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Port Aventura

Summer Spanish course for teenagers

A fun learning experience for teens (ages 13-17) in Tarragona, Spain

Welcome to Tarragona, Spain, host city for the 2018 Mediterranean Games

  And, since 2001, the venue for a really great summer camp...

The Roman city of Tarragona


The city of Tarraco was the oldest Roman settlement in Spain and, in those days, a much more important city than nearby Barcelona.

The well-preseverd ruins of the Roman city, including the amphitheatre and aqueduct (in the photo, above), mean that Tarragona today (pop. 130,000) is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

It's a busy, lively city, but at the same time a small, safe one, with great beaches nearby and attractions like the amazing Port Aventura and Aquopolis theme parks a 10-minute drive away.

Tarragona will also be host city for the 2018 Mediterranean Games

A real cool place for a summer holiday... !

Explore the map below to see some of the places we get to on the activities programme (Port Aventura and Aquopolis are everyone's favourite!).

For flights, note that some low-cost airlines fly to Reus, which is just 10km away

Note that students should arrange arrival flights for the Sunday before their course starts and departure flights for the Saturday after their course finishes.

If it is impossible to arrange transport to coincide with arrival and departure times, please contact us to check that alternative arrangements can be made. Extra nights are usually available on payment of a supplement.

Free airport transfer to and from Barcelona is included!

An ideal location

As you can see, we're just 100km south of Barcelona, on the Costa Dorada.

Map Barcelona-Tarragona




Price list 2019

Included in the programme...

The Spanish course

The course

Specifically designed for teenagers, the programme combines 3 hours a day of dynamic, communicative Spanish lessons.

Afternoons, we have a wide variety of outdoor and cultural activities in the small, historical Mediterranean city of Tarragona

The social programme

The social programme

Highlights of the full activities programme include:

Dance classes (flamenco and salsa)

Trip to Barcelona (100 km) to see the Park Güell and the Sagrada Familia

Building castellers (human towers!)

Trips to Port Aventura and Aquópolis theme parks

Your accommodation

Accommodation in Tarragona

Stay either in our fully-supervised student residence or, for a full immersion experience, stay with a local Spanish host family

Full accommodation details

What our learners said afterwards:

I had the best summer of my life! I have learnt lots of Spanish as well as making lots of friends for life!

Sarah, USA

My Spanish family made me feel right at home. I miss them already!

Michelle, FRANCE

Stay with us from 1 to 5 weeks

In 2019 the course runs from Monday July 1 to Saturday August 3 and you can choose to stay from 1 to 5 weeks.

Possible starting dates:

  • 1 July (1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 weeks)
  • 8 July (1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks)
  • 15 July (1, 2 or 3 weeks)
  • 22 July (1 or 2 weeks)
  • 29 July (1 week)

Stays are from 1 to 5 weeks.

Stay Host family Residence
1 week €845 €930
2 weeks €1,320 €1,580
3 weeks €1,835 €2,235
4 weeks €2,340 €2,870
5 weeks €2,845 €3,505

What's included

  • Airport transfer service on arrival and departure (Barcelona)
  • 3 hours of Spanish classes per day in multinational groups of up to 12 students
  • All teaching materials, tests and certificates
  • Full board accommodation(with packed lunches some weekdays and excursions)
  • Full social programme of sports and other activities including local visits and excursions
  • Local bus pass
  • Basic medical insurance

We recommend students bring €60-€100 per week for pocket money, etc.


All students will be covered by a basic insurance policy while in Tarragona. However, we strongly recommend students to take out additional travel insurance in their country of origin to cover any loss, sickness or accident which may occur during the course.


Book your course online on our secure server (opens in a new window).

Book your course

There is no booking fee and no hidden extras.

As an alternative means of booking, you also have the booking form as a .pdf file if you prefer to use that.

Some of the fun we had last summer

See more photos and videos on our Instagram feed !

Find out more about us

The programme is run jointly between IH Tarragona and IH Barcelona

IH Tarragona

IH Tarragona

IH Tarragona opened in 1980. The school, which is in the very centre of the city, offers English classes to local students throughout the year as well as this Spanish programme in the summer.

Contact details | More about IH Tarragona

IH Barcelona

IH Barcelona

International House Barcelona, founded in 1972, offers a wide variety of Spanish courses throughout the year and is a major language teacher training centre, both for English and Spanish teachers.

Contact details | More about IH Barcelona