La Casita de Laura – Learn Spanish Las Palmas with Ventana Azul – La Ventana Azul
5. Ventana Azul and La Casita de Laura have started cooperating long time ago but could you explain our future guests how they can benefit from this cooperation?
They can imagine going to the market or meeting a local and being able to communicate with little problem. As a newcomer this will make you feel excited and like you belong to this new city you just stepped into.
The experience is so nice that many guests who have come back to the island have contacted us to continue with their Spanish, cause they really enjoyed it. It’s been a wonderful collaboration! I love the Ventana Azul vibes. It’s amazing what they have created.
6. What can our guests expect if they book Spanish classes with “La Casita de Laura”? What is your methodology? What are the classes like?
The lessons are very practical and useful, but most importantly FUN! We try to simplify the crazy grammar for our students, so they learn only what they need at every step of the way. The lessons are mainly focused on conversational Spanish so our students can start using it in the real life situations while they are in Las Palmas.
We also offer DELE preparation, or we tailor the program to our students needs and goals (we can offer business Spanish, or Spanish applied to a specific work field if needed. Some students request preparation for job interviews in their specific professional background).
We also share tons of tips for things to do and places to visit around the city, the island and the other Canary Islands, too.
7. As a local, which are the Top Places on Gran Canaria you can’t miss if you are visiting?
Many of my students have asked me the same question throught the years. If it’s your first time on the island this are my 2 personal favourite road trips you can do to get at least a taste of the islands’ most iconic locations:
DAY 1: start as early as possible – I recommend 9AM the latest, or even earlier if it’s winter season, as you want to get the most of it while there’s still sunlight.
Drive through Santa Brígida; San Mateo (great local market!) ; Cruz de Tejeda, Roque Nublo (hike to the base of the rock and back = about 2h if you do it slowly, taking pics for Instagram hehe and maybe even having a picnic on the top); then head south through Fataga; stop at the Maspalomas Dunes (get in the public panoramic view area going through the hotel Riu Palace Maspalomas and careful not to finish your phone battery here taking too many pics – TIP! You can easily find FREE parking going to the right once you are with the car facing the hotel building).
Next Puerto de Mogán (not Mogán itself, but “Puerto”) and enjoy the sunset maybe with some drinks or dinner there; head back to Las Palmas using the highway, easy!
DAY 2: ideally start around 10 AM Drive first to Arucas (park in the big parking lot at the entrance, by the big church) and visit its downtown for about 30min and then drive up to the mountain in the middle of the city overlooking the area you will be heading to right after:
Teror (wander around downtown for about 30min, it’s not very big); Bañaderos (nice natural swimming pools in El Puertillo) ; Gáldar; stop in Puerto de las Nieves in Agaete (eat something there, maybe even at a restaurant – I personally recommend ANGOR, their Paella is delish), and enjoy the little port and the natural swimming pools (for the pools you need to walk for about 10 min to the north); head back to Las Palmas old town called Vegueta for tapas (if its a Thursday night even better!) or Las Canteras Beach for dinner if any other day.
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