Outdoor Ecuador Spanish & Surf School

Outdoor Ecuador Spanish & Surf School, Olon: Hours, Address, Outdoor Ecuador Spanish & Surf School Reviews: 5/5

Outdoor Ecuador Spanish & Surf School

Outdoor Ecuador Spanish & Surf School
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Our location, culture, and programs are all designed to maximize your opportunity to learn the language, meet people from around the world, create lifelong memories, and capitalize on your overall experience here in Ecuador.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Devika R
6 contributions
1:1 Spanish classes
Mar. 2021
Outdoor Spanish School is a great School to learn Spanish! The teachers are very professional and know a lot about the Spanish language. I started with level B1 approximately. At the beginning of the Spanish lesson I mostly ask Karen some specific question like "Why does one say... instead of ..." and she always gives me a concrete answer. As my aim is to be fluent in Spanish one day, the focus lies on talking a lot as well as doing grammar. Karen always asks if everything is clear and takes enough time to explain everything well. She is also funny and has a lot of materials for the lessons, such as different web sites to practise grammar or presentations in order to explain something.
I'm very happy and satisfied taking classes from Outdoor School. It's online (I took classes from Ecuador first, then back in Austria) and it's not too expensive. I would definitely recommend this school further.
Written August 2, 2021
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kadct
New Preston, CT228 contributions
Great!
Dec. 2020 • Solo
Luis is a terrific Spanish teacher. He is patient and allows you to take the time you need to think and speak without jumping in and filling in the pauses. I learned a lot and would highly recommend!
Written December 26, 2020
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Colton W
2 contributions
Outdoor Spanish School Olon
Oct. 2020 • Solo
My experience with the outdoor Spanish school was great. I was planning to stay in Olon for a month and I wanted to take Spanish lessons. I noticed the Spanish school online, looked up the location, and walked on foot. I met a senorita named Karen who then gave me Ivonne’s number to contact about lessons. I texted Ivonne, who was very responsive and helpful, and was able to get set up with lessons with Luis within the next day.

The actual facilities at the school are clean with a higher-end feel compared to many other buildings in Olon. My lessons were done in a covered section in the back of the property. The lessons with Luis I found to be very helpful. You will be evaluated on your Spanish and the lessons will be taught accordingly.

Olon is a nice little town! The surf is good for beginners and it’s a great place to learn Spanish - those are the two reasons why I went! There is a restaurant near Outdoor Spanish school called Pajaritos and it’s great for a good almuerzo! $3.50 for the soup of the day, juice, and main plate. $3.50 is standard, but I found Pajaritos to be best on quality and quantity.

There is also a restaurant called OJOS bar that had good food. The plates seemed more high end but with a fair price and cool bar layout.

My only regret is I wish I would have booked with Outdoor Spanish school before I got to Olon. I waited too long to get started because I wanted to get “settled in”. Booking with them would have given me a better direction on where to stay, where to eat, etc. You can also go eat at roadhouse near the main Camina to meet English speaking people.
Written October 22, 2020
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Mathieu R
1 contribution
Mathieu Royer
Mar. 2020 • Solo
Outdoor Ecuador is a family operation that goes above and beyond to make sure their customers are treated with love and respect and leave as lifelong friends. Take it from a skeptic and a cynic at heart, these people shocked me with the level of sincere effort they put into running there business which, in turn, feels nothing like commerce at all. Luis and Ivonne are great people providing an experience in surfing and Spanish at any level that is anchored in enthusiasm and great, no, phenomenal energy. And it doesn’t stop there. Stefan is the resident chef, artist and ambassador of good vibes, such a pleasure to be around, you’re lucky if you get to try his food. Karen is the sweetest of souls and the lead Spanish instructor, you’ll want to speak like her, she’s engaging and patient, funny and charming. Perhaps I am gushing, but I do so sincerely. This place has restored my faith in the human race.
Written March 30, 2020
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Mateoooo!! Muchas Gracias por tu revision amigo! esperamos verte en el futuro en las aguas de Olon 😊🇪🇨
Written March 31, 2020
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NousWorldTravel
Colombia99 contributions
Excellent surf school with patient instructors
Mar. 2020
We had a great experience taking surfing lessons from Outdoor Ecuador. Luis and Christian are patient and fun instructors. We were catching the larger waves within a week. We are 14, 15 and 49 years old at this time. The equipment was in very good condition and there is a very large selection of boards in many different sizes. They have an assortment of rash guards for use during class. Communication with them was great using Whatsapp. We highly recommend this surf school in Olón.
Written March 19, 2020
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ECQ008
Montreal, Canada42 contributions
Good place for Spanish lessons on the coast
Feb. 2020
We only took 7.5 hours of group lessons per week for 4 weeks and I feel that my Spanish has improved significantly. The teachers were competent and amiable. Our small group of three formed a nice work team. All in all, a pleasant experience that I would recommend to my friends.
Written March 10, 2020
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sujay
3 contributions
more than a school, it's a community
Feb. 2020
by rotating through a different teacher each week, i got to improve my spanish from many different angles. every teacher is great and they put a lot of thought into the lesson plans. but more than just classes, outdoor ecuador is a big familly and they bring everyone together through generosity, friendships, and events. I can't say enough good things about the team and the heartfelt work they are doing.
Written March 10, 2020
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Joel M
7 contributions
Good surf lesson
Feb. 2020 • Friends
Antonio took us out for a surf lesson and the tips he gave were helpful. We spaddled out into the big waves at the back to try and ride them and it was nice to have someone there to show me about timing and reading the waves as they come in.
Written February 6, 2020
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Thank you Joel for your feedback! We are happy to hear u had a fun time in the water. Saludos desde Olon! 🤙🏽😊
Written March 10, 2020
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418darlenes
Calgary, Canada10 contributions
Unreliable
Jan. 2020 • Couples
Unfortunately our surf coach (Antonio) did not show up on our very last day with no way to get the money back we already paid. Also he was 30 minutes late on another day. We only surfed with them 3 days in total. Other than that, nice people and a nice place. Just not reliable.
Written February 1, 2020
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Thank you for your review, Sean. We apologize for all the inconvenience. We hope this situation doesn't happen again. We wish you a great trip back home and we are glad to know you received your money back by PayPal. Saludos.
Written February 5, 2020
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Amy G
2 contributions
You won’t want to leave....
Jan. 2020 • Couples
My husband and I spent 4 weeks in Olon and took the Intensive Spanish class for 3 hours a day and our Spanish has greatly improved. Our group ranged from 2-5 people, which was a good size. Ivonne was so helpful in finding the right accommodation for or budget and needs. Don’t hesitate to ask for help when looking for accommodations during your stay because during the high season it can be a bit tricky to arrange in advance on your own. The Spanish classes were structured and challenged us to keep learning and reviewing what we learned. Thank you Manolo and Karen , you make learning fun! The surf lessons were great and boards were so affordable after the lessons. Most of all, we enjoyed that it is a family of locals and travelers who enjoy sharing meals, surfing and laughs.
Written January 31, 2020
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Thank you Amy! for such an amazing review :) we hope to see you guys again on your next visit to Ecuador! Saludos Desde Olon! 🤙🏽👍😊
Written February 5, 2020
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