Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya is a tourism and resort district in Mexico.

A major attraction throughout the Riviera Maya are coastal and reef aquatic activities dependent on the coastal water and the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System which begins near Cancun and continues along the whole length of the Riviera Maya continuing southward to Guatemala. This barrier reef system is the second longest in the world.

Archaeology is also a big tourist draw in the area.

Where we are…

Our partner school in Riviera Maya, was open in 2004.

The school has become an important centre for language teaching, teaching training, study tours and related activities in Mexico.

Course Description

Intensive Spanish

As many weeks as you want, starting at any point in the year, whatever your level.

It is a 20/h week course.

Intensive + Business Spanish

You can learn the Spanish of which you'll need to do business in Mexico in the world today.

The aim of these courses is therefore to help improve your level of competence in many typical work-related activities such as participating in meetings, using the telephone for business, negotiating and selling, making presentations, etc.

Intensive + DELE Exam

Our DELE course consists of an intensive Spanish course plus 10 hours per week of private DELE preparation.

The intensive course provides you with the opportunity to develop your overall level of competency and the DELE preparation course will provide you with the skills required to ensure a successful outcome in the exam.

Intensive + Discover Mexico

This course combines an Intensive Spanish Course in the morning with an additional hour of study on three afternoons.

The afternoon classes are designed to give you an insight into the immensely rich Mexican culture and class activities are designed primarily to help develop your communicative skills.

Intensive + Scuba Diving

Playa del Carmen: the perfect location for you to learn Spanish and, with some of the most amazing marine life on the planet, a cool place to learn how to dive!

The diving instructors are all fully qualified PADI instructors (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and their equipment meets the rigorous safety standards imposed by the industry.

Intensive + Latin Dancing

You can add dance classes on to your intensive Spanish course and learn the basic steps with our expert dance tutors. There's plenty of opportunity to practice in Playa's clubs and discos!

Intensive + Medical Spanish

The course consists of an intensive group Spanish course plus 10 hours per week of private medical Spanish classes.

Designed for medical practitioners (doctors, nurses, care-workers, etc.) who need to use Spanish in their workplace, the course focuses on improving your linguistic competency in a wide range of health care contexts and situations.

The programme includes an optional visit to a Health Center, or encounters with Spanish speaking doctors or nurses.

Intensive + Mexican Cooking

Mexican cuisine is famous all over the world. The range of dishes and flavours is quite astonishing and you don't have to be an expert to be able to make some of the most delicious dishes at home. But you will need some help and advice!

Private Spanish Tuition

If you have particular language needs, you can also take 1 more hours a day of individual tuition with us.

You can either study entirely in this way or, if you prefer, combine an intensive course in the mornings with private Spanish classes in the afternoons.

We provide individual tuition at all levels of Spanish, from beginners to very advanced and to students of all ages.

Spanish for Families

Riviera Maya is the perfect place to spend a holiday with your family while taking advantage of the opportunity to learn Spanish. Here at International House we have programmes tailored to each member of your family...

Spanish Courses for Groups

A made-to-measure Spanish course means that we can cater for special needs, no matter what they are

For groups of younger students or for groups of adult students with particular language needs, whatever their level, our school partner can design and give "made-to-measure" Spanish courses at any time of the year.

Online Spanish Courses

For these Online Spanish Courses, you can choose between these possibilities: for individual students, for corporate clients or government institutions and for educational organisations.


We offer the following accommodation types:

  • Student residence
  • Apartments
  • Host Family
  • Hotels

Email for more details about accommodations

Social Activities

We can organise all activities that you would like to do, in order to visit all beauties that the Island offers and to enjoy as much as possible your stay!


We have a lot of course and accommodation options, as you can imagine! To give you an idea of costs, here is a sample price for

  • Per week, up to 4 weeks: 230 US$
  • Online Spanish Course, complete level: 462 US$

Please contact us for more course options.