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Spanish by the River, Boquete, Panama

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Panama
4.4/5

Rating: 4.4/5.0

What we like about the school

  • 5 locations, all offering the same Spanish program
  • Unique eco classroom (outside)
  • Best rated school in Panama
  • Small class sizes

Spanish by the River

The language school Spanish by the River was founded in Boquete, Panama in 2006. If you are looking to combine learning the Spanish language with exploring a traditional culture in tropical climates, then Spanish by the River in Boquete may just be exactly what you are looking for. Up in the Chiriqui highlands is this Planet-friendly school, 5 kilometres outside Boquete at the entrance to the village Palmir, with views of the Barú Volcano and the surrounding coffee plantations. Boquete has plenty for students to do including restaurants, pool bars and cafes, but it is the surrounding area that catches most people's attention with natural wonders such as the Lost Waterfalls and the Quetzales Trails, means there is never a dull moment in your spare time. Your lessons will take place in one of the three "ranchos" that the school has in their garden, relaxing your mind so you can learn in a more productive way or why not go that step further and combine your course with yoga. This school is part of a larger organisation, with other locations not just in Panama, but also in Costa Rica. With the course Travelling Spanish Classroom, students are able to learn a language whilst also travelling around different areas, enhancing their understanding and use of Spanish in different accents and regional expressions on this unique 4 week package.


The school address is: Palmira, Entrega General, 0 - Boquete, Panama (see on map)
Legal name / parent company: Spanish by the Sea Corp.| Tax registration ID: RUC311688-1-411601-2009-177214

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School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Library

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Free coffee

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

    Number of classrooms:

    3

    Number of public PC workstations:

    2

    Our price includes

    • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
    • 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 is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

    Average number of students

    • Adult courses in summer: 8
    • Adult courses throughout the year: 4

    Average age of students

    Average number of levels

    • Adult courses in summer: 3
    • Adult courses throughout the year: 3

    Minimum age of students

    • 15 years
    • 5 years for specific Junior courses

    Spanish teacher qualifications

    • 50% hold a university degree
    • 80% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

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

    25
    2
    2
    25
    10
    20
    15

    Optional airport transfer

    Best arrival airport is Enrique Malek International Airport.

    Kūh-e Takhteh:
    40 US$ pick up
    80 US$ return (both ways)
    Tocumen International Airport:
    245 US$ pick up
    490 US$ return (both ways)

    Days without class

    In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 25 Dec. 2020.

    Spanish Courses

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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 300 285 585 556 855 813 1110 1055 1360 1292 1610 1530 1860 1767 2110 2005 2610 2480 3110 2955 250 238
    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: 8:00  - 12:00
    Afternoon: 13:00  - 19:00
    Required minimum language level
    Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 225 214 435 414 630 599 810 770 985 936 1160 1102 1335 1269 1510 1435 1685 1601 -- 175 167
    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
    Afternoon: 13:00  - 19:00
    Required minimum language level
    Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 300 285 585 556 855 813 1110 1055 1360 1292 1610 1530 1860 1767 2110 2005 2360 2242 -- 250 238
    Starting dates
    Every Monday.
    General course schedule
    5 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
    Afternoon: 13:00  - 19:00
    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 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 160 152 310 295 450 428 580 551 710 675 840 798 970 922 1100 1045 1230 1169 1360 1292 130 124
    Starting dates
    Every Monday.
    Required minimum language level
    Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 240 228 465 442 675 642 875 832 -- -- -- -- -- -- 200 190
    Starting dates
    Every Monday.
    Required minimum language level
    Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 225 214 435 414 630 599 810 770 985 936 1160 1102 1335 1269 1510 1435 -- -- 175 167
    Price for 2 students at the same level: USD 160 for 10 lessons per week.
    Other options are available.
    Starting dates
    Every Monday.
    General course schedule
    2 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  - 11:00
    Afternoon: 13:00  - 19:00
    Required minimum language level
    Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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    Private
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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 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 225 214 435 414 630 599 810 770 985 936 1160 1102 1335 1269 1510 1435 1685 1601 -- 175 167
    Starting dates
    Every Monday.
    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 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 300 285 585 556 855 813 1110 1055 1360 1292 1610 1530 1860 1767 2110 2005 2360 2242 -- 250 238
    Starting dates
    Every Monday.
    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 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 360 342 700 665 1020 969 1320 1254 1620 1539 1920 1824 2220 2109 2520 2394 3120 2964 3720 3534 300 285
    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
    Afternoon: 13:00  - 19:00
    Required minimum language level
    Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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    Language Plus Activity
    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 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 350 333 685 651 1005 955 1310 1245 -- -- -- -- -- -- 300 285
    Starting dates
    Every Monday.
    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 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 275 262 535 509 780 741 1010 960 1235 1174 -- -- -- -- -- 225 214
    Starting dates
    Every Monday.
    Required minimum language level
    Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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    Note: All courses offered by Spanish by the River, Boquete can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
    Lesson duration: 55 minutes
    School's administrative fee: 25.00 US$
    Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 22.50 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.
    Comments about courses:Classes start on Monday. On the previous Sunday, students will have a welcome session and the level test at 17:00.
    Course price is reduced to USD 175 per week when booking over 4 weeks, but the course must be in the same location for the entire duration.

    Accommodation

    weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 154 308 462 616 770 924 1078 1232 1540 1848 154
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    Price extra night:
    22 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Distance from school:
    15 minutes walking
    Includes:
    TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
    Age of students:
    Minimum age of students: 0
    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 Saturday
    Price per person
    Price extra night:
    25 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Distance from school:
    15 minutes walking
    Includes:
    TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
    Age of students:
    Minimum age of students: 0
    weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 196 392 588 784 980 1176 1372 1568 1960 2352 196
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    Price extra night:
    28 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Distance from school:
    15 minutes walking
    Includes:
    TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
    Age of students:
    Minimum age of students: 0
    weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 280 560 840 1120 1400 1680 1960 2240 2800 3360 280
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    2 private rooms, at our hostel, 1 private bathroom (for 3 persons).
    Price extra night:
    40 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
    Includes:
    TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, 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$ 336 672 1008 1344 1680 2016 2352 2688 3360 4032 336
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per room
    2 private rooms, 1 private bathroom (for 4 persons).
    Price extra night:
    48 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
    Includes:
    TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
    Age of students:
    Minimum age of students: 0
    weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 98 196 294 392 490 588 686 784 980 1176 98
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    Price extra night:
    14 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Shared room (multiple beds).
    Includes:
    TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, No meals, 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$ 168 336 504 672 840 1008 1176 1344 1680 2016 168
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    Price extra night:
    24 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Includes:
    TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
    Age of students:
    Minimum age of students: 0
    weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 210 420 630 840 1050 1260 1470 1680 2100 2520 210
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    Price extra night:
    30 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Includes:
    TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
    Age of students:
    Minimum age of students: 0
    weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 210 420 630 840 1050 1260 1470 1680 2100 2520 210
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per room
    Price extra night:
    30 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Double room.
    Includes:
    TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
    Age of students:
    Minimum age of students: 0
    weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in US$ 245 490 735 980 1225 1470 1715 1960 2450 2940 245
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per room
    Price extra night:
    35 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
    Includes:
    TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
    Age of students:
    Minimum age of students: 0
    Accommodation extras:
    - Breakfast supplement for Hostels: USD 6 (per person per day).
    - Laundry included in Homestay price.

    Leisure activities

    activity possibledistance from school
    Cooking 
    Dancing1 km
    Horse riding15 km
    Mountainbiking15 km
    Swimming4 km
    Yoga4 km

    Reviews

    4.4/5.0

    Rating: 4.4/5.0

    Location of the school

    Rating: 4.0/5.0

    4.0/5.0 
    Organisation

    Rating: 4.0/5.0

    4.0/5.0 
    Facilities

    Rating: 4.0/5.0

    4.0/5.0 
    Social activities

    Rating: 3.8/5.0

    3.8/5.0 
    Course quality / Progress in language

    Rating: 4.2/5.0

    4.2/5.0 
    Value for money

    Rating: 4.2/5.0

    4.2/5.0 
    Accommodation
    Homestay

    Rating: 4.8/5.0

    4.8/5.0 
    Shared Flat (apartment)
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    Other
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    Boquete (students from all schools in Boquete)
    Overall city attractiveness

    Rating: 3.0/5.0

    3.0/5.0
    Nightlife

    Rating: 1.0/5.0

    1.0/5.0 
    Friendliness of locals

    Rating: 2.0/5.0

    2.0/5.0 
    Interesing things to do

    Rating: 2.0/5.0

    2.0/5.0 
    Geographic setting

    Rating: 1.0/5.0

    1.0/5.0 
    Public transport

    Rating: 3.0/5.0

    3.0/5.0 
    Climate

    Rating: 3.0/5.0

    3.0/5.0 
    Cleanliness

    Rating: 3.0/5.0

    3.0/5.0 
    Affordability

    Rating: 3.0/5.0

    3.0/5.0 
    Shopping

    Rating: 1.0/5.0

    1.0/5.0 
    Safety

    Rating: 4.0/5.0

    4.0/5.0 
    Students liked about Spanish by the River, Boquete
    Teachers
    Overall rating
    4.0/5.0
    Value for money
    4.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    4.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    4.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    5.0/5.0
    School organization
    3.0/5.0
    Social activities
    4.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    4.0/5.0
    Other
    4.0/5.0
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    4.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Conversations only in Spanish, use it to the max. Regarding accommodation - information what to expect so that there would be disappointments and additional costs. In Boquete - a full family luxury. Bocas del Toro was a nightmare that I want to forget. I want to write more about this topic. The school should check the accommodation conditions so as not to expose the client to additional costs. This nightmare, thank God, is right behind me. Reception in Bocas was far from great, I will write about it in a separate letter.
    Other comments: Fantastic professors and family with whom I lived. Conditions were perfect and clean. Only superlatives. I recommend to all. Virginia is fantastic and competent.

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    • Spanish courses at Spanish by the River start at 152 US$ for Specialized - Mini-Group 10 course with 10 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
    • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Spanish by the River
    • Yes. The school offers pickup from Kūh-e Takhteh (40 US$), Tocumen International Airport (245 US$)
    • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Spanish by the River varies from 1 students (Specialized - Spanish for Seniors) to 6 students (Intensive Spanish)
    • 50% of teachers at Spanish by the River hold a university degree. 80% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
    • The highest Nationality percentage at Spanish by the River comes from Germany with a 25% representation, followed by students from Holland (25%) and Switzerland (20%).
    • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
    • Spanish by the River offers courses from 15 years to 99. Average age is 24 during the summer and 24 for the rest of the year.
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