Spanish by the Sea is a hostel and Spanish language school located in the centre of the bio diverse archipelago, Bocas del Toro. The surrounding area offers a wealth of things to see and do, from watching leatherback turtles to catamaran sailing.

Rooms are both shared and private with between 1 and 4 beds per room and shared bathrooms. There is also a shared kitchen as well as a communal space where students can practise their Spanish, socialise or watch cable television or a DVD together. Other facilities include a laundry service for $5 per load, free Wi-Fi, safes for valuables, free luggage storage. Relax in the hammocks in the palm tree shaded garden and listen to the stereo system.

The hostel has a tourist information and booking service so can help you plan all your excursions as well as kayak and snorkel equipment rentals. Guests can enjoy horseback riding, diving, sailing, surfing, trips to an indigenous tribe, to botanical gardens and local beaches and on a leatherback sea turtle tour.

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