For those who want to brush up on their Spanish skills, or even learn from scratch, the best and cheapest place to learn Spanish is Guatemala.

Aside from hiking volcanoes and relaxing on the shores of Lake Atitlan, many people choose to visit this country for the sole reason of learning Spanish, and there are hundreds and hundreds of schools set up to meet this demand.

It can be hard choosing a Spanish school in Guatemala. There are so many of them, and each of them offer something different. This is why I’ve put together some tips on how to choose a Spanish school in Guatemala to help you narrow down your search.

Decide where you want to study

I spent most of my time learning Spanish in both Antigua and Quetzaltenango (Xela), but you can learn pretty much anywhere in the country.

Talk to people who’ve done it

I talked with travel bloggers and spoke to people I met on my travels who have done it, and this helped me make an educated decision.

Ask about the Spanish teachers

At both my schools, the Spanish teachers were hugely experienced. Both had more than 10 years of teaching Spanish behind them and it showed.

Look at the accommodation options on offer

This means choosing a place to stay for an extended period of time. You will want to decide on this carefully as you don’t want to get stuck with a nasty hotel room with bugs for a week.

Check the price of a Spanish School in Guatemala

Price may or may not be an issue for you, but I would suggest going with the best Spanish school rather than going with the cheapest.

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