Spanish & Surf in San Sebastian

From £355 pp

San Sebastián, Spain

5 Days

Max 8 people

Spanish & Surf in San Sebastian

From £355 pp

What You'll Do

Learn Spanish in the morning at this friendly, Spanish language school by the beach and indulge your need for adrenaline and adventure with exhilarating surf lessons in the afternoon on this 1 week Spanish and surf learning holiday in San Sebastian, Spain.

Whatever your level; learning Spanish in Spain is the best way to accelerate your language learning experience. Immerse yourself in the rich Spanish culture and progress rapidly practising your new found skills in your free time.

Make the most of the stunning surf beaches on the Basque coast and combine your Spanish course with the thrilling water sport of surfing on this Spanish and surfing holiday in the lively Spanish city of San Sebastian.

You will be taught to speak Spanish by highly qualified native Spanish speakers who have a passion for teaching and use proven language teaching techniques.  Your surf instructors are highly qualified and will have you up on your board surfing the waves in no time.

Get more from your holiday, learn Spanish and go on a surfing holiday, have fun, meet new people and take home two new skills that will stay with you forever.

These courses begin every Monday of the year except for the Christmas holiday.
However, if you are an absolute beginner, courses only begin on specific dates:
11th Jan                19th July
8th Feb                 2nd Aug
8th March              16th Aug
5th April                6th Sept
3rd May                 27th Sept
24th May                25th Oct
14th June                29th Nov
5th July


Learn and speak Spanish in the beautiful San Sebastian.

Learn how to surf from passionate surf instructors.

Immerse yourself in the beautiful Spanish culture.

Your Local Host:

Spanish Language School in San Sebastian

This friendly Spanish language school has been teaching Spanish since 1987 and is located in a brand new building in Gros, a trendy and lively district less than 15 minutes from the old town and just 5 minutes from the beach. The language school has just six well-equipped classrooms which allows the teachers and staff to offer the students maximum personalised attention.

Experience Itinerary

A Typical Day

– Spanish classes run daily Monday through to Friday each week
– Language classes start at 9.15am each morning year round
– Please note that in high season, some Spanish classes will start at 1pm depending on your language level
– You will have 4 group classes per day lasting 45 minutes each
– There will be a short coffee break around 11am
– You will hit the beach to learn to surf in the afternoon after your language lessons
– Your surfing lessons will take place Monday to Friday, you will have 1 surf lesson per day lasting 75 minutes each
– You will learn to surf on Zurriola beach which is located in Spain’s Basque region along the stunning Atlantic coastline and just 5 minutes from the language school

What can I do in my free time?
Many people on these holiday courses travel solo as they make perfect singles holidays so the language school organises a host of social and cultural activities each week to help you to get to know your fellow classmates and to integrate you into the Spanish way of life, some activities are free and others have a small charge and may include:
– Visits to San Sebastian, excursions to Fishing Villages, guided visits to museums and more
– You have the opportunity to join dancing lessons or beach-volley games
– Weekend excursions to Pamplona, La Rioja, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris and more can be arranged
– You will have plenty of free time to explore the local area and practice your new found Spanish skills or just kick back and relax on this fun learning holiday

Where can I stay?
You’re welcome to make your own arrangements so you can pick accommodation to suit your needs, however, optional accommodation can be booked in addition to your language course with a local host family. You can simply add it to your booking (for an additional charge) and more information about the home stays can be found in the FAQs section at the bottom of the page.

Location Information

This friendly Spanish language school is located in stylish and vibrant city of San Sebastian, just 5 minutes from the Zurriola surfers’ beach on the wild and beautiful Atlantic coast of Spain in the heart of Spain’s Basque region.

– Six well-equipped classrooms
– Free WiFi
– Computer lounge
– Lounge Room for students
– Modern building and classrooms

Getting there
Please note that prices for the holidays do not include flights.

Nearest airport:
San Sebastian or Bilbao and Biarritz

A taxi from San Sebastian airport to the town centre takes around 20 minutes and costs approximately €40.

  • 20 Group, 45 minute Spanish lessons
  • Spanish Lessons take place Monday – Friday at 9.15am or 1pm (afternoon lessons may take place in the summer months)
  • A Spanish language level test
  • Enrolment fee
  • Information folder
  • Internet / WiFi access
  • Certificate of attendance for the Spanish course
  • Optional social and cultural activities (some with small charge)
  • 75 minute surf lesson daily from Monday to Friday
  • Surfboard and wetsuit use during your surf lessons


- Suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced Spanish learners
- Surfing lessons are suitable for all levels
- You must be a strong swimmer and be in good physical condition
- Minimum age 16

- The school is open year round with a break for Christmas
- Spanish courses start on Mondays throughout the year
- If you book the optional accommodation with this learning holiday, you’ll check-in on Sunday before the course starts

- Please arrive at the school by 8.45am (8.30am if your course starts in July or August) on your first day for a short level test
- This test will assess your understanding of the language and will help the course organisers to place you in the right group class for your level

Please note that the following public holidays take place and may affect lessons:

8 December


For all public holidays, the school is closed but all lessons will be made up during the week.

No lessons will be held from 21 December 2020 to 4 January 2021 for the Christmas holidays.

You will be made to feel perfectly at home living with one of the local families and this makes for a wonderful experience. Half board includes breakfast and dinner.

All home stays are located in different areas of San Sebastián and in general you do not need more than 15 minutes by bus to the center or the school.

Shared Apartment
Stay in an apartment shared with other language students and/or Spanish people, depending on availability. You will have your own room and will share a kitchen and bathroom. Rooms are safe and clean and all apartments are regularly inspected by the school. Accommodation is within 20 minutes of the language school on foot or via public transport but transport is not generally needed. A weekly cleaning service is provided for those who stay longer than 1 week. Prices are based on arrivals on the Sunday evening before your course starts and ends at 12pm on the Saturday morning after your course has finished.