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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

The Spanish school in Playa del Carmen

The cosy school we work with in Playa, is located right near the beach, just of the Quinta Avenida, the main street of Playa where all the shops, restaurants and bars are. The school offers either three hours of private classes or group lessons of four hours per day. Each class is 50 minutes o there is a ten minute cofee break each hour.
The school offers Internet for about $ 3 per hour.

The classes are held by professional teachers, who are specialised in teaching Spanish as a second language. The "classroom" is located under open palapas, the traditional palm leaf roof, in classrooms with air condition or on the large terras with sea view. A little cafeteria which offers snacks, coffee and soft drinks completes the setting.
The first private classes are between 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, lectures in the morning and the rest of the day is free. For late risers and students who love a long breakfast or those who prefer to sit in the morning sun instead of the heat of the day at the beach we introduced the second round of classes from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Let us know your preference!When following group classes they are normaly held in the morning.

Accommodation

You can choose to stay at a local host family where breakfast is included or you can stay in an apartment with other students. The host families are within walking/biking distance of the school. You can rent a bike for a small fee with your host family.

The apartments are situated at a 5 to 7 minutes walk to the school or beach. The student apartments generally consist of two rooms, so you share the small kitchen and bathroom. Some have terraces or even a swimming pool!

Food

You can have lunch and dinner at one of the many good restaurants in Playa. There are typical Mexican restaurants but also Italian, French, Vegetarian or even Indian.

Afternoon activities and excursions

Beach volleyball games are organized and you can take salsa lessons for 40 pesos per hour (about $3,5) or cooking lessons for 50 pesos per hour (about $ 4,5).

On weekends the school organizes excursions to other gorgeous beaches, cenotes or the famous Maya ruins of Tulúm or Chichen Itzá.

The school also organizes excursions of two days during the weekends. The prices go down when there are more participants.

Chichen Itza: Ek Balam-Cenote Dzitnup-Chichen Itza-Valladolid (1 day; ± $ 60).
Coba: Coba-familia Maya-Puntalaguna-Monckey reserve (1 day; ± $ 60).
Coba extremo: Coba-familia Maya-Tiroloina-biking to the cenote(1 day; ± $ 60).
Rio Lagartos: Rio Lagartos-El Balam-Valladolid (1 day; ± $ 60).
Mérida: Convento de Izamal-Mérida—Cenote (two day tour: ± $ 40 per day).
Cancún: a night to a disco in Cancún with transport, incl. drinks: ± $ 30.
Prices are subject to change

Extra courses

While studying Spanish inparadise you can take other courses as well. The school offers the following courses: Cooking, Sailing and diving.

The transfer from the airport

We can book your transfer from the airport of Cancún to the school or your accommodation in Playa del Carmen for $ 30, it’s a 45 minute drive. At the airport someone from the language school will wait for you in the arrival hall with a sign with your name. It is also possible to take a bus, which leaves from outside the airport for $7. In Playa del Carmen you will have to walk 15 minutes to the school.

Included in the standard package in Playa del Carmen

  • Private or shared lessons of resp. 3 or 4 hours per day, five days a week.
  • Study material.
  • Registration fee.
  • Accommodation and breakfast with a local host family or an apartment in a single room when taking private classes or in a shared room when taking group classes during the study period from Saturday to Saturday.
  • Optional: transfer from the airport of Cancún to Playa del Carmen ($ 30).
All prices are in $ US Dollars. hpd = hours per day
Mexico Classes hpd 1 wk 2 wks 3 wks 4 wks extra week extra night transfer
Playa del Carmen
shared room *
group 4 $ 335 $ 620 $ 905 $ 1190 $ 310 $ 20 $ 30
Playa del Carmen
private room
group 4 $ 385 $ 720 $ 1055 $ 1390 $ 360 $ 25 $ 30
Playa del Carmen
shared room*
private 3 $ 399 $ 749 $ 1089 $ 1449 $ 375 $ 20 $ 30
Playa del Carmen
private room
private 3 $ 449 $ 849 $ 1249 $ 1649 $ 425 $ 25 $ 30

* only available when travelling together or on request.

COUNTRY INFO MEXICO

Mexico is a huge country of opposites; the rural population still lives quite primitively, while the inhabitants of the cities have a Western lifestyle. Much of the wealth is located in Mexico City, which is one of the biggest city in the world. This Latin American Capital is absolutely worth a visit. To name but a few of its many sights: the Plaza de Las Tres Culturas with the catholic 'Templo de Santiago', the Aztec pyramid of Tlatelolco, and the modern building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the impressive archaeological museum, in the Chapultepec park at the heart of the city, and the Zócalo (main square) and Plaza Garibaldi where mariachi's will serenade you for some pesos. The rest of the country has, as yet, seen little progress, but is still covered with great historical sights like the ancient temples of the Maya's and Aztecs and quaint towns where the large colonial influence of the Spanish remains very visible. We work in Mexico with a language school in the beach town of Playa del Carmen and the Yucatan providence and one in the beautiful colonial city Oaxaca. Mexico is a country of opposites; the rural population still lives quite primitively, while the inhabitants of the cities have a Western lifestyle. Much of the wealth is located in Mexico City, which is the biggest city in the world. This Latin American is absolutely worth a visit. To name but a few of its many sights: the Plaza de Las Tres Culturas with the catholic 'Templo de Santiago', the Aztec pyramid of Tlatelolco, the modern building of the ministry of Foreign Affairs; the impressive archaeological museum, in the Chapultepec park at the heart of the city, and the Plaza Garibaldi where mariachi's will serenade you for some pesos. The rest of the country has, as yet, seen little progress, but is still covered with great historical sights like the ancient temples of the Maya's and Aztecs and quaint towns where the large colonial influence of the Spanish remains very visible. We work in Mexico with a language school in the beach town of Playa del Carmen and the Yucatan providence and one in the beautiful colonial city Oaxaca.
The southern part, especially Chiapas, is the most authentic part of Mexico as the Indian culture is still very much alive here.

CITY INFO: PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Playa del Carmen’s location is fantastic; it lies on the deep blue Caribbean Sea, close to the international airport of Cancún and it faces the great Mayan reef, the second biggest reef in the world. The perfect combination of relaxation, culture and fun! There are many foreigners in Playa who have started a restaurant or hotel and, thus, it is possible to eat pizza, drink a cappuccino or dance all night in one of the many bars or clubs. Playa del Carmen is very touristy, but it’s the ideal place for the young student that likes to party, go out at night, dance, meet loads of other people and enjoy the beach-life.
In and around Playa there are plenty of other activities and sights; you have almost every water sport opportunity here; great diving, snorkelling, kite surfing etc.
At only couple of hours away you will find some of the most famous Mayan ruins in the state Yucatan. Tulúm, for instance, is only 63 kilometres away from Playa, an important archaeological site, spectacularly located on cliffs overlooking the Caribbean Sea and looking out at the island of Cozumel. Probably the best known site in the area is Chitzen Itzá, with its famous Mayan pyramids, which is only a few hours away.

CLIMATE

Playa del Carmen has a temperature of at least 25 ºC throughout the year, the rainy season here is from May to December but usually means only the occasional rain shower. This is also known as Hurricane season which is one of the reasons for a lot of the rain.
Check the weather and weather forecast.

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