Murcia Spanish language school trip - Arbolar programme
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.
Key stage 3 - 16+
Native Spanish monitores
Sept - May
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. Our immersion programme includes a guided visit around the historical Roman port town of Águilas, with its dramatic cliff top fort, and a visit to an authentic local market for a Spanish market mission. Your students can also 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!
New for 2022! Our Spanish programme has moved to a new centre located down the coast in the ancient port town of Águilas. But don't worry, the near-identical progamme is run by the same Arbolar team you are used to. See the location tab for more details of the upgraded accommodation.
We can tailor your itinerary to your unique learning requirements, please contact us for a bespoke quote.
Sample 5-day/4-night itinerary
This is our suggested Fast Track 5-day itinerary. If you would like to change the duration of your trip or choose different excursions, just contact us for a bespoke quote.
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 - perhaps take a dip in the pool!
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
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
Event talent show
Morning Spanish lesson and Spanish cooking workshop
Afternoon beach actvities led in Spanish with your monitores
Transfer to airport for return flight
Guaranteed more sun than your Spanish classroom
New accommodation for 2022! but the same Arbolar team and programme you are used to.
We've moved the programme from Arbolar to a new centre, located down the coast, in the historic seaside town of Águilas. The upgraded accommodation is just a short walk to the wide sandy beach and marina port where your group will enjoy beach games and watersports with the same Arbolar team you are used to.
The new centre offers exclusive accommodaton for school groups and feels more like a modern hotel than a student hostel with a lifeguarded pool, super modern and comfortable ensuite rooms, all with airconditioning. The centre has plenty of common areas where your students can chat, relax and enjoy the free wifi..
The Murcia region is well linked by airlines and groups can fly from most UK airports. Our top tip, is to avoid the hottest peak months between June and July to get the best value for money and to ensure availability for your group. Our Monitores will use their local expertise to organise the most suitable activities for the time of year you are visiting.
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.
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
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.
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.
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