Language course Spanish in Playa del Carmen

Don Quijote

Learn Spanish in Playa del Carmen at our partner Spanish school, Don Quijote. Don Quijote is located just a short distance from Playa del Carmen's beautiful white sandy beaches and is built in the traditional Mexican style. Don Quijote has a relaxed but professional atmosphere making language study very easy. Thanks to the region’s year-round temperate climate, classes take place under thatched roofed learning areas surrounded by tropical gardens.

Key features of our partner Spanish school in Playa del Carmen:

  • Library stocked with books on grammar, the Mayan culture, religion and travel in Mexico, and many other publications
  • Open air classrooms and air-conditioned conference rooms
  • Cafeteria
  • Volleyball court
  • Garden areas for students to relax during breaks or after a day of classes
  • Minimum age: 16 years

Social Programme

With Playa del Carmen’s great location, you can enjoy a great variety of activities that enhance your knowledge of the Mexican culture. Apart from the language courses, Don Quijote offers a lot of different excursions, for example:

  • A visit to the interesting places Tulum, Xel-ha, Coba and Chichen-Itza
  • Workshops in cooking, art, crafts, salsa dancing, movies, Mexican folklore
  • Parties
  • Picnics
  • Surfing, kite-surfing or diving

The Mexican Caribbean is one of the best places in the world to scuba dive and snorkel. Arrangements can be made for those who would like to experience the natural wonders of the Caribbean Sea. Students can learn to dive in a few days. All levels of certification are available.

Minigroup

The minigroup programme with 20 or 25 lessons per week respectively consists of classes with a maximum of 8 students per teacher. The course with 20 lessons consists of the 20 regular Spanish classes and 5 culture/conversation classes.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2018

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 8 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
25
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks  
Minigroup without accommodation 274 489 703 917 1013 1204 1394 1585 1776 1966 2157 2238 2420 2601 2783 2964
Minigroup with host family, double room, halfboard 479 899 1319 1738 2039 2435 2831 3227 3623 4019 4415 4701 5088 5475 5862 6249
Minigroup with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 452 844 1237 1629 1903 2271 2640 3008 3377 3745 4114 4373 4732 5092 5451 5811
Minigroup with host family, single room, halfboard 507 954 1401 1848 2176 2600 3023 3446 3869 4293 4716 5030 5444 5858 6272 6687
Minigroup with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 479 899 1319 1738 2039 2435 2831 3227 3623 4019 4415 4701 5088 5475 5862 6249
Minigroup with student residence, double room, no meals 547 1034 1521 2008 2377 2840 3304 3767 4231 4694 5158 5512 5966 6420 6875 7329
Minigroup with student residence, single room, no meals 593 1125 1658 2191 2605 3114 3623 4132 4641 5150 5659 6059 6559 7059 7559 8059
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks  
Minigroup without accommodation 329 598 867 1136 1360 1620 1880 2140 2400 2660 2920 3070 3321 3572 3823 4074
Minigroup with host family, double room, halfboard 534 1009 1483 1957 2386 2851 3317 3782 4247 4712 5178 5533 5990 6446 6902 7358
Minigroup with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 507 954 1401 1848 2249 2687 3125 3563 4001 4439 4877 5205 5634 6063 6491 6920
Minigroup with host family, single room, halfboard 562 1063 1565 2067 2523 3016 3508 4001 4493 4986 5479 5862 6345 6829 7312 7796
Minigroup with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 534 1009 1483 1957 2386 2851 3317 3782 4247 4712 5178 5533 5990 6446 6902 7358
Minigroup with student residence, double room, no meals 602 1144 1685 2227 2724 3256 3789 4322 4855 5388 5920 6344 6867 7391 7915 8438
Minigroup with student residence, single room, no meals 647 1235 1822 2410 2952 3530 4108 4687 5265 5844 6422 6891 7460 8029 8599 9168
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by two people who travel together.

Info student residence:  

A double room can only be booked by two people who travel together.

Against a surcharge of € 28 per week you can book breakfast. Please indiciate this on the booking form.

Surcharges student residence:   no meals → bed & breakfast : €29 per week
Transfer:  

€78

The price mentioned here is for an airport transfer on arrival at Cancun Airport

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • teaching materials (on loan)

Teaching materials can be borrowed by leaving a deposit of € 37. This amount will be refunded at the end of the course. You can also buy books at the school.

In 2018 the school is closed on: 01/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 19/03/2018, 29/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 01/05/2018, 14/05/2018, 17/09/2018, 02/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 25/12/2018. Missed lessons during these holidays will not be rescheduled. If two holidays fall in the same week, one day will be made up and individual lessons will always be made up.

Spanish & Salsa

The course Spanish and Salsa consists of 20 basic lessons of Spanish in a mini-group, along with 6 salsa classes per week. The salsa classes take place at school, in groups of 8-12 students.

For other Spanish & Dance courses, please click here.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2018

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 8/8 per class
Number of lessons per week:
26
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Spanish & salsa without accommodation 379 698 1018 1337
Spanish & salsa with host family, double room, halfboard 584 1109 1633 2158
Spanish & salsa with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 557 1054 1551 2049
Spanish & salsa with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 584 1109 1633 2158
Spanish & salsa with host family, single room, halfboard 612 1164 1716 2268
Spanish & salsa with student residence, double room, no meals 652 1244 1836 2428
Spanish & salsa with student residence, single room, no meals 697 1335 1973 2611
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by two people who travel together.

Info student residence:  

A double room can only be booked by two people who travel together.

Against a surcharge of € 28 per week you can book breakfast. Please indiciate this on the booking form.

Surcharges student residence:   no meals → bed & breakfast : €29 per week
Transfer:  

€78

The price mentioned here is for an airport transfer on arrival at Cancun Airport

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • teaching materials (on loan)

Teaching materials can be borrowed by leaving a deposit of € 37. This amount will be refunded at the end of the course. You can also buy books at the school.

In 2018 the school is closed on: 01/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 19/03/2018, 29/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 01/05/2018, 14/05/2018, 17/09/2018, 02/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 25/12/2018. Missed lessons during these holidays will not be rescheduled. If two holidays fall in the same week, one day will be made up and individual lessons will always be made up.

Spanish & Mexican cookery

The course Spanish and cooking consists of 20 lessons a week in a mini-group and in addition 6 cooking lessons per week. 
During the cooking classes you will prepare the most amazing Mexican dishes together with your fellow students. And of course, the meal must be tasted as well!
You can participate in this course for 1 to 2 weeks.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2018

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 8/8 per class
Number of lessons per week:
26
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
Spanish & cooking without accommodation 379 698
Spanish & cooking with host family, double room, halfboard 584 1109
Spanish & cooking with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 557 1054
Spanish & cooking with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 584 1109
Spanish & cooking with host family, single room, halfboard 612 1164
Spanish & cooking with student residence, double room, no meals 652 1244
Spanish & cooking with student residence, single room, no meals 697 1335
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by two people who travel together.

Info student residence:  

A double room can only be booked by two people who travel together.

Against a surcharge of € 28 per week you can book breakfast. Please indiciate this on the booking form.

Surcharges student residence:   no meals → bed & breakfast : €29 per week
Transfer:  

€78

The price mentioned here is for an airport transfer on arrival at Cancun Airport

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • teaching materials (on loan)

Teaching materials can be borrowed by leaving a deposit of € 37. This amount will be refunded at the end of the course. You can also buy books at the school.

In 2018 the school is closed on: 01/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 19/03/2018, 29/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 01/05/2018, 14/05/2018, 17/09/2018, 02/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 25/12/2018. Missed lessons during these holidays will not be rescheduled. If two holidays fall in the same week, one day will be made up and individual lessons will always be made up.

Spanish & Diving (PADI Open Water)

Playa del Carmen is a beautiful destination for many water sports. Besides kitesurfing, it is also possible to combine your Spanish course with diving lessons. The course Spanish and Diving consists of 1 Spanish lessons and in addition a complete 1-week diving course. If you are a beginner, you will take the course PADI Open Water. This course includes 4 half days of theoretical lessons and 4 practical diving lessons in open water.   

Prices for this course are upon request.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2018

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 8 per class
Number of lessons per week:
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

The number of students during the diving lessons depend on the level and season. Prices upon request.

Transfer:  

€78

The price mentioned here is for an airport transfer on arrival at Cancun Airport

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • teaching materials (on loan)

Teaching materials can be borrowed by leaving a deposit of € 37. This amount will be refunded at the end of the course. You can also buy books at the school.

In 2018 the school is closed on: 01/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 19/03/2018, 29/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 01/05/2018, 14/05/2018, 17/09/2018, 02/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 25/12/2018. Missed lessons during these holidays will not be rescheduled. If two holidays fall in the same week, one day will be made up and individual lessons will always be made up.

Spanish & Diving (PADI Advanced)

For the more experienced divers, the Spanish and Diving advanced course in Playa del Carmen will make it possible to learn Spanish and at the same time enjoy the beauty of the undersea world.  The course consists of 15 Spanish lessons and a complete 1-week diving course. The diving lessons include 2-3 days of theoretical lessons, plus 5 real dives in open water.

Prices for this course are upon request.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2018

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 8 per class
Number of lessons per week:
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

The number of students during the diving lessons depend on the level and season. Prices upon request.

Transfer:  

€78

The price mentioned here is for an airport transfer on arrival at Cancun Airport

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • teaching materials (on loan)

Teaching materials can be borrowed by leaving a deposit of € 37. This amount will be refunded at the end of the course. You can also buy books at the school.

In 2018 the school is closed on: 01/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 19/03/2018, 29/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 01/05/2018, 14/05/2018, 17/09/2018, 02/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 25/12/2018. Missed lessons during these holidays will not be rescheduled. If two holidays fall in the same week, one day will be made up and individual lessons will always be made up.

One-to-one

 This course is perfect for those who want to optimise their study time. The aim of this program is to offer a fully personalised method of teaching designed to meet your specific needs and desires. As the classes are private, you will be able to decide the schedule and content.

Prices 2018

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
One-to-one without accommodation 443 826 1209 1592
One-to-one with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 621 1182 1743 2304
One-to-one with host family, double room, halfboard 648 1237 1825 2413
One-to-one with host family, single room, halfboard 676 1291 1907 2523
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 648 1237 1825 2413
One-to-one with student residence, double room, no meals 716 1372 2028 2684
One-to-one with student residence, single room, no meals 761 1463 2164 2866
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by two people who travel together.

Info student residence:  

A double room can only be booked by two people who travel together.

Against a surcharge of € 28 per week you can book breakfast. Please indiciate this on the booking form.

Surcharges student residence:   no meals → bed & breakfast : €29 per week
Transfer:  

€78

The price mentioned here is for an airport transfer on arrival at Cancun Airport

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • teaching materials (on loan)

Teaching materials can be borrowed by leaving a deposit of € 37. This amount will be refunded at the end of the course. You can also buy books at the school.

In 2018 the school is closed on: 01/01/2018, 05/02/2018, 19/03/2018, 29/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 01/05/2018, 14/05/2018, 17/09/2018, 02/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 25/12/2018. Missed lessons during these holidays will not be rescheduled. If two holidays fall in the same week, one day will be made up and individual lessons will always be made up.

Host family

Carefully selected host families provide a home away from home. This gives students the opportunity to further appreciate the beauty of Mexico and its people. The host families are located within 20 minutes walking of the school. Some host families provide their students with bicycles, so they can get around the city and to and from the school easily and quickly. Students can also rent bikes at the school for $1 USD per day.

Student residence

The residence is a beautiful Mexican Hacienda style house located in close vicinity to the school, in about 2 minutes walking distance. The residence is also just an 8 minute walk from the beach and Fifth avenue. All rooms have air-conditioning and a private bathroom. There is a shared kitchen which everyone can use and a comfortable sitting room and dining area. You can also use the Wi-Fi. The residence has a communal kitchen for self-service only. When you wish to book breakfast, you will have it at school.

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Learn Spanish in Playa del Carmen, an attractive Mexican tourist resort on the south east coast of the country. A relatively large resort with a population of approximately 100,000 people, the resort is favoured by holidaymakers and travellers due to its warm climate all year round and carribean coastline. The city has expanded in size and population figures over the last 10 years, due to the influx of tourists drawn to the area. The city is located in the centre of Mexico's Riviera Maya in the state of Quintana Roo.

Weather in Playa del Carmen

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Aug 33 23 7
Sept 32 23 6
Oct 31 22 6
Nov 29 19 5
Dec 28 18 5
Jan 28 17 5
Feb 29 17 5
Mar 32 19 6
Apr 33 21 6
May 34 22 7
June 33 23 7
July 33 23 7
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Cathy, Valencia

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