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Learn Spanish with us on the Galapagos Islands

Learn Spanish in a natural paradise
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Spanish Courses on the Galapagos Islands
Galapagos is a world-renowned natural paradise. The archipelago is located about 1,000 kilometers off the coast of Ecuador. If you decide to go to Galapagos, you will surely be rewarded with unforgettable impressions!
With every more you make on the Galapagos Islands you will find fascinating evidence of creation. Penguins, sea lions, turtles, countless species of birds and many other animals. In addition to that also many unique species of plants and – not to forget the amazing underwater world. The islands are a contained ecosystem, about 1,000 km from the mainland is unparalleled. During your Spanish language course on the Galapagos Islands you will have the opportunity to explore this unique part of the world in group or on your own.


Facts about the Galapagos Islands

1000 km east of Ecuador

Flights from Quito arrive at two airports: Isla Baltra just north of Santa Cruz, and Isla San Cristóbal. Three airlines are flying to the Galápagos Islands: Tame, Avianca and LAN. The flight takes about 2 hours and a Round-trip ticket starts at $360.

great variety of animals

During you stay you get to see Galapagos land iguanas, marine iguana, sea cucumbers, flightless cormorant, blue-footed booby, Galapagos mockingbirds, Galapagos penguin, Galapagos sea lions, Galapagos hawk, great Frigatebird, waved Albatross and over 50 species of fish.

Charles Darwin

Darwin visited the Galapagos islands for 5 weeks in 1835 on the ship HMS Beagle. During his observations and collections he noted that animals differed over the various islands. These facts contributed to the development of Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection presented in his book ‘The Origin of Species’.

More facts

Climate: pleasent all year | Temperatures range from 69°-84°F / 21°-30°C | Warm season: January to June | Dry season: July to December
Islands: 13 islands, just 5 are populated
Lonesome George: He was the most famous resident of the Galapagos islands: the only surviving giant Pinta Island tortoise left on Earth. He died in 2012 at the age of 100.

Size: The Archipelago group consists of 7,880 km² of land spread over 45,000 km² of ocean.


 
 
 
 

We offer Spanish lessons in
Puerto Ayora, Puerto Villamil and Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
on the Galapagos Islands

Spanish school on the Galapagos Islands

Do you want to learn Spanish in a unique and beautiful environment, which is UNESCO world heritage? Learn Spanish on the Galapagos Islands! Our Spanish classes are held on Santa Cruz Island and San Cristóbal Island. Take Spanish classes, go on exciting excursions, and experience nature of this biologically diverse area.

Our teachers

All of our teachers are native speakers and own a university degrees in linguistics or literature. Your teacher will travel with you from Quito to our school locations on the Galapagos Islands. Many of our teachers are working with us since the day we founded the school back in 1988. They have been dozen of times on the islands and know the best spots.
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Spanish courses in Puerto Ayora

beginner, intermediate, advanced & superior level
You are studying Spanish in the heart of Puerto Ayora, the largest settlement on the island of Santa Cruz. The Spanish classes are held in the morning. In the afternoon you will discover along with a local tourist guide the incredible natural wealth of the Galapagos islands.
At the beginning of your Spanish language course we evaluate your knowledge to be able to tune your individual learning program to your personal needs. Your progress will be monitored on a weekly basis. Accordingly, we can customize your tutorial and ensure you optimum success of your language course.

from 1699$
Tourist Galapagos Islands Spanish Course
Learn Spanish on Santa Cruz Island. You will get 20 hours per week of group Spanish classes with a maximum of 4 students per class.
Your time schedule: Monday – Friday, 08:30 – 12:30
Lessons: 20 x 55 Min.
Participants: Min. 2 Max. 4
Duration: Min. 1 week
 Accommodation: included
 Excursions: Boat trip excursion to visit other islands, 1 day per week

Accomodation on the Galapagos Islands

Hotel Fernandina

Hotel Fernandina in Santa Cruz
The Hotel Fernandina is situated in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, just a ten minutes’ walk from the famous Charles Darwin Station.
The hotel offers rooms with private bathrooms and hot water. They have single, double and triple rooms, with private bathrooms, permanent hot water and air conditioning in all the rooms. The hotel also has available a pool, Jacuzzi, bar, restaurant and laundry service.
Hotel Sol y Mar

Hotel Sol y Mar Puerto Ayora
The Hotel Sol y Mar is situated in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz. The main tower of Hotel Sol y mar is located on the seafront and has 17 rooms with a beautiful ocean view. The rooms are fully equipped with television, mini/refrigerator, WIFI, air-condition, hair dryer, purified water.
The Restaurant, Bar, Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi are also facing the sea.

 
 

 Private Bath: with hot water 24 hours a day
 Meals: breakfast buffet
 Wifi: yes
 Included: Boat trip excursion to visit other islands, 1 day per week.
Not included: Round-trip flight ticket to Galapagos, Galapagos National Park entrance fee and ID card $110, $40 enrollment fee for all programs

Experience the secrets of evolution!
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Activities on the Galapagos Islands

Not only the wildlife on land, but also the underwater wildlife of the Galapagos Islands is exceptionally beautiful and diverse. Therefore diving and snorkelling are popular activities along the coasts of Ecuador’s archipelago. If you explore the underwater world of the Galapagos Islands, you will make the unique experience of swimming with tame lions, turtles and dolphins and to observe and to look at fishes of different colors. The underwater landscape with its reefs, mangroves and lava formations offers a fascinating sight.

 

The individual Galapagos Islands can be explored in different ways, for example, on foot, on horseback, on a bike or in a kayak. There are numerous tours with different emphases offered, which often include many other activities such as diving, snorkelling, sailing, climbing or swimming..

 

Tortuga Bay
Tortuga Bay is a beautiful white sandy beach just outside of Puerto Ayora. At the beginning of the 2.5 km long path there is located a small business register shop. Once you are registered you can observe Darwin-finches and enjoy the varied flora. At the western end of the beach, the marine iguanas have their resting places, if you start early enough, you can find hundreds at once while sunbathing.
Tour de Bahía
Visit the Playa de los Perros and encounter blue-footed boobies, pelicans, and marine iguanas. Swim or snorkel in Las Grietas, a volcanic formation with clear fresh water. Enjoy the spectacular sight of La Lobería, home to a large colony of sea lions and possibly see giant Galapagos tortoises.
Highlands tour Santa Cruz
A biologically diverse zone, the Highlands are a nature lovers’ delight. On a clear day gasp at the beautiful landscape of rolling hills and extinct volcanic cones, covered with grass and lush greenery all year round. Explore tunnel caves and marvel at the diversity of fauna on the island. Occasionally it is possible to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat.
Charles Darwin Research Center
Learn about the archipelago itself in the interactive museum and look at what conservation projects the researchers are conducting, including the preservation of the giant tortoise in the wild.

 

Snorkelling & Diving
Join a tour by boat and explore the rich underwater world. You will be able to swim with turtles and Sea lions!
Muro de las Lágrimas
The 25 m tall “Wall of Tears” on Isabela Island was constructed after WW II by prisoners and is said to have been the cause of hundreds of deaths during its construction.
Visit Lava tubes
Huge underground lava tubes perforate Santa Cruz. The tubes were formed when cooler outer parts of lava flows hardened into thick rock walls. Grab a flashlight and sturdy shoes and take a tunnel tour.

Arrival at the Galapagos Islands

Before you can start your Spanish classes or Travelling classroom with us on the Galapagos Islands you need to get here. But no worries: It’s not that complicated. Students attending Spanish courses on the Galapagos Islands must first fly to Quito. The Aeropuerto Internacional Mariscal Sucre (UIO) can be reached from many international departure cities.

Air

From Quito Aerogal and TAME, offer daily flights which take about 1.5 hours. These will arrive into the Galapagos between 9:30am and 12:30pm with a short stop in Guayaquil. You will generally arrive in time for lunch. The National Park charges a visitor fee of USD100, payable on arrival.
Note: Flight is not included in our fees
Note: Galapagos National Park entrance fee and ID card $110 are not included in our fees

Bus

From the airport students will take a bus to the island, which will include one ferry crossing. You will meet you teacher on arrival or he is going to travel with you from Quito.

Transportation on the Galapagos

There is a regular boat traffic between the inhabited Galapagos Islands Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Isabela, Floreana and Baltra. You can reach some of the uninhabited islands from Baltra and San Cristobal. Furthermore the small airline EMETEBE provides connecting flights between islands for approximately $120 one-way.

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