Welcome to Santa Cruz Spanish School

Choose to learn Spanish at Santa Cruz Spanish School - the Spanish Language School with the best rating of the student reviews in Lake Atitlan: 5 stars out of 5 from our Trip Advisor reviews! Read our students reviews about their experiences of Spanish courses in our school, to help you to make your choice!

Our aim is clear: "We want to offer more than a language course... We want to offer you a LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE".


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"Fantastic Experience"

My husband, my twin 9 year old boys and I spent 4 weeks in Santa Cruz attending the Santa Cruz Spanish School and living in a home stay that the school organized for us. It was a delightful experience on many levels and it would not have been possible if it weren't for the effortless professionalism and kindness of Pedro and his crew. --- We loved the... Read More

“Best Spanish school with the best location”

I had a wonderful experience at the Santa Cruz Spanish School on Lake Atitlan. During my seven weeks at the Santa Cruz Spanish School my Spanish improved dramatically and I made a lot of new friends. I could not do it without the help of Pedro and his brothers and my amazing teacher Rosario! My classes were one on one, four hours per day... Read More

“Excellent teaching, stunning location”

I did 2 weeks of spanish lessons at the Santa Cruz Spanish School in August and I would highly recommend it. Pedro who arranges everything is incredibly well organised, flexible and friendly. My teacher was excellent and tailored each lesson to my specific requirements. It was much better value for money than the schools in San Pedro and as it is smaller,much more personalised. The location is stunning - learning spanish in a beautiful garden overlooking the lake couldn't be better... Read More

“Great location, wonderful staff!”

I took a week of Spanish classes here in July. The "classroom" is a beautiful garden on the shore of the lake where you can learn while seeing volcanoes in the background. The one-on-one instruction is great and is a good value for your money. The staff is very accomodating and will try to help you with anything you need. They have great advice on tours at Lake Atitlan as well as other areas of Guatemala, and they can book tours/shuttles... Read More

“Great teaching, staff, and location”

My husband and I took one week of classes at this school while staying in the adjacent Arca de Noe hotel. We had a great experience! I was an intermediate Spanish speaker and he was a beginner; each of us had one-on-one instruction appropriate to our level and improved significantly over the course of the week. Our teachers were fun,... Read More

“Learn Spanish in paradise!”

My wife and I had decided to take a three-week Spanish course in Guatemala and had settled on Lake Atitlan - a quick google seemed to suggest San Pedro as the place with most schools, but by chance (a long story), we ended up in Santa Cruz, and thank god we did -
Firstly, Santa Cruz is almost certainly the most lovely location on the lake: it's the most verdant &tropical, with abundant butterflies & humming birds... Santa Cruz Spanish School, which was a real find - professionally run by the... Read More 


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$95 week! minimum 2 weeks...

  • 20hrs Intensive Spanish classes
  • One on One Spanish instruction
  • 4hrs per day
  • Free WIFI
  • Self-learning materials
  • Affordable accomodation
  • Home Staying Optional
  • Laundry service available
  • Discounts on tours

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Our Teachers

 The professors who work at Santa Cruz Spanish School today pursue teaching as their vocation. They have made a conscious decision to work in a school of manageable size were the atmosphere is personal and the possibilities to interact with the students are manifold. These people are the corazón of Santa Cruz Spanish School.


The Materials

 The materials necessary for the classes are provided by the school and are included in the enrolment fee.