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Academia Surpacifico, Manta, Ecuador

4.0/5

Rating: 4.0/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Small class sizes
  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation
  • Excellent rating of student apartments
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Rooftop terrace

Academia Surpacifico

The language school Academia Surpacifico was founded in Manta, Ecuador in 2000. Academia Surpacifico Manta is located in Manta, on the Pacific Ocean, in a dry tropical
forest with some of Ecuador's most stunning beaches. Located close to the University,
the school is housed in a modern building surrounded by restaurants and all amenities
necessary to enjoy your time in Manta. The beautiful beach of Playa Murciélago is
within walking distance of the schools front doors with services such as kite surfing,
windsurfing and yoga, all available locally.

The school offers a vast amount of courses including General Spanish in groups or
private lessons, along with many specific courses such as Medical Spanish, Spanish
with Yoga, Spanish class and diving tours, as well as a selection of Spanish and
Volunteering programmes where you can be placed with a local Ecuadorian family,
ecologically farming or give back to a local centre for street children and children with
domestic violence. The school also offer a specialised 4-week course that takes
students around Ecuador to 4 different locations, learning Spanish the whole way.

With accommodation options in Homestay with a local family and the schools very own
shared apartment that comes with access to the outdoor pool, jacuzzi and bbq,
Academia Surpacifico has everything needed to ensure you have a great time whilst in
Manta.

Tours to the Galapagos Islands as well as many of the local attractions are also
available and can be booked through the school accordingly.


The school address is: Ciudadela Universitaria, Calle U8 between AV. Universitaria 2 and 3 , 130802 - Manta, Ecuador (see on map)

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School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Library

  • Garden

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

8

Number of public PC workstations:

2

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Free access to swimming pool
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 30 US$ per course level.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 40
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 20

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 10
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 10

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years
  • 5 years for specific Junior courses

Spanish teacher qualifications

  • 70% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

1
15
10
2
10
10
5
15
30
1

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Aeropuerto International de Guayaquil.

José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport:
110 US$ pick up
210 US$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2020, 24.Feb.2020, 25.Feb.2020, 10.Apr.2020, 01.May.2020, 25.May.2020, 10.Aug.2020, 09.Oct.2020, 02.Nov.2020, 03.Nov.2020, 25.Dec.2020, 31.Dec.2020.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up

Spanish Courses

General Language
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 13 Additional Week
Price in US$ 160 152 320 304 480 456 640 608 800 760 960 912 1280 1216 1600 1520 1920 1824 2080 1976 160 152
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- 2340 2282 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & 1 meal
Starting dates
Every first Monday of month.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Private
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 13 Additional Week
Price in US$ 400 380 800 760 1200 1140 1600 1520 2000 1900 2400 2280 3200 3040 4000 3800 4800 4560 5200 4940 400 380
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 13 Additional Week
Price in US$ 460 437 920 874 1380 1311 1840 1748 2300 2185 2760 2622 3680 3496 4600 4370 5520 5244 5980 5681 460 437
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
7 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 13 Additional Week
Price in US$ 240 228 480 456 720 684 960 912 1200 1140 1440 1368 1920 1824 2400 2280 2880 2736 3120 2964 240 228
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Work & Study
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- 1456 1420 -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast & 1 meal
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 13 Additional Week
Price in US$ 240 228 480 456 720 684 960 912 1200 1140 1440 1368 1920 1824 2400 2280 2880 2736 3120 2964 240 228
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Business
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ -- -- -- 960 912 1200 1140 1440 1368 1680 1596 1920 1824 2160 2052 2400 2280 2880 2736
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Language Plus Activity
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 810 770 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 540 513 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 580 551 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- 1220 1190 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Single room, No meals
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:00  - 12:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 340 323 680 646 1020 969 1360 1292 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Specialty Courses
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 13 Additional Week
Price in US$ 130 124 260 247 390 371 520 494 650 618 780 741 1040 988 1300 1235 1560 1482 1690 1606 130 124
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Lesson duration: 55 minutes
School's administrative fee: 20.00 US$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 12 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 175 350 525 700 875 1050 1225 1400 1750 2100 175
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Shared apartment with other 2 to 4 students, in the same school building with access to the outdoor pool, bbq area, jacuzzi. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
25 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
2 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 185 370 555 740 925 1110 1295 1480 1850 2220 185
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
26.5 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 266 532 798 1064 1330 1596 1862 2128 2660 3192 --
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Apartment shared with other 2 to 4 students, in the same school building as the school, with access to the outdoor pool, bbq area, jacuzzi.
Price extra night:
38 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
2 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 126 252 378 504 630 756 882 1008 1260 1512 --
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Apartment shared with other 2 to 4 students, in the same school building as the school, with access to the outdoor pool, bbq area, jacuzzi.
Price extra night:
18 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
2 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 189 378 567 756 945 1134 1323 1512 1890 2268 --
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Apartment shared with other 2 to 4 students, in the same school building as the school, with access to the outdoor pool, bbq area, jacuzzi.
Price extra night:
27 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
2 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Basketball1 km
Cooking2 km
Dancing1 km
Diving60 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Horse riding4 km
Mountainbiking2 km
Music2 km
Swimming1 km
Table Tennis2 km
Tennis2 km
Volleyball2 km
Yoga1 km
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Reviews

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City

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Social activities

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Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 5.0/5.0

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Rating: 4.0/5.0

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    FAQ about Academia Surpacifico, Manta

  • Spanish courses at Academia Surpacifico start at 124 US$ for Spanish Online course with 10 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Shared Apartment with A/C is the most popular among all our clients of Academia Surpacifico
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (110 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Academia Surpacifico varies from 1 students (Manta Activo - Private Lessons 30) to 6 students (Intensive Mini Group)
  • 70% of teachers at Academia Surpacifico hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Academia Surpacifico comes from USA with a 30% representation, followed by students from Switzerland (15%) and Germany (15%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Academia Surpacifico offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 25 during the summer and 30 for the rest of the year.
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