Spanish Language Schools in Havana - Ranking 2022

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3 Best language schools in Havana (ranked based on student reviews)

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Why Havana? In Habana, the capital of Cuba, there are more than 2.5 millions ...
inhabitants. Habana is a city pulsating with colour and life - even the name Habana evokes images of dusky maidens, cigar smoke, revolution and passion. The architecture of Old Habana is very charming with its narrow, cobbled streets, shady plazas, grilled windows and grand, if in many places, crumbling buildings. The Cubans are optimistic and their infectious smiles will make any visitor feel welcome.
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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Havana

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 22 reviews

The team was young and dynamic. There was always someone there, in case if problems, or just to talk. My Spanish teacher had just the right mix of fun and seriousness to motivate the entire group to peak performance. I grew so fond of the people that the farewell was really hard.

28 November 2018
Course: Learn Spanish - Group - 1 week
Student age: 29 years


Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 22 reviews

well organized
Staff are friendly. The activities, accommodation, and transfer service are well organized.

1 August 2017
Course: Learn Spanish - Group - 1 week
Student age: 38 years


Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 22 reviews

The skill of my language teacher, Pablito.
1. Classroom size was not proportionate to the number of students: My class contained 14 students which were too many to sit comfortably around the available tables and use the table surface. It was conducted in a room that was too small for that number and was next to a room in which another class was being conducted. All doors and windows were open which means that the sounds from the two classes continually invaded each other's space. Additionally, other students and staff regularly used the classroom as a corridor which was very distracting. 2. Water caused sickness and ultimately hospital treatment: While at Jakera, a number of other students and I became sick, apparently from drinking water from the cooler provided by the school. I remained sick for 5 days and ultimately spent time in hospital. Nobody from the school followed up to see if I needed help. I am a mature person used to self reliance and my husband later joined me in Havana. However, most of the other students are very much younger and would likely need help to navigate foreign systems. 3. Cover-up for an error?: Jakera employees/owners said that the government had announced that the water was less drinkable than usual during the time that students - I believe 5 of us - became sick. No other Cuban I spoke to, including staff at Central Hospital, was aware of such an announcement. I am inclined to believe therefore that this was a cover story and that possibly a staff member forgot to put in the requisite amount of 'disinfectant' that is usually added to the water in the cooler. 4. Excellent teacher: Despite the noisy and overcrowded conditions, my teacher, Pablito, did a very good job indeed during the time I was well enough to attend classes (3 days out of the 5 days booked).

31 July 2017
Course: Learn Spanish - Group - 1 week
Student age: 52 years

United States

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 22 reviews

This program was safe, adventurous and educational. I enjoyed the multicultural student body!
The is of good value!

1 May 2017
Course: Learn Spanish - Group - 1 week
Student age: 54 years

United States

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 22 reviews

Price. Student diversity. Fun staff. Great location.
Would've loved more time for staff to share with us re: what their lives were and are like in Cuba, culture etc....

23 April 2017
Course: Learn Spanish - Group - 1 week
Student age: 62 years

United States

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 22 reviews

Friendly attitude of the teaching staff. Opportunity to interact with people from so many different countries
Have each student bring 1-2 Dry erase markers-they get a lot of use and dry up quickly. Distribute a decent map and include local restaurants and addresses on it. A list of close sites that are within walking distance would be great. A basic word/phrase list for all students would also be helpful. Overall a wonderful and unforgettable experience

3 April 2017
Course: Learn Spanish - Group - 1 week
Student age: 63 years

United States

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 22 reviews

You need to control the noise at night better.

27 March 2017
Course: Learn Spanish - Group - 1 week
Student age: 34 years

United States

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 22 reviews

The hostel was very nice, I really liked having breakfast & lunch together with all the students. Leandro & Lionel (and the other staff) are very friendly & helpful.
The partner school in Trinidad was very nice and, concerning the quality of teaching & classroom, better organized than in Havana.

14 March 2017
Course: Learn Spanish - Group - 1 week
Student age: 31 years


What school directors said about Havana

"Habana is the beating heart of Cuba. All change, innovation and trends start from here. Authentic but evolving at the same time - great nightlife."

Interesting information about Havana

Key Facts about Havana

In terms of quality of life Havana reached place number 192 in the 2019 Mercer.

Population: 2,164,000

Time zone: +5h. (GMT -5)

Region: La Habana,

Currency: CUP (1 CUP = 0.0377 USD)

Name of city in Spanish: Habana

Havana quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.4

4.4 (56 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA require a visa to enter and study in Cuba. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

High season: December

Low season: October

Average course price per week (High season): 201 €

Average course price per week (Low season): 363 US$

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:51* (49% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:31* (69% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:40* (60% cheaper than New York)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Plug Type C
  • Residential voltage: 110 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

Map with location of Spanish schools in Havana

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Public transportation in Havana

Weather in Havana

Climate Table
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Night-time Temperature
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Hours of Sunshine
Water Temperature
77 °F75.2 °F75.2 °F78.8 °F80.6 °F80.6 °F82.4 °F82.4 °F82.4 °F82.4 °F80.6 °F80.6 °F

Events in HavanaBest time to take a language course in Havana

Cuba Jazz
Cuba Jazz

January 2022One of the most important Latino Jazz Festivals around, Cuba Jazz puts together an amazing line-up of musicians from Cuba and Latin America every year.

Feria Internacional del Libro de Cuba
Feria Internacional del Libro de Cuba

February 2022One of the most important literary events in South America, the Feria Internacional del Libro brings together some of the most famous Cuban and Latino authors for lectures, exhibitions and book signings. It is immensely popular and a great place to pick up something new to read.

Baila en Cuba
Baila en Cuba

November 2022Baila en Cuba is a dance festival that spotlights latin dancing for a week of shows, lessons, workshops and competitions.


November 2022Attracting thousands of challengers every year, the Havana marathon goes through the most beautiful and central streets of the city and ends in Old Havana. After the race, runners often go for a swim on the Playas del Este.

Arrival Airport

José Martí International (HAV) - 16 km. from Havana city center

Public transportation to city center:

Taxi: 12 , 20 minutes drive to city center of Havana

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: London Gatwick
  • Canada: Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Toronto Pearson International

FAQ about schools in Havana

  • Cultourica has received the best overall rating in Havana.
  • Corazón Cuba, located in Lamparilla 311, entre Aguacate y Compostella, Habana Vieja has been voted as the school with the best location in Havana.
  • 'Homestay' at StudyTeam Cuba is the best rated accommodation in Havana.
  • The student price index in Havana is 51.08. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Havana with 4.4 stars out of 5.

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