Discover a breath-taking, turquoise ocean, explore mysterious Mayan temples and meet lots of welcoming people. Playa del Carmen is a small town located less than an hour south from Cancún airport, in the state of Quintana Roo. Learn Spanish and discover our unique cultural heritage then spend time chilling on our white sand beaches.

Need a break from your routine?
Come and explore the Playa del Carmen and become fluent in Spanish

  • Location

    State of Quintana Roo

  • Area

    50,212 km²

Playa del Carmen is well known for its sandy beaches and laid back vibes.


cenotes (fresh water sink wholes) in the state


archaeological sites with public access


of the most amazing underwater museums of art in the world


tourists visit Chichen Itza daily

Intensive Spanish Course for Adults

Intensive course start dates for beginners – 2023

Students who already have some knowledge of Spanish may start an intensive course any Monday throughout the year (except public holidays).

For students with no previous knowledge of Spanish, we offer the following start dates.

January 09, 23April 03,17July 10, 24October 02, 16, 30
February 07, 20May 02, 15, 29August 07, 21November 13, 27
March 06, 21June 12, 26September 04, 18December 11, 26

1-4 weeks


5-12 weeks

$220 /week

13-23 weeks


24 weeks

(or more)


42 weeks

(academic year)


All prices are in US$

The week starting of  April 11th is three days long and therefore has a special price of $145 USD.

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

   – Level interview before starting the course.

–  City tour on the first day.

–   Certificate at the end of the course. Closing ceremony.

Not included:
– Course book, approx. $50

Holidays 2023

IH Riviera Maya will be closed on the following public holidays in 2022:

January 1: New Year’s Day April 6: Easter Thursday September 16: Independence Day November 20: Revolution Day
February 7: Constitution April 7: Good Friday December 25: Christmas Day
March 21: Anniversary of Benito Juarez’s birth.

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

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Our School

Our beautiful school building is located just one and a half blocks away from the beach and half a block away from Playa del Carmen’s famous 5th avenue. The school has 10 spacious classrooms, all with air conditioning to ensure that you are comfortable and can concentrate on your classes.

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

International House Playa del Carmen
Calle 14 Norte #171, entre Av.5 y 10, Col. Centro
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo C.P. 77710, México

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