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 (ideal for guitar and salsa classes, and our weekly gatherings), 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.