Tripadvisor reviews on "Spanish & Surf School Fuerteventura"

Click above to read what our former students said about us.

 

Sunshine and Surfing and Spanish in a European winter...

kirryn

I had a fantastic 3 weeks staying at Casa Carmen. I cannot describe how happy I am with my progress with Spanish - and all credit to my Spanish teacher Montse for making me excited about class every day. Montse was able to assess my level and aptitude in the first class, and managed to teach accordingly.. personalising my preference for learning some medical spanish. Jorge (the owner of the school) is professional, approachable and a lot of fun! There was no shortage of recommendations for how to spend my time and get the most out of being in Corralejo. The house is clean, spacious, and impressive views with space to hang out, study, party.. Absolutely loved my time at Spanish and Surf - would go back for sure. Thanks Montse and Jorge times a million!

Kirryn Williams
Brisbane, Australia

Highly recommended, and a really authentic experience!

nacho

I spent two weeks living in Casa Carmen and learning to surf. The place is really nice and the atmosphere very welcoming. During my stay there were more people from other nationalities and we had a good time sharing the "Fuerteventura experience": sun, surf and going out.
In Corralejo there are amazing places to go: there is a nice French Patisserie close to the Spanish and Surf house, and in the village you can get the best ice cream you ever had in El Gusto, at night we went for dinner to have tapas and drinks in the well known Banana. You will get to know all these places. And Jorge will give you the best hints to make the most out of your stay in Corralejo.
The transfer service from/to the airport was perfect. The classes and the schedule really well thought. They picked us to surf every morning and we went to different spots, depending on the weather conditions. When you come back, you can take the Spanish lessons in the house.
Highly recommended as a holiday package for active people!

Ignacio de Juan
Barcelona, Espa

I had a wicked time with spanish and surf

Anja

The teaching was super, the classes where always different, never boring and a lot of fun... the best thing about it, you learn a lot... I only had two weeks but I learned so much... and well I wish I would have stayed in the acommodation as well... as it is an extra bonus and learning effect to listen and speak spanish all day in the house... as Jorge (the spanish teacher) and his girlfiend live there as well. It's such a good, pleasant and fun atmosphere in the house. Especially with Lola the dog :) And all the insider tips you get from living in the house, perfect - like, where are the best and cheapest places to eat, rent your bike, go out... surfspots..... so helpful!
It is a perfect mix to go to spanish lessons in the morning or evening and for a surf or Kitesurf in the afternoon... 
I definitely recommend Spanish and Surf in all aspects. 

I had a great time thanks Jorge :)

Daniela
Muerren, Switzerland

A great holiday with Spanish & Surf ...

Steven

I signed up for the Spanish & Surf course in November. Jorge was very efficient to deal with prior to travelling to Fuerteventura. On arrival the house (Casa Carmen) was great and the Spanish classes I had every day with Montse were fantastic. The rest of the people in the house were really friendly and there was an enjoyable atmosphere there.

The surf part of the trip was taken care of by a seperate company (Homegrown) who work in partnership with Spanish & Surf. The only criticism of my time in Corralejo was the fairly common experience I've had where the surf instructors don't do much instructing and tend to spend most of their time having a surf.

Thoroughly recommend 'Spanish & Surf' especially the 'Spanish'!

Steven
Edinburgh, UK

Wonderful place to stay

Anja

I stayed in casa Carmen which belongs to Spanish and surf for a week and took surfing lessons. The place is lovely with a perfect view of the ocean and spacious living area. The rooms are very clean and decorated with a lot of care. In the well equipped kitchen I found everything I needed and lots of good hints on where to go out for food or drinks where shown on the information board. The owner is very nice and helpful and organised our stay including airport pick-up perfectly. The surf lessons which were conducted by home grown were lots of fun and professional. All in all I couldn't have wished for a nicer place to stay during my holidays on fuerte

Anja
Cologne, Germany

Spanisch-Kurs in der Casa Carmen

Vera

Über Silvester 13/14 war ich das erste Mal auf Fuerteventura, und es war Liebe auf den ersten Blick! ;-) Neben vielen schönen Ausflügen (wir hatten keinen Surfkurs gebucht), haben wir auch einen einwöchigen Spanischkurs in der Spanish & Surf School gemacht, und ganz ehrlich: Ich hatte noch nie so viel Spaß beim Lernen! Montse ist einfach toll: kompetent, sympathisch, witzig und unglaublich engagiert, und genauso ist auch ihr Unterricht. Obwohl wir mit relativ unterschiedlichen Kenntnissen gestartet waren, konnte sich unsere kleine deutsch-dänisch-englische Gruppe am Ende der Woche schon (unter viel Gelächter) auf Spanisch verständigen. Daneben gab Montse uns auch jede Menge toller Tipps bezüglich der anstehenden Silvesterparty und den entsprechenden Bräuchen, Ausflugszielen, Salsa-Bars und und und... Fazit: Spanisch-Unterricht in der Spanish & Surf School: jederzeit wieder. Am liebsten sofort. Aber spätestens zu Silvester! ;-)

Aufenthalt Dezember 2013

High quality Spanish

I needed a quick break away and found Spanish and Surf on the net. That was a good choice :-)! I only had a week to spend but coming to Casa Carmen I felt at home right away. You live and learn in that same house - a lovely 4-floor beach house. Relaxed atmosphere, a variety of people from different countries and of different ages, great location with everything you need within walking distance. Those who surfed were picked up in the morning and taken back in the afternoon.
My teacher was Montse - and she turned out to be one of the top three best teachers I EVER had (and I've had a few over the years..). Well-structured, enthusiastic, committed and with a great sense of humour. A nice little detail was the little stickers with the names in Spanish "la escalera" on the staircase, "el congelador" on the freezer etc.
I want to go back!

Kirsten
Ringkobing, Denmark

I had a great week staying at Casa Carmen

I had a great week staying at Casa Carmen. My Spanish teacher Montse did a exciting class every day. Montse was able to assess our different Spanish levels and adapted and managed to teach accordingly. Jorge (the owner of the school) is professional, approachable and a lot of fun! There was no shortage of recommendations for how to spend my time and get the most out of being in Corralejo. The house is clean, spacious, and impressive views with space to hang out, study, etc. It was very cool!
Also the People staying there were a good cool and we all had good fun!

Johan
Meerbusch, Germany

Brilliant Holiday Destination!

Second visit here in two years. I absolutely love it. Great views, very chilled, lovely host (Jorge), being picked up from the door to go surfing everyday.... sun, sea, sand and surf...... brilliant!!!!
Looking forward to my next visit. :)

Claire
Bristol, UK

Spanish and Surf in Casa Carmen

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Wir waren Ende 2014 im Casa Carmen, um einen "Schnupperkurs" Surfen zu machen und im Spanischkurs unsere Kenntnisse zu erweitern.
Surfen: Organisation war super! Die Lehrer waren sehr bemüht uns etwas beizubringen und absolut sympathisch.
Spanisch: Wir hatten sowohl bei Montse als auch bei Jorge Unterricht. Beide waren super! Der Unterricht wurde an die Kenntnisse der Teilnehmer angepasst und nicht nach "Schema F" abgearbeitet. Man hat beiden angemerkt, dass sie ihren Job sehr gerne machen und wirklich die Sprache vermitteln wollen (notfalls mit viel Geduld).
Casa Carmen: Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Es gibt bei Trip Advisor dazu auch ein paar kritische Stimmen. Wir sehen das so: Es ist ein Hostel und kein 5 Sterne Hotel. Für ein Hostel ist es sehr gepflegt. Jorge kommt jeden Tag vorbei und sorgt dafür, dass das auch so bleibt. Auch eine profesionelle Reinigungskraft war während unserer Anwesenheit regelmäßig da.
Alles in allem vergeben wir deswegen die volle Punktzahl.
Fahrt hin! Das Konzept ist super und sollte Nachahmer finden! Spaß und Sprache lernen in einem fremden Land mit Leuten aus Deutschland, Südamerika, Australien etc.
Antonia und Holger

Aufenthalt November 2013

Antonia und Holger
M

Incredible and sportive holidays

It was great to visit Jorge and Ana y Casa Carmen. Their idea of mixing a language course with sports, sea and surf is awesome. I will never forget those 12 days, taking so much advantage of my time. Learning both spanish and surf and also ejoying the grgeat facilities so close to the shorebreak....it´s priceles. Thak you both very much for this great way of making non spanish speakers enjoy and learn so much!!! Hugs!

Pete
Brussels, Belgium

Carga pilas surfeando en Fuerteventura!

Vaya lugar más estupendo para cargar pilas!! Eso es Casa Carmen en Corralejo.
He viajado mucho pero muy pocos sitios combinan tantas cosas buenas para desconectar y disfrutar. Buen tiempo asegurado, aguas cristalinas, nada de tráfico, olvidarte del coche por la noche o para pasar el día en el pueblo, paraíso de los deportes como el surf, el kite-surf, el wind-surf, muy económico (la comida, el coche...), trato muy amable (la gente está relajada), etc.
Y lo mejor, que el dueño está pendiente de que no falte detalle y te sientas como en casa.
Deseando repetir pronto!!

Javier
Zaragoza, Espa

Great Experience !! Great Holidays

uliontravel

Best holidays since years !! I was looking for a place including the possibilities learning Spanish, try surfing and escaping from German winter. I found ‘Spanish ‘n Surf Fuerteventura’, went there, and after ten days I was addicted to surfing, found my Spanish and my soul seriously refreshed, and I could not imagine a better place to be !
The accommodation at Casa Carmen was really nice, the house is clean, quiet and beautiful, with two sea view – lounges and a sea-view garden, where it is quite easy to chill out after surfing. Even some of the bedrooms own sea view ! Really one of the best places on the island for spending active - relaxing holidays, and to meet people from all over the world.
The courses were a pleasure, all well organized, and guided by motivated, well-trained professional teachers. Recommendable !
The Spanish course was orientated on everyday live; teaching – lessons were casual, so that I never lost holiday-feeling, but indeed - I really learned a lot. Surfing in the morning, learning Spanish in the evening, and in between relaxing in the sun at the beach, coffee in town; and in every-day summer nights, going out either to bar, disco or the a nice restaurant, whatever you want – the best combination I can imagine !
Jorge, my Spanish teacher and the hostel manager is a nice and highly professional person and made my sojourn to be a perfect holiday: Well organized, with respect to my personal interests, and with a lot of motivation, fun and happiness.
Surf-Courses were conducted by Homegrown and were highly professional, motivating and – with a lot of fun, too. It was my first experience with surfing and I can’t imagine a better one.

So, many, many thanks to Jorge, Ana, Homegrown Company and my surfing-teachers !!

Visited April 2013

ArnOntravel
Konstanz, Germany

Had I known this place existed...

What a great place!

I came to Corralejo only to surf, and stayed with Spanish and Surf. Jorge (the owner and Spanish teacher) is a super nice guy, very professional, happy to assist in any way and has a great sense of humour - he will make your stay a great time and you would not want to leave.

I had done an intensive Spanish course in Madrid a couple years back, and it never occurred to me that it is way better to use the time after/before Spanish classes for something else. It's way better than running around town visiting museums and having drinks.

Right now I can already kitesurf, but I have been learning surfing while staying in Corralejo - the school is great and most of the other people in the house also share one of your passions so the vibe is great and you can share your stories of wipeouts, catching green waves and carve turns.

This is a great combination (Jorge as host, Spanish, surifng) and I'm happy to recommend the place to all!

Oh, and btw - the house is very nice, right on the seaside, two chillout areas, has wifi, etc. etc.

Visited April 2013

Lukasz Adam
London

Had I known this place existed...

What a great place!

I came to Corralejo only to surf, and stayed with Spanish and Surf. Jorge (the owner and Spanish teacher) is a super nice guy, very professional, happy to assist in any way and has a great sense of humour - he will make your stay a great time and you would not want to leave.

I had done an intensive Spanish course in Madrid a couple years back, and it never occurred to me that it is way better to use the time after/before Spanish classes for something else. It's way better than running around town visiting museums and having drinks.

Right now I can already kitesurf, but I have been learning surfing while staying in Corralejo - the school is great and most of the other people in the house also share one of your passions so the vibe is great and you can share your stories of wipeouts, catching green waves and carve turns.

This is a great combination (Jorge as host, Spanish, surifng) and I'm happy to recommend the place to all!

Oh, and btw - the house is very nice, right on the seaside, two chillout areas, has wifi, etc. etc.

Lukas Adam
London, UK

Surf, Spanish, Adventure, Spanish Culture and lifetime friendships!

There is no simple way of explaining or justifying the incredible experience, friendships and the skills and knowledge of the spanish language and culture that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. From the moment I walked in the door at the surf house I felt right at home and knew that this was going too be the start of what I could have only wished for and more.

No matter what age, ethnicity, religion or skill level, you will enjoy every minute of your time here, being surrounded by like minded people that if you choose to, will share the adventure of learning the 3rd most spoken language in the world that can help you travel to some of the most amazing places or simply become your latest challenge in life which will open your eyes to a world of opportunities. Also mixing this with world class waves and a professionally run surf school you really can't go wrong.

I spent 2 months at the Spanish and Surf, surf house learning spanish and surfing everyday. It became a lifestyle that I found very hard too leave. In my time here I went from knowing zero spanish to being able to travel spain without speaking any english at all. Some other amazing things that I did in my short time there was climb some of Fuerteventura's many dormant yet eye-opening volcanoes, learnt to cook delicious traditional spanish meals, dined in many of the super cheap but quality restaurants on offer, took lessons in the kite-surfing, explored the mystical nearby island of Lanzarote which is a short ferry trip away, surfed Europe's longest right hand wave, enjoyed many nights out listening to talented musicians play live music and partied with characters you'll find no where else.

If you've even considered doing anything like it, stop wasting your time get out there and do it! The only thing you'll regret in life are the things you didn't do!

Jason
Brisbane, Australia

Great time learning spanish and surfing

If you plan to go to corralejo for surfing and/or spanish lessons, this is the place to go! The surrounding is great: ten meters in front of the terrasse the waves break on the reef, and if you´re lucky you get the room with the window to the sea, so you fall asleep to the sound of the ocean - awesome. It is only a short walking distance to the city-centre and some great places to have dinner - Jorge and Ana will provide you with all the information you need. For top surfers, great spots are within walking or cycling distance. The place is clean and very cosy.
"El Profesor" Jorge is a great teacher and spanish lessons are fun. Surf-lessons are done by homegrown and the bus will pick you up and drop you off right at the hostel. They provide you with all the gear necessary and bring you to the spots that fit your surfing-skills. For a german like me, the reliabilty of everything was amazing: if the school is supposed to start at nine, it starts at nine sharp, if the bus says to pick you up at three, it´s there five minutes earlier, if a travel distance is said to take 30 minutes, it takes, ah..., well ok, 31 minutes. At the same time, everything is very relaxed. And not to forget: the beautiful Lola, that always welcomes you when coming home from surfing with a friendly bark. Not much left to say, except: keep up the great work and thanks again to Jorge and Ana!

Uli
Mannheim, Germany

Client focus!!

There is a lot of wording and blablabla about the importance of always the client always goes first... Well, I wouldn´t read more about it and just go to Corralejo, Fuerteventura, to see when it that true. 
The owners of Spanish and Surf Fuerteventura are always attending the clients´needs. And it starts by having an accomodation built to satisfy someone who wants to enjoy the island, practice surf and other sports (water-sports, like kite surf adn scuba diving and non-water-sports like biking, running or hiking).
But what is even more remarkable for me is that all that is the perfect vitamin to learn Spanish. Being relaxed, in a good and healthy environment, I could progress much more in my Spanish lessons. 
Not only that but the teachers are well prepared and also very friendly and nice. 
Hope you can also enjoy soon such a great experience!!

Jonas
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Great Stay and loads of fun!

Well, I just returned from a 10 day trip in Feurtoventura, Coralejo. I really looked hard before I signed up for the school/camp where I wanted to be. Let me tell you why Spanish and Surf could be the perfect stay for you.

A huge 4 story villa with 4 bedrooms (2 bedroom with 4 bunk beds each) and 2 couples bedroom. The view to the terrace is literally by the beach! For your morning coffee, cereal, or gaze at the ocean it's perfect. At night, the stars are incredible (You will not get this anywhere else).

The location of the house is 5 min walk from Coralejo old town which is exactly where you will want to be going out to (Pubs/great fish rest...).

The people: Jorge and Anna are the owners of the program and they are currently staying at the 4th floor, but from your first day you feel comfortable to do whatever you want...
They are as welcoming as one could imagine; Anna gives you a perfect tour when you first come in Coralejo and advises which bars/rest you should go to (stick to her advice).

Moneywise, the team is very flexible; I was refunded my spanish courses from Jorge (he's a good teacher) because I didn't want to continue for surfing purposes:)
I thought it was great and very transparent of them. Same thing for homegrown surfing, I was refunded one day which I couldn't go and surf there, also very flexible.

You meet social people mostly, people that are like minded and want to learn...from all over the world. If you're looking to sleep well at night, relax, and within 5 min walk to old town Coralejo, Spanish and Surf is where you want to be.

I owe this review to Anna and Jorge, thanks once again for a wonderful stay!

Maan
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Fantastic time with Spanish & Surf

I spent a month in Fuerteventura doing a language course and surf lessons with Spanish & Surf and I couldn't have imagined a better way of doing this. The idea of combining these two courses is a brilliant one for anyone who is sportive and interested in learning Spanish. The classes are of very high quality and super fun. There's a great focus on conversational Spanish in the classes and outside the classes Spanish is spoken in the house. Even though the focus lies on speaking the language, grammar and other language skills like reading and writing are far from forgotten. The house is very comfortable, well-equipped and is situated on a fantastic location. The surf lessons are of very high quality and through the lessons you meet loads of like-minded people. In short, I had a great time in Fuerte and I can recommend Spanish & Surf to anyone.

Ruben
Laren, Netherlands

Epic surf holiday, Lots of fun and brilliant instructors

Spent a brilliant week learning how to Surf and polishing up my Spanish with "Spanish and Surf". Professional team, friendly service, cozy accomodation. I definately recommend this surf and spanish language school to anyone who wants to have fun, learn something new and get a chance to meet some great people. The whole experience was brillaint.

I am so impressed that I will be booking another session later this year.

Eve
Copenhaguen, Denmark

I loved my experience!

I had a great time at "Spanish and Surf". It was my first time in the Canary Islands and I can't recommend the Spanish and Surf experience enough. I was made to feel very welcome by the team, the accommodation was great, the lessons were fun and professional, and the overall experience was awesome. A collection of great of new experiences, fun times and new people. I can't wait to go back at the end of August! Keep up the good work guys!

Stewart
London, UK