Our Students

"My sisters and I spent 4 weeks at the Academia de Espanol Surpacifico, in Ecuador. It was a lovely experience! The teachers were wonderful: well-prepared, organized, and patient. The school provided good host families for all of the students and had many fun activities. The director, Manuel, is kind and caring and takes a real interest in providing for all the students."

- Marin Tollefson

I have been living in Manta for more than four months and have seen various schools. Therefore I can assure you that this one is definitely the best one in Manta! People are more than friendly, very well organized and all of the teachers have experience in teaching languages - which is definitely not the case in any other school I have seen. Furthermore school organizes weekendtrips and parties in order to bring their students a bit closer to real ecuadorian live. Besides all that, Manta is really a cool place to be! So don't hesitate and get to know beautiful Ecuador!

Daniela Hauser

"I spent two weeks at surpacifico and i would highly recomment it. Our teaching was very good and at a good pace! Everyone here is really friendly and will help you with anything and there are lots of extra activities organised so you can get the most out of your stay ? I really enjoyed the salsa! The apartment has everything you need and manta provides everything else to keep you busy! Thank you to everyone at surpacifico."

"Hallo, I am Christine from Munich, Germany! I have visited the Academia Surpacifico in Manta, Ecuador, to learn Spanish. This trip was fantastic! I met a lot of super friendly people, the teachers are excellent and Ecuador is a fascinating and beautiful country...."

Members of

Amazon program

Oversize your imaginations and the reality – this feeling you will get in our Spanish School in the Ecuadorian Amazonia. Surrounded by the richest biodiversity you get to know this unique culture and its tranquil and friendly native people, while learning Spanish and numerous things to do and to discover. Our privileged view of the forest, river and mountains gives our visitors ample opportunity to listen to and relish the nuances of the rainforest from dawn to dusk and every day you will be fascinated to be here.

A unique paradise to learn and enjoy!

Spanish Programs

Spanish and Activities Program

In the Ecuadorian Amazon we offer you very special and holistic programs. We combine half-day formal language instruction with every day guided activities/excursions the other half of the day. This is the exact combination to maximize your contact with the nature and culture of this paradise.
Arrival and departure date is always Sunday and the classes go from Monday until Friday, the weekend is free, where you can participate in extra activities organized by the school, go out and explore by yourself or just relax.

In case we do not reach our minimum number of students per class in your ability group, your lessons will be replaced with 12 academic hours (45min) of private lessons per week instead of 20 academic hours group lessons or you always have the opportunity to upgrade to private lessons for additional costs.
We offer you to participate the Spanish and Activities Program from 1 week (8 days/7nights beginning on Sunday) until 4 weeks (29 days/28 nights beginning on Sunday). Furthermore, we either offer you a week extra Spanish, without any guided activities, or also 4 days or 7 days programs with only organized activities and without Spanish lessons.

Spanish and Volunteering

Apart from learning Spanish and get to know the marvelous Amazon, you will be part of improving the welfare of its people and the state of nature conservation. We are sure that you can build one of your best experiences of life with that option.

Our center consists of three adjacent properties, which are all next to the protected zone of the SumacoGaleras National Park. Our residential property is situated on six hectares of land behind our forty hectares“Bird Island” in the middle of the Rio Napo. Furthermore, we have a forest area of about sixty hectares, which is a reserve rich in biodiversity.

Spanish + Activities + Volunteering

This program is offering you the possibility of combining the two options. First you do Spanish classes and various guided activities in this unique paradise and then you will be part of a voluntary program to improve the welfare of its inhabitants and the nature conservation.

Activity Program

  • Canoe Tours
  • Trekking on the “Bird Island” or in the jungle
  • Indigenous family visit, blowgun and chicha
  • Tubing
  • Animal rescue center
  • Shaman cleaning session
  • Waterfalls Rio Blanco
  • Bird´s Island, gold panning, artisanal fishing
  • Build your own raft and go down the river
  • Optional with cost: butterfly farm, rafting