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Murcia Spanish language school trip

Spanish language school trip to Arbolar, Murcia

On this immersive language trip, the Arbolar monitores use cultural excursions, Spanish workshops and watersports to encourage students to use their Spanish throughout their school trip.

  • Voyager exclusive
  • Key stage 3 - 16+
  • Native Spanish monitores
  • Sept - May
  • Evening entertainment
  • Workbooks
Overview

Students learn Spanish from our native speaking monitores

This school trip offers students an invaluable opportunity to converse and engage with native Spanish speakers in real-life situations at every turn. Our experienced Spanish-native monitores from the Arbolar centre will guide your group and gently encourage them to use their Spanish throughout their stay. 

Students will learn water and beach sports with fully qualified water sport instructors whilst experiencing Spanish culture and using their language in a supportive and encouraging environment. Learners have the chance to meet the local community and experience an authentic Spanish neighbourhood on a guided visit and 'market mission' to a local town, test their culinary skills and create a typical Spanish dish, or try their hand at salsa dancing - all conducted in Spanish of course!

What's more, our monitores lead a fun programme of evening activities to keep your students learning, occupied and entertained at all times and giving teachers the chance to take a well-earned breather. This trip is jam-packed with language learning and is certain to boost every student's confidence and excite them about the possibilities that come with speaking another language!

✔ This trip links to the MFL curriculum. Find out how →
Itinerary

Sample 5-day/4-night itinerary

This is our suggested 5-day itinerary staying at Bea Beach. If you would like to change the duration of your trip just contact us for a bespoke quote.

Day 1

  • Arrive at airport and transfer to the centre in Águilas
  • Check into the centre and meet your monitores who will guide your group through the week
  • Orientation talk and time to settle in
  • Evening pool party

Day 2

  • Morning Spanish lesson
  • Afternoon beach activities conducted in Spanish with the monitores 
  • Boat trip to experience the beautiful coastline from the water and Spanish quiz
  • Evening Spanish music games 

Day 3

  • Walk to the marina for a morning of watersports with our trained instructors  
  • Guided excursion around Águilas, an old Roman fishing port with a rich seafaring flavour, where the group will visit the historic castle and fish market
  • Evening talent show

Day 4

  • Morning Spanish lesson and Spanish cooking workshop
  • Afternoon beach actvities led in Spanish with your monitores 
  • Salsa lesson 
  • Farewell party

Day 5

  • Transfer to airport for return flight
  • Arrive home
Accommodation

Due to the growing popularity of this programme, we now offer two accommodation choices in the historic seaside town of Águilas, both offering the same activity programme and both run by the same Arbolar team you are used to.

The Bea Beach centre feels more like a modern hotel than a student hostel, boasting super modern and comfortable ensuite rooms, all with air conditioning and access to a lifeguarded pool. The centre has plenty of common areas where your students can chat, relax and use the free wifi. The Bea Beach is just a short walk to the wide sandy beach and marina port where your group will enjoy beach games and supervised watersports with the Arbolar team.

Our latest residency, Nova Beach, is situated within the Senator Aguilas Hotel. Expect ensuite rooms with single beds and all the amenities required for student adventurers such as the exclusive use of your own hang-out area, language classroom and activity space. Located on the seafront with views across the harbour and beach, Nova Beach also offers free wifi and access to a lifeguarded pool.

The Nova Beach is just across the road from Bea Beach which means that very large groups can be comfortably accommodated across both sites.

The Murcia region is well linked by airlines and groups can fly from most UK airports. 

To get the most from your visit read our article on when is the best time to take a school trip to Murcia.

Excursions
Aguilas quay  arbolar
Castillo de San Juan, Águilas
arbolar murcia Mojacar excursion
Mojacar - pueblo y playa!
Spanish street market
Spanish Street Market
Cartagena boat trip
Boat trip exploring Costa Calida
Murcia
Murcia
Cabo de Palos
Cabo de Palos
Aguilas quay  arbolar

Castillo de San Juan, Águilas

Originally built as a fortress in the 16th century to protect against pirate attacks, Castillo de San Juan is perched high above Águilas town. The castle is well worth the climb and offers students an impressive view across the surrounding countryside and the town below.

arbolar murcia Mojacar excursion

Mojacar - pueblo y playa!

Built originally as a Moorish settlement, Mojacar old town has a strong cultural identity and makes a great selfie-spot with traditional whitewashed buildings and a 6th-century church. Set on a hilltop with stunning 360° views across the sweeping Almerian plains and the rugged coastline of the Cabo de Gato and sandy beaches below.

Spanish street market

Spanish Street Market

Visit a street market abuzz with local people and fresh Spanish produce. Students are given a market mission by their monitores requiring them to use their Spanish language skills to interact with the friendly stall owners.

Cartagena boat trip

Boat trip exploring Costa Calida

All aboard for an informative and enjoyable boat tour of the Águilas bays! Students can learn about the geography and history of the area, while enjoying the cooling breeze and breath taking scenery along the Costa Calida. This is a beautiful coastline and there is no better way to explore it than by boat.

Murcia

© Aslak Raanes

Murcia

Murcia is a sunny, slow-paced city home to baroque buildings, cathedrals and castles. We recommend soaking up the ambience of the city centre in Plaza de las Flores.

Cabo de Palos

Cabo de Palos

Visit Cape Palos, a small peninsula in Murcia. It is a traditional fishing village with a beautiful volcanic coastline.

Included

Our Spanish language immersion programme at Arbolar includes the following as standard:

  • A fun programme of student activities led in Spanish by a trained team of Spanish-native monitores
  • All beachside watersports, on-site activities and evening entertainment led in Spanish
  • All instruction and teaching materials
  • Full board and lodging
  • Free teacher to student ratio approx 1:10
  • 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
  • Coach to take your group off-site for visits
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Subsidised centre inspection visit for two adults

 Extras to budget for:

  • Off-site excursions
  • Meals on journeys
  • School to airport transfers (if required)
  • Visa charges, collective passports
  • Supplements for small parties, single rooms and additional adults

Resources

Ready-made resources to get your trip off the ground

These ready-made trip resources are designed to reduce your admin and help speed up the process of planning, promoting and getting approval for your trip:

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£568 pp
4 day/3 night with instructor & language lessons included 
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