THE BEST SPANISH SCHOOL IN SAN JUAN DEL SUR, NICARAGUA
Looking for the best Spanish School in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua?
Or are you perhaps looking for possibly the best beachside Spanish School in all of Central America?
Look no further than Lago Azul Spanish School, right on the beach at the Southern end of San Juan del Sur.
Why Spanish School?
Let’s face it. Hanging out drinking beer and Pina Coladas by the beach is really easy and really fun, and San Juan del Sur has a reputation for being one of the best places on earth to do it—with some of the world’s cheapest beachside drinks and a gorgeous, safe, setting right on a tranquil bay on the Pacific Coast.
Check out the amazing beach, town, and surrounding areas in the video below. Our school is right on the beach on the side of the bay opposite the Cristo statue:
But if you want more than leisure, if you want to connect with people who have a very different culture than your own, and if you want to learn and grow as a person—consider spending a week or more in Spanish school. It will make for a very rewarding trip that you will always remember. Whether for a week, a month, or a year—anyone who has ever done it will agree that it’s a much deeper, more meaningful, and more memorable way to travel. It’s also very inexpensive and a wonderful way to support local culture and local people.
Classes are taught in our beachside cabana-style restaurant, typically from 8am to noon, Monday through Friday. That’s right, your classes will be held ON THE BEACH with a cool ocean breeze and gorgeous view of the bay from your table. We recommend a customized one-on-one teacher to student learning experience, although couples and small groups at a similar level of Spanish often choose to take classes together. Our teachers are flexible, and we can offer more or fewer hours based on your preferences, afternoon classes, weekend classes, and more.
Homestay is completely optional. If a homestay is not right for you, you will find an abundance of hotels, hostels, home rentals, and more within a short walk of the school for as little as $8 per night. However, we strongly recommend a homestay for the cultural experience, and to expedite your progress as a Spanish speaker. With our homestays, you will live and eat three meals per day with a Nicaraguan family, usually in your own, detached living area with private entry.
There are a variety of activities that our students love that are just a short distance from San Juan del Sur. Activities are usually scheduled from 1-5pm from Tuesday through Thursday. Students are picked up and dropped off right at the school. Popular activities include:
-World class surfing at nearby beaches -Dance classes -Cooking classes -Zipline tours -Hiking at Masaya Volcano National Park -Day tour of Ometepe Island
And while an immersive Spanish experience is certainly ideal for progressing in the language, there are plenty of opportunities to take a break and enjoy San Juan del Sur’s world-renowned bars and party scene. The enjoyable atmosphere and abundance of great Western restaurants and bars make Lago Azul’s Spanish learning experience much more relaxing and enjoyable. Our school is perfect for those who are intimidated by the thought of being completely culturally isolated during their Spanish language learning. Language learning is hard work! Go easy on yourself and enjoy both sides of this very unique area. Make no mistake though, San Juan del Sur is NOT just a tourist town. It’s a town composed mostly of locals, and it’s very suitable for Spanish learning. There are also plenty of great bars and restaurants frequented mostly by Nicaraguan tourists if you’d like to steer clear of Westerners altogether. San Juan del Sur is truly whatever you want it to be on any given day, which is one of the things that makes it so special.