Amazon Spanish School
The lodge is located near the town of Tena, just 4 hours from Quito by bus.
The guides and staff of Gaia are all residents of the communities surrounding the project, many of them belonging to the Quechuan communities that have lived in the Ecuadorian Amazon for hundreds of years. While we do train teachers in the area, many of our Spanish instructors come from Quito. All of our instructors have many years of experience teaching Spanish, and a strong motivation to teach and meet people from all over the world.
Become part of the challenge of building a world without frontiers through the learning of a new language and culture, expanding the consciousness of the importance of conserving the Amazon rain forest for the humanity welfare, and having a positive and real impact in the local communities!
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Our residential facilities overlook the Rio Napo, and are surrounded by a forest of cocoa trees. Our privileged view of the forest, the river and the mountains, allows our visitors ample opportunity to admire and listen to the nuances of the rainforest, from day to night. Our strategic location also provides access and mobility to various tourist attractions, as well as cultural and volunteer locations on the river. These locations can be reached by canoe on the river, as well as by bicycle, truck, or even traveling on foot.
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Our center was built according eco-friendly practices and materials, all with the oriented to get green certifications. Although we are committed to maintaining a property built on these principles, we are equipped with facilities and amenities necessary for our students to stay for prolonged observation or study periods, in comfort.
We offer a variety of comfortable cabins ranging from single to shared rooms. All with secure screens for plenty of bug-free ventilation, lighting and private bathrooms with hot water. Social areas include a dining room, reading lounge and relaxation areas with hammocks.
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