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Don Quijote Playa Del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Perfect 5.0
School 5.0
Accommodation 5.0
Course 5.0
Free time activities 5.0
Naeun Kang
I like the teachers, courses, books and almost everything about the school. don Quijote Playa Del Carmen is small enough that you really feel at home here. The weather in Playa Del Carmen is really nice which I also really like!

Playa del Carmen's surroundings are composed of a tropical jungle and white-sand beaches.

Simply known as “Playa,” this small Caribbean fishing village on the Mayan Riviera is Cancun’s laid-back neighbor (approximately 35 minutes from Cancun’s international airport and 40 minutes from Tulum). Playa is a great place to enjoy the cultural and historic richness of Mexico and the Mayan people. It attracts people from all over the world because of its relaxed, tropical atmosphere and its unmatched beautiful beaches.

Despite a rapidly growing population and increased popularity as a tourist destination, the residents of “Playa” are committed to maintaining their city’s bohemian charm and relaxed pace.

Our school in Playa del Carmen is just 6 blocks from the white sand beaches. Better yet, classes are held outside under thatched roofs amidst our own tropical gardens, so you can enjoy the full Caribbean experience. The school boasts a well-stocked library, open air and air conditioned conference rooms, a cafeteria, volleyball court and garden areas to relax during breaks or after a day of classes.

During the conversation hours, lectures are given on Mexican history, Mayan Culture, national holidays, etc. In the afternoons we off er workshops and activities that include cooking, arts and crafts, salsa classes, singing Mexican songs, a fi esta or a picnic. A movie is shown every week and with Playa’s great location, you can enjoy a great variety of excursions: Tulum, Xcaret, Chichen-Itza...

There is a lot to explore around Playa del Carmen. You can hop on the ferry to Cozumel for world class scuba diving, explore an abundance of nearby Mayan ruins or head to Cancún for shopping and wild nightlife. Best of all are the city’s white sands, crystal clear Caribbean waters and lush tropical vegetation that will make up your day-to-day landscape. It’s a heavenly setting for learning about Mexican-Caribbean culture while immersing yourself in the Spanish language.


Private classes
From 16 years old 1 students per class 1 lesson — 55 minutes
Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels
1 October—12 October

Short of time? Eager to accomplish as much as possible in a limited time frame? Opt for a personalized course and learn at your own pace.

In these private individual classes, neither you nor your teacher will have to consider the pace or interests of other students, as you would in a group course. Another option is our Best of Both course which combines intensive Spanish classes in group with a series of private classes.

Students will receive personal attention from the beginning to the end. Your advisor will analyze your goals and create apersonalized program with specic content and additional activities that may include excursions, tours, visits, etc. For private classes on specic subjects, we would be happy to prepare content on literature, business or any other subject with advance notice. You may also invite a friend or partner to take part in your private classes.

Frequency per week: flexible.

Minutes per lesson: 55.


You can check out other accommodation options on Airbnb. Grab $20 for your first trip!

Shared student apartment

30 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 16
No meals

Student apartments are a simple yet complete housing option. Equipped with essential features like a bed, desk, chair, closet and nightstand you will have a comfortable bedroom for sleeping and studying. Up to six students can live in a shared apartment. Students will be responsible for purchasing and preparing their own food.

Home stay

20 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 16
Breakfast only/half board

Our host families are carefully selected and many have worked with us since we began. Our families are fully aware of what it means to be a good host and making our students feel at home the moment they step in the door. Our students receive keys to the home where they live which guarantees total flexibility and the freedom to come and go as they please.

Student Residence

30 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 16
Breakfast only

Student residences are located in the city center and offer individual, shared or triple rooms with half meal options. There are different types of student’s residences depending on preferences and availability. A university residence hall offers students the possibility to live with Spaniards who are also living and studying in the city as students. They are usually university run and are large in size. Student residences are smaller residences which may be very similar to living in large shared apartments with the main difference being that students will not be responsible for preparing their own food. These residences are open to students from all over the world, not necessarily studying at don Quiojte.


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Flight is not included. We recommend you book your flight only after you get a visa to your destination country or make sure that you don't need one. Ticket price is for your information only.


July 2014

I like the teachers, courses, books and almost everything about the school. don Quijote Playa Del Carmen is small enough that you really feel at home here. The weather in Playa Del Carmen is really nice which I also really like!

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Av 40 Norte & Calle 6 Norte, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Average age: 25
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