Montañita is a small coastal town on Ecuador’s Santa Elena Peninsula, known for its beaches with strong surf breaks and a bohemian vibe. The beach stretches north to La Punta, a rocky bluff that overlooks the ocean. Temperatures range from 74 -84 degrees F.
The school in Montañita is a short walk from the town center but a world apart. Our teachers are all qualified professionals, and with the private, one-on-one classes, your Spanish will improve rapidly. We have customized packages so you can have the adventure you desire. You will take home fond memories, make lifetime friends, and improve your ability to speak and write Spanish. If you enjoy the sun and fun while learning Spanish, this is the place!
Getting here: Guayaquil International Airport (GYE) is 180km south of Montañita. You will be greeted at the airport with a warm welcome.
We offer private, one-on-one instruction, so you get the undivided attention you need. Our teaching methods follow a well-proven syllabus but can be directed toward concentrating on areas to improve your Spanish.
20 hours per week $220 – Additional hours $11 per hour.
Our school in Montañita provides a particular Spanish course designed specifically for those working in the health care industry. The approach is comprehensive and includes everything from Medical terminology to dealing with cultural issues providing you with the tools to build a good relationship and improve your ability to communicate, diagnose and treat your Hispanic patients. Our teachers are all qualified professionals and follow a well-proven course syllabus but can concentrate on any areas you want to focus on. With private classes, your Spanish will improve rapidly. Ideal for medical and dental students and professional doctors and nurses. Join us now for one of the most valuable professional development opportunities of your life.
20 hours of general and Medical Spanish – $220 per week
30 hours of general and Medical Spanish – $330 per week
Spanish certificate from Amauta
Local trips and excursions
Information and travel assistance for Ecuador and South America
Coffee, natural tea, fresh-baked bread and purified water
Cabaña or private room ensuite single occupancy | $150 per week
Cabaña or private room ensuite double occupancy | $228 per week
Shared dorm (max 4 persons) | $77 per week
Homestay includes 2 meals per day | $135 per week
SPANISH + DIVING
A great way to see Ecuador is below the surface. This area of the Pacific Ocean has excellent diving opportunities. Learn Spanish during the week, and dive on weekends.
For the experienced diver, we suggest our Spanish + Dive course. Spanish classes from Monday to Friday, on the weekend, two-tank dives. Or go for a higher PADI certificate level (Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver) or a particular course like Underwater Photography. We suggest our Spanish & Open Water package for a beginner, which includes 20 hours of group Spanish each week for two weeks and a full PADI Open Water Diver certification. Learn with our professional dive company to dive safely. The whale watching season is from June to September.
SPANISH + SURFING
Montañita is the home of surfing in Ecuador and one of the best places in South America. It is ideal for surfers of all levels, including beginners. Surf’s Up! Spanish and Surfing in one program.