WHO WE ARE
Welcome to SPAINISH!
I'm Dutch and have been living for 11 years in Valencia now. As a freelance cameraman, I came here to shoot a video and improve my Spanish, but I fell in love with... this beautiful city, it’s culture and colourful traditions, the language, the nearby and spectacular mountains and... of course my wife:)
During my work as a cameraman I discovered amazing scenery, hidden places in the Region of Valencia and met inspiring people and many new Spanish friends and colleagues in tourism; People who are proud of their culture and nature, willing to share it with you.
SPAINISH is your entrance to learn and enjoy Spanish and Valencian culture, language and nature... Enjoy your holidays in a completely different way!
Explore and feel the land of Begoña, Jesús, Belén, Xavi, Chema and Jorge. They've been organising cycling, hiking and culture tours or teaching Spanish for people from all over the world, for many years now. They are the Spanish professionals who take you to places that have seen few foreign visitors and organise the perfect Spanish (language) immersion.
For various travel agencies in the Netherlands and Belgium we are the preferred supplier (and operator) for the Region of Valencia and Teruel.
Welcome to SPAINISH!
My name is Begoña Oliva Martí.
I was born in Valencia, studied Filologia Hispanica at the Universidad de Valencia and I've been working for 15 years teaching Spanish as a second language to people from all over the world. Besides I'm tutor for AVE global, the online language course of Instituto Cervantes.
Together with Richard I developed the program 'Spanish in the mountains'; a combination of lessons and activities to practice your Spanish.
Our approach is personal and tailor-made. For groups, we can create customized tours and language courses. And you can even extend your experience once you get back home, by studying Spanish online, with the same teachers you met during your holidays.
The name SPAINISH is a combination of SPAIN, SPANISH and AÍN (our favourite village in the heart of Parque Natural Sierra de Espadán).
Except for Aín and the Sierra de Espadán, we recommend the valley of the Mijares river. Perfect for hiking, cycling and climbing in a fabulous scenery.
Finally Valencia itself. The city has everything you need for the perfect holiday: 300 days of sunshine a year, a huge beach, fine cuisine and atmosphere in a beautiful historic centre which is sepeated from the futuristic 'city of arts and science' by the huge Turia river park.
SPAINISH is registered as Travel Agency at Conselleria Turismo in Valencia under number CV-Mm1871-V.
4 REASONS TO BOOK WITH US:
Support in English, Dutch
German or Spanish
“Richard is a very good organizer; he prepared a tailor-made tour together with us as we only had 5 days in Spain.”
- Charlotte Gobert-Bonnart, France -
“I studied Spanish with Begoña for 7 weeks. She helped me get my C2 degree in Spanish. She is a true teaching professional”
- Antonio Shuska, Italia -
“With 4 kids we spent 4 days in Valencia. Unanimously chosen as the best experience of the holiday was the Via Verde. Super well arranged by warm, enthusiastic people, safe bikes, a delicious picnic in nature ... wow .. so beautiful, the perfume of flowers! Enjoy from start to finish.
Really recommended! ”