Benalmádena

Benalmádena is located at the foot of the Sierra de Mijas, around 20 kilometres from Malaga. The whole region boasts a mild and sunny climate.

Originally a fishing village, it is nowadays a vibrant modern city of 50,000 inhabitants that has managed to keep its original charm. The kindness of the locals and the sports facilities (water sports, golf, horse riding…), the flamenco folklore and the natural beauty of the coastline make Benalmádena the perfect place to study and relax.

Ideally located on the south Andalusian seashore, it’s the perfect spot for visiting the nearby major cities and for dicovering the rich culture and history of the region.

Colegio Maravillas is located in the residential district of Benalmádena, about ten minutes walk from the beach. This prestigious private school was founded in 1976 and is equiped with all modern facilities including:

  • a large library
  • a beautiful terrace
  • a cafeteria on the terrace serving hot and cold meals at lunchtime
  • a projection room screening spanish speaking films
  • an IT suite rooms
  • Free WiFi within the school premises

Spanish Course

20 Spanish lessons per week of 55 minutes each (Easter and October breaks)

15 Spanish lessons per week of 60 minutes each (Summer)

  • Maximum number of students per class: 15
  • Assessment test on the first day of class
  • Certificate of completion at the end of the stay
  • Teachers are fully qualified to teach Spanish as a foreign language
  • all levels accepted, from complete beginner (A0) to advanced (C1) – Please note: complete beginners are only accepted on the summer course.

Beside the language lessons, the students participate in a full programme of cultural, leisure and sports activities. Every Monday morning, students will be given a detailed weekly schedule, listing the activities day by day, as well as the corresponding meeting places and updated emergency numbers. This weekly programme includes:

  • Several afternoons of sports and athletic activities (3 for the Spring and October half-term break programmes and 4 for the summer) : tennis, volleyball, basketball, swimming, badminton, table tennis, etc. Dance lessons are also available every day during the summer months (Sevillanas, Salsa and other “Latinas” dances).
  • 1 afternoon cultural visit to Malaga, Marbella or Nerja.
  • 1 full-day excursion on Saturdays to Granada, Sevilla, Cordoba or Ronda.
  • Evening activities (1 for the Spring & the October half-term break programmes and 3 for the summer): welcome party, sports, video and board games, indoor cinema, Tivoli World amusement park, Disco Night (summer only), etc.

Pease find as follow a Spring weekly schedule sample (given as example and subject to modification):

Options at extra cost (one option per 2 week session to choose from):

  • Windsurfing and Water Sports (paddle surfing, kayaking): 12 lessons
  • Golf: 8 lessons

Please note: these options may not always be compatible with the other camp activities, as schedules may overlap.

Homestay (host family)

  • Shared room with another student of about the same age but different nationality and mother tongue
  • Shared bathroom
  • Full board accommodation: from Monday to Friday, students have lunch in the school cafeteria (hot buffet). On weekends students have all three meals with their host family (except on excursion days where they get a packed lunch)
  • Travel time to school: maximum 10 minutes walk each way
  • Laundry service once a week

Travel

  • Arrivals: Sunday
  • Departures: Sunday

Arrival Airport or Train station:

Malaga Airport: included roundtrip transfer for arrivals and departures between 08.00 and 23.00.

For arrival/departures out of this schedule an extra will be charged (see Dates & prices table).

Note: please do not make any travel arrangement before receiving your booking confirmation.

Visa Information

Do you need a Visa for this programme? For more information, please consult our page Visa Informations .

Do not hesitate to contact us by email or telephone if you require any further information.


Dates & Fees 2021

Dates 2021

  • Easter Camp sessions: 04/04 to 02/05
  • Summer Camp sessions: 06/06 to 22/08
  • October Half-Term break: 18/10 to 06/11

Bank holidays (no classes will take place on those days nor will not be reimbursed. Replacement activities will be organised instead by group leaders): April 10, May 01 & August 15.

Fees 2021

Includes Spanish lessons, full board accommodation, transfers from and to the airport, all taxes and enrolment fees.

WPCS 42.0.1
Prices
DurationEaster / October half-termJune - JulyAugust
1 week 765 795 745
2 weeks 1.115 1.345 1.285
3 weeks 1.610 1.960 1.870
4 weeks 2.025 2.530 2.475
5 weeks- 3.125 2.970
6 weeks- 3.745-
Activity extras - per programme (2 weeks)
Golf (8 hours) 190
Sailing (12 hours) 250
Transfer extra from Malaga Airport (per journey)
Extra for arrival/departure out of the indicated time slots (per journey) 25
UM Flight extra (round trip)* 35
Other extras
Special diet (per week)** 15
Homestay extra night 35
*UM flights: For unaccompanied minors. Please check regulation with you airline company. **intolerance to lactose, gluten, vegan diet.

Prices include:

  • Spanish classes
  • Full board homestay accommodation
  • Textbooks and school materials
  • All excursions and organised leisure and sports activities as outlined above
  • Entrance fees to monuments upon excursions or visits
  • Supervised transfers to and from Malaga airport upon indicated schedule
  • Placement test on arrival and certificate or participation at the end of the programme
  • Supervision by professional group leaders
  • All taxes and school administration fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to and from Benalmàdena
  • Optional sports options
  • Local transports outside activity programme
  • Visa fees (if any)
  • Optional insurances

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