If you want a little more from your holiday this summer, a language course is the perfect option. Not only can it be booked last minute, but you can get all the sand, sea, culture and history that you’d expect from a regular holiday. Spanish is our most popular language and with Spanish courses in Spain and across Latin America, there is a language course for every taste!
We’ve asked our language holiday advisors for their recommendations as to the best places to go this summer in Spain and Latin America. And who better to ask – they are the ones who have visited and taken courses in our many destinations.
It’s not too late to book – just take your pick, and get it in the diary!
|1. Bocas del Toro, Panama||Caribbean beaches and islands; excellent diving and surfing; laid-back, rustic vibe; close to the Costa Rican border; on the backpacker trail but still relatively unknown|
|2. Cartagena, Colombia||Magnificent colonial city; Caribbean charm; friendly, warm locals; Colombian Spanish has a reputation for being particularly clear|
|3. Ibiza, Spain||Exhilarating nightlife; spectacular natural scenery and beaches; ancient hill towns; mild climate year-round|
|4. Jaco Beach, Costa Rica||Laid-back surfing and beach culture; relaxed but lively nightlife; courses include Spanish & surfing|
|5. Playa del Carmen, Mexico||Beautiful beach; choice of watersports; lively nightlife; proximity to ancient Maya & Aztec sites|
|6. San Sebastián, Spain||Golden beaches & excellent surfing; famous for its delicious pintxos (tapas); popular summer teen & children’s programmes|
|7. Santiago de Chile, Chile||Southern Hemisphere skiing; vineyards and wine tasting; European in feel; leafy parks|
|8. Santiago de Compostela, Spain||Off the beaten track; classic walking trails; history & culture; traditional bars and excellent tapas|
|9. Sosúa, Dominican Republic||Watersports, especially diving & kitesurfing; attractive climate; cheap destination once there; whale watching in winter|
|10. Valencia, Spain||Vibrant summer location; beaches and watersports including Spanish & kite surfing, impressive City of Arts and Sciences; the place to eat paella|
Cactus offers Spanish courses in 12 countries worldwide. Courses are available from one week upwards, for all ages and levels, and can be combined with a range of activities from sport and cookery to music and art.