Jakera
94% Rating
(33 Reviews)

Jakera

New start dates - owing to popular demand for 2017 we have are more start dates for all our programs including our 6 week Learn Spanish & Volunteer program.

Jakera have been running student programs and delivering travel solutions to clients around the Caribbean and South America since the mid 1990’s. In 2012 we completed a long planned project to bring our student clients to Cuba (we first traveled to Cuba in 2003).

We like to give our clients authentic experiences that bring you into contact with people living in your host country. We believe in the value of cultural immersion, beginning with language tuition but also understanding of how communities adapt to their environment; the political and economic situation that shapes how people live. Such experiences are life enriching and help give us the insights and energy to be able to reach our own full potential.

We hope you can join us on this exciting adventure and look forward to sharing a Cuba Libre with you soon - viva la vida!

Most Recent Program Reviews

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Janil
Female
San Antonio, TX

What an experience!

10/10

From researching and travel planning to our arrival and departure we had an awesome time! Tim and his staff were professional and responded quickly to our concerns. Our casa particular & señora Amy (love love love) you'll become family before you leave. Casa jakera: awesome cooks, food was amazing! Met some new friends from all over the world! Classes were great and helped refreshen my Spanish speaking skills. Overall the city is beautiful the staff is awesome amazing music art food scenery. Loved the culture and can't wait to go back!

**Prices were VERY reasonable compared to other companies**

How can this program be improved?

N/A

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Leah
Female
54 years old
United Kingdom
University of Oxford

Unexpected Kindness and Inspiration

10/10

Jakera Cuba is like a good home away from home; offering most of what you imagine a happy and healthy family would offer a family member and a guest. Cleanliness, comfortable mattresses, home-made healthy fresh food and support and inspiration to explore and be fearless locally because you know the Jakera team, and the kind and interesting and intelligent guests they attract, are there for you if you ask or they see you need it. Cuba, Havana was a last minute spontaneous trip to a place where I knew no one so I did have my concerns (but mostly about me) which were totally unfounded. Jakera's expert hospitality and the excellent courses and local dance classes coupled with my own fearlessness, discoveries and adventures made for my best adventure so far; sorry India and Sri Lanka I still love you and will return. Soon I hope to travel to Costa Rica with Jakera and hopefully see Panama too. 100% Jakera will be a fantastic experience and service.

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Urvi
Female
28 years old
Seattle
Boston University

The best way to experience Cuba:)

10/10

I found Jakera online and loved my two weeks there! I used the shared accommodation and shared my room with 5 girls, the staff kept it very clean, my bed was comfortable and we had air conditioning. I am a vegetarian and they did a great job accommodating me. The dance was my absolute favorite part, they give you many options to choose from. My Spanish teacher was awesome as were all the great friends I made! Highly recommend:)

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Charlotte
Female
19 years old
Qatar

Surf, Spanish and Pura Vida. You should be in Costa Rica!!

9/10

I came to Costa Rica 'All By Myself' and was worried about not knowing anyone. However, I found that I really had nothing to worry about, the host family and staff are extremely kind and are there whenever you need something. They definitely make you feel at home!!! Learning Spanish is really fun and interactive, and there is plenty of time to practice outside of lessons with locals and the staff. To top it all off; if you are finding it all to tough you can start or end your day with an incredible sunset/sunrise surf, there is really nothing like it. If I had the chance to come back some day I would jump on the plane ASAP!!!

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Kitty
Female
19 years old
England

kittys review

9/10

These past few weeks have been incredible. I have really enjoyed all the opportunities which I've been given, I especially loved been in Santa Teresa and learning how to surf and also learning the Spanish language. I have deffinitley made life long friends from this trip and it was nice to mix with new people. A few of us loved it so much we ended up extending our stay. Would highly recommend so come see for yourself.

How can this program be improved?

supper provided. Otherwise 100000%

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