Additional Services for Students at Ixchel
Here at Ixchel Spanish School we are not content with providing only Spanish lessons and accommodation. We offer a wide range of additional services to make your stay in Antigua Guatemala as pleasant and hassle-free as possible.
From the moment you arrive in Guatemala until you return home, we are here for you! We can arrange private transportation to any destination you want to visit, set up your weekend tours, and help with volunteer work arrangements.
While you are in the school, we provide wireless internet access (or a computer with internet access, if you don't want to bring your own), coffee and purified water, and can even arrange child care in case you are traveling with small children. Our mini cafeteria on the ground floor sells snacks and beverages at very reasonable prices and you can even have breakfast and lunch here.
Most important, we are here if there is a problem or you need assistance with something. Our office staff is very good at solving problems and providing information to help you make the most of your stay in Antigua.
We understand that your vacation time is valuable. Therefore we provide all the services you need while you concentrate on what you came to Guatemala for – learning Spanish, experiencing the beauty of a unique country, and having a great time.
We can pick you up at the airport in Guatemala City anytime, night or day, and take you directly to the school or your accommodations in Antigua. Private transportation is the fastest, safest and most comfortable way to get here!
Read more about our airport transfer service
Free Internet Access
Wi-Fi is available throughout the school and you can use it free of charge whenever we're open (8 am to 6 pm Mon-Fri, 9 am to 1 pm Sat).
We also have two computers here in the school that you can use in case you don't want to bring your own laptop or other mobile device.
Guatemala offers many attractions you might visit while you are here – from Mayan ruins to indigenous markets and the beaches of the Pacific coast. Wherever you want to go, we will arrange a safe and memorable trip for you!
Read more about weekend tours
Bike, Scooter and Motorbike Rental
Antigua's historic center is quite small and just about every place of interest is within walking distance.
However, if you'd rather use a bike, scooter or motorbike to explore outlying areas, you can rent one at competitive rates right here at the school.
If you travel with children that are too young to take Spanish lessons, we can arrange professional childcare at reasonable rates.
We work with reliable babysitters and your child or children will be in good hands while you are in class and concentrate fully on learning Spanish.
- Laundry service: We'll take care of your laundry for you! Drop it off in the morning and pick it up washed, dried and folded in the afternoon!
- Cell phone rental: If your cell phone doesn't work in Guatemala or you prefer to leave it at home, you can rent one of ours for a few dollars a week.
- Free coffee, tea and purified water
- Emergency assistance: Whenever there is a problem, we are here to help!
What Our Students Say ...
The Ixchel Spanish language school is located in the charming historic town of Antigua Guatemala in a lovely old house with an interior garden. All the personnel at the school are very friendly and helpful.
I highly recommend Ixchel School to anyone who would like to learn – or improve his or her – Spanish. Guatemala is a beautiful country. The people are friendly and helpful. The weather in Antigua is spectacular and the city is a historic jewel. A stay at Ixchel is a very rewarding experience!
Janet Boakes, New York, USA
The Ixchel Spanish School in Antigua is a great place to learn Spanish. The school is about five minutes away from the plaza.
My room was huge, two beds, television, big bathroom and very clean. The school also has two terraces with great view of the three volcanoes by which Antigua is surrounded. The food and personality of Ana, the hostess of the homestay situated in the school itself, are simply amazing. I found that the homestay is, apart from “extra Spanish lessons”, a great way to learn more about Guatemalan food.
The rest of the staff also are very nice, friendly, helpful, and fun people. I had some great time with them during small parties at the school.
Coen van Berkel, Netherlands