Get to know our Spanish Schools in Guatemala - Lake Atitlan!

The demand for learning Spanish has doubled over the past 10 years and is ever increasing. Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world and is the mother tongue of 7% of the entire population. It is also one of the most important and influential languages in international business and politics.


Guatemala Homestaying with Mayan Families

Santa Cruz la Laguna, Lake Atitlan

The best place for relaxing, amazing views, adventure, and study spanish


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Homestay in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, Atitlan Spanish Schools has been supporting Mayan families form Santa Cruz la Laguna, through accommodating our travelers at local Mayan families for a wonderful experience.

The homestay program began five years ago, not only assists families with an income but also serves as a culture exchange.


Homestaying is not tourism, but a mutual “cultural” exchange in which the visitor participate in the family daily activities. It is to exchange experiences; learn from each other.


How do we treat our visitors?

The visitor is treated as an extended family, an aunt, cousin uncle and etc.. not as anyone ‘special’. The visitor has a nice and clean private room and sleeps in a foam mattress. The visitor bathes where the family bathes some of them have a newer shower but we know that a bath in one of those TEMASCALES that they have, you will love it!.


What about food?

Meals are not special but what the family eats every day, which is corn tortillas with eggs, beans and hot pepper and occasionally game meat or local chicken also some of the ladies have learn new dishes from our last visitor and now they can prepare them to you as well.


How do you get involved?

Visitors are expected to participate in family activities including making tortillas, accompanying them to their small working places or help at home – if you do not want to spend the whole day with the family; there are many activities that you can chose from our tours menu .


Comunicating with your family?

You must know some spanish or you can come and have an intensive spanish immersion course at our Language School. Most of the host families are bilingual Spanish and Kaqchiquel. Some of them, especially the kids at the family have been learning some English at school.

Contribution to your host family:
. $15 per day minimum 3 days
. $90 one week

It includes:
. Three meals per day
. Accommodation with the family


Note. If you want to use the sauna or TEMASCAL you must make sure to contribute with a small 20 Quetzales fee in order to buy wood.


Note. If you do not speak any spanish and do not want to take any spanish immersion course, we also have homestaying where members of the family can comunicate in English very well and make of your vist memorable, because you will have the chanse to learn in your own language the Mayan Culture.


Homestay in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, Tours Atitlan has been supporting Mayan families form Santa Cruz la Laguna, through accommodating our travelers at local Mayan families in Santa Cruz la Laguna.



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