Average age: Between 18-30 years Accredited Spanish school : Yes and professional teachers Group size of Spanish lessons: Maximum 6 students Includes accommodation: Yes, shared room All meals are included: Daily breakfast Transfers: Pick up from airport in Panama and all transportation between locations is included Activities included : Yes Start of language program: Fixed dates, read the trip overview
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Learn Spanish in Panama and Costa Rica - Travel and Spanish lessons along the road

4 different destinations, 2 countries, Spanish lessons and be part of group travel. We found your dream trip for a Spanish course in Costa Rica and Panama! Our Traveling Classroom is one of our best sellers for a reason. You will get to know the places you visit, the culture and the language. During the Panama and Costa Rica Traveling Classroom, we will visit Panama City, Boquete, and Bocas del Toro in Panama and Turrialba in Costa Rica. At each school, you have Spanish lessons in a small group class. During this Spanish immersion program, you will have a total of 72 hours of Spanish lessons in group classes. In every location, you do very cool tours and excursions. Like ziplining, a sailing trip, or rafting. But the highlight of this language adventure is in our opinion the unbelievably beautiful excursion to the San Blas islands. This is a group of approximately 365 islands, with parts where no one else goes to. Some of them are uninhabited and you will see the most beautiful white sandy beaches that you have ever seen in your life. Join us for the Panama and Cosa Rica Traveling classroom and check it out yourself! Do you like more Guatemala or South America? You could also join our Traveling classroom in Ecuador!

Week 1: Panama City and San Blas Islands

The Traveling classroom starts in Panama City. We will pick you up from the airport on Sunday and bring you to the hostel. This starting week is full of fun activities. You will go on a walking tour to Casco Viejo, to see the oldest part of Panama. With the most important history marks of Panama and interesting places. Another must-do where we take you is Miraflores. Here you will see the famous Panama Canal and how the huge ships pass. With a Latin dance class, we bring you further in the week and also in the Latin vibes. Expect salsa, bachata, and merengue with a local dance instructor. But the best of this week we save for the last. After your 3 days of Spanish lessons in Panama, you will leave on Thursday for the San Blas islands. Here we enjoy paradise with islands full of coconut trees, perfect white sand beaches, and surrounded by turquoise water. You spend 2 nights with indigenous people in little huts and you will be amazed by the idyllic tropical beauty of the San Blas Islands. We have also time for swimming and snorkeling with a shipwreck.

Week 2: Boquete

After coming back on Saturday from the spectacular San Blas Islands. We travel with our group and teacher on Sunday from Panama City to Boquete by local bus. The cool climate in Boquete is great for studying, a lot of progress can be made here. We will organize for you a traditional cooking class and another dance lesson. But the most exciting activity during this week is a Zipline tour with 13 different canopy stations. You will discover Panama's rainforest from high above the sky and admire its beauty. If this doesn´t give you an adrenaline boost then we don´t know what to do else! You will have also time to go on hiking and explore nearby waterfalls and hot springs. This week you have a full week of Spanish lessons. After all the good work the Spanish school in Boquete will organize a BBQ on Friday with happy hour drinks on the house!

Week 3: Bocas del Toro

The following Saturday. We will travel six hours by bus and boat from the highland town of Boquete to the Caribbean Island of Bocas del Toro for another language school in Panama. On Sunday, we will spoil you immediately with a lot of fun on a sailing trip with relaxing and snorkeling. We do this for a reason. We want you to get used to the Caribbean lifestyle from day 1! The week is pretty laidback and a cooking class and dance lesson are part of the Spanish immersion program. But it´s mostly about exploring the many beautiful beaches. Some require a bit of effort and an adventurous spirit while others are just a few minutes from the school. Bocas is also a nice place to go out. It´s full of restaurants and bars, there is even a disco built out over the water. It´s the answer to your night-time entertainment. At the Spanish school in Bocas del Toro, you can organize some optional activities by yourself like kayaking or even a dive course. With another 20 hours of Spanish lessons this week, you start to become better and better at Spanish! The classes in Bocas end on Friday with another Happy Hour during the BBQ.

Week 4: Turrialba

Once again, we make a trip by boat and bus during the weekend. But this time you will get another stamp on your passport from a different country: Costa Rica.  Turrialba is a super laid-back charming little town. With some amazing views of Costa Rica´s rural countryside, and surrounded by volcanoes, rivers, and rainforests in the lush and beautiful valley. There are many hikes and outdoor activities in the area to discover. There are also not many tourists, so it´s the perfect place to practice everything that you have learned so far with the local “Ticos” (a nickname for Costa Ricans). During the last week of this Spanish immersion program. You will have a Costa Rican cooking lesson and a dance lesson. There is also plenty of time to enjoy nature and local village life. You receive another 20 hours of Spanish lessons and we offer you the possibility to do a level test. At the final Happy Hour during the barbecue, certificates will be handed to all the participants. We will celebrate this all together. As `Grand finale` we take you on a 2-day rafting excursion with stunning natural beauty and exciting rapids. The rafting campsite, located in the heart of the jungle, is the ideal place to learn about the rainforest. It will give us also time to relax in a hammock and check out the toucans and sloths! You will realise what a smart decision it was to participate in this unique and wonderful Traveling classroom!

DATES 2024

JAN 7.1 - 4.2
FEB 4.2 - 3.3
MARCH 3.3 - 31.3
APRIL 7.4 - 5.5
MAY 5.5 - 2.6
JUNE 2.6 - 30.6
JULY 7.7 - 4.8
AUGUST 4.8 - 1.9
SEPTEMBER 1.9 - 29.9
OCTOBER 06.10 - 03.11
NOVEMBER 10.11 - 08.12


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Traveling Classroom Panama and Costa Rica | Learn Spanish | Week 1 | Panama

Taxi transfer Tocumen Airport to Hostel/School in City
Sunday: 17:00 Assessment Spanish level 18:00 Welcome introduction

  Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday Spanish lessons Walking tour Casco Viejo Free time
Tuesday Spanish lessons Visit Miraflores Locks / Museum Free time
Wednesday Spanish lessons Latin dance class Free time
Thursday San Blas Trip
Friday San Blas Trip
Saturday Travel to Panama City
Sunday Trip to Boquete / Welcome Drink & Introduction

Traveling Classroom Panama and Costa Rica | Learn Spanish | Week 2 | Boquete

  Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday Spanish lessons Cooking
Free time
Tuesday Spanish lessons Tree trek (Canopy tour) Free time
Wednesday Spanish lessons Latin dance class Free time
Thursday Spanish lessons Free time Free time
Friday Spanish lessons BBQ at the school (drinks on the house / food by students Free time
Saturday Travel to Bocas del Toro
Sunday Sailing Tour / Welcome Drink
& Introduction

Traveling Classroom Panama and Costa Rica | Learn Spanish | Week 3 | Bocas del Toro

  Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday Spanish lessons Free time Free time
Tuesday Spanish lessons Cooking class Free time
Wednesday Spanish lessons Latin dance class Free time
Thursday Spanish lessons Free time Free time
Friday Spanish lessons BBQ at the school (drinks on the house / food by students Free time
Saturday Optional tours
Sunday Travel to Turrialba / Welcome
Drink & Introduction

Traveling Classroom Panama and Costa Rica | Learn Spanish | Week 4 | Turrialba

  Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday Spanish lessons Free time Free time
Tuesday Spanish lessons Cooking class Free time
Wednesday Spanish lessons Latin dance class Free time
Thursday Spanish lessons Free time Free time
Friday Spanish lessons BBQ at the school (drinks on the house / food by students Free time
Saturday Overnight Rafting trip (Gekui River Camp)
Sunday Afternoon finish around 3pm in Siquirres / Students will go different ways.. Keep in mind that if you book your flight this same Sunday, it should be later than 8.30 pm. Best would be to fly out the day after


• Pick up in Tocumen – Panama City airport & transfer to Hostel
• 72 hours of Spanish lessons in group classses (max 6 students)
• A guide 
• Transportation between locations
• Daily breakfast
• 28 nights of accommodation in a shared room 
• 4 Latin dance classes (Panama City, Boquete, Bocas, Turrialba)
• 3 local food cooking classes (Boquete, Bocas, Turrialba)
• 3 Friday’s Happy Hour (Boquete, Bocas, Turrialba)
• Walking tour Casco Viejo + Panama Canal Tour
• San Blas Islands two nights stay
• Canopy Tour (zip lining in the treetops) in Boquete
• Catamaran Sailing in Bocas
• Rafting on the Pacuare River & overnight stay at River Camp


• Flight ticket
• Insurance
• Lunch and dinner (in San Blas and on the River camp this is included)
• Snacks and drinks on outings
• Additional activities & excursions
• Souvenirs
• Additional (bus or flight) tickets out of Panama or into Costa Rica as a prerequisite to enter one of these countries
• Trip extras (eg extra nights of accommodation)

  1. Lea:

    I had an amazing time during this trip! De teachers were great and the fact that you do a lot of other things next to the spanish classes, makes it totally worth it. Martijn was very helpfull and kind and helped me with the booking and other questions I had about my trip.
    Thank you!!

  2. Jan:

    It was really great! Top program everything was arranged perfect and the vibe was really chill. Martijn was always super good and fast in his replies. He helped me with everything!

  3. Sara:

    I had a really good experience. The staff was amazing. The activities were great. I improved my Spanish and my group with only fun people. Can recommend the Traveling Classroom to everyone!!!

  4. Fiona:

    I was a little anxious choosing a Spanish program, but I am so glad I chose Spanish Travel Classes and would recommend it to anyone. I had a really nice group and the activities were one of the best highlights of my travels! :):):)

  5. Freek:

    I learned a lot of Spanish in 4 weeks and I really liked the combination of Spanish and activities. I am very happy that I went on the traveling program with Spanish Travel Classes. You will love it!

  6. Lawrence:

    This is a great program to visit and learn Spanish. The organization was professional and everyone is super friendly. I learned Spanish at school but honestly learnt more in these 4 weeks. My favourite element was the activities and to practice with the other students what we have learnt!

  7. Steffy:

    Very recommendable! The teachers and staff were so kind and cool side activities. Martijn helped me also with all my questions thank you for your help!

  8. Patrick:

    A friend of mine recommend the traveling classroom. I already had high expectations coming in, but the whole experience exceeded every one of them!!!

  9. Peter:

    The overall experience has definitely exceeded my expectations. It has been a fantastic time! Not only you will learn with high quality standards but you will also enjoy the various activities! Thank you!

  10. Ben:

    Such a great way of learning Spanish!
    The atmosphere is very much like a family and activities were always rewarding.

  11. Sarah:

    The Traveling Classroom is amazing! There is a reason I give 5 stars. It is well organized, classes are fun, and Martijn helped me pick the program and gave recommendations on traveling, all before I even booked classes. Thank you for making my trip planning so much easier!!!

  12. Vera:

    The traveling classroom is well-organized, the professors are great, and the classes are always fun. You can’t go wrong studying with them if you want to learn Spanish and have fun while doing it.

  13. Petra:

    The Traveling classroom is great! The teachers are super nice and very fun to work with. And beside I learned Spanish! 🙂 I really enjoyed the activities and my group 🙂

  14. Britt:

    I had a great time at the Traveling Classroom and it was the the best decision I could have made to learn spanish!
    The teachers are amazing. I learnt a lot and the daily activities were a big plus too.
    100% recommended.

  15. Ramon:

    Panama and Costa Rica were the first countries in Latin America that I’ve visited, and I am so happy that I chose Spanish Travel Classes to learn Spanish and to have so much fun while traveling during my stay. Everything was very smooth and well done. The lessons are practical, which helps me to navigate around and have brief conversations with local people. The classes and activities were also fun. This has exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend Spanish Travel Classes!

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