Enjoy the ¡Buena Onda! of Antigua & Monterrico – learn Spanish & explore Antigua and enjoy a hammock-swinging coastal village with Guatemala's best ocean beach! The former capital of Guatemala, Antigua, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – an immaculately preserved colonial city with cobbled streets and ringed by spectacular volcanoes. Antigua is also the tourism center and party town of Guatemala. Cool bars and cafes boasting craft beers and single origin coffees plus lots to enjoy outside the city; adventure activities including trips to the picturesque Mayan villages around Lake Atitlan and day and overnight hikes to explore spectacular volcanoes. Travel 80km south and discover Monterrico, with one of the finest beaches on the Pacific coast and scenery reduced to its basic elements: a strip of dead-straight sand, a line of powerful surf, a huge empty ocean, and an enormous curving horizon. It sits in the middle of a nature reserve that includes vitally important sea turtle nesting grounds and is fringed by the waters of the Canal de Chiquimulilla which weaves through a fantastic network of mangrove forests. Our programs feature learning Spanish and exploring Antigua, and learning Spanish and volunteering in local schools and a sea turtle sanctuary on the Pacific coastal village of Monterrico. We also offer adventure programs that include learning about Mayan culture and hiking around spectacular volcanos, and a trip across the border to neighboring El Salvador to explore the ‘Ruta de las Flores’, Santa Ana volcano and surfing at El Tunco. Whatever you choose to do, our programs are designed to maximize your time in Guatemala – and El Salvador – so you have full and enriching experience in this amazing part of the world.
Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in Monterrico that is right for you. There are Spanish courses available for all fluency levels, ages and time durations. Just select a course type from the list below to get started.