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Spanish Language Schools in Playa del Carmen - Ranking 2022

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5 Best language schools in Playa del Carmen (ranked based on student reviews)

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Why Playa del Carmen? Playa del Carmen is a city located on the coast of the Caribbean ...
Sea, in the north east part of the state of Quintana Roo, in Mexico. "Playa", as it is commonly referred to, is the centre of the Riviera Maya, a long stretch of coast that goes from Cancun all the way to Tulum. It is a very lively town, that has been able to maintain its charm without succumbing to mass tourism. Visitors can contemplate the Maya culture throughout the numerous archaeological sites in the region as well as participate in a wide variety of recreational activities that include water sports, diving, fishing, tennis and golf.
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What our students said about Playa del Carmen

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Playa del Carmen is very touristy. Therefore not the cheapest city by Mexican standards. By Swiss standards, however, life is much cheaper here. As a tourist you are often asked whether you want to buy something or go on a tour. For the language course, however, it was a good place to get acclimatized to the new country. There are many activities in the area.

Kimberly
Switzerland

Rating: 5/5

5.0

I enjoyed the time we spent in downtown Playa del Carmen! The restaurants were excellent, especially Zitla, Sushi Club and Yum Yum by George! My husband and I have a trip to the area planned for November and I plan to show him around the downtown area!

Robynn

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Nice place to visit. The climate was hotter than I anticipated for March. The city has grown so much since the last time I was here (some years back), modern yet with a slow pace. I can't wait to return!

Bernadette

Rating: 5/5

5.0

It is a busy place, but as a single female traveller, it felt perfectly safe. Very pleasant locals, great places to eat and stay everywhere at very reasonable prices.

Carey Moluchi

Rating: 1/5

1.0

A very chill and relaxed place by day, exciting by night along 5th Ave. Like almost anywhere though, be attentive when walking around at night.

Patricia

Rating: 4/5

4.0

The city is a highly commercial expensive tourist trap but it has some beautiful Caribbean beaches :)

Sheila
Ireland

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Nice city with a very compact city centre. Most things were within walking distance.

Kim
Germany

Rating: 5/5

5.0

The perfect city if you want to party and relax on the beach or go on diving trips.

Jean-Francois
Canada

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Nice tourist destination. We will certainly return.

Sharon

How our students rated their experience in Playa del Carmen

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Nightlife

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
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Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
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Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Geographic setting

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Public transport

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Climate

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Cleanliness

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Affordability

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Shopping

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8
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Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Playa del Carmen

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 33 reviews

Location was perfect. Minutes away from the student residence where I was staying for the first two weeks. Quiet neighborhood.
The staff was/is there for you so don't be afraid to ask questions. I liked the layout of the school and the outdoor classes.

10 April 2022
Course: Intensive 15 - 3 weeks
Student age: 68 years

Bernadette
United States

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 57 reviews

Location was great, breaks were timed well.
Location is perfect for getting around town.

30 March 2022
Course: Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 65 years

Denise
United States

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 57 reviews

I very much appreciated my language stay at the International House - Riviera Maya both for the quality of the teaching and for the welcome and the general atmosphere. The Friday drink is the perfect opportunity to get closer to other students and create ties. I recommend it.

22 March 2022
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 59 years

Jean-Francois
Canada

Rating: 3

3.0 | 2 reviews

The two week intensive classes were rigorous and engaging. Small classes of 3-6 people gave each of us plenty of opportunities to apply our language skills. Alex was an attentive teacher while immersing us into the language, culture, current events, etc. I am very pleased with my progress and the experience. Alex' wife and daughter were also a great help and so kind. Big thanks to Javier for the bachata lessons, too!
Really glad we chose to attend classes here where we could have small intensive classes with Alex. :)

14 March 2022
Course: Intensive Spanish - 2 weeks
Student age: 36 years

Patricia
United States

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 57 reviews

Great staff! I really enjoyed my classes with Marian. She was a wonderful and friendly teacher who explained things very well. Great value and great location.

17 August 2021
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 51 years

Sharon
United States

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 57 reviews

Because the school building is closed, classes were held in empty rooms at the student residence. The rooms had fans and air conditioning which was great! My teacher, Natalia, facilitated many lively discussions which allowed us to practice our fluency.

16 August 2021
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 51 years

Robynn
United States

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 33 reviews

I loved to attend class in a papapala i.n a beautiful garden- which was really a haven of tranquility in a noisy city

7 March 2020
Course: Intensive 20 - 11 weeks
Student age: 69 years

Sheila
Ireland

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 33 reviews

Staff is quite friendly. My teacher Fernanda was terrific. Beginners class.
Have insect repellent in classrooms it doesn’t cost much and it goes a long way.

21 January 2020
Course: Intensive 20 - 1 week
Student age: 48 years

Marty
England UK

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 33 reviews

They are very accommodating with regard to individual needs. I definitely recommend additional extra private lessons to work on specific things that you want and to improve your confidence in speaking the language even if you have to resort to "Spanglish" here and there!
Two weeks was perfect. I came back with much improved Spanish from a semi-beginner with the basics only. The teachers are great and the ambiance of the school is terrific. Don't forget to go on trips to the Cenotes and the ruins. Definitely worth it!

23 September 2019
Course: Intensive 15 - 2 weeks
Student age: 62 years

Carey Moluchi
United States

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 57 reviews

Learning in small groups, a lot of communication and fun in the classroom

17 December 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 36 years

Veronika
Austria

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 33 reviews

The pleasant environment
Lack a bit of variety in activities outside of class ...

2 June 2018
Course: Intensive 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 33 years

Pazeller
Switzerland

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 33 reviews

The friendly atmosphere and the great people you meet
Mention every Monday at class assignment to collect plastic bottle lids

22 March 2018
Course: Intensive 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 21 years

Ramona
Germany

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 57 reviews

Well located. Cool. Small group of students, about 5. Air conditioning in the room. Place for discussions. Availability of the employees. Courtesy.
Late hours: 9:30 to 13:30 Would have liked to start earlier. Cafeteria disappointing, 1 choice but not expensive. The social activities are uninteresting and are the same from one week to the next. Some activities could be offered to stimulate students to speak Spanish more.

6 March 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 55 years

Clement
Canada

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 33 reviews

The open classrooms in a garden which is a haven of tranquility in a busy city. Small classes: max 8 students.
Teachers are experienced and efficient and all seem to have a great sense of humour!!

27 December 2017
Course: Intensive 20 - 5 weeks
Student age: 67 years

Sheila
Ireland

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 33 reviews

small classes and family atmosphere

14 November 2017
Course: Intensive 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 25 years

Esther
Switzerland

What school directors said about Playa del Carmen

Lucia Flores

Discover a breath-taking, turquoise ocean, explore mysterious Mayan temples and meet lots of welcoming people. Playa del Carmen is a small town located less than an hour south from Cancún airport, in the state of Quintana Roo. Learn Spanish and discover our unique cultural heritage then spend time chilling on our white sand beaches.

Interesting information about Playa del Carmen

Key Facts about Playa del Carmen

Population: 101,000
Time zone: -1h. (GMT -6)
Region: Quintana Roo,
Currency: MXN (1 MXN = 0.1864 PEN)
Visa: Nationals from Peru do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
High season: January
Low season: September
Average course price per week: 237 US$
Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Mexico average):52.40 MXN (17% cheaper than in Peru)
    Mains electricity:
    • Plug Type A
    • Plug Type B
    • Residential voltage: 127 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz

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    Events in Playa del CarmenBest time to take a language course in Playa del Carmen

    September
    Independence Day
    Independence Day

    15 September 2022 - 16 September 2022On this day, Mexicans celebrate their independence from the Spanish crown. The event is held at the Central Park and there will be fireworks and people enjoying the night.

    October
    DAY OF THE DEAD
    DAY OF THE DEAD

    30 October 2022 - 02 November 2022A traditional event lending insight into Mexican culture and vision. The festival is held every year at Xcaret Park, where you can enjoy dance, theatre, music and food.

    What to do in Playa del Carmen

    Fifth Avenue
    Fifth Avenue

    Arrival Airport

    Cancún International (CUN) - 50 km. from Playa del Carmen city center

    Public transportation to city center:

    Every 30 minutes, 250 MXN, 70 minutes.

    Main stops: Cancún International Airport T2, Playa del Carmen Terminal Tuística

    Taxi: 242 MXN, 55 minutes drive to city center of Playa del Carmen

    Direct international flights from:
    • USA: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, Austin-Bergstrom, Chicago O'Hare International, Dallas Fort Worth International, Denver International, Detroit Wayne County, Fort Lauderdale International, Fort Myers Southwest Florida Reg, Houston George Bush Intercntl., Los Angeles International, Miami International, Minneapolis St Paul, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, Orlando International, Salt Lake City, San Antonio International, San Francisco International, Seattle / Tacoma International, Washington Dulles
    • Canada: Calgary, Edmonton International, Halifax International, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Ottawa International, Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International
    • United Kingdom: Glasgow International, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester
    • Peru: Lima

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    FAQ about schools in Playa del Carmen

    • Don Quijote / Solexico Language & Cultural Centers has received the best overall rating in Playa del Carmen.
    • Chichén Itzá Language School, located in 4 street, between 10 and 15 avenue, Centro has been voted as the school with the best location in Playa del Carmen.
    • Best airport to arrive to in Playa del Carmen is Cancún International (50.1 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Playa del Carmen.
    • In Playa del Carmen the following courses are offered specifically for business Spanish: Business Spanish Private, Medical Spanish.
    • Schools in Playa del Carmen offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: DELE.

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