Instituto Chac-Mool Spanish School Instituto Chac-Mool


Our newest Instituto Chac-Mool Spanish School is located in Turrialba, outside of San Jose, Costa Rica. Full details and rates can be found at

We also invite you to study the Spanish language at Instituto Chac-Mool Spanish School in the town of Tulum, Mexico, south of Cancun. The website can be found at

Homestays at Instituto Chac-Mool Spanish Schools:

The host families selected by Instituto Chac-Mool Spanish School have been carefully screened by our housing director. The host families understand their important role in shaping your immersion experience, and enjoy sharing their culture with students by including them in family gatherings and outings. And because Instituto Chac-Mool Spanish School understands the importance of this part of your visit as well, host families attend school meetings and participate in certain school activities, helping us ensure the best experience possible. At the end of each studentís stay, we ask them to fill out an evaluation of their time with their host family.

All our families are located up to 20 minutes walking from school. Our Housing Director takes into consideration the information students provide on the registration form, such as food requirements, etc, when partnering up students and host families. Your host family will prepare typical local food, which we encourage all students to try, and most host families can accommodate dietary requests (ie: vegetarian, etc). There is no need for you to contact your host family in advance as the housing director will have notified your hosts of your estimated arrival time.

Other Accommodations Options:

In Tulum, Mexico you will find many hotels and vacation rentals available online, we have a partial list at There is something for every budget in Tulum and most of our Tulum students do make their own housing arrangements although host families are available upon request.

In Turrialba, Costa Rica you may also find rentals and hotels in different budgets. If you need assistance our staff will also help with recommendations.

Spanish School in Tulum, Mexico

Spanish School in Turrialba, Costa Rica

Instituto Chac-Mool
Spanish Language Immersion School Mexico

Host families


Instituto Chac-Mool host families provide up to three carefully prepared meals a day: breakfast (desayuno), lunch (comida), and dinner (cena). Meals will not conflict with your class time, and the main meal of the day is served mid-afternoon after your classes. On the days of an excursion, students can request a sack lunch to take with them. The sack lunch consists of a sandwich or torta, a fruit and a drink.

Host Family

The accommodations the host families provide include a bed and typically a desk or table at which to study. Some rooms have two twin size beds and private bathrooms. Some with WiFi.

Host Family

The family will provide bath soap, a clean towel two times a week and clean sheets, changed once a week. A local laundry provides reasonably priced laundry services for your personal items. Please pack a pool towel if you plan to go swimming.

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