Instituto Chac-Mool in Cuernavaca works as a team with many neighboring families in order
to make a comfortable and rewarding homestay. Our school has been at the same location in Cuernavaca's
neighborhood of Col. Pradera since 1996 and
we have great feedback on all the host families selected for you by our housing director. Although we donít require you use a homestay
while studying in Cuernavaca, living with
a local family provides a valuable opportunity to learn more about the Mexican culture, traditions and customs, and
to practice the Spanish language in the most natural of settings. A few host families offer guest houses which are
studio-type accommodations with private bathroom, independent entrance and possibly a kitchenette.
Our housing director in Tulum is continually screening potential host families, and homestays in Tulum are somewhat limited in
availability. But Tulum pueblo has a range of affordable choices for housing that the student can easily arrange in advance.
A partial list can be seen on our website at TulumSpanishSchool.com.
This ever changing list includes independent rooms, bed and breakfasts, hostels, hotels and vacation rentals. Most are owned/staffed by
local Mexicans so be sure they are only speaking Spanish with you so that you can stay fully immersed in the language.
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More about Host Families:
The host families selected by Instituto Chac-Mool must enjoy having student guests in their homes and appreciate the
opportunity just as much as the students do. In addition to providing a pleasant accommodation,
families are required to attend regular school meetings which emphasize the important role they play in your Spanish
immersion program. Plus we ask all students to provide an evaluation of their housing at the end of their stay.
Host families are located as close as a 3 minute walk, or as far as a 20 minute walk. Student housing will be
selected by our excellent housing director based on information you provide on your
registration form, including choices like vegetarian meals and homes without pets. You'll be
notified of your housing name, address and phone number one week prior
to arriving and are instructed to go directly to the home upon arrival. 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.
Vacation Rentals, Hotels, B&Bs, etc.
In Cuernavaca: CuernavacaInfo or Las Villas de Bellavista. This property is located behind Instituto Chac-Mool: Casa Josefina. Consider the following neighborhoods: Col. Pradera, Col. Tlaltenango, Col. Bellavista, Col. Atzingo, Rancho Tetela.
In Tulum pueblo: We provide a list at TulumSpanishSchool.com however your own web search for Tulum pueblo may offer additional choices. Beach rentals also available but prices are typically much lower in Tulum pueblo.