Best Spanish language holidays for over 50s in Spain

Choosing to learn Spanish in Spain is not only a great way to improve your language skills, it’s an exciting way to meet like-minded people, learn new cultures and work your brain. Practise your Spanish in tasty tapas bars, use your new vocabulary at the local shops, brush shoulders with locals in bustling markets.

While learning something new or speaking another language in front of others can often be daunting, these unique language holidays have been specially created so you can build your confidence in the company of people who are similar in age, learn at a similar pace and, most importantly, share common interests and experiences.

All the holidays below include group language lessons at local friendly language school, taught by qualified native Spanish speakers. There’ll typically be lessons in the morning followed by a wide range of cultural and social activities specifically designed for you to enjoy the very best of local Spanish culture with your peers.

Here are our top picks of the best places to learn Spanish with like-minded people over 50. Warning: all holidays include great company, cultural discovery, new perspectives and lots of laughs.

Spanish in Nerja: for those who love the holiday atmosphere

Over 50s language students work at tables in outdoor classroom in Nerja

Why learn Spanish in Nerja?

A quaint town full of local charm and fantastic beaches, all just down the road from Malaga too.


Start dates once a month from April to November

Not into the big cities, or looking for a more chilled out week? Nerja may be perfect for you, with great restaurants, tapas, beaches, and natural caves, still maintaining Spanish charm, sunshine and character.

Making the best of the area and your time in Nerja, your week will not only include Spanish lessons with native Spanish speakers in one of the school’s indoor or outdoor classrooms, but you’ll also be guaranteed great food, a visit to a typical whitewashed village, a chance to explore the Nerja caves, school parties and much more.

More than just a holiday – click here to find out how you can learn Spanish in Nerja.

Spanish in Menorca: for those looking for laid-back island life

Over 50s students learning Spanish in classroom with teacher

Why learn Spanish in Menorca?

Renowned for being the less-trodden island in the Balearics, enjoy the stunning beaches and coastlines without the crowds.


Start dates once a month from February to May and from September to November

Crystal clear blue waters? Check. Rugged coastlines and wild countryside? Check. Vibrant local towns with all the tourists? Check. Menorca is a world away from the neighbouring Ibiza and Majorca but it doesn’t skimp on unforgettable experiences.

You’ll be welcomed by 7 beaches and a huge diversity of wildflowers (24 species of orchids!) and wildlife, not to mention history. Even on this small island, you can pack a lot in! Think horseback riding, water sports, hidden coves waiting to be explored and 300 days of sunshine. Roam the streets of Mahon, go for tapas and try the famous gin that the island is known for. Bliss!

Just what you need? Click here to find out how you can learn Spanish in Menorca.

Spanish in Malaga: for those who need city and beach

View of Malaga city and beach from the surrounding green hills

Why learn Spanish in Malaga?

A charming city jammed packed with culture, art and beaches plus its airport is a great hub for budget flights


Available to start on selected dates in January, April, July, September & October

Every year, on certain dates, our friendly Spanish language school in Malaga sets up courses specifically for 50+ language learners for 1 or 2 weeks and it’s not just language lessons you’ll have…

This special course is packed with a full itinerary so you get the most you can out of your time in Malaga and get to know your fellow students. A typical week would go something like this (after your morning group classes):

Monday: head out for a guided tour through the historic centre of Malaga
Tuesday: visit the CAC musum
Wednesday: hit a local Flamenco show
Thursday: time for tapas and drinks
Friday: visit the Alcazaba

Not a bad week, eh? Click here to find out how you can learn Spanish in Malaga.

Spanish in Seville: for those who love rich culture

Over 50 students laughing in classroom studying Spanish

Why learn Spanish in Seville?

If you’re into stunning architecture, lively nightlife and a dash of Flamenco, you can’t go wrong in the Andalusian capital.


On selected dates from March to May and September to October

After you’ve had your Spanish lessons at this language school in the heart of Seville, you’ll be taking in the UNESCO sights, having dinner out with your teacher and fellow students and, of course, catching a Flamenco show, an experience not to be missed in this city.

Do your research and time your visit well and you could be joining in with one of the city’s many local holidays and festivals. Enjoy gastronomy and wine tasting year round, see the world famous Semana Santa parades (Easter holy week) in the spring, Opera lovers are best to go in November. Regardless of when you plan to come, you can guarantee it will be memorable.

Like the sound of that? Click here to find out how you can learn Spanish in Seville.

Learning Spanish in Spain not only improves your language skills, it changes your perspectives. When you choose to study Spanish in Spain, not only will you develop your language skills, you’ll also be immersed in local life, offering a unique immersive way to discover another language and culture.

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