This travelling classroom starts in Panama and ends in Costa Rica. You will visit the following places:

In Panama:

  • Panama City
  • Boquete
  • Bocas del Toro

In Costa Rica:

  • Turrialba

At each location you’ll receive 20 class hours of Spanish tuition in a group except in Panama City. Here the course will be three days (12 class hours in total) because you will take a trip to the San Blas islands on Thursday. An archipelago with a still traditionally living indigenous population. Each week of this Travelling Classroom will include amazing activities and excursions!

Price for this 4 weeks Travelling Classroom: $2195

Het azuur blauwe water rondom de San Blas eilanden

1st week of the Panama and Costa Rica Travelling Classroom: Panama City

Sunday: Start of the Panama and Costa Rica Travelling Classroom. You will be picked up from the airport and brought to a nice hotel called Posada 1914.  This is where you will be staying for the first 4 nights of the tour.  You can also arrive on a Saturday. In that case you pay for one extra night ($18 including breakfast).

Monday through Wednesday: Spanish course: This week you will only receive 12 class hours of Spanish in a group, because on Thursday you will travel to San Blas where you don’t have Spanish classes. The following activities are planned in Panama City:

  • Visit the Panama canal and Miraflores locks.
  • Latin American dance class (Salsa / Cumbia or Merengue).
  • Panamanian cooking workshop.
  • Visit Casco Viejo, the impressive old part of Panama City.

Thursday through Friday: Departure to the San Blas Islands. 2 nights with local indigenous people in simple wooden huts in a shared room. Here you can go snorkeling in beautiful crystal clear water. The islands are very small and many are not populated. The people live of the cultivation of coconuts and production of Molas. Molas are brightly colored cloths with native designs. There will be no Spanish Classes in San Blas, just relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings!

On Saturday you return to Panama City, here you will stay for one more night.

San Blas
Beautiful San Blas

2nd week of the Panama and Costa Rica Travelling Classroom: Boquete

Sunday: Late afternoon arrival in Boquete.

Monday through Friday: Spanish course: 20 class hours  4 hours per day. The following activities are planned in Boquete:

  • Latin American dance class (Salsa / Cumbia or Merengue).
  • Panamanian cooking workshop.
  • Canopy tour. Along 13 cables, also called zip lines, you will glide alongside the tree tops. Exciting! You will need to bring long pants, closed shoes and a long sleeve t-shirt. Gloves and helmet are supplied.

Friday night: Happy hour with drinks to celebrate the weeks’ end.

Spanish classes in Panama ziplining
Canopy tour

3rd week of the Panama and Costa Rica Travelling Classroom: Bocas del Toro

Saturday: Arrival late afternoon

Sunday: Full day excursion. Get used to the relaxed way of life on this Caribbean island with a day trip on a catamaran. Time to relax, swim and snorkel. Bocas is a nice place to go out. For example there is a discotheque build right over the water with a hole in the floor through which you can see a ship wreck in the water. There is also a party ship which cruises around when all the discotheques are closed.

 Monday through Friday: Spanish course: 20 class hours of Spanish tuition in a group.
You can participate in the following activities in Bocas del Toro:

  • Latin American dance class (Salsa / Cumbia or Merengue).
  • Panamanian cooking workshop.

Friday: Happy hour with drinks to celebrate the end of the week.

Saturday: Free day.

Sunday: Travel to Turrialba by boat and bus

Sailing catamaran in Bocas del Toro
Catamaran trip

4th week of the Panama and Costa Rica Travelling Classroom: Turrialba

Sunday: Arrival in Turrialba late afternoon.

Monday through Friday:Spanish course: 20 class hours of Spanish tuition in a group.
You can participate in the following activities in Bocas del Toro:

  • Latin American dance class (Salsa / Cumbia or Merengue).
  • Panamanian cooking workshop.

Friday night:  Happy hour with drinks to celebrate the end of the week.

Saturday and Sunday:
To conclude this Panama and Costa Rica Travelling Classroom you will participate in a two day rafting trip on the river Rio Pacuare. Accommodation will be in a tent alongside the river. The camp site is located right in the jungle. After the rafting trip you can relax in a hammock where you will likely see sloths and toucans pass by. Quite the adventure don’t you think? Be aware: When you are in a hurry the earliest moment of the last day of your TC that you can fly is 20.30 (8.30PM) on the last Sunday of your TC. Earlier you simply will not make it to the airport or it will be very risky time wise. Better to book another night somewhere. Please ask us how to plan that last day.

Rafting Turrialba
 Rafting!

The price of the Travelling Classroom Panama and Costa Rica 4 weeks is $2195.

You can also do this Travelling Classroom without Spanish Classes. You take all the activities and transfers with the group and you have free time when the others take the classes. In that case the price is $1680.

It is also possible to only do 1, 2 or 3 weeks of the tour. Ask us for the price!

Included in the Panama and Costa Rica Travelling Classroom:

  • Three and a half weeks (72 class hours) of Spanish course in a group of max. 6 students (usually there will be 3 or 4).
  • 28 nights of accommodation based on shared rooms.
  • Activities and excursions as mentioned above.
  • All transportation from the arrival at the airport in Panama City to the last location in Turrialba.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Wifi Internet at the schools. No Wifi in San Blas or during the camping trip.

Not Included:

  • All meals except breakfast
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Your (international) flight to Panama City
  • $35 reservation fee
DEPARTURE DATES 2020!
5th of January
2nd of February
1st of March
5th of April
3rd of May
7th of June
5th of July
2nd of August
6th of September
4th of October
8th of November
Immigration Panama. Take a look at our country page about Panama for immigration information. Before you decide to learn Spanish in Panama it is important to find out about how the immigration rules.

For more information about the schools look at our pages Panama and Costa Rica.

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