Schools in Panama
Bocas del Toro
Our Spanish center is located on the main island of the Bocas del Toro archipelago on the northeastern coast of Panama. Bocas has just recently been discovered by international tourists but still retains its typical Caribbean architecture and relaxed, slow pace. Because of its location in one of the most untouched and beautiful regions of Central America, there are a number of unique options from which to choose. The PADI dive program allows students to become certified scuba divers or advance their ability with any of the other programs PADI offers, including Dive Master. For students not interested in scuba diving, the school has a variety of excursion options available, that combine outdoor activities with introduction to the local culture.
Our language center is located in the valley of Boquete, famous for its coffee, wildlife and natural beauty, is located in the western highlands of Panama at 1,200 meters (3,600 ft.). Nestled among the country’s most mountainous region, this peaceful town is situated between the Caldera River, which lies to the east, and the Baru Volcano to its west. Boquete enjoys a sunny, cool mountain climate, comfortable year round and considered nearly perfect. Boquete is also known as the “Valley of the Flowers and the Eternal Spring.” This highly lush land is home to the Ngöbe Bugle indigenous and is also considered the Ecotourism capital of Panama. The untouched tropical cloud forests surrounding Boquete are home to an immense variety of flora and fauna.
Panama City (El Dorado)
Panama is situated on the land bridge between North and South America. Our center is located in the midst of the country’s capital, Panama City in one of its best residential neighborhoods, El Dorado. Near to the downtown areas, the large Metropolitan National Park and not far from the Panama Canal, truly one of the modern wonders of the world. The city is also one of the most important financial and commercial centers in the world with a dynamic and bustling business community. This is a cosmopolitan city of skyscrapers which has one of the most multiethnic and culturally diverse populations in the world. It is an incredible place to visit and get to know the people as well as a being a great jumping off point to many of the country’s natural wonders.