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 269 480 691 902 996 1183 1370 1558 1745 1933 2120 2200 2378 2557 2735 2913
Minigroup with host family, double room, halfboard 471 884 1296 1708 2004 2393 2782 3172 3561 3950 4339 4620 5001 5381 5761 6141
Minigroup with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 444 830 1215 1601 1870 2232 2594 2956 3319 3681 4043 4298 4651 5004 5357 5711
Minigroup with host family, single room, halfboard 498 937 1377 1816 2139 2555 2971 3387 3803 4219 4635 4943 5350 5757 6164 6571
Minigroup with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 471 884 1296 1708 2004 2393 2782 3172 3561 3950 4339 4620 5001 5381 5761 6141
Minigroup with student residence, double room, no meals 538 1016 1495 1974 2336 2791 3247 3702 4158 4613 5069 5417 5863 6310 6756 7202
Minigroup with student residence, single room, no meals 582 1106 1630 2153 2560 3060 3561 4061 4561 5062 5562 5954 6446 6937 7428 7920
  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 323 588 852 1117 1336 1592 1847 2103 2358 2614 2869 3017 3264 3510 3757 4004
Minigroup with host family, double room, halfboard 525 991 1457 1924 2345 2802 3259 3717 4174 4631 5088 5438 5886 6335 6783 7231
Minigroup with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 498 937 1377 1816 2210 2641 3071 3502 3932 4362 4793 5115 5537 5958 6379 6801
Minigroup with host family, single room, halfboard 552 1045 1538 2031 2479 2964 3448 3932 4416 4900 5384 5761 6236 6711 7186 7662
Minigroup with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 525 991 1457 1924 2345 2802 3259 3717 4174 4631 5088 5438 5886 6335 6783 7231
Minigroup with student residence, double room, no meals 591 1124 1656 2189 2677 3200 3724 4247 4771 5295 5818 6234 6749 7263 7778 8293
Minigroup with student residence, single room, no meals 636 1214 1791 2368 2901 3469 4038 4606 5174 5743 6311 6772 7332 7891 8450 9010
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 € 27 per week you can book breakfast. Please indiciate this on the booking form.

Surcharges student residence:   no meals → bed & breakfast : €28 per week
Transfer:  

€77

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 € 36. 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 373 686 1000 1314
Spanish & salsa with host family, double room, halfboard 574 1090 1605 2121
Spanish & salsa with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 547 1036 1525 2013
Spanish & salsa with host family, single room, halfboard 601 1144 1686 2228
Spanish & salsa with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 574 1090 1605 2121
Spanish & salsa with student residence, double room, no meals 641 1222 1804 2386
Spanish & salsa with student residence, single room, no meals 685 1312 1939 2566
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 € 27 per week you can book breakfast. Please indiciate this on the booking form.

Surcharges student residence:   no meals → bed & breakfast : €28 per week
Transfer:  

€77

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 € 36. 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 373 686
Spanish & cooking with host family, double room, halfboard 574 1090
Spanish & cooking with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 547 1036
Spanish & cooking with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 574 1090
Spanish & cooking with host family, single room, halfboard 601 1144
Spanish & cooking with student residence, double room, no meals 641 1222
Spanish & cooking with student residence, single room, no meals 685 1312
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 € 27 per week you can book breakfast. Please indiciate this on the booking form.

Surcharges student residence:   no meals → bed & breakfast : €28 per week
Transfer:  

€77

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 € 36. 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:  

€77

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 € 36. 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:  

€77

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 € 36. 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 435 812 1188 1565
One-to-one with host family, double room, halfboard 637 1215 1794 2372
One-to-one with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 610 1162 1713 2264
One-to-one with host family, single room, halfboard 664 1269 1874 2479
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 637 1215 1794 2372
One-to-one with student residence, double room, no meals 703 1348 1993 2637
One-to-one with student residence, single room, no meals 748 1438 2127 2817
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 € 27 per week you can book breakfast. Please indiciate this on the booking form.

Surcharges student residence:   no meals → bed & breakfast : €28 per week
Transfer:  

€77

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 € 36. 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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Nov 29 19 5
Dec 28 18 5
Jan 28 17 5
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Mar 32 19 6
Apr 33 21 6
May 34 22 7
June 33 23 7
July 33 23 7
Aug 33 23 7
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Cathy, Valencia

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