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Learn Spanish in Playa del Carmen: Location

Playa del Carmen is a marvellous Spanish language course destination, for those want to learn the language and spend time relaxing and watching the world go by. It has all the advantages of a Mexican Caribbean resort; a dazzling, white sand beach, turquoise sea, a huge range of bars, restaurants and places to stay- and yet it has managed to retain a relaxed, low-rise village atmosphere which has nothing in common with the large-scale tourist resorts elsewhere on the coast.

Language students travel from Europe and America to this beautiful part of Mexico to improve their language skills, enjoy fabulous weather and mix with like-minded students. There is plenty to do and see in Playa del Carmen and the town is growing fast. The atmosphere is anything other than hectic and it the gentle surf that seems to dominate the pace of life.

Shopping, eating, drinking and the beach is what Playa del Carmen is all about, and there is no shortage of restaurants, bars, clubs and shops.

Playa del Carmen has a sub-tropical climate, which means it is almost always warm. The annual average temperature is about 27 o C and humidity is also quite high. Regardless of what time of year you come, you will have great beach days and the sea is always warm enough to swim in.  Its location on the Caribbean Sea means Playa del Carmen is a year-round destination, though temperatures can soar from June through September. Hurricane season is June through November (you’ve been warned)!

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Local Specialities

Mexican cuisine is delightfully diverse, strongly regional and almost always bold in flavour. Some typical Mexican breakfast dishes you may want to try are “huevos rancheros” (fried egg served on a fried tortilla smothered in spicy salsa), “chilaquiles” (tortillas cooked in green tomato sauce and served with chicken, cheese and cream) or “huevos con machaca (scrambled eggs with dried beef). A typical coffee in Mexico is “café de olla” this is coffee with cinnamon and dark brown sugar- it’s delicious! A Mexican seafood dish to sample is “camarones al mojo de ajo” (shrimp in garlic and butter).  Why not try “tamales” (corn meal stuffed with meat, cheese or vegetable and steamed in corn or banana husks), “pozole” (a hominy and pork soup) or “mole” (a delicious dark brown sauce served over chicken or turkey). Whilst in Mexico you must taste their national spirit: Tequila, distilled from the fermented juice of the crushed, pineapple-like base of the Agave cactus. As any Mexican will tell you, all tequila is not alike – tastes range from harsher white tequilas to darker anejos that have mellow, brandy-like qualities.