Language Courses Abroad

Learn Spanish in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen, or “Playa” as the locals call it, is situated just one hour from Cancun International airport. Tourism in the area began to get extremely popular when this once small fishing village started to offer boat trips to the island of Cozumel, a world-famous scuba diving destination! Since then, Playa del Carmen has offered its visitors a beautiful and relaxing pedestrian-friendly town, where you can walk everywhere.

There is an abundance of sun, fresh tropical breezes and warm Caribbean waters! The main street, Quinta Avenida, is one of the town’s main attractions, reflecting Playa del Carmen’s colourful art and diverse culture, with hundreds of shops, boutique hotels, restaurants and bars. The incredibly beautiful white sand beaches surrounding Playa del Carmen attract visitors from all over the world. Learn Spanish in Playa del Carmen and you can also try scuba diving, kitesurfing or snorkelling, enjoy the surrounding natural beauty and nature reserves with day trips and enjoy the delicious local cuisine!

Our school in Playa del Carmen

Our school is situated just six blocks from the beach, in an inviting and friendly, open-architecture style setting, with its own cafeteria and volleyball court on site! There are 10 airy classrooms built in Caribbean style and surrounded by a lush garden, creating a very relaxing space in which to learn Spanish. The school’s main building houses the reception area, administration offices, a library and a computer room.

All of the native Spanish speaking teachers have either a degree in teaching Spanish as a foreign language or have completed courses in it and many also have additional degrees in Education, Literature, Marketing, History or Business Administration. The staff have more than 20 years of experience and are specially trained to maximize your learning potential during your time in Mexico!

Your Spanish course in Playa del Carmen

There is a maximum of 8 students per group at our school, but during most of the year there are usually just 4 students per class on average! Learning Spanish in such small groups means you receive a lot of individual and personal attention and can make quick progress. You can choose a Semi-Intensive course (15 classes per week), an Intensive course (20 classes per week) or a Super-Intensive course (25 classes per week), to improve your general language skills in all areas. All classes start in the morning, leaving the afternoons free for other activities, workshops or for the beach!

Private lessons are of course available to all students who prefer a totally personalised and flexible programme.

Our school also offers the following special combined programmes, for students of all levels, to really enhance your Mexican adventure:

  • Spanish and Cooking: 20 general Spanish, plus 10 cooking lessons each week.
  • Spanish and Scuba Diving (PADI): 10 general Spanish lessons each week, plus Scuba diving instruction, pool dives, ocean dives and certification.
  • Spanish and Kitesurfing: 10 general Spanish lessons, plus 6 or 12 hours kitesurfing instruction each week.
  • Spanish and Salsa dancing: 20 general Spanish plus 5 dance classes each week


Stay with a Mexican host family in Playa del Carmen for the best opportunity to practise your Spanish and to get to know the local people. The host families are located within just 20 minutes walking distance from the school and many of them provide students with bicycles to get around the town, otherwise bikes can easily be rented from the town centre! Make long-lasting friends and have an unforgettable stay with accommodation in a host family, either on a bed and breakfast basis, or half-board.

There is also the option to stay in one of two residence buildings in the town centre, and both are just a 10 minute walk from the school. All the rooms have a private bathroom and air conditioning. Breakfast is served each day, buffet-style on the terrace in one of the residence buildings and continental-style in the onsite cafeteria in the other building. Both of these accommodation options are very well cared for, extremely comfortable, with service-oriented staff.

Cultural Activities

The programme of activities and excursions offered at the school includes many more opportunities for students to get to know the town and surrounding area! There are afternoon workshops such as: Mexican cooking classes, arts and crafts, salsa lessons, as well as picnics and fiestas to get to know one another, movie showings and conversation classes each week. There is a Café Social held every week in a local bar and excursions each weekend to places of interest such as: Cancun, Xcaret – a natural theme park where students can swim with dolphins, enjoy a Mayan show and visit an aviary and many other impressive Mayan centres close by.

For the more adventurous, there are lots of sports activities available for students to try, such as: kiteboarding, skydiving and scuba diving, as well as snorkelling, yoga and beach volleyball! Your Spanish language course with us in Playa, Mexico is guaranteed to be unforgettable and totally enjoyable!

How to get there

Our school will happily arrange for you to be collected from Cancun International Airport on your arrival, however, the transfers are not included in the course fees. Please contact us for details.

Location of our school

Language Courses Abroad

Unit 12
The Office Village
North Road
LE11 1QJ

T: 01509 221 199

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