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Our Spanish School & Hostel in Panama City – Spanish in the City – , was founded in October 2011 and is conveniently located in a quiet part of the City, 20 minutes away from Tocumen International Airport and only 5 minutes from Albrook National Airport and National Busstation. The Albrook Mall is also located right there and can be handy if you still need to buy certain gear for your adventures in Boquete or Bocas del Toro. Prices are very much lower than in Europe.
The School – Hostel is located at the bottom of Cerro CERRO ANCÓN, a hill approximately 654 feet, that towers over Panama City and offers visitors unparalleled views of the surrounding area including Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama Bay, Panama Canal Administration Building, Albrook Airport and the southern most section of the Panama Canal ( Miraflores Locks, Pedro Miguel Locks & the Causeway). Blanketed with lush, verdant forest, Ancon Hill is now a protected wildlife refuge and is managed by ANAM. While not replete with wildlife, numerous bird and frog species can be found as can several different land animal species, like cotimundis, dears, sloths and monkeys. We will give you written instructions at the Hostel and in an hour you walk up the hill and have a spectacular view.
Spanish classes are held in and around the building. You will love the casual setting in which Spanish classes are conducted. In breaks we serve coffee and tea. You are welcome to use the teaching stations to study in quiet hours and also the library with dictionaries and all kinds of other helpful books. You can walk or take a bus into the City and find hotels, restaurants, tour operators, banks, museums, internet cafes, bars, shops and airports.
Our Spanish school in Panama City, Panama is perfect for people that love to learn about the panamanian culture, to go out to explore the enormous variety of restaurants, bars and clubs and in the weekends maybe leave the City to visit indigenous villages and islands to learn about other cultures.
You can enjoy the following adventures in and around Panama City.
About Panama City
The capital is a curious blend of old Spain, modern America and the bazaar atmosphere of the East. Many interesting sights can be found in the old part of the city (called Casco Viejo) with its narrow, cobble-stoned streets and colonial buildings.
Other parts of interest are, of course, the Panama Canal, listed high in the top 10 of the most impressive engineering projects in history. The USA handed the canal back to Panama in 1999.
Panama City is still not overcrowded with tourists and has different areas with very different “feels”. In one day it is possible to explore the romantic old town as well as visit the very modern part of the city where shopping, going to the cinema and wining and dining in international restaurants and lounge bars provides a completely different experience.