñata’s. Good fun and definitely something that I will remember for a long time. Gracias por todo equipo Experiencia!

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Manon
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My time in Puerto has been a great adventure. Puerto is a lovely city - small enough to feel home fast, but still offering a lot as wonderful beaches, many surf classes, beach clubs and most importantly welcoming and friendly people.

The Spanish school was great and the staff nice. For not knowing a lot of Spanish, I was able to learn really quick due to the good and intensive lessons.

For one week, I was working in a summer school programme. It consisted of english lessons for kids 6-14, and lasted 90 minutes per day, plus preparation time. The project was very much appreciated by th kids and a lot of fun.
My second project was in a kindergarden, where we helped the local staff in their dail routines. It was also enjoyable.

What would you improve about this program?
The Social Work Projects could be improved by finding more projects that are socially relevant and have a greater impact on other peoples lifes. It definetly helps you to grow personally, but programmes as the kindergarden work are not as necessary for the institution. On the other hand, the summer classes in english were great and very much appreciated by the kids.

Programs

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Experiencia Puerto Escondido
Spanish & Surf in Tropical Paradise (Experiencia Puerto Escondido)
Mexico
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Experiencia Puerto Escondido is more than just a Spanish or Surf...

Experiencia Puerto Escondido
Volunteer & Learn Spanish in Tropical Paradise
Mexico
1 review

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