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Don Quijote Playa del Carmen

Former known as: Academia Columbus

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Academia Columbus Mexico

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Academia Columbus runs 3 Spanish language schools in Latin America: in tropical San José (Costa Rica), in the Andean city Quito (Ecuador) and the beach resort
Playa del Carmen (Mexico). All schools are centrally and safely situated in residential areas and offer a family atmosphere with high quality instruction in small groups (max. 5 students).

Our school in Playa del Carmen offers a great opportunity to combine a Spanish course with a relaxing holiday in the Caribbean. This enchanting Mexican town has a great tourism infrastructure without being overcrowded. Learn Spanish at our school right in the heart of Playa del Carmen, just a a few minutes walking from the beach and the bustling Quinta Avenida!

Academia Columbus Mexico was founded in 2006. Our Spanish language school offers 10 modern, air-conditioned classrooms, spread over two floors
overlooking a magnificent exotic garden. Students can also have classes outside while enjoying the Mexican sun. Our teachers are highly qualified and our staff is dedicated to making your stay as pleasant as possible. There is wireless internet free of charge in the school and all our shared apartments, or you can use the internet in one of the internet cafés near the school for a small charge.

Spanish Courses

Academia Columbus offers year-round Spanish courses either in small groups or in private lessons for general Spanish and special/professional Spanish. New Spanish courses start every Monday of the year in all schools for all levels (except absolute beginners). You will improve your skills rapidly due to our mini-group instruction with an average of 3 and a maximum of 5 students per group.

All our teachers are native speakers and have several years of experience in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. Most of them have a university degree and they participate in continuous training to guarantee the highest teaching standards.

Our Courses
- Intensive Course 20 lessons per week
- Holiday Course 16 lessons per week
- Super Intensive Course 25 lessons per week
- Intensive Plus Course
- Professional Spanish
- Individual lessons (1:1)
- DELE Preparation
- Spanish and Internship/ Volunteering
- Spanish & Salsa
- Spanish & Culture
- Spanish & Cooking
- Spanish & Diving
- Tailor Made Courses/ Group Courses


All our accommodations are carefully selected. We understand that this will form an important part of your language stay and our staff personally inspects
all accommodations guaranteeing their quality. Only when you feel comfortable in your accommodation will you be able to improve your Spanish skills properly.

Host Family
We especially recommend our host families to experience a total immersion in the culture of the country. You can choose to book with breakfast or half board. All families are located between 10-20 minutes walking from school.

Shared Apartment
Our shared apartments are also very popular with our students and offer you the possibility to cook for yourself as well as meet other people from all over the world. All of our shared apartments in Playa del Carmen are within 5 minutes walking distance from the school and all have free WIFI.

Studio Apartment
Our Studio Apartments are located in a 4 star hotel on only 5 minutes walking from the school and the beach. For students who are looking for more comfort, this is the perfect choice. Enjoy the combination of Caribbean flair with a family atmosphere. The hotel has a restaurant, room service, fitness center and a large terrace. In total there are 60 comfortable studios and the patio with arches and pool will remind you of colonial times. You can choose from single or double room accommodation. All studios are equipped with private bathroom, a kitchenette, safe, cable TV, telephone and air-conditioning and there is Wi-
Fi available in the hotel free of charge.

Accommodation is booked from the Sunday before the course until the Saturday after the course. Extra nights are on request and will be charged for.

Activities and Excursions

As an important part of our philosophy ´Living and Learning Spanish´ we offer an extensive social and cultural program in all our schools, which helps you to learn more about the culture and country where you are studying. It is also a good opportunity to get to know your fellow students better and make new friends. Besides the fact that our activity program will provide you with an excellent insight into the diversity of Latin American culture, it will also allow you to contextualize what you learned in the classroom.

Our activities take place at least three times a week and are included in the course price. We vary our activities as much as possible, but very popular ones are the city tour, cooking classes, dancing lessons, movie nights, and many more.

In addition to our cultural program, there is the possibility to participate in exciting excursions to interesting destinations. Most excursions take place on
weekends and can be booked directly at school on a pay-as-you-go basis.

The following are some of the excursions that we offer on a regular basis.
- Tulum (Mayan site on the beach)
- Diving
- Sian-ka‘an
- Cobá and Cenote (Mayan site in the jungle)
- Chichén-Itzá and Cenote (Mayan sites)
- Valladolid (old colonial town)
- Holbox Island
- Isla de Mujeres
- Ria Maya & Ek Balam

Don Quijote Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Calle 6 Nte, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Mexico