Learn Spanish in Playa del Carmen

Learn Spanish In This Incredible Caribbean City!

Playa del Carmen, or just Playa as the locals lovingly call it. An enchanting place in the Mexican Caribbean and a favorite beach town located on the ‘Riviera Maya’. It is famous for its beautiful white beaches, crystal blue sea and a thrilling nightlife. You will learn Spanish every morning at an award winning language school, located 10-minute walk from the beach, in cool open air palapa’s instead of a boring bright lighted classroom.


It is an intensive course that will have you ordering taco´s and getting into the Mexican swing in days! Besides going to classes you are free to enjoy the laid back beach life or go explore Mayan ruins, go diving, visit one of the beautiful underwater caves (cenotes) and enjoy the Mexican hospitality. You share a residence with other students and together you will try your newly grasped language skills out on the streets and on the beaches!


The award winning language school is the best place to apprehend the second largest language in the world and living in Playa del Carmen will surely be a life changing experience. It is full of people like you, that came here once and never left, or keep coming back. Whatever it is, after this Gap Year you will never be the same, in the most positive sense of the word! Viva Mexico!

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Learn Spanish in Playa del Carmen: Trip Highlights

  • 20 hours Spanish a week in the most thrilling town in the Caribbean
  • Classes are held in open air palapas in an award winning language school
  • Walk to the white beach and blue sea in just five minutes after your class is finished
  • Make friends easily with weekly ´Social Cafe´ and sport activities on the beach every Friday
  • Salsa and cooking classes
  • Never a dull moment with so much culture, nightlife, beach, friends to make and activities to do!

It will be hard to find a place that combines learning and fun like our school in Playa. We suggest booking one way! You won’t be the first deciding to extend their stay.


Your accommodation is in a beautiful boutique hostel, with a great intimate atmosphere. The rooms have private bathrooms and air conditioning! All guests have use of a big terrace where they can relax or just share travel tips with other guests. Its located in a great neighbourhood, everything is round the corner, oh and there is free WiFi!

The best hostel in Playa del Carmen for sure. Perfect blend of atmosphere without being too crazy. Great chill out area in the middle with fun events at night. The staff are all really good fun and friendly. The place has a great vibe and if you like tequila you will do very well here.


We include breakfast for you. Breakfast is a buffet style and includes – coffee, tea, bread, butter, 4 types of jam, 2 types of cereal, milk and 2 types of fruits, so good start of the day!

A Rough Idea of Price

All of our gap year holidays are completely customised to your needs and prices will therefore vary based on things like the time of year and level of accommodation; but we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost.

1 Week - One week

USD 849

2 Week - Two weeks

USD 1229

3 Week - 

USD 1599

4 Week - 

USD 1899

5 Week - 

USD 3199

6 Week - 

USD 3719

7 Week - 

USD 2949

10 Week - 

USD 3949

11 Week - 

USD 4349

What's Included?

  • Exclusive pre departure information pack before you leave
  • Airport pickup
  • 24 hour support
  • Spanish classes 4 hours a day, 5 days a week in open air palapas
  • Shared  accommodation in a fun hostel
  • Breakfasts
  • Weekly salsa and cooking classes
  • Weekly social cafe and sports activities on the beach
  • Placement exams to be given at arrival to determine students level
  • Daily conversation classes
  • Many other excursions, sports and activities to be added to your trip
  • ID card from the school for various discounts
  • Spanish courses certificate of your studies
  • Text books included
  • Free WiFi throughout the school
  • Use of Kitchen at your accommodation
  • Spanish movie night once a week
  • Unlimited sun, beach, fun!

What's Excluded?

  • Flights
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Drinks
  • Spending money
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance

Frequently Asked Questions

  • We focus on the conversational ability of the students though writing, comprehension, pronunciation, grammar and reading are also emphasized.


    A1: Beginner Spanish I
    Gender and number, definite and indefinite articles, adjectives, the verbs estar, haber and ser, demonstratives, regular and irregular verbs in present tense, direct pronouns (part I).

    A2: Beginner Spanish II
    Irregular verbs in present tense (part II), present progressive, present perfect and preterit tense, reflexive verbs, direct and indirect pronouns in the same sentence.

    B1: Intermediate Spanish I

    Imperfect tense, imperfect progressive and preterit progressive tenses, preterit and imperfect in the same sentence, accidental verbs, comparisons, past perfect tense.

    B2: Intermediate Spanish II
    Future tense, conditional tense, passive voice, comparisons of por and para, familiar and formal commands.

    C1: Advanced Spanish I
    Subjunctive mode (present and past).

    C2: Advanced Spanish II
    In depth analysis and review of all the grammatical points seen in the previous levels.

    Advanced Spanish III
    Analysis of literature, newspapers, journals and other material, Grammatical review.

  • You can start on any Monday throughout the year. With the exception of national holidays listed below.

  • In case the Monday is a national holiday the school will be closed. No refunds for this day, instead use it to hit the beach and drink corona’s or cocktails!
    National holidays are:

    • January 1st: new year´s day
    • February 4th: Constitution´s day
    • March 18th: Benito Juarez´s birthday
    • March 29th: Good Friday
    • May 1st: Labor day
    • September 16th: Independence day
    • November 2nd: Day of the Dead
    • November 18th: Commemoration of the Mexican Revolution
    • December 25th: Christmas

  • Playa Del Carmen offers plenty to do when you’re not studying. The beautiful beaches and sea provide all kinds of activities like: volleyball, stand up paddle board, snorkelling with turtles, fishing, diving, free diving, kite surfing, cheap massages, parasailing, jet board, sailing or just chillaxing in the sun. There are jeep tours and natural parks with lots of activities. Depending on the season you can go diving with bull sharks or whale sharks. Close to the beach are countless restaurants, bars and stores to explore. There is Cancun and Tulum to visit, all with their own vibe. The area is famous for its hundreds of underwater caves that are unique in the world. Playa del Carmen has a nightlife like no other place. There are salsa parties everywhere. There are many cultural and archeological places to visit, like the Mayan ruins of Tulum, Chicen itza or Coba. There is gym’s, cross fit, many yoga schools, meditation classes and of course the enchanting quinta avenida that will make you come back time after time.

  • Yes there is! You can use the kitchen at the accommodation to prepare your meals. also in walking distance is a massive super market with beautiful food! So if you like preparing your own meals and you want to keep the costs down, this is a perfect option.

  • From the 20th Dec-20th Jan the prices increase. Please contact us for a custom quote.

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