Escuela Albufera allows guests to get chatty in a location close to a verdant national park, pristine sandy beaches, and the culturally rich city of Valencia.
These quaint wooden bungalows, equipped with a kitchen, bathroom and living area, keep guests feeling at one with the Albufera National Park. Guests can get online between study with complimentary Wi-Fi, or chill out by one of the two pools on-site. The beach is around a ten-minute stroll away, while the city of Valencia is about 30 minutes by bus.
Students will begin with a test to assess their current language levels, before taking to the classroom for basic, intermediate, or advanced classes. Rustic rooms house no more than 10 students, and the international team of tutors strive to get chatterboxes practicing when they're out and about.
Guests also have the chance to work on their kitchen skills as they learn to cook a traditional paella, while a weekly guided tour of Valencia adds some cultural spice. The tours include a choice of attractions, including entry to museums, the Las Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias or Biopark zoo, or a taste of tapeo in the city centre. Those sticking around for two or three weeks can choose a different tour each time. In between, each visitor will have access to hire bikes, which will allow them to explore at their own pace.
Spanish lessons and accommodation
In a shared twin room in a bungalow, with Spanish lessons each morning, a paella cookery class, and weekly Valencia excursion with choice of activities, plus use of on-site bikes.
- €269 for a six-night stay (Up to 43% off)
- €459 for a 13-night stay (Up to 43% off)
- €625 for a 20-night stay (Up to 45% off)
Escuela Albufera, El Saler, Carrera del Riu 556, 46012, Spain
Flights: Direct flights are available to Valencia from Dublin airport. Indirect flights are available from Belfast and Cork.
Airport: Escuela Albufera is approximately 21.5km from the airport, and can be reached in a 15- to 20-minute drive. Airport transfers can be arranged for a supplement of €40 each way, valid for up to four people.