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Pie de Gigante Spanish School

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You should go to this school, it is incredible.

I had an absolutely amazing learning experience at the Pie de Gigante Spanish school. The teachers... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Emma S
Best choice

No computers, no a/c, no group lessons, wow! One-on-one classes, tailored the level of the student... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Seattle, Washington
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Pie de Gigante Spanish School offers spanish clases for all levels. The school is located in Playa Gigante, a small fishing and surf village in Nicaragua. We offer classes individually, in groups, and online. Classes are customised to the individual...more
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Playa Gigante, Tola 48500, Nicaragua
+505 7880 8357
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had an absolutely amazing learning experience at the Pie de Gigante Spanish school. The teachers made an incredible effort to plan classes that met my individual needs. As a nurse, I wanted to improve my medical Spanish and I had some brilliant classes with...More

Thank Emma S
Reviewed 2 September 2018

No computers, no a/c, no group lessons, wow! One-on-one classes, tailored the level of the student (I was a total beginner), at your schedule, pace and ability. Surfs up in the morning?, take classes in the afternoon. Going Intense (I did)?, take classes 20 hours...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

I recently returned from 3 utterly amazing, life-changing (in a good way) weeks in Pie Gigante studying at this Spanish school. First off, though there is a political crisis brewing in the rest of the country, Pie de Gigante remains untouched. It is peaceful and...More

Thank ameliaingersoll
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

I spent my last two weeks here in pie de gigante. During the morning I’ve visited the spanish school, in the afternoon I’ve enjoyed the sun at the beautiful beaches, collected first surf experiences, approved my spanish while speaking, cooking or playing cards with my...More

Thank Doris M
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I have been studying Spanish at this amazing school for almost 3 weeks and lived with a host family. It is honestly a beautiful spot! This very small township is part of Playa del Gigante, a beautiful beach. A very relaxed and friendly atmosphere, laid...More

Thank LH0082
Reviewed 2 July 2018

This was an amazing experience and I highly recommend you come here to learn Spanish and enjoy the Pacific Coast!! This was the best decision I have ever made. I am a single female traveler and I felt safe the entire 2.5 months I was...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

If you’re reading this to decide whether to book a place, just like I was a few months ago, I will save you thinking time: do it. Book it. You will not regret it. I arrived solo, a female from Britain during an eventful time...More

2  Thank Coral M
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Together with my wife I opted for a three week intensive course with 20 h per week. In that time we covered a large amount of content, grammatically and vocabularies. The lessons were spiced up with activities together with other students and teachers, which were...More

Thank fortic
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

I did 3 weeks of lessons at this school. Had an amazing time and learnt a lot. Keyner was a brilliant teacher, so knowledgable and patient. Cannot recommend him highly enough. Juan was very helpful with all questions and queries I had. And finally, the...More

1  Thank rosie679
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We had a great week learning spanish in the beach at Playa Gigante. Beautiful setting and Mercedes was a fantastic teacher. Good mix of serious learning and basic games to break it up. I'm amazed at the amount we learnt in just a week.

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Jeff P
10 February 2018|
Response from mjgriffy | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I see that your question remains unanswered. Although you have already come and gone, someone else may have a similar questions. Yes, the homestays have fans (I stayed in one and visited the other). My homestay did... More
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Response from mjgriffy | Reviewed this property |
The school has fine Wifi. It is only as dicey as the electricity to the whole town. The wifi at the homestay was weak or not working, so I often brought my devices to school for downloads during class. You are also welcome... More