Our school building is perfectly designed for optimal learning conditions. We have classrooms both indoors and outdoors, including in our beautiful garden and on our rooftop with an overlooking view of the ocean. There is free coffee, tea, and drinking water available for you all day long to keep you hydrated and energized.

Meet...Our Team

The heart of the Montañita Spanish School! Our team is like a family and it doesn’t take long before you feel completely at home here.

The school has 7 Spanish teachers with years of experience. With their professionalism, approachability, and linguistic skill you will be a Spanish speaker in no time!

Also, the rest of our staff, Gijs our financial director and all the way from the Netherlands and our wonderful interns will make sure that your stay will be a memorable one!


We take pride in delivering Intelligent Designs and Enaging Experiences for clients


“Life is like coffee, you drink it, enjoyed it and then it is gone. So live in the moment and live life to the fullest because before you know it, it's gone``
``La vida es como el café, lo bebes, lo disfrutas y luego desaparece. Así que vive el momento y vive la vida al máximo, porque antes de que te des cuenta, se ha ido``


“Aprendí que la vida es una sola y hay que disfrutarla” ( I learned that there is one life and you have to enjoy it).


Abel has two quotes in life: “life is too short to not drink wine” and “There is only one and short life, smile and live it to the fullest


Elizabeth’s favourite quote is ‘súper chévere/fácil.’ Her happiest free time is spent in her garden.


Antonio’s favourite quote is; ‘Sonríele a la vida, y la vid ate sonreirá’ (smile to life and life will smile back at you).


Kerly Her favorite quote is “la vida es bella” (life is beautiful). In her free time she spend a lot of time with her little sister watching movies.


Isabel. Her favourite moment with a student was when she went to the beach and there was a bonfire with drinks.


I love teaching at Montañita Spanish school because it is always fun and interesting to get to know students from other cultures. And I think that Spanish is a great language that everyone should learn!


Stalin’s favourite food is ‘sopa de robalo’ and ‘robalo frito’ with salad and chifles; typical Ecuadorian!


Montañita Spanish School was founded by Warwick “Waz” White. His guiding vision states that “learning a different language is one of the best ways to learn about the world.” Currently the school is owned by Manuel and Jacqui, who combine leadership from both their Ecuadorian and New Zealand backgrounds.
We are a professional small language school located at the top of Montañita. With eight Ecuadorian teachers, we educate students from all over the world. We teach students of all levels from basic survival Spanish to conversational and professional fluency. Of course, all with a smile!
You’re this close to meeting everyone! As you might already know, our school loves organizing activities, such as BBQ’s, surf trips, yoga classes, welcome dinners, trips around Ecuador and bonfire parties. All those activities and many questions are arranged and answered by our friendly interns who also come from around the world. Our interns live in the cabanas with many of our students and are always helpful for whatever questions or concerns they might have during their stay. It’s impossible to be bored when you’re with one of our interns!
Finally, our instructors: our instructors are always super motivated and eager to take you to their classes and share their dedication with you. Our surf instructor Jorge and our salsa instructor Ambar Are you prepared to become a surf-fanatic, super flexible with yoga or shake your legs during salsa by following our classes?


Hey you!

Are you traveling and looking for a place to stay for a while but you are eager to be active?
Montañita Spanish School is looking for you! Here at our school we have the opportunity for travelers to work with us at the school. This can be either as an intern or surf intern. We ask our interns to at least stay for 2 months.

Organizing activities
Helping the students
15 hours of Spanish classes per month
Free accommodation

Surf intern
Teaching surfers of all levels
Assisting with surftrips
Helping with activities
2 surf sessions per day
(this also includes preparation, and post surf work)
Free accommodation

Would you like to know more? Don’t hesitate and send us an email!