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Long term Panama programmes at Habla Ya, Bocas del Toro

The school

Intermediate to Advanced
School size
Host family
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
28 years
Nationality mix
United States, Germany, Canada, etc..
1 authentic opinion

Our partner school in Bocas del Toro is located on Isla Colón, the largest island in the archipelago. You will find bars, restaurants, cafés, a supermarket and a number of shops close by. The colonial-style building offers a colourful, painted interior and 12 air-conditioned classrooms to students from all over the world. Classes are run in groups with a maximum of 6 participants, which means teachers can accompany students closely in their language learning. Based on constant and lively interaction, the lessons are designed to teach the elements of Spanish in a very short time. Facilities include a student lounge with TV, a large balcony and a kitchen. The beach is just 20 minutes away on foot – no doubt you’ll get there as soon as the classes are over!

Pick-up package: 1st night in Panama City and transfer to Bocas del Toro:
when you arrive at Panama City airport, you will be picked up and taken to a hotel downtown, where you’ll spend your first night and get some rest after the long flight. The next day, you will have some time to visit the city before taking your transfer to the airport and boarding your domestic flight to Bocas del Toro.

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  • Activity programme

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Standard course (2 weeks) + volunteer work

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 6 - 52 week(s)
6 weeks From 1097.- GBP
(1345.- USD)
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
6 - 52 week(s)
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Max 6
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
1345 USD
3070 USD
1645 USD
3920 USD
579 USD
3954 USD
1279 USD
5754 USD
2679 USD
9354 USD
Extra week (24+)
175 USD
450 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.82   (Not-binding exchange rate)


Tax (1 week)
Standard course (7%)
18 USD
Tax (2 weeks)
Standard course (7%)
34 USD
Tax (3 weeks)
Standard course (7%)
49 USD
Tax (4 weeks)
Standard course (7%)
63 USD
Tax (5 weeks)
Standard course (7%)
77 USD
Tax (6 weeks)
Standard course (7%)
91 USD
Tax (7 weeks)
Standard course (7%)
102 USD
Tax (8 weeks)
Standard course (7%)
112 USD
Tax (9 weeks)
Standard course (7%)
119 USD
Tax (10 weeks)
Standard course (7%)
126 USD
Tax (11+ weeks) (per extra week)
Standard course (7%)
138 USD
Tax (host family)
Host family (7%)
20 USD
Tax (host family)
Placement fee (7%)


Volunteer work placement fee (Extra day) (per day) 36 USD
Volunteer work placement fee (to be paid on site) (Give and Surf) (per day) 191 USD
Volunteer work placement fee (per week)
Compulsory if accommodation not booked through the school
81 USD
Laundry service (to be paid on site) (host family) (per week) 6 USD
Extra night (host family) 22 USD
Airport transfer from Panama City (pick-up)
Panama City. Package: Night in Hotel + one-way flight Panama City - Bocas del Toro
316 USD
Airport transfer to Bocas del Toro (drop-off)
One-way flight Bocas del Toro - Panama City + Night in Hotel
316 USD
Airport transfer to Bocas del Toro (drop-off)
One-way flight Bocas del Toro - Panama City + transfer Albrook - Tocumen International Airport
206 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 09.01 / 25.02 / 10.04 / 01.05 / 10.11 / 08.12 / 25.12.2020
03.11.2020 - 04.11.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

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1 students gave their opinion about this school

23 years old - Switzerland
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È il posto perfetto per emergersi completamente in un'altra cultura. La scuola offre un'ampio svarietà di attività anche extra scolastiche che ti aiutano a vivere al massimo l'esperienza all'estero. Divertimento mentre impari! Perfetto per rilassarsi e staccare un'attimo la spina da tutte le novità e stimili del posto.Confortevole, spazioso e vicino al centro. Sempre disponibili a tutto e aperti ad accogliere nuove idee.
14 weeks, September – December 2015
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Work placement (5 / 5)
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Other)
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Progressi sicuramente nella forza d'addatamento e l'apertura mentale verso tutto quello che è nuovo e diverso del mio solito. »
School highlights
« I legami che si costruiscono con i professori del posto. »
Top tips
« Fare i tour sul katamaran, sailboat ecc..Escurisoni alle piantagioni di cacao e al batcave. »

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Host family
If you wish to be fully immersed in the language and have close contact with the local community, homestay accommodation is ideal. Host families live 10-20 minutes’ walk to the school and offer single rooms, with a choice of meal options: breakfast, half-board or full board.

Palma Royale Hotel
This waterfront hotel is located a 15-minute walk from the language school. It offers different levels of comfort, ranging from studios with private patios to suites with private kitchens, but it also offers more affordable rooms. In each room you’ll find a private bathroom with a rain shower, a flat-screen TV, a small fridge and a coffee maker. The daily cleaning service, Wi-Fi and air conditioning are included in the price, while the laundry service has an extra cost. The hotel restaurant is available at breakfast (included), lunch and dinner.

Tropical Suites Boutique Hotel
Suites with private balcony, two double beds, bathroom with Jacuzzi, flat screen TV and fully equipped kitchen as well as a presidential Penthouse and a luxury apartment on the top floor, this is top-quality accommodation located directly by the sea. Two partner restaurants of the hotel are located next door and serve Caribbean food.
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Choose this option if you wish to enjoy more independence and calm. Bedrooms are integrated into small accommodation structures close to the course centre. Several options are available, including single and double rooms.
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Apartments/houses to rent
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