How to arrive to the Galapagos Spanish School? - © Miralex

Arrival on Galapagos Islands

It might be hard to imagine your first day at our Spanish school on the far, far away and mystical Galapagos Islands. If you're the kind of person who likes to read ahead and prepare, take a look at how your first day and arrival to the Galapagos Islands might play out!

Prepare your trip

San Cristobal Island

Pre-arrival contact with our staff

While we try to be as informative as possible in our FAQ section and with information about teaching methods, courses, volunteering and accommodation, students often have additional, personal questions to ask us. As good Ecuadorians we love this opportunity to reach out to students before their arrival to the Galapagos Islands! So don't be shy, get in touch today!

Placement test

At Ailola Galapagos, we offer a guaranteed maximum class size of 6 people. To top it off, we don't simply jam students together to form group classes, we have you sit a placement test on arrival to the Galapagos Islands to ensure you're in the correct language level. It's part of our commitment to 100% customer satisfaction with our premium Spanish courses on the Galapagos Islands.

How to get to your accommodation

Travel with your teacher

Unsure how to get to the Galapagos Islands? Don't worry – chances are you'll be traveling from mainland Ecuador with your very own teacher (if he or she isn't already waiting for you to arrive to the Galapagos Islands at the airport).

To Santa Cruz. For students heading to premium Spanish courses on Santa Cruz Island, you'll travel from Guayaquil or Quito (usually connecting in Guayaquil) to the airport in Baltra. With your teacher you'll then get the airline bus to the Itabaca channel for a ferry to Santa Cruz Island and a taxi or colectivo (transfer) ride to your accommodation.

To San Cristóbal. If we've lined up premium Spanish courses for you on San Cristóbal Island you'll travel from Guayaquil or Quito (usually connecting in Guayaquil) to the airport in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. You and your teacher will then zip across to your accommodation by taxi, just 10 minutes from the airport.

Your First Day

Activities on Galapagos Islands

Welcome Pack

There's no need to scour through painful Internet threads or tiresome travel blogs - at Ailola Galapagos we've got a Welcome Pack full of relevant information waiting for you, which we'll deliver to you before your arrival to the Galapagos Islands. In it, you'll find suggestions for places to eat, drink, and visit, plus information about your accommodation (address, phone number, names, etc.), planned or add-on activities, important local phone numbers and a map.


Before we dive into premium Spanish courses on the Galapagos Islands, we want to make sure you know what to expect! That's why Ailola Galapagos has a short orientation program planned for your arrival to the Galapagos Islands. We'll discuss your schedule, pre-arranged activities, island life, additional excursions and most importantly, what to expect from your Spanish course. Orientation takes place at 9am on Mondays.

Spanish course starts

Arrival to the Galapagos Islands is as close as you'll come to arrival to the pearly gates. But don't forget part of the reason why you've come here – to study Spanish! We usually begin classes on a Monday to coordinate your arrival to the Galapagos Islands with our orientation program. From there, we'll work together to design a suitable schedule so you can get out there and enjoy the Galapagos Islands as well!

Your stay on the Galapagos Islands

Now that you've discovered more about your arrival and first day at our Spanish school on the Galapagos Islands, it's time to settle in! To help make things even more enjoyable, we offer the following services:

  • 24-hour emergency hotline: Reach one of our staff members at any time of the day!
  • Full-time student advisor: For anything related to your stay on the Galapagos Islands, contact our full-time student advisor for personalized assistance!
  • After-school activities: Twenty Islands and a thousand and one things to see and do. We'll take you to them with included and optional afterschool and weekend activities.
  • Volunteering program: Before or after your Spanish courses with us on the Galapagos Islands, you'll also have the chance to participate in one of our amazing volunteer projects!

Got more questions about your arrival and first day at our Spanish school on the Galapagos Islands? Contact us today!