learn Spanish in the countryside in Uruguay

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    Welcome to our School in Cortijo La Herradura

     

  • Erleben Sie die natürliche Umgebung von Uruguay, indem Sie auf dem Land leben. Genießen Sie das Reiten, Radfahren, Wandern, das Gesang der Vögel in unserem kleinen Wald und enden Sie Ihren Tag mit der Beobachtung des wunderschönen Sonnenuntergangs.

    Die Unterkunft befindet sich in der ländlichen Gegend des Départements Canelones, 4 km entfernt von einem Dorf namens Estación Tapia. Auf Ihrer Fahrt nach „Cortijo La Herradura“ werden Sie bemerken, wie vollkommen von Natur umgeben Sie sind. Es gibt keine hohen Gebäude, nur kilometerlange sattgrüne Felder.

    Auf dem 17 Hektar großen Privatgrundstück können Sie die wunderschöne Landschaft Uruguay’s genießen. Sie können mit unseren Hunden durch den Ort laufen und auch alle unsere Pferde kennenlernen. Sie sind großartige Wesen von riesiger, überheblicher Statur, aber so freundlich, dass Sie sich ihnen nähern können. Sie können sich an einem nahe gelegenen See ausruhen und die herrliche Aussicht genießen oder sich bei einem Buch unter einem Baum in unserem Garten oder in unserem kleinen einheimischen Wald entspannen, während Sie dem Vogelgezwitscher lauschen.

    Es gibt eine kleine Hütte in der Nähe, die als lokale Bar genutzt wird. Es ist sehr traditionell uruguayisch, dekoriert mit Plakaten früherer uruguayischer Fußballmannschaften und Ornamenten vom Land. Es ist auf jeden Fall einen Besuch wert. Die Nachbarn kommen auch hierher, um nach der Arbeit etwas zu trinken und Billard zu spielen, fernzusehen oder einfach nur zu plaudern. Der Besitzer, ein 84-jähriger Gentleman, liebt es, Menschen zu beherbergen und ihnen Geschichten über Dinge zu erzählen, die ihm während seines ganzen Lebens passiert sind. Es ist auch eine gute Gelegenheit, Ihr Spanisch mit ihm zu üben.

    Speziell strukturierter Spanischunterricht kann ebenfalls organisiert werden. Unser Ansatz konzentriert sich jedoch mehr auf die uruguayische Kultur, Geschichte und allgemeine Konversation. Je nach Niveau und Interesse wird der Unterricht von unseren professionellen Lehrern organisiert. Sie können Ihren Aufenthalt kombinieren, indem Sie einen einwöchigen Kurs (oder mehr) an unserer Schule in Montevideo oder Punta del Este mit einem einwöchigen Aufenthalt (oder mehr) im „Cortijo La Herradura“ buchen.

    Sie können helfen, die Pferde zu pflegen und die Dressur der neuen Pferde zu beobachten. Reiten und Unterricht werden ebenfalls angeboten.

    Mit dem Fahrrad können Sie die Gegend und die kleinen umliegenden Dörfer erkunden. Wir stellen Ihnen gedruckte Trails zur Verfügung, damit Sie sich besser zurechtfinden. Es lohnt sich, ein traditionelles Mittagessen im lokalen Restaurant des 4 km entfernten Dorfes Estación Tapia einzunehmen. Die ca. 13 km entfernten Dörfer Migues und San Jacinto sind ebenfalls einen Besuch wert, um den Nachmittagstee und die köstlichen hausgemachten Snacks zu probieren.

    Das Haus selbst hat 2 Etagen. Die erste Etage verfügt über 2 Schlafzimmer (Einzel- oder Doppelzimmer), die sich ein Badezimmer mit Dusche, Waschbecken und Toilette teilen. Von den Zimmern gelangen Sie direkt in den Garten und in den gemeinsamen großen Raum mit einer offenen und voll ausgestatteten Küche mit allen notwendigen Utensilien. Es gibt auch einen sehr komfortablen Ess- und Ruhebereich, eine weitere Toilette, einen Billardtisch und viele Bücher. Es gibt eine Waschmaschine und einen Trockner, die gegen eine geringe Gebühr genutzt werden können.

    Im zweiten Stock befindet sich das Familienhaus mit 1 Schlafzimmer (Einzel- oder Doppelzimmer), das sich ein Badezimmer mit Dusche, Waschbecken und Toilette teilt. Es gibt ein Wohnzimmer mit einer offenen Küche und einem großen Balkon, von dem aus Sie einen herrlichen Blick auf die Unterkunft und ihre Umgebung haben. Ein perfekter Ort, um den atemberaubenden Sonnenuntergang, den Sternenhimmel oder ein Gewitter zu genießen.

    Entspannen Sie sich, atmen Sie frische Luft und üben Sie Ihr Spanisch. Genießen Sie mit uns die wunderschöne Natur Uruguays im „Cortijo La Herradura“.

     

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  • Experience the natural environment of Uruguay through living in the countryside. Enjoy riding, biking, hiking, listening to the birds in our small indigenous forest, and finish your day watching the beautiful sunset practicing your Spanish with the locals.

     

    The "Cortijo La Herradura" is a family business run by Roberto, Margo, Rebeca, and Gabriela. The idea came from our passion for horses and the positive feedback from students, after taking them horseback riding at another facility. What we want to share with you is the tranquility that is experienced in the countryside, sharing moments with the animals we have, leaving the daily routine aside, enjoying nature accompanied by the beautiful environment. 

    The property is situated in the rural area of the department of Canelones, 7km from a village called Estación Tapia. On your drive to “Cortijo La Herradura” you will notice how completely surrounded by nature you are. There are no high buildings, just miles of lush green fields.

    The private ground consisting of 17 hectares, will give you the opportunity to appreciate the beautiful landscape that the countryside of Uruguay has to offer. You can walk around the place accompanied by our dogs and get to know all our horses as well. They are magnificent creatures of huge, overbearing stature but friendly enough to allow you to approach them. You can rest at a nearby lake enjoying the fabulous views, or relax with a book under a tree in our garden or in our small indigenous forest, whilst listening to the sound of birds chirping 

    Specifically structured Spanish lessons can also be organized. Our approach however is more focused on Uruguayan culture, history, and general conversation. Depending on your level and interest, lessons will be organized by our professional teachers and you can choose in having lessons every day, or a few times per week. We are flexible!

    Other "Things to do" are; hiking or biking in the surrounding area. We will supply you with printed trails so you can get to know your way around. Bikes are available at no cost, to discover the area and small surrounding villages. It is worth having a traditional lunch in the local restaurant of the village Estación Tapia, 7km away. The villages of Migues and San Jacinto at approximately 13km away.

    You can help provide care with the daily activities, and take care of the horses and observe the dressage of the new horses.

    We also offer Horse riding excursions, riding lessons, and cooking lessons.

    You can combine your stay by booking a 1-week course (or more) at our school in Montevideo or Punta del Este with a 1-week stay (or more) at “Cortijo La Herradura”.

     

    The house itself has 2 floors. The first floor has 2 bedrooms (single or double), sharing a bathroom equipped with a shower, washbasin, and toilet. From the rooms, you will directly walk into the garden and into the shared large space with an open and fully equipped kitchen with all the necessary utilities. There is also a very comfortable dining and relax area, another toilet, a billiard table and plenty of books. There is a washer and dryer that can be used for a small fee.

    On the second floor is the family house with 1 bedroom (single or double) for guests, sharing a bathroom equipped with a shower, washbasin, and toilet. There is a living room with an open kitchen and a large balcony, offering you a great view overlooking the property and its surroundings. A perfect place to enjoy the amazing sunset, the starry sky, or a thunderstorm.

    For those looking for more privacy, there is a bungalow with a place for 2 or 3 students.

    Breakfast is included, lunch, diner, and afternoon teas are also worth trying, all homemade with vegetables from our organic garden! 

    There is a small shack nearby which is used as the local bar. It is very traditionally Uruguayan, decorated with posters of past Uruguayan football teams and ornaments from the countryside. It is definitely worth a visit. The neighbors come here as well for a drink after work and to play pool, watch the television or just to chat. The owner loves hosting people and telling them stories about things that have happened to him throughout his life. It is also a good opportunity to practice your Spanish with him. 

    Relax, breathe fresh air, and practice your Spanish, enjoying the beautiful natural environment of Uruguay with us at “Cortijo La Herradura”.

     

    For more pictures and up to date news, visit the Facebook page.

    Feel free to ask for more information by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

     

  • Experience the natural environment of Uruguay through living in the countryside. Enjoy riding, biking, hiking, listening to the birds in our small indigenous forest, and finish your day watching the beautiful sunset practicing your Spanish with the locals.

     

    The "Cortijo La Herradura" is a family business run by Roberto, Margo, Rebeca, and Gabriela. The idea came from our passion for horses and the positive feedback from students, after taking them horseback riding at another facility. What we want to share with you is the tranquility that is experienced in the countryside, sharing moments with the animals we have, leaving the daily routine aside, enjoying nature accompanied by the beautiful environment. 

    The property is situated in the rural area of the department of Canelones, 7km from a village called Estación Tapia. On your drive to “Cortijo La Herradura” you will notice how completely surrounded by nature you are. There are no high buildings, just miles of lush green fields.

    The private ground consisting of 17 hectares, will give you the opportunity to appreciate the beautiful landscape that the countryside of Uruguay has to offer. You can walk around the place accompanied by our dogs and get to know all our horses as well. They are magnificent creatures of huge, overbearing stature but friendly enough to allow you to approach them. You can rest at a nearby lake enjoying the fabulous views, or relax with a book under a tree in our garden or in our small indigenous forest, whilst listening to the sound of birds chirping 

    Specifically structured Spanish lessons can also be organized. Our approach however is more focused on Uruguayan culture, history, and general conversation. Depending on your level and interest, lessons will be organized by our professional teachers and you can choose in having lessons every day, or a few times per week. We are flexible!

    Other "Things to do" are; hiking or biking in the surrounding area. We will supply you with printed trails so you can get to know your way around. Bikes are available at no cost, to discover the area and small surrounding villages. It is worth having a traditional lunch in the local restaurant of the village Estación Tapia, 7km away. The villages of Migues and San Jacinto at approximately 13km away.

    You can help provide care with the daily activities, and take care of the horses and observe the dressage of the new horses.

    We also offer Horse riding excursions, riding lessons, and cooking lessons.

    You can combine your stay by booking a 1-week course (or more) at our school in Montevideo or Punta del Estewith a 1-week stay (or more) at “Cortijo La Herradura”.

     

    The house itself has 2 floors. The first floor has 2 bedrooms (single or double), sharing a bathroom equipped with a shower, washbasin, and toilet. From the rooms, you will directly walk into the garden and into the shared large space with an open and fully equipped kitchen with all the necessary utilities. There is also a very comfortable dining and relax area, another toilet, a billiard table and plenty of books. There is a washer and dryer that can be used for a small fee.

    On the second floor is the family house with 1 bedroom (single or double) for guests, sharing a bathroom equipped with a shower, washbasin, and toilet. There is a living room with an open kitchen and a large balcony, offering you a great view overlooking the property and its surroundings. A perfect place to enjoy the amazing sunset, the starry sky, or a thunderstorm.

    For those looking for more privacy, there is a bungalow with a place for 2 or 3 students.

    Breakfast is included, lunch, diner, and afternoon teas are also worth trying, all homemade with vegetables from our organic garden! 

    There is a small shack nearby which is used as the local bar. It is very traditionally Uruguayan, decorated with posters of past Uruguayan football teams and ornaments from the countryside. It is definitely worth a visit. The neighbors come here as well for a drink after work and to play pool, watch the television or just to chat. The owner loves hosting people and telling them stories about things that have happened to him throughout his life. It is also a good opportunity to practice your Spanish with him. 

    Relax, breathe fresh air, and practice your Spanish, enjoying the beautiful natural environment of Uruguay with us at “Cortijo La Herradura”.

     

    For more pictures and up to date news, visit the Facebook page.

    Feel free to ask for more information by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

     

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