Traditionally a family homestay is an integral part of every Spanish immersion course and most of our students choose this option to increase their exposure to native Spanish speakers. Not everyone is comfortable living in the home of a local family, however, and we can also help you find an apartment.
In an apartment you have more privacy than in a homestay and are independent of the host family's meal times. Renting an apartment also gives you the opportunity to have more upscale accommodations than what host families typically provide. On the other hand, you also have less opportunity to meet and interact with the local population and fellow travelers.
As one of Guatemala's most popular tourist destinations, Antigua Guatemala is well prepared for international travelers and there are apartments for all tastes and budgets – from basic studio apartments to luxurious apartments in gated communities.
Compared with other parts of Guatemala, apartments in Antigua are quite expensive. Space is at a premium in and around the historic center, which has driven up the cost of real estate as well as the rent for apartments.
We'll be happy to help you find an apartment that suits your needs and make a reservation on your behalf.
Normally a deposit or advance payment is required to secure your reservation.
Apartments for all tastes and budgets are available in Antigua Guatemala – from basic studio apartments to luxurious apartments with all modern amenities in gated communities.
Some apartments are booked several weeks, sometimes even months, in advance during the high season (particularly around Christmas and New Year's Day, and during Lent and Easter week). If you plan to visit Antigua at these times, we recommend you book early.
I could literally write page after page about the excellence of Ixchel Spanish School. The school and the people there, from office staff to teachers to support personnel, transformed my 6-week trip to Guatemala with my two young sons from barely tolerable to completely wonderful.
Ixchel was not just our language school, they were a complete cultural and logistical support system. The school arranged our pick-up at the airport and transported us right to the apartment we rented for the 6 weeks. Maria, in the front office, made almost daily calls on my behalf, securing reservations, planning trips, recommending cafes, getting answers to my many questions, planning excursions that the kids might like, and securing a nanny for me one afternoon a week so I could get some much needed time to myself to work or to relax.
Grace DearbornCalifornia, USA
Our experience here at Ixchel school was great. Our teachers were very patient and the one-on-one teaching was very helpful. Everyone was wonderful. Our meals made by Ana were always delicious.
We will definitely be returning at some point in the future and will recommend the school to anyone interested in learning Spanish. Thank you for everything!
Debbie & Stephen BucknerPennsylvania, USA