can someone help me? I wanna study spanish for about 4 months.
Lima and Uruguay is the second part, but i am deciding about Guatemala or Panama. My point is, i need a place at the sea, near a beach. As i have a bit of skin problem (psoriasis), i need the sun and the salt water..:)
My idea was Bocas del Toro - there is a school www.hablayapanama.com, whch has i think the best reviews. The place s about 15min by bike from the beach. So its ok for me.
Just as Panama is a higher standart, its 400usd a week including spanish group class (20hours) and host family stay with 2 meals.
Bocas ive heard has beautiful beaches, i really like that..:)
The school does a lot of activities - surfing, boat trips, snorkeling all over..
And the contact with the school is great, always answering everything i need. very helpful.
Here i found a school which is direct at the best beach in Guatemala (at least read about it so). The school: monterrico-guatemala.com/spanish-school.php looks fine to me.
Here the cost is 170usd including spanish 1to1 course (20hours) and accommodation with 3 meals a day.
The beaches are not the nicest - as its volcanic so it black, but there are nice as its Monterrico.
The price is sensational.. I am looking for the price, but Monterrico is really small, i am afraid, if i stay here 4 or 6 weeks i will get bored. And about 1to1 course, i had always group lessons, afraid of it, if its not getting bored after a time too..:(
At this school i didnt find really a lot of reviews, the contact of the school is ok.
Could you guys recommend what would be the best?
What are the pluses/minuses for Guatemala? Panama?
I was thinking too about Costa Rica, but my friend told me, she didnt really like it.. So dont know about it..
I mean Panama is more safe right, but as i read a lot, i think its ok about the safety.
Thanks a lot for your advices.
Michael from Prague