San Pedro Spanish School
San Pedro Spanish School

About San Pedro Spanish School

San Pedro Spanish School offers a variety of courses tailored to students’ needs. For example, if you can barely say anything other than “sí”, you can take a beginner’s course to help you learn the basics. Soon you’ll be able to not only ask where the bus is now, but also where it was yesterday and where it will be tomorrow. If you already know some Spanish, there are intermediate and advanced courses that will help you become fluent in no time.


Travelers from over 20 different countries have come here to learn the world’s second most widely spoken mother tongue. After all, being able to speak Spanish will not only help you get around in Guatemala more easily but will also open doors for you throughout Latin America, large parts of the USA and of course Spain.

The school was founded in 1997 to offer students a fun, interactive way of learning Spanish and over the past 20 years.
  • 375 Number of Students
    Enrolled at the
    School Last Year
  • 175 Average Number
    of Students During
    the Year
  • 125 Average Number
    of Students During
    the High Season


    You will have the oportunity to interact with a Mayan family as part of our program, a total immersion in our Culture. You will be able to live with a host family and be part of it.


    Feeling adventurous? Want to get out into the countryside and culture to bring a whole new breath of life to your new language and confidence? There's a whole world and variety of adventure and activities waiting for you, which you can participate in either individually outside of class time or have it become integral with your studies....

    That could be hiking Volcan San Pedro for stunning views, Zip-Line fun, visiting Chichicastenango market or something further afield like the Maya temples of Tikal or Pacific beaches like Tulate or Monterrico...


    Something strange but rewarding can start to happen as you get more familiar with the Spanish language and local Guatemala or Maya culture....including the ways that with your new language and confidence, strange new friendships and connections start to come up (like ex student Martin Gray has found with weaver Maria in Nahuala, or artesan-seller Marta and family from San Antonio Palapo). You never know what can develop... it just depends on your own initiative and openness perhaps...

    How to get there

    From the Guatemala city airport to San Pedro
    The best and safest from the airport to San Pedro is on a shuttle. The shuttle service can be arranged from Monday to Sunday from 7am to 1pm. (if you are going to San Marcos, you will get there by lancha (lake boat) from San Pedro; about 10 minutes across the lake).

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    • by Martin G.
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      Double the Experience
      I originally studied in San Marcos, back in November 2102 when the school didn't actually have its own premises. Then I returned in Jan 2013 to study about 4 more weeks in San Pedro to get more out of the extra activities. As I not only began to develop more confidence and ability in Spanish due to my time in these 2 schools, I also became more and more involved with the Ninos del Lago children's project and with getting involved with sharing/teaching more English to the Spanish teachers. Now, almost 5 years on, I feel a regular an integrated member of this great 'family' Beware: This could also happen to you too !! hahaha :-)
      Friday, 04 August 2017


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