martes, 31 de marzo de 2015

Tips of Madrid (Part 4). The Safari Spanish rules

Hey Students!!!

Today I would like to talk about Chueca.

Chueca is an area between Gran Via and Tribunal. It is the gay neighborhood of Madrid. It is famous for the Big Parade organized every July.
Chueca is a prime example of a former run-down barrio that has became one of the cities coolest areas.

 Chueca’s initial transformation took place in the 70s, during Madrid’s “Movida.” Young Madrileños leapt out into free society after the death of Franco in extreme fashion. Chueca became an area distinguished by an abundance of drugs, crime and prostitution. That is until about 15 years ago when the gay population of the city adopted the neighborhood and transformed the infamous “barrio” into a trendy hotspot full of quirky and fabulous shops, restaurants, bars, and galleries. Recently, this area has become known not only  for the young, free-spirited people and businesses that populate it, but also for the highest real estate prices in the city. While gentrification certainly brings some negative effects such as cost of living, it is undeniable that this neighborhood has become a fantastic and essential area to explore on any trip to Madrid.

There are very nice places in the area that you must go in case you are in Madrid.
The school has a classroom in the heart of Chueca with a view of discovering the area while practicing the Spanish learned. 

Room Mate Rooftop
First, you should go to Calle Hortaleza. It is the border of the neighborhood. There you can find many good places to eat, to drink, to dance and to go shopping.
To begin with, I would like to talk about Areia. It is one of the best chill out of the city. Nice place for having a "mojito" and lie down in very confortable sofas! 
In the Vazquez de Mella Square there is RoomMate Oscar Hotel. 
The rooftop of this place is amazing. Usually, everyone can get up there after 19:30 pm. Nice view and good white wine (it is the cheapest drink and, from my point of view, the best)
El Tigre
Very close, in Calle Infantas you can find two of the best places for Free tapas. El "suspiro" and "el Tigre". You are going to freaking out! so many tapas for free....(be careful: there are some Tigres Bar, the best is that one in Infantas Street)

Hide places: 
The rooftop of Mercado de San Anton, there is bar/restaurant with very good atmosphere. A bit expensive but worth it!
"La Panza es lo primero". One of the best mexican restaurant in town.
Boogie night club. Calle Barquillo 29.Good funky music! 
If you want to going shopping, you have to go to Augusto Figueroa Street. 
Mercado de San Anton Rooftop

The Safari Spanish School organize a practical activities in the Food Market, in the bar and restaurants, and even in clothes shops.
Discover the city with us. Book the Safari Program and live an incredible experience. 
You are not going to regret! 

jueves, 26 de marzo de 2015

Tips of Madrid (Part 3). Another Safari Spanish Experience

HI! today I would like to tell you more tips of Madrid!
In the last post we were giving good info about Tribunal neighborhood.
In conclusion on this point, I would like to suggest three more places that you should go.
First , in Malasaña Street, La Musa restaurant. Very cozy tapas bar! good food, magic atmosphere!
Casa Camacho 
Second, Casa Camacho, a dirty but incredible place in San Andres Street. it is typical a drink called "yayo". There are not tapas but it is the place if you want to see a traditional bar.
Third, Pepe botella bar in the "Plaza del 2 de Mayo", great place if you like Mojitos.

Pepe Botella
La Musa 
Now we would like to recommend places in "Triball" . Triball is the neighborhood between Tribunal and Gran Via. (

Cafe de la Luz
Many years ago, that places was a bit infamous! but with the new generations, new ideas and new talent the neighborhood changed! now it is considered like a trendsetter area! some call it, the Soho of Madrid!
Over there, you can find nice coffee shop like Cafe de la Luz, in Puebla Street, or great Shops like  Dolores Promesas, Deffort, Kling o Monkey Garden, Or great places for gigs!( Sala Barco)

el 13
As well as that, We would like to recommend, "el 13 bar", and little clubs like "El Perro de la puerta de atrás" (good place if you like indie music) and "Demode" (the most underground club of Madrid - electronic music and amazing sound system)

Finally, We would like to remind you that THE SAFARI SPANISH SCHOOL (Madrid) has a classroom in Triball.
Therefore, Imagine yourself doing a tour in this incredible neighborhood while learning and practicing Spanish.
The Safari Spanish School will show you the best places of Madrid,  and meanwhile you are going to learn a lot about the Spanish language and the Spanish culture

DON'T HESITATE AND BOOK YOUR COURSE: there are single day experience and week safari programs.
You are not gonna regret!! believe us!!

miércoles, 25 de marzo de 2015

Typical places in Madrid (part 2). Best Spanish lessons!

Hi there,

Today I 'd like to continue giving good info about Madrid and places where students have to do practical exercise with the best Spanish teachers in Madrid!

After a class in the heart of Tribunal, (the Safari Spanish School has an office in Calle San Joaquin) we move to "Plaza del Dos de Mayo". From la Plaza del Grial it is very easy to get Dos de Mayo.
Around you are going to find three of our favorite places of Tribunal Area.

First there is the restaurant "Ojalá", it is the only place in Madrid that you can find an authentic beach (yes, with real sand!!) in the down floor. Amazing!
In the opposite corner there is the best pizza (Argentinian Style) to take away.
This little area called Plaza Juan Pujol has an incredible atmosphere. It is wonderful to stop for while and feel the vibes of the area! worth it.

If you are looking for a real vintage Shop, you are in the right place. In  Calle Corredera Alta de San Pablo there is the best shop of Madrid, "Retro Madrid". It is very easy to find good and original clothes.

Finally, there is a place called La Blanca Paloma in calle Espiritu Santo. In that place you are gonna receive many quality tapas for free. You only have to ask for a beer. You are going to freaking out!

Now imagine yourself, having a Spanish class, first in our classroom of Tribunal,  and then having  practical exercises in these places. 
We strongly believe that the cultural immersion is granted.

Don't hesitate, and book the Safari Spanish School. A great choice for knowing Madrid and Spanish culture with local teachers.

Are you ready for a new experience?

martes, 24 de marzo de 2015

Typical Places of Madrid. Best Spanish lessons!

Tips about Madrid!

Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain. The population of the city is almost 3.2 million and that of the Madrid metropolitan area, around 6.3 million. It is the third-largest city in the European Union, after London and Berlin, and its metropolitan area is the third-largest in the European Union after London and Paris.

Madrid has many Museos and other great cultural attraction. However I would like to talk about other  things of Madrid.

If you are thinking about "where can I learn Spanish...", Madrid is your destination.
Madrid maybe is less beautiful than Barcelona but I have to say that it is more authentic, more Spanish and definitely more FUN.

Madrid has a great airport, with very good connections by public transport. Actually the "Metro" (underground) is one of the best of the world. Cheap, clean and fast.

In the city centre there are many hostels and hotels with very good price. The atmosphere in the city centre is magic. Young people at any time and everywhere, good bars with cheap or free tapas and actually a feeling of freedom that you can not find at any place.

In this post I would like to talk about Tribunal.
It is considered like the Spanish "Camden town". The neighborhood starts at the Bilbao Square. It is a nice walk from there to Gran Via through Fuencarral Street.
First you should have a beer or a coffee at "La Petisqueira Bar" (C/Churruca, 4) . It is a bar that give typical food from Galicia (north of Spain). You don't have to ask for the food, is for free if you ask something to drink. Good and free food..what else?

Then you should go to "Plaza del Grial", one of our favorite places. Best atmosphere in Madrid. Trendy bars, pizzerias, and classical restaurant are mixed in total harmony.

A "must" around is the Bar Lozano. Old dive fashion bar, where you can taste great tapas with a cheap drink. Ask for a "mini". it is the name of "pint"in Madrid. (in other parts of Spain it has different name). In that place, if you ask of 25 Minis they give for free an entire "tortilla de Patata". We think it is almost impossible, but always it is a challenge for young and crazy Spanish people.

The Safari Spanish School starts their classes in the office in Callao, then students and teacher move to other strategic places of the city with a view of continuing the lessons and practicing in amazing places.

Close to the Lozano Bar, the school has a classroom. From there students will practice, how to order in a bar, buy clothe in a shop, ask for information, and many things more!

Still thinking about learning in a classic boring school?  no way! Book the Safari Course! a new way to learn Spanish in Madrid

In our next posts we will give more useful info about Madrid!

lunes, 23 de marzo de 2015

Useful information about Tenerife!

Tenerife Island is an authentic paradise on earth. This island, where alway is Spring, offers incredible landscapes, beautiful beaches, good and cheap food and Spanish culture.

As well as that, Tenerife is a major center for athletes across Europe seeking the optimal weather conditions for training for swimming, cycling, and jogging, among others.The island is an ideal place for lovers of mountain sports: climbing, running, hiking. There are schools that offer courses for all levels and guided tours to discover the most attractive corners of Tenerife’s rocks outcrops. 
If you are wondering about magical places...don't hesitate, Tenerife is your destination.The island have 2 airports, and there are many cheap flights from almost everywhere in Europe. In the Island there is a big difference between the north and south. The north, very green, with the Teide's  Vulcano very close, great food and better atmosphere.

On the other hand, the south, dry, with nice beaches and a great weather almost the whole year.

To summarize, Tenerife is one of the best places in Europe and in the world to relax, have a break, and why not..learn Spanish doing the Safari Spanish Course!

Places to stay:
In the north, San Cristobal de la Laguna or Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The first it is a city that was builded following the project of Leonardo Davinci for the city of Forli (Italy).

The second one, was included by the British newspaper “The Guardian”  in the list of the five best places in the world to live. It shares that distinction with the north coast of Maui, Hawaii; Sankt Pauli district in Hamburg; Cihangir district in Istanbul, and Portland, Oregon in the state (United States).

In the South:

El Medano, an authentic paradise for surfers, kite surfers and windsurfers. 
The town of El Médano is located in the southeast coast of the island of Tenerife, known for the trade winds that blow year-round, reshaping sand dunes and coastal relieving summer nights . This quaint village with its promenade, natural beaches and charming landscape is a famous international hotspot for windsurfing and kitesurfing.
El Médano attracts lots of international tourism, not only for those who need a relaxing holiday on the beach, but also for many young people who appreciate an active lifestyle as the beautiful year-round weather is ideal for both water and land sports. El Médano’s beautiful promenade invites you to walk to it’s southern edge, where a volcanic cone, the Red Mountain, produces an otherworldly landscape with its reddish colour.
The town is animated by a multitude of bars, restaurants and shops where you can enjoy oceanfront refreshments and immerse yourself in a fun and youthful vibe. 

Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas:
The most touristic Places of the island...but with the best weather. Always summer!

Los Gigantes...a place difficult to arrive due to the highway  (that finish 30 kms before arriving)
but worth it! it is a magical place!



sábado, 21 de marzo de 2015

Introduction... The Safari Spanish School, learn a language while discovering new places and new cultures!

The purpose of learning a language is to communicate effectively and with confidence. 

This doesn’t really happen in a classroom. You need a real-life framework to be truly effective.

The school with a innovative method, teach Spanish and take people around Madrid or Tenerife at the same time. Students practice the language travelling and with exercises in real context.

Everyday the school give an introduction class in our offices. Then the van of the school starts the safari route.
There are some selected places in the island and in the city where the students are going to:

1)Learn more Spanish 
2) Practice in real places the Spanish learned
3) Discover very hide and incredible places.  

Every day lessons finish doing a taste of typical dishes in local and selected bars and restaurants.
We stronlgy believe that the food is something essential for understanding the local culture.

What do you think about the Safari Spanish Course?

Do you like the idea?  

For living the Safari Experience you don't need to book an entire course...we provide single day experience!

Check our website and discover a new way to learn the Spanish language and culture.