This website is designed to help you choose the best Spanish course in the south of Spain. Which one is the best? It depends on what you are looking for!
We present the offer of almost 70 schools located in different parts of Andalusia: by the sea, by the ocean, in the mountains, in historic cities or surrounded by nature.
The search engine will allow you to quickly find the right course suiting your needs. Having found a school that interests you, you can send a direct inquiry, using the contact form on its subpage.
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To prepare the trip well, you need to know what level of spending to expect. Although each of us spends money differently and the cost of living is slightly different in each city, it is more or less predictable:
room rental in a student apartment/1 month
public transport/1 month
breakfast in a café (café + tostada)
dinner in a bar
As the UK is no longer part of the European Union, the Health European Card cannot be used since the 1st January 2021.
However, emergency treatment should be covered while in Spain, if necessary
Direct flights to Spain are operated by Iberia, British Airways, EasyJet, Norwegian and Ryanair. Check the connections from the nearest city:
If you would like to receive information about transport companies that organise transfers from the Malaga airport - write to us! 🙂
Air/rail connection UK - Madrid - Andalusia
From the airport BARAJAS / Madrid Adolfo Suarez / there is a convenient and free of charge connection with the ATOCHA RENFE railway station via a suburban train /Cercanias/.
LOT planes usually land at Terminal 2 (departure hall - upper level), from where you need to take a free bus (number "T1, T2, T3, T4" - green buses) to Terminal T4.
If we arrive at any other terminal, we do the same. The free shuttle bus runs every 5 minutes through all terminals in turn.
At Terminal T4, take the elevator down to the CERCANIAS suburban train level (check at the elevator whether there is the following logo:
Before entering the platform, you need to get a free ticket from the ticket machine; you are entitled to a free ticket if you have a ticket for the AVE high-speed train. If you have any problems getting the ticket, ask the staff who are there all the time for help. You will get a pass that will open the gate to the platform. Keep the ticket for inspection and exit gate. The train leaves every 20 minutes and this is how long it takes to get to the ATOCHA railway station. Wait for the C-1 train towards Principe Pio, through the ATOCHA-RENFE station. Check the information on the screens. You can also ask the staff present on the platform.
At the ATOCHA RENFE station, leave the suburban train zone (open the gate using the entry ticket - if it is not working, contact the staff present at the station).
Go to the RENFE station, usually the 1st floor of the main hall of the ATOCHA station. Keep an eye on the information on the screens, go through the baggage check and then check on the screens which platform your train departs from.
Rail - air connection Andalusia - Madrid - UK
Upon arrival by train at the Madrid Puerta de Atocha railway station, you need to find the entrance to the CERCANIAS suburban railway platforms.
Before entering the platform, you need to get a free ticket from the ticket machine; you are entitled to a free ticket if you have a ticket for the AVE high-speed train. If you have any problems getting the ticket, ask the staff who are there all the time for help. You will get a pass that will open the gate to the platform. Keep the ticket for inspection and exit gate. The train leaves every 20 minutes and this is how long it takes to get to the AEROPUERTO T4 railway station. Wait for the C-1 train in the direction of AEROPUERTO / Airport. Check the information on the screens. You can also ask the staff present on the platform.
At the AEROPUERTO T4 / Terminal 4 railway station, take the elevator to the DEPARTURES level and look for a free bus "T1, T2, T3, T4” (green buses). Take this bus to TERMINAL 2, from where usually LOT planes depart.
If using different airlines, follow the same procedure from another terminal. The free shuttle bus runs every 5 minutes through all terminals in turn. If you do not know which terminal our plane is departing from, ask at the airport information.
Whichever part of Andalusia you go to, you will have many opportunities to travel in the region and throughout the country.
1. By train. You can comfortably travel by both traditional trains in air-conditioned, compartmentless carriages and by AVE high-speed trains, which can reach speeds up to 280 km/h. If you are under 26 years of age, your youth card entitles you to a 20% discount, and for AVE trains even a 25% discount. Search the Renfe website for train connections.
AVE in Andalusia:
Madrid - Córdoba, 1.40 h
Madrid - Sevilla, 2.20 h (stops in Ciudad Real, Puertollano and Córdoba)
Madrid - Malaga, 2.30 h (stops in Córdoba, Antequera and Puente Genil)
Barcelona - Malaga, 5.40 h (stops in Tarragona, Zaragoza, Córdoba, Puente Genil and Antequera)
Barcelona - Sevilla, 5.25 h (stops in Tarragona, Lleida, Zaragoza, Ciudad Real, Puertollano and Córdoba)
Sevilla - Malaga, 1.55 h (stops in Puente Genil and Antequera)
2. By bus. The offer of domestic transfers, for example by ALSA, in Andalusia is also enriched by the services of private regional carriers (Alsina Graells Sur, Auto Transportes San Sebastián, Bacoma, Autedia - Maestra, Autocares Bonal, Linebus/Auro Granadina, Autedia, Automóviles M. Muñoz, Automobiles Portillo, Contreras, Comes, Rafesa, Amarillos, Casal, Linesur, Automóviles Casado S.L., Los Amarillos S.L.).
3. By car. Renting a car is a good solution for those who like to have a lot of freedom when travelling. Depending on the length of the route and the number of passengers, the costs do not have to be higher than in public transport. It’s one of the reasons why it's worth going in a group, so if you still have a seat available, ask your friends or on Facebook whether someone would go with you.
The fact that it's hot in the south of Spain is no secret. If you're going to Andalusia in the summer, you won't need jeans and closed shoes. Remember to take a cap or a hat, and carry a bottle of water with you in your bag. The greatest heat can be expected inland, for example in Sevilla; in coastal towns, the sea breeze soothes the feeling of heat.
If you're going to one of the numerous mountainous locations in Andalusia, sweaters and a warm jacket are sure to come in handy. On winter nights, temperatures drop to zero degrees, while at noon the strong sun can raise it to over twenty. Just by looking at people’s clothing, you could tell at once who has left the house early in the morning! Although the Polish climate is much colder and low temperatures do not impress us, keep in mind that central heating is not so common in Spain. If you are renting a student apartment, make sure it is heated or has a tourist heater. A down quilt, here in Spain called “Nordic”, will also be useful as the classic Spanish bed linen is just light sheets.
Many language schools offer accommodation as part of the course. If you plan to look for accommodation on your own, you will have a choice of hotels, hostels and rooms or apartments to rent. No matter which option you choose, it is always very helpful to ask others about their experience - check on Facebook whether someone has already been to the place you're going to and whether they can recommend you a proven contact. While the offer of hotels and hostels is described and updated by tourist guides on an ongoing basis, a trusted opinion can save you a lot of trouble and disappointment when renting an apartment. Renting a good room at an attractive price even before departure without such help is rather rare.
In most cities, there is no shortage of both traditional announcements – on street lamps or fences – and online ones, but their lives are very short, forcing to make quick decisions. If you decide to live in a student apartment, not only the price and condition of living or equipment will play a role, but also, and perhaps even more importantly, who you will share the kitchen and the bathroom with, and with whom you will spend a few moments of coffee time every morning. Find us on Facebook and maybe you will meet someone who goes to the same destination?
The differences in daily life in UK and Spain are largely due to climate. The traditional siesta during the hottest hours of the day determines both the eating times and the opening hours of shops and restaurants. Adapting to the Spanish way of life is not only a way to find one’s place in this culture but sometimes just a necessity! After 4 p.m. all restaurants close their kitchens and there is no chance to have a late lunch. Sunday is not a trading day in Spain, so if you decide to buy something to eat besides bread, you will need to go to very expensive shops in the tourist city centre.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8.30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Shop opening hours
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Hypermarket opening hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:00/10:00 p.m.
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