Discover a stunning turquoise ocean, explore mysterious Mayan temples and meet many hospitable people. Playa del Carmen is a small town located less than an hour south of Cancun airport in the state of Quintana Roo. Learn Spanish and discover our unique cultural heritage, then spend time relaxing on our white sandy beaches.

Need a break from your routine?
Come explore the Riviera Maya and learn to speak Spanish fluently.

  • Location: Quintana Roo State, Mexico
  • Area: 50,212 km²

Playa del Carmen is known for its sandy beaches and relaxed atmosphere.

cenotes (freshwater sink holes) in the state
archaeological sites with public access
of the most incredible underwater art museums in the world
Tourists visit Chichen Itza daily

Adult Intensive Course

Dates for beginners 2022

Students who already speak Spanish can start studying on any Monday (except holidays).

Beginners can start their course on the following dates:

January 10, 24 April 04, 18 July 11, 25 October 03, 17, 31
February 07, 21 May 02, 16, 30 August 08, 22 November 14, 28
March 07, 21 June 13, 27 September 05, 19 December 12, 26

1-4 weeks





$210 /








(or moore)





(academic year)



All prices are in US $.

The week starting 11 April has a duration of three days and therefore has a special price of $145 USD in both English and Spanish.

Our courses include:
– Registration
– 6+ hours / week of Spanish immersion with our social programme
(entrance fees and transportation not included).

Not included:

– Course book, approx. $50

National Holidays 2022

Our IH Riviera Maya school will be closed for public holidays on these dates.

January 1st. : New Year April 14th.: Easter Thursday May 1st.: Labour Day November 21st.: Mexican Revolution Day
February 7th.: Constitution Day April 15th.: Holy Friday September 16th.: Independence Day December 25th.: Christmas
March 21st.: Birthday of Benito Juárez

Please note that classes missed on the holidays mentioned above cannot be made up at other times.

Combina tu curso con:

Learn how to make the food we all know and love, the true Mexican way, and enjoy the food!

Any number of weeks
Five afternoons per week
5 hours/week
$150 USD

Put on your dancing shoes and learn from some of the best Latin dance teachers.

Any number of weeks
Time Table
Five afternoons per week
5 hours/week
$150 USD

Playa del Carmen is famous for its diving.

We work with a specialised diving school and offer two courses:

A. Diving for beginners: a 3 day course leading to PADI Open Water certification for dives up to 18 metres.

B. Advanced Diving Course: a 3 day course leading to PADI certification for dives up to 30 metres.

3 days on any given day
Number of weeks
All dives and other activities are
scheduled so as not to clash with
Spanish lessons taken in the mornings.
Beginner $ 645 USD
Advanced $ 530 USD
(Diving equipment and dive manual included)

Discover the secrets of Mexico, its history, diversity, art, culture, customs and economy.

The class is designed to improve your communication skills in Spanish while you learn.

Any number of weeks
Time Table
Five afternoons per week
5 hours/week
Per week $150 USD

This course will surely help you to expand your business!


  • Private lessons 2 hours per day (10 hours/week): $300 USD/week.
  • Semi-private, two students with the same level and one teacher 2 hours per day (10 hours/week): $175 USD/week/person.

Learn specific vocabulary. This course is perfect for nurses, doctors and health care workers.

Optional visit to observe
and meet Spanish-speaking
doctors or nurses in a
health centre.
For individual medical Spanish 2 hours / day (10 hours / week): $ 300 USD / week.
For two students with the same level who want to study together.
2 hours / day (10 hours / week): $ 175 USD / week / person

If you want to go at your own pace, learn exactly what you need to learn and decide for yourself how intensive you want your programme to be, individual lessons are the best option.

You can also combine private lessons with a group course.

Course fees

  • For one-to-one lessons: $30/hour.
  • For two students of the same level who want to study together: $35/hour.

Enjoy a fantastic family holiday complete with an excellent Spanish course. While parents attend an intensive course, we can organise classes to cover the time adults spend in class so that children are not left unattended.

Children from 6 to 15 years old

  • For 1 child: $30 USD/hour
  • For 2 children $35 USD/hour
  • For 3 children $40 USD/hour

To prepare you for coming to Mexico or to continue your studies after returning home, we recommend one of our online courses. Each Net Languages course consists of around 120 hours of interactive study materials and may also include individual written and oral tutorials with a qualified language instructor.

Course Fees

With Tutor

  • Full Course (120 hrs): $462 USD
  • Half Course (60 hrs): $242 USD
Wiyhout Tutor

  • Full Course (120 hrs): $115.50 USD
  • Half Course (60 hrs): $60.5 USD

Nuestra Escuela

Our beautiful building is located just a block and a half from the beach and half a block from Playa del Carmen’s famous 5th avenue. The school has 10 spacious classrooms, all air-conditioned to ensure that you feel comfortable and can concentrate on your lessons.

We also have a beautiful garden where you can have lunch or relax while checking your email. Wifi, of course, is included. If you need to print your flight tickets, feel free to use our computer area. Our staff is friendly and always ready to help.

International House Riviera Maya
Calle 14 Norte #171, entre Av.5 y 10, Col. Centro
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo C.P. 77710, México
+52 (984) 803 33 88 / +52 (984) 803 43 05

Our beautiful residence is located in the centre of Playa del Carmen, in a very quiet street, next to the main church of the town and only two blocks (or 5 minutes walk) from the school.

All 22 rooms have twin beds and each room has its own private bathroom. The rooms also have a desk, TV, ceiling fans and air conditioning, as well as a small fridge.

You can choose bed and breakfast or half board (which includes an evening meal). Please note that all meals are served in the residence itself. If you prefer, you can have the “self-catering” option, in which case you can use the fully equipped kitchen in the residence to prepare your own meals.

We also have on-site flats available for individuals or families.

Plus, we have Mexican families who love to meet students from all over the world! Make new friends and maximise your opportunities to practise the Spanish you’ve learnt in class by chatting with your host family – we’re sure you’ll have an amazing experience!

Price per week from Sunday to Saturday (in USD).

Student Residence Person Person
A. Single room, no meals. $ 216 D. Habitación compartida, sin comidas. $ 156
B. Single room, with breakfast. $ 252 E. Habitación compartida, con desayuno. $ 192
C. Single room, half board. $ 294 F. Habitación compartida, con media pensión. $ 234
For students staying for 4 weeks or more at the student residence
A. Single room, self-catering $ 198 D. Habitación compartida, sin comidas $ 138
B. Single room, with breakfast $ 234 E. Habitación compartida, con desayuno $ 174
C. Single room, half board $ 276 F. Habitación compartida, con media pensión $ 216
Host family
G. Single room in host family with bed and amplifier; breakfast (type A) $ 268
H. Single room in a host family with half board (Type A) $ 298
On-site flats
I. Single room in a shared flat $ 258 J. Exclusive use of furnished 1-bedroom flat $ 420
K. Double room in a shared flat $ 180 L. Exclusive use of furnished 2/3-bedroom flats $ 540

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