Spanish Course in Playa del Carmen for Adults
- Caribbean coastal city with beautiful beaches
- Ancient Mayan sites all around
- Standard, intensive, part-time and private courses
Our Spanish school in Mexico is located in Playa del Carmen, a Caribbean coastal town which charms its visitors instantly with its idyllic, white, powdery beaches, swaying palm trees and laid-back, warm and welcoming Latin American atmosphere.
Spanish courses on the popular Yucatan coast are offered in the relaxed environment of Playa del Carmen, where there is an ideal mix of culture, tradition and holiday activities in and around the area. The Sprachcaffe Spanish school in Playa del Carmen offers a diverse range of classes suitable for everyone: from 2-week language courses during the summer holidays to individual lessons for beginners through to advanced speakers.
The beautiful city of Playa del Carmen is located on the east coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, which bosts some incredible Mayan pyramids which you can explore. The resort is located right next to the stunning waters of the Caribbean Sea and offers both cultural diversity and somewhere to relax in your spare time.
Playa del Carmen also offers a wide variety of water sports, including sailing, surfing, snorkeling, diving and kayaking at the stunning Riviera Maya. So, why not get to know the city and its beautiful surroundings while improving your language skills during one of Sprachcaffe's unforgettable Spanish courses in Playa del Carmen?
Study abroad programmes in Playa del Carmen incorporate cultural discovery, holiday relaxations and skill development all at the same time. During these Spanish courses you have the chance to learn Spanish from native speakers whilst discovering the hidden gems of the Mexican Caribbean - go diving in the second largest barrier reef in the world, snorkel in the caves or with whale sharks, or chill out and practise your language skills on the picturesque beaches.
A Spanish programme in Playa del Carmen is an investment in your future and taking one gives you the opportunity to discover unique places, embrace new experiences, and make new friends at the same time. During your free time you can go on an adventure in the nearby jungle, visit the Mayan city of Tulum or choose some local souvenirs at the many shops and markets in town. But why take our word for it? Discover for yourself the many benefits of taking one of our Spanish courses in Playa del Carmen!
Our School in Playa del Carmen
- New campus near the beach
- Professional and native teachers
- Well-equipped classrooms
Inside the Spanish School in Playa del Carmen
We have been offering Spanish lessons at our school in Playa del Carmen since 2005. As a result of the success of our school, we opened our new Spanish school and hotel in 2008. The facilities include classrooms, a school residence, a restaurant, a roof terrace and a swimming pool. You can choose from a cariety of Spanish courses at our school in Playa del Carmen.
The school building combines traditional elements of typical Mexican architecture, such as arches and a central patio, with modern amenities, including a large outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant, tour office and, of course, the Spanish school, with its 60 apartments.
An overview of the school’s facilities:
- 6 air-conditioned classrooms
- Roof terrace
- Comonroom in which to study and relax
- Restaurant on the school campus
- Wireless Internet access
The big advantage of taking a course here is that the number of students per class is limited to a maximum of 8, ensuring a personalised learning experience. The Spanish classes are sometimes held outside, in the lovely school gardens or on the beautiful roof terrace, where students can soak up the amazing view over Playa del Carmen.
Location of the Language School in Playa del Carmen
The campus was opened in December 2008, and is located in the center of Playa del Carmen, just 4 blocks away from the sea, so students can go to the gorgeous beach together after class and brush up on their vocabulary or practice new grammar with a Piña Colada in hand and their feet in the sand.
The famous Quinta Avenida is also nearby, where many cafés, bars, restaurants, internet cafés and shops can be found. Our Spanish school provides an ideal starting point for exploring the beautiful Playa del Carmen, and for trips to the surrounding area.
We recommend visiting the coastal city of Cancun, the seaside Mayan site of Tulum, and the nature parks Xel-Ha and Xcaret. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to discover the vast paradise that is Mexico after your Spanish lessons.
Experience high-quality Spanish lessons at our school in Playa del Carmen. The pleasant, relaxed atmosphere of the Caribbean is perfect for learning. Immerse yourself in the Mexican lifestyle and Spanish language, and enjoy a unique and unforgettable language holiday in Mexico.
Activities in Playa del Carmen
We are proud to be able to offer our language students at the Playa del Carmen Spanish school such a wide offer of leisure activities. You can explore the city on your own or join a guided tour to get to know the historic and cultural highlights of the region.
You can also go on extensive walks in and around Playa del Carmen, trips to nearby villages, or visit cafés, restaurants and nightclubs. The beach offers a great opportunity to meet people and practice your Spanish, as it is where many of the locals and travelers of many nationalities spend their days.
Other possibilities for leisure activities:
- Sports: beach volleyball, beach soccer, tennis, basketball, snorkeling
- Special courses: Mexican cooking or salsa dancing
- Parties and events organized by Sprachcaffe: BBQs, tequila and mezcal tasting, dinners together, cocktail nights, cinema, bowling/billiards and short trips to nearby places
- Standard, intensive, mini-intensive and one-to-one courses
- Includes placement test & certificate
- Optional cooking and dance courses
- Homestay, residence and apartment accommodation
The beautiful beach-side city of Playa del Carmen on Mexico's Yucatan Coast is the perfect place to learn Spanish while discovering true Mexican culture. The Spanish language school in Mexico is located a mere stroll from the beach in a traditionally Mexican styled building, with air-conditioning and a garden.
Playa del Carmen is famous for its many diving spots and other water sport activities as well as the wealth of Mayan artefacts and ruins that dot the surrounding areas. This means you will have plenty opportunity to practise your Spanish skill outside as well as inside of the classroom while on your language course in Mexico.
The classes at the language school in Mexico are designed to be open, communicative and motivational. We encourage students to speak in Spanish right from the beginning through creative and fun teaching methods such as games, role play, debates and discussions.
Our Spanish language courses in Playa del Carmen
All levels of Spanish speakers can be accommodated at the Spanish school in Playa Del Carmen. Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced learner we can cater for all abilities. We conduct a language assessment prior to your language course to determine your accurate level, you will then be able to choose your desired intensity and length of stay.
The Spanish language courses at Playa del Carmen are taught by friendly, qualified and experienced teachers who are dedicated to helping you achieve your language goals in a stress free environment. There are also there to help you with any sightseeing and local recommendations ensuring you get the most out of your language holiday in Mexico.
We offer the following Spanish language courses in Playa del Carmen:
|Lessons Per Week*||Minimum Duration||Group size||More Info|
|Standard Course**||20||1 week||10||More Info|
|Intensive Course||30||1 week||10||More Info|
|Part-time Course||10||1 week||10||More Info|
|One-to-One Course||10, 20 or 30||1 week||1||More Info|
* 1 lesson = 45 minutes
** Please note that the standard course in Playa del Carmen takes place over 4 days (Monday to Thursday). The course consists of 5 lessons daily, 20 hours per week.
Part-time courses are offered all year round.
You can also take optional dance and cooking classes in Playa del Carmen. These take place on two afternoons per week (4 lessons).
The minimum age of participation in this course is 18 years old. For 16-17 year olds interested in this course we will examine the possibility of participation upon request.
- Contact with locals and other language students
- Standard/comfort residence and homestays available
- Lodging near the beach
We offer the Comfort and Standard Residence accommodation aswell as homestays in Playa del Carmen for language students who choose to take a Sprachcaffe Spanish course here. Our Playa del Carmen accommodation offers students the chance to communicate with other people – locals or students – and thus practice what they learned in class.
|Accommodation||Rooms||Board||Facilities||Distance from School||More Info|
|Standard Residence||or||Breakfast bookable on arrival||More Info|
|Comfort Residence||or||Breakfast bookable on arrival||Private bathroom with shower & toilet, cable TV, safe in room, wireless Internet, phone, kitchenette with mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker & dishes, ceiling fan & air conditioning, swimming pool, central patio, restaurant, car rental service, room service & laundry service||50 meters||More Info|
|Homestay||Breakfast||shared bathroom & kitchen, laundry, bed linen provided||15-20 mins||More Info|
Our residence options give you the opportunity to meet students from all over the world, so you'll get the opportunity to test and use your Spanish outside of the classroom and spend your free time (excursions, sports and cinema) with other students. This will help you to make much faster progress!
Our school residence is located, along with the classrooms and the library of the school, on our campus, which was opened in 2008 in the center of Playa del Carmen and just 4 blocks from the beach. The campus combines modern elements with traditional Mexican architecture.
Livining with a host family will give you an unparalleled opportunity to become immersed in the local Mexican culture. All our host families have been specifically chosen for their fantastic hospitality, and you'll have plenty of chances to get to know your host family and practise Spanish if you choose this accommodation option.
Playa del Carmen Guide
★★★★☆ Food & Drink
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★★★★★ Bathing & Beach
Tourism in Playa del Carmen
Playa Del Carmen, whose original name is "Xaman-Hu" (waters of the north), is living proof of the Maya civilization. It is famous for its miles of fine sandy beaches and crystalline waters. For those who love fishing, this is the perfect place for them, since Playa del Carmen has a long fishing tradition, and it has the best conditions for this sport.
It is the ideal place for those seeking the real Caribbean. There are numerous restaurants and hotels where you can enjoy the combination of the Caribbean-Mexican relaxed atmosphere. On the white alabaster beaches you may find yourself surfing, diving on coral reefs, and so on. In short, enjoy the beach in all its fullness. Come and enjoy this incomparable landscape while learning Spanish!
Tourist attractions in and near Playa del Carmen include:
- Chichen Itza: The Mayan site is among the largest and best restored of all of Mexico. The most well known monument is the characteristic pyramid Kukulcán, about 30 m high.
- Tulum is the only Mayan site that is near the sea. It is just about 30 minutes from Playa del Carmen and is one of the most beautiful monuments of the Yucatan Peninsula. From here you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea.
- Coba is a city in ruins in the middle of the jungle. It is located two and a half hours of Playa del Carmen.
- The natural parks of Xcaret and Xel-ha are easily accessible from Playa del Carmen.
Geography and Climate
Playa del Carmen is located on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, 60 kilometers south of Cancun. The city is in the state of Quintana Roo, and it enjoys a sub-tropical climate. Summers are hot, and winters quite comfortable: the annual average temperature is around 27 degrees Celcius.
Cultural & Archeological Sites in Playa del Carmen
One of the main reasons why you cannot fail to come to Playa del Carmen, is the abundant presence of archaeological buildings of the Mayan civilization, such as:
In all these places, you can visit the magnificent temples, plunge in full into the Mayan culture.
The island of Cozumel is located 18 km from Playa del Carmen in the Caribbean Sea and is especially interesting for those who practice diving. Ferries depart regularly from there to Playa del Carmen.
Isla Mujeres also can be reached by ferry from Playa del Carmen. There is a very interesting colony of turtles . You can do snorkeling or tour the island with golf carts or bicycles, due to its small size.
Isla Contoy is a natural island and is home to cormorants and pelicans.
The Riviera Maya
The Riviera Maya is usually known for its beaches of fine white sand, which spread along 125 km south of Cancun, Playa del Carmen crossing, the Mayan ruins of Tulum and Sian Ka'an.
The beaches stretch along many small towns and villages, where you can enjoy the tranquility and nature. This place is not only the perfect place to relax and enjoy the scenery, but also the perfect environment to learn Spanish.
Xpu-Ha is a beach located between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. It is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Riviera Maya. For those who want to take a walk of about 30 minutes we recommend Coco Beach. On this beach there is also a beach bar with the same name, where festivities are made in the afternoon until the evening.
Aquatic Sports & Diving
Traveling to the depths of the sea, renting kayaks, surfing and snorkeling are the main activities that attract visitors in Playa del Carmen.
This unique place, thanks to its sea conditions, offers lovers of the underwater world the opportunity to discover the diverse marine wildlife of the place, corals, etc.
The many breathtaking diving spots near Playa del Carmen include:
- Arrecife Tarpoon: here you can enjoy a colorful underwater world. It offers a very good opportunity to observe turtles.
- Barracuda Reef: here you can see lobsters, large green moray eels and barracuda in their natural environment.
- Mama vina Wreck: the sunken ship is an extra in the dives. It's easy to dive and you can find barracuda, mackerel, tuna, etc.
- Cozumel: here is dive into drops that fall up to a thousand meters. There are caves, tunnels and sandy land. With any luck are hammerhead sharks, nurse sharks, rays and moray eels.
Eating Out in Mexico
Mexican food is one of the richest in the world and is recognized throughout the world for it's exquisite taste. Among the main ingredients of Mexcan food are corn, tomato, lime juice and different variations of meat. Also important is fruit, especially papayas, pineapples, mangoes and other tropical fruits. Mexican food is not per se very spicy, but many dishes taste best when seasoned with an exotic chili sauce. Make sure you also try the famous guacamole, made from avocados, onions and cilantro, accompanied by tortillas.
Imported alcoholic beverages are expensive and therefore trying the national drinks is recommended. Among them we can emphasize the tequila, rum and gin. Mexico has also very tasty beer and is the world's second largest exporter of beer.
Why not take the flavours of Mexico back home with you after your course? With Sprachcaffe you can learn the art of traditional Mexican cooking while building on your Spanish vocabulary from our highly trained professional trainers. If you've yet to get past 'Chili-con-carne' the cookery course is perfect for you! Even if you already know your way around 'la cocina' you are bound to make some culinary discoveries in the hands of our professionals. Don't miss out!
5 afternoons per week / 10 lessons (lessons Monday-Friday), 200 USD p.p.
Learn the language and experience the culture in Playa Del Carmen! Our school in Playa Del Carmen affords students the opportunity to socialise with the locals while experiencing everything the Mexican culture has to offer, from cuisine to salsa! Mexico is famous for its spicy cuisine and salsa moves and what better way for visitors to immerse themselves in the Mexican culture than to take part in our exciting activity programmes? Embrace the unique Mexican culture while learning how to create delectable new dishes or perfecting the art of the salsa after the sun goes down.
Our cooking programmes are led by enthusiastic chefs who create a fun-filled and relaxed environment while sharing secret recipes and famous dishes. The cooking classes teach students some of the destination’s specialities while inviting them to experience the Mexican spice of life. The land of tortillas and tequila awaits!
Experience Mexico’s passionate beats and sultry salsa moves while learning the romantic Spanish language. The rhythm of the Caribbean nights will inspire visitors to move to the rich Mexican beats while experiencing Mexico’s diverse culture. Students can improve their dance moves and practice their Spanish skills while sipping on a delightfully refreshing piña colada.
Prices & Booking
Prices & Booking
- language course as booked
- placement test
- accommodation as booked
- educational material
- course certificate
Sprachcaffe Languages Plus offers world class Spanish courses in an unforgettable travel destination. Our school in Playa Del Carmen affords students the opportunity to experience this breath-taking Caribbean city while investing in a language skill and embracing a unique and diverse culture. Our packages include a world class Spanish language course, destination inspired accommodation and an unforgettable travel experience.
The Sprachcaffe Languages Plus School in Playa Del Carmen gives students the opportunity to thrive in this beautiful destination while immersing themselves in the Mexican culture and the Spanish language. Students can simply choose the duration of their stay, the specific course that meets their needs as well as the accommodation option they prefer while we tailor make a package to suit their individual preferences.
Our Spanish Language Courses in Playa Del Carmen Include:
- A placement test ensuring students are placed into the appropriate class with students at a similar language proficiency level.
- The chosen language course taught by qualified, talented and friendly teachers.
- The chosen accommodation type for the duration of the course.
- Course certificate upon completion of the language course.
The school is closed from December to February.