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Academia SurpacificoManta, Ecuador

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Rating: 4.5/5.0

Overall school rating of Academia Surpacifico, Manta
Ranked #1 of 0 Spanish schools in Manta
Location of the school

Rating: 4.5/5.0


Rating: 4.5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1.0/5.0


Rating: 4.5/5.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4.5/5.0

What we like about the school
  • Outdoor classrooms on the school terrace and in the garden.
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality (5.0/5.0)
  • Top rated school facilities (4.5/5.0)
  • Outdoor swimming pool
What we dislike about the school
  • Do not offer favourable terms in the case of requesting a refund.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: 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 the amenities necessary for enjoying 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.

Course selection: 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.

Accommodation: With accommodation options in Homestay with a local family and the school's 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.

Social and Cultural: 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 language school Academia Surpacifico was founded in Manta, Ecuador in 2000.
  • Legal name / parent company: Academia de Español Surpacifico
  • Tax registration ID: 1306606284001

Spanish Courses

General Language
Work & Study
Language Plus Activity

Information for all courses offered by Academia Surpacifico

Lesson duration
55 minutes
School's administrative fee
20.00 US$
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.
Individual classes
Single 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.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 12 Feb 2024, 13 Feb 2024, 29 Mar 2024, 01 May 2024, 24 May 2024, 10 Aug 2024, 11 Oct 2024, 04 Nov 2024, 05 Nov 2024, 06 Nov 2024, 25 Dec 2024.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.

Lessons needed per Spanish language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

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
Note: All courses offered by Academia Surpacifico, Manta can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.


  • Excursions
    Excursions 1/5
  • School
  • School
  • Isla de la Plata Trip
    Isla de la Plata Trip4/5
  • Learning together
    Learning together5/5

Academia Surpacifico

“You’ll have access to great beaches with excellent surfing and kite-surfing. Taking Spanish classes in Manta means you have all the conveniences of living in a city, along with the beachfront and all the ocean activities that go with it. ”
Manuel Bucheli Bonilla
Manuel Bucheli Bonilla
Director of Academia Surpacifico
Accreditations and Quality seals
Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalMinistry of Education, Culture of Ecuador
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)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:00
Student gender mix
40% male / 60% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Academia Surpacifico and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Library

  • Garden

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Sauna

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

  • Non-smoking (all indoor and all outdoor areas of school)

  • Tourist information

  • Assistance with reservations for restaurants, bars, clubs

  • Classroom equipment

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 8
    Number of public PC workstations: 2

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer: 40
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 20
Junior courses - In summer: 20
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 30
Minimum age of students
18 years
5 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 10
Adult courses Throughout the year: 10
Junior courses In summer: 6
Junior courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 25 years
Throughout the year: 30 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport:
110 US$ one way
210 US$ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Aeropuerto International de Guayaquil.
More information about airports around Manta and how to get from the airport to Manta on your own here on our Manta page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from South Korea do not require a visa for travelling to Ecuador and attending a language course.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
20 US$
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

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

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Paid activities

Salsa lessons
Cooking classes
Visits to nearby beaches
Local markets
Handycraft market
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Sample of activities for adults (PDF)


Ratings of Academia Surpacifico compared to ratings of all schools in Ecuador

 Academia Surpacifico MantaAverage of all other schools in Ecuador
Overall school rating4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0


Rating: 4.5/5.0

Location of the school4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0


Rating: 4.7/5.0


Rating: 4.5/5.0


Rating: 3.7/5.0

Social activities1.0

Rating: 1.0/5.0


Rating: 4.3/5.0


Rating: 4.5/5.0


Rating: 4.4/5.0

Quality of teaching5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0


Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0


Rating: 4.3/5.0


Rating: 0.0/5.0


Rating: 4.3/5.0

Shared flat0.0

Rating: 0.0/5.0


Rating: 4.2/5.0

Student opinions about Academia Surpacifico, Manta

Margot is a great teacher and my Spanish is coming along.
Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0


Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Private lessons.
Course: Intensive Mini Group - 2 weeks
11. Apr. 2023
Small group sizes, the teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Take private lessons
Overall rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0


Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Course: Spanish and Surfing - 2 weeks
4. Mar. 2018


Ciudadela Universitaria, Calle U8 between AV. Universitaria 2 and 3 - 130802 Manta
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Questions and answers about Academia Surpacifico

  • The difference is just on the times. Some students just need to have 2 hours, others 8. The course intensity goes on the students rhythm.
    Manuel, Administration from Academia Surpacifico, Manta - Mar 15, 2023
  • The difference is just on the times. Some students just need to have 2 hours, others 8. The course intensity goes on the students rhythm.
    Manuel, Administration from Academia Surpacifico, Manta - Mar 15, 2023
  • Yes, and this costs about USD 30 per language level.
    Robin Rebecca Pietersma, LanguageCourse.Net - Jun 06, 2023

FAQ about Academia Surpacifico, Manta

  • The beautiful beach of Playa Murciélago is within walking distance of the school's front door with services such as kite surfing,
    windsurfing, and yoga, all available locally.
    Ana Carolina, Area Manager from LanguageCourse.net - Jan 28, 2022
  • According to our former students, they are about 20 minutes' walk from the school.
    Madly Simba, Language Travel Consultant French from LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 27, 2023
  • It depends on the host family, but most try to involve students in their family life. The school selects welcoming families to ensure that the student's stay (away from home) goes as smoothly as possible.
    Madly Simba, Language Travel Consultant French from LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 27, 2023
  • Once again, this depends on the host family and its rules, but for the most part, they will give you a few rules to follow (especially when it comes to mealtimes) to ensure that your stay goes as smoothly as possible.
    Madly Simba, Language Travel Consultant French from LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 27, 2023
  • 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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