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6 Spanish Language Schools in Cartagena 2024

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Best Spanish schools in Cartagena by category - student age group, value for money

TOP Rated by
Students 18-30 years
BABEL International Language Institute
Students 18-30 years
5.0

Rating: 5

(8)
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Students 31-49 years
Centro Catalina
Students 31-49 years
4.6

Rating: 4.6

(9)
TOP Rated by
Students 50+ years
Centro Catalina
Students 50+ years
4.9

Rating: 4.9

(10)
TOP Rated by
Students all ages
#1 Enforex
Enforex
Students all ages
4.9

Rating: 4.9

(10)
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Quality of teaching
BABEL International Language Institute
Quality of teaching
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(20)
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Leisure programme
ECOS Spanish School
Leisure programme
4.7

Rating: 4.7

(6)
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Value for money
#1 Enforex
Enforex
Value for money
4.9

Rating: 4.9

(9)
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Location of school
#1 Enforex
Enforex
Location of school
5.0

Rating: 5

(8)
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Cartagena ratings & opinions

How our students rated their experience in Cartagena

4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Cartagena
65 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Cartagena
Nightlife
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Friendliness of locals
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Interesing things to do
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Geographic setting
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Public transport
3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Climate
3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Cleanliness
3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Affordability
4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Shopping
4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Safety
4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

What our students said about Cartagena

It's a safe city if you stick to certain rules that should be common sense (not walking home alone at night, not visiting poor neighborhoods on your own). The historic center is stunningly beautiful with colonial architecture and an old city wall that offers great views. There are some excellent and affordable restaurants and the district of Getsemani is a lively place full of outstanding street art! There is no metro system and the busses are not so easy to figure out, so I mostly used taxi apps for transportation or simply walked (all the sights are mostly in one area anyway). The beaches directly in Cartagena are not very nice (dark sand, not very clear water, annoying vendors), but if you visit one of the beach clubs on Tierra Bomba, you'll have a very relaxing time! Baru also has amazing beaches with clear, blue water and white sand (the beach clubs are a little more "basic" though). The climate is "special" of course (hot and humid, overall quite tropical :) ....), but if you know what to expect and don't want to run a marathon, it's really not to bad at all!

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Jana Germany

The central neighbourhoods, which have been beautifully restored, are also kept clean by the city, but as soon as you leave the district, rubbish and other rubbish is piled up all over the roadside, the streets have no traffic lights for pedestrians, which makes it quite dangerous with all the traffic. In the evenings, however, everything is beautifully lit up in the central neighbourhoods, people sit outside in front of the bars and there is an exuberant party atmosphere.

3.0

Rating: 3/5

Hannelore Germany

The pretty old town. Lots of colour and wonderful graffiti. Well worth a visit. Good food in all price ranges. Disappointed by the dirtiness of the beaches. I don't understand why so many coastal countries don't take better care of what makes them so beautiful and rich.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Denis Colombia

Very interesting city, but very touristy. I suffered a lot from the heat. Coming from a northern country, it was a shock for me. Every day the temperature rose to 34-35 but with the high humidity, it felt like 44 degrees. I never got used to it, even after 3 weeks.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Lucie Canada

One of the safest cities I had the chance to visit during 2 weeks (I travel alone in the world). Very beautiful and whose inhabitants are very very smiling and welcoming.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Brigitte France

Very lively. Good restaurants. Pretty old town. Interesting historical museums. I didn't really like the beach. Possibility of going to Tayrona, Minca...

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Muriel Canada

The high humidity should be mentioned and the slurred pronunciation of the residents. Would recommend a language course in Medellin/Bogota.

4.0

Rating: 4/5

Aysel Germany

Inside the city walls very beautiful, outside frighteningly dirty. The thousands of street vendors are extremely annoying.

4.0

Rating: 4/5

Lars France

Rent a property in Getsemanie. You're right in the centre of the action, and everything can be done on foot.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Andre Canada

Beautiful old town, very touristy, many people only see dollar signs, sometimes very pushy

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Karin Germany

What school directors said about Cartagena

Cartagena is a dynanic city,with a great history which offers students the opportunity to discover life in Colombia on the Caribbean coast.

Nicole ChaconDirector of Centro Catalina, lives in Cartagena since 2010

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Cartagena

BABEL International Language Institute

Small classes, relaxed time scedules, a few minutes longer classes, when there were still open questions that moment. Very friendly and competent teachers.

6 May 2024
Course: Intensive Spanish Course - 1 week
Student age: 30 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 20 reviews
Centro Catalina

The 2 weeks were a lot of fun. And what's better than learning while having fun! I learnt a lot. The leisure activities were also great. As it's a small school, you quickly get to know everyone!

2 May 2024
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 51 years

4.7

Rating: 4.7

| 23 reviews
Nueva Lengua

The location was great. The groups were small. The young teachers were dynamic and organized.

29 April 2024
Course: Intensive Spanish - 2 weeks
Student age: 64 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 4 reviews
Enforex

Excellent location, friendly and helpful staff.

11 March 2024
Course: Intensive 20 - 1 week
Student age: 71 years

4.9

Rating: 4.9

| 10 reviews
Enforex

Teachers were great. I was in a class with beginners and they offered me a couple of private lessons to make up for it. Nice.

11 March 2024
Course: Intensive 20 - 1 week
Student age: 76 years

4.9

Rating: 4.9

| 10 reviews
richardEnforex

Information about Cartagena

Why Cartagena? Cartagena is a gorgeous fishing village on Colombia's Caribbean coast. The Old Town is a Unesco World Heritage site where you can find superbly preserved beauty in the century-old cobblestoned alleys, colonial stoned walls and churches. If you get tired of exploring the beautiful corners and alleyways you can take a break in one of the many leafy plazas and get to know the locals. With excellent beaches and being one of the safest parts of the country it is no wonder it is a popular port of call for cruise ships.
Population: L  915,000
Time zone: +5h. (GMT -5)
Region: Bolívar, Cartagena
Currency: COP (1 COP = 0.0003 USD)
Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 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 Colombia in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Colombia on the official website - .
High season: February
Low season: April
Average course price per week: 234 US$
Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Colombia average): 13,695.28 COP
    (32% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 110 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz
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San Felipe de Barajas Castle
San Felipe de Barajas Castle
Rafael Núñez International (CTG) - 4 km. from Cartagena city center

Public transportation to city center:

Taxi: 10 minutes drive to city center of Cartagena

Q&A - Questions and answers about Cartagena

  • In Colombia, vegan products are very scarce and very expensive, so it's difficult for families to commit to this.
    As an alternative, a single room in a shared apartment with access to the kitchen can be organized for you. This way you can prepare your own meals.
    María Quintana Mestre, Student´s and Sales Coordinator from Centro Catalina - Apr 12, 2023
  • Yes, our partner schools in Cartagena offer Spanish courses for students of all levels. Let us know what your preferred dates are and we will be happy to recommend the best option for you.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 12, 2023

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