This trip gives your students opportunities to use their Spanish in a fun mix of on-site adventure activities and awe-inspiring cultural excursions guided in Spanish by native speakers. Less than an hour from the French border, the centre can be reached from the UK by coach making it our most accessible and affordable Spanish immersion school trip.
Key stage 3 - 16+
Native Spanish monitores
Our unique immersive learning programmes in Girona
Language-based activities in the Mas Pagès residential centre will be led by our Spanish-native Monitores who communicate with your students in Spanish the entire time. Every question is encouraged to be asked in Spanish, whether it's during the activities or at meal times, every opportunity is exploited!
Our Monitores are fully-qualified to lead the physical on-site high ropes and zip lining activities, which are team-oriented so that students of different levels are comfortable making mistakes and don't feel out of their depth. The Monitores will also accompany your group on excursions in the area, they will challenge your students by creating fun activities for students to practise their Spanish, such as market missions in the local town to buy ingredients for the evening meal!
Deep in the heart of the luscious Spanish countryside and set against a backdrop of the Pyrenees Mountains, you’ll feel a million miles away from the English-speaking cities; however the city of Girona and the Catalan capital Barcelona are within striking distance to explore for the day!
To enhance and build upon what the students are learning, each student will receive their own workbook to complete during their trip. Though the Mas Pagès centre is located in the heart of Catalan country, all activities are conducted in standard Spanish.
Contact us for availability or y to your unique learning requirements, please contact us for a bespoke quote.
Sample 7-day itinerary
Our coach picks you up from your school
Channel crossing and overnight coach travel to Spain (flight options also available with Spanish coach hire)
Arrive at Mas Pagès
Meet and greet your native Spanish monitores
Afternoon presentation games
Evening meal and time to explore the Mas Pagès centre and facilities
Adventure day at Mas Pagès
Morning Spanish lesson
Adventure activities including zip wires, hanging bridges, abseiling (rappel), orientation race
Evening meal followed by Spanish language team games
Excursion to Barcelona
Morning Spanish lesson
Excursion to Barcelona including Camp Nou, Sagrada Familia, Park Güell
Spanish language quiz on Barcelona
Evening meal followed by Student talent show
Morning Spanish lesson
Transfer to medieval market and games, try delicious local pastry delicacy Xuxu!
“Trace Hunting Race” language activity
Afternoon at beach and visit the fascinating Ruins of Empuries
Evening meal followed by Spanish party
Morning at leisure
Free use of the Mas Pagès facilities such as swimming pool and sport grounds
Afternoon depart lunch for overnight journey back to school (or flight option)
Arrive back at school
Accessible by coach from the UK
A restored 17th-century farmhouse set amongst 120 acres of its own protected grounds, the Mas Pagès centre is a safe and authentic Spanish environment for school groups. Our centre has a fantastic range of facilities which we utilise to teach your students Spanish through fun activities, including a brilliant adventure park, an outdoor swimming pool and even an 18-hole pitch and putt golf course!
Mas Pagès is accessible from the UK by coach, which makes it a more affordable option for schools. This is also the best Spanish option for schools who aren't able to participate in watersports activities.
This programme is packed with language, adventure and culture for the perfect Spanish trip. We couldn't forget to mention that the sandy beaches of the Costa Brava are just 30 minutes from our centre.
Take your pick from our favourite excursions from the centre listed below, but make sure you leave at least a day in your itinerary to make the most of the onsite adventure facilities at the centre.
Figueres Dalí Theatre-Museum
The lively town of Figueres is the birthplace of artist Salvador Dalí. The museum itself was designed by Dalí and as such is as mind-boggling as the artwork inside it! We recommend this as a great day trip for our groups.
Half an hour from Girona and Figueres, Banyoles is a quiet retreat from the fast pace of the city. With the largest lake in Catalonia, it is a nature lover's paradise and also home to a historic old town.
Ruins of Empúries
We highly recommend visiting this incredible remnant of an ancient civilization set against the backdrop of the Costa Brava. The archaeological site holds over 2,5000 years of both Greek and Roman history with relics of streets, houses, mosaics and artwork of the era.
No visit to Catalonia would be completed without experiencing its capital. The energy and culture of the city is unmatched and we can help you utilise your time trying to squeeze in as many attractions as possible or let you explore Barcelona at your group's own pace.
Camp Nou Tour
Your group can get a guided tour of Barcelona FC's home stadium to learn about the past and future of the club. Walk the halls, see the trophies and walk up to the pitch for a great photo opportunity! This is definitely a top visit for students who are avid football fans.
Walk along the most iconic street in the city, lined with trees and stretching almost a mile. It is particularly popular wth tourists and has become more commercialised with kiosks, souvenir shops, street traders, cafes and street entertainers.
La Sagrada Familia
Take your students to marvel at Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece over 130 years in the making. The interior colourful stained glass windows are stunning and a must-see.
The Picasso Museum in Barcelona has one of the world’s largest collections of Pablo Picasso’s art – a staggering 4,250 pieces. Although Picasso was born in Malagá, he considered Barcelona and Catalonia his true home and the Catalan culture heavily influenced his work.
The Mas Pagès residential centre is well equipped with fantastic onsite activities, including a swimming pool, zip wires, hanging bridges and abseiling course. The centre even has its own 18 hole golf course!
Groups can spend more than a day enjoying the onsite supervised adventure and team-building activities such as 'trace hunting' which are all conducted in Spanish. Our highly trained monitores will supervise all the onsite activities and ensure that students only hear and speak Spanish throughout their trip to create a fully immersive language experience.
Onsite adventure and sports facilities
Spend a full day experiencing the sport and fantastic adventure facilities at the Mas Pagès centre including a fantastic forest high ropes course designed to build confidence and encourage team building. The centre even has its own 18 hole golf course!
Swimming and pool games
Take advantage of the centre's outdoor swimming pool with leisurely swimming or organised pool games (closed for the month of October). Use of the pool is at your group's own risk but lifeguard hire is available.
Spanish cooking class
Your group can learn how to make 'coca de recapte', a traditional savory pastry covered with roasted vegetables.
Flamenco dance class
Dance like nobody’s watching. Learn how to dance the traditional Spanish Flamenco. You’ll be a pro in no time!
Our Spanish language immersion programme at Mas Pagès includes:
A fun programme of student activities led in Spanish by a trained team of Spanish-native monitores
All centre-based adventure activities, such as high ropes, team games and evening entertainment provided in Spanish
Includes off-site cultural excursions and language activities such as town trails and market missions
All instruction and teaching materials
Full board and lodging
Free teacher to student ratio approx 1:8 (coach trips) / approx 1:10 (air groups)
24-hour emergency support
Your choice of return travel; coach travel, with ferry crossing, applicable tolls and taxes included, or return flights and overseas transfers