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4 Spanish Language Schools in Antigua Guatemala 2024

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How our students rated their experience in Antigua Guatemala

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Antigua Guatemala
69 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Antigua Guatemala
Nightlife
4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Friendliness of locals
4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Interesing things to do
4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Geographic setting
4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Public transport
3.5

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Climate
4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Cleanliness
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Affordability
3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Shopping
4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Safety
4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

What our students said about Antigua Guatemala

Antigua has already become very touristy. One has noticed the rise in prices (I was there before), especially in restaurants. In the vicinity of Antigua or outside, it is much cheaper. However, there are possibilities to eat somewhere "cheaper" - but it is also nice to have the "comfort". There are many things to do in Antigua, both inside and outside the city (though not during classes, as these are more like half-day or full-day excursions). Everything is within walking distance (SUPER!), otherwise you can quickly take a cheap Uber. As a woman, you are also safe on your own in the evenings. As for the cleanliness: it is rather the air that is not clean. There were some who had respiratory problems (nose is always "full or closed", coughing etc.) - i.e. not recommended for asthmatics (but not a knock-out criteria).

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Monika Germany

I gave 5 all around because I personally lacked for nothing. Restaurants, cafés, bars, bakeries and salsa bars abound in the pretty old town. At the market, you could buy everything from A to Z. Expensive fashion clothes aren't really my thing anyway, so I'm absolutely satisfied with the service here too. There are also plenty of excursion options. A great place to learn Spanish and Salsa.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Simone Germany

The atmosphere in the city is very pleasant, and even strangers greet you when they make eye contact with you. However, since it is a tourist area, prices are not so economical, depending on what you are looking for. A meal at a restaurant costs over 1,000 yen. I walked around at night and took buses, but I didn't find anything dangerous.

4.0

Rating: 4/5

Kana Japan

Antigua is a very relaxed and modern small town with great excursion possibilities, numerous restaurants and small, sometimes extravagant cafés + bars and above all very hospitable locals. The people are so chilled and approachable at all times, you really feel at home and even after dusk you don't have to worry.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Lydia Germany

I think Antigua is a very nice city. There is a lot of security which makes me feel safe as a solo female traveler. There are many sights, activities, restaurants, entertainment options (until 1:00) and a beautiful volcano hike!

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Luca Netherlands

I am certain that Antigua is one of the cities which is very safe. There are many restaurants, cafes, shops, laundries, bakeries and etc., so it is very convenient not only for students but for tourists too.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Kenji Japan

Antigua Is a very scenery City with lot of things to do, you can do anything you like. Many places to see and shops to discover. It's in close proximity to the sea 2-3h and the food is just amazing.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Andreas Germany

Beautiful city, great views of volcanoes, beautiful trees and plants. sadly alot of pollution from diesel. I do want to visit again!

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Maria

A great city, very friendly people, there is a lot to see, the volcano tour to El Fuego was a unique experience.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Wendelin Luxembourg

Antigua has a lot to offer and there is something for everyone! Highly recommended.

4.0

Rating: 4/5

Anna Lena Germany

What school directors said about Antigua Guatemala

Hector Navarro

Antigua is a special place where you find colonial Spanish ruins mixed with traditional Mayan customs all surrounded by cobblestone streets.

Hector NavarroDirector of Máximo Nivel, lives in Antigua Guatemala since 2015

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Antigua Guatemala

Máximo Nivel

I was in a small group and our teacher was great. She emphasised communication above all. The afternoon activities on offer were OK, but I would have liked more activities with less expense when travelling. The pick-up from the airport worked really well. The introduction was good. There are also some older students.

15 April 2024
Course: Spanish Program - Group 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 54 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 55 reviews
Máximo Nivel

I have a very positive experience with Maximo Nivel. The contact is very accessible. They offer very nice activities to speak Spanish in addition to the lessons in a fun way with students from Guatemala and to meet other travelers. The teachers are very nice and help you with all your questions. I learned a lot of Spanish in 2 weeks. Great experience!
Very nice school!

27 February 2024
Course: Spanish Program - Group 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 21 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 55 reviews
Máximo Nivel

We had a great two weeks in Antigua. Languagecourse.Net helped us quickly and easily with questions and concerns.

16 January 2024
Course: Spanish Program - Group 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 28 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 55 reviews
Máximo Nivel

Many students, including Guatemalans.

6 November 2023
Course: Spanish Program - Group 10 - 1 week
Student age: 20 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 55 reviews
La Unión Spanish School

The school staff, including the teachers, were very friendly.

23 October 2023
Course: General Spanish 20 (Morning) Español general or professional - 4 weeks
Student age: 40 years

4.7

Rating: 4.7

| 13 reviews

Information about Antigua Guatemala

Why Antigua Guatemala? Antigua, the once capital of the military governor of Guatemala, was founded in the early 16th century. Built 1,500 m above sea-level, in an earthquake-prone region, it was largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1773 but its principal monuments are still preserved as ruins. During three centuries time the city, which was built on a grid pattern inspired by the Italian Renaissance, acquired a number of superb monuments.
Population: S  47,000
Time zone: +4h. (GMT -6)
Region: Sacatepéquez,
Currency: GTQ (1 GTQ = 0.1285 USD)
Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 04 Jun. 2024 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Guatemala in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Guatemala on the official website - Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Guatemala.
High season: January
Low season: June
Average course price per week: 160 US$
Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Guatemala average): 26.14 GTQ
    (35% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz
Best time to take a language course in Antigua Guatemala
September
Independence Day Celebrations
Independence Day Celebrations

15 September 2024Celebrate Guatemala's independence from Spain with typical local dishes, music, dancing and singing. The celebrations last for several days and the locals display their patriotism by wearing the colours of the flag.

La Aurora International (GUA) - 22 km. from Antigua Guatemala city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 240 minutes, 40 minutes.

Main stops: Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, Yesildere

Every 60 minutes, 80 minutes.

Main stops: Fuerza Aerea, Plaza Barrios, Guatemala City, Antigua Guatemala

Taxi: 40 minutes drive to city center of Antigua Guatemala

Q&A - Questions and answers about Antigua Guatemala

  • The dry season in Antigua Guatemala is from November to April.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 01, 2024
  • I often hear from 75+ that 20 group lessons a week is quite a lot. The schools in Antigua Guatemala also have an option for 10 group lessons per week (2 lessons per day). Maybe that appeals to you, combined with private lessons so you can set your own pace more?
    Robin Rebecca Pietersma, LanguageCourse.Net - Aug 29, 2023
  • Yes, the school can organize a single room for you. All the students receive lodging in a private room, including 3 meals daily Monday through Saturday (vegetarian and vegan meals can be arranged), with a hot shower, shared bathroom, and purified water.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, LanguageCourse.Net - Feb 02, 2023

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